Job Requisition Number: 24361. Capital Strategies provides an integrated approach to planning and development of UC Berkeley’s facilities. The teams work together to bring planning, construction, and development services to the campus with a focus on customer service. In support of the campus’s mission, our goals are to maximize operating efficiencies and revenue generation opportunities across all (on- and off-campus) real estate.
Manages the project program, perform studies, including meeting with clients to help define both project scope and program. Formally establishes campus project, including working with other units, departments, and the Office of the President (i.e., , Budget Office and other Capital Project Units) to facilitate this effort and ensure funding is transferred. Hires architectural, engineering and consultant firms to develop project requirement definitions, design criteria, and preparing layouts and detail drawings; provides leadership expertise, direction and management of the engineers, architects and other consultants. Prepares detailed, quantity and cost take-offs and approves cost estimates, functional studies and establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients; coordinate the development and presentation of conceptual and detailed estimates to the client; establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules. When preliminary cost estimates exceed the client’s expected budget, works with architects and contractors in a value-engineering role. Assists in exploring architectural alternatives, pricing the alternatives that offers the greatest opportunity for cost savings. Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes; ensures plans and specifications conform to all codes and regulations. Determine delivery method and bids or negotiates construction contracts. Itemize specific scopes of work and manage the contractor bidding process in conjunction with Contracts Administration. Examines and analyzes estimates and schedules. Reviews, manages and oversees construction activities, including contractor’s schedule, RFIs, Submittals, Change Order Requests, and Punch List; specializes and focuses in monitoring construction milestones. Acts as liaison among project participants and resolves problems or conflicts, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims. Ensures project is properly closed out and Operations & Maintenance Manuals and record drawings are turned over to Physical Plant Campus Services. May oversee, manage, and/or direct other Project Managers and Analyst. Create project in Prism Unifier including updating and reporting of project status as required by UCOP, regulatory agencies, Campus, and Capital Project’s Management, including budget and schedule; may include monthly written analysis of project. Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.•Advanced knowledge of building and construction, costs and principles, design, estimating, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline. •Advanced project management and estimating skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, prepare detailed, quantity and cost take-offs, or highly specialized and critical project component. •Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans. •Advanced analytical, organizational and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills. •Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including highly effective negotiation skills and highly developed political acumen. •Understanding of Labor, Equipment and Material Rates. •Basic knowledge and understanding of costs to prepare conceptual estimates. •Advanced user of MS Excel and/or software related to drafting, modeling, estimating and scheduling. Must be tech savyy. Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.