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Facilities Project Manager

O & M Administration Los Angeles, California

The USC department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) is seeking a Facilities Project Manager to join its team.

FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values accountability, collaboration, employee recognition, trust and respect. Learn more about FMS at:

The Facilities Project Manager is responsible for managing building and utility infrastructure asset renewal projects for the University Park Campus and Health Sciences Campus. The Facilities Project Manager is accountable for managing projects such as HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and utility replacements and improvements within existing facilities for USC Facilities Management Services. Project responsibility includes scope confirmation, managing design consultants, bid and selection, construction management oversight, close-out, and all project documentation management. Monitors budget and schedule actively throughout the project.

The ideal candidate for the position of Facilities Project Manager meets the following criteria:

  • 5 years of experience in construction project management, working on large complex commercial, industrial, or institutional asset renewal projects within existing facilities/buildings.
  • Knowledge of building systems components, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and underground utilities.
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related fields preferred
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, and MS Project
  • Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills

Job Accountabilities:

  • Serves as project manager for Facilities Management Services (FMS) related projects such as HVAC improvements and energy/utility expansion and improvements. Provides leadership and direction on all project operations and activities such as the design, plan, schedule, scope and budget.
  • Manages deferred maintenance and infrastructure renewal projects consisting primarily of utility infrastructure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing system projects.
  • Provides project management from project conception, through design, bid, construction, close-out and handover back to Operations & Maintenance.
  • Provides design and construction administration support, coordinating with engineering consultants and in-house staff to review construction documents, submittals, RFI’s, and field observation reports. Ensures compliance with university standards, project specifications, and local requirements.
  • Manages and negotiates consultant services on assigned projects. Monitors and evaluates the appropriateness and progress performed and completed by licensed or certified consultants.
  • Provides construction support, coordinating with contractors, facilities management personnel, and customers.
  • Provides project budget development, budget management and compliance with fiscal guidelines.
  • Manages all documentation and information flow related to project management.
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews to ensure that required work is satisfactorily performed and completed by certified consultants.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Come and join the FMS team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and/or planning. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Will be required to make construction site visits and observations. Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related fields Preferred Experience: 5 years Preferred Field of Expertise: Project administration with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment. Experience in construction, working on large complex commercial, industrial, or institutional projects. Knowledge of building systems components, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and underground utilities. Knowledge of AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, and MS Project. Possesses excellent communication and organizational skills.

REQ20081099 Posted Date: 10/15/2020

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