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Senior Capital Construction Project Manager

Capital Construction Development Los Angeles, California

Capitalizing on 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

USC’s Capital Construction Development department is seeking a Sr. Project Manager with healthcare experience to join its team at its Health Sciences Campus.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of mid to large-sized construction projects for the University through all phases. Creates project objectives, work scope, project execution and construction management plans and procedures. Oversees and coordinates planning, design, design phase estimating and monitoring construction by the architect/engineers. Develops and manages project budgets and schedules in conformance with available funds and work schedule. Oversees project team members, consultants and contractors allocated to project. Serves as an advisor and resource to project staff to resolve technical or operational problems.

The ideal candidate for the position of Sr. Project Manager has:

  • Experience in planning, design, construction, and project management of OSHPD projects, and both wet/dry research/teaching laboratories in a college, university and/or hospital environment, highly preferred
  • At least ten (10) years of project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field; however, combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
  • Working knowledge in all conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes
  • Expertise in project administration with progressive leadership/management within a college or university environment preferred
  • An architect or engineer license preferred
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively

The Sr. Project Manager:

Serves as senior project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of mid to large-sized construction projects. Creates project objectives and work scope. Creates and implements project execution and construction management plans and procedures, and communication and risk mitigation plans. Develops project reports required to keep all relevant parties informed on status of time and cost elements of project.

Overviews and coordinates planning, design, design phase estimating and monitoring of construction by the architect/engineers of project to ensure its delivery in accordance with construction contract and university requirements and standards. Collaborates with design and construction professionals from various disciplines to ensure successful integration of design and construction and development of drawings and specifications that ensure successful delivery of project within budget and on time.

Coordinates and monitors progress of construction. Reads and interprets plans, specifications and other technical documents. Provides periodic technical design and/or construction reviews and reports. Conducts needs assessment and determines research methodology and design, as needed. Reviews submittals of drawings and samples. Monitors conformity of construction with contract documents and specifications. Conducts quality assurance reviews to ensure work is satisfactorily performed and completed. Provides formalized milestone signoffs throughout life of project. Ensures compliance with quality control and quality assurance policies, procedures and requirements. Ensures compliance with regulatory and university safety regulations and guidelines.

Develops and manages project budgets and schedules in conformance with available funds and work scope that delivers agreed programmatic requirements. Reviews changes requested by project stakeholders and provides advice and recommendations to supervisor on budget, time, and scope implications. Monitors and controls costs throughout project delivery cycle to ensure project is delivered within clients’ cost expectations. Authorizes expenditures and monitors account reconciliation and status to ensure compliance with university guidelines and policies. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required and requested.

Serves as an advisor and resource to project staff to resolve technical or operational problems. Schedules and determines the delegation of assignments to project staff and teams. Reviews work of project coordinators, office engineers and project managers. Reviews and corrects work of architect, contractor and consultants. Provides input to performance appraisals.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

About Capital Construction Development:

Capital Construction Development (CCD) oversees the development, design and construction for all tenant improvements, building renovations and major capital construction projects at the University of Southern California. CCD is a team of skilled project management staff with backgrounds in architecture, engineering and construction, manage projects from concept through design, permitting, construction, and occupancy. CCD values accountability, collaboration, employee recognition, trust and respect. Join us – apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


Serves as senior construction project manager responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of mid to large-sized construction projects for the university through all phases. Creates project objectives, work scope, project execution and construction management plans and procedures. Oversees and coordinates planning, design, design phase estimating and monitoring construction by the architect/engineers. Develops and manages project budgets and schedules in conformance with available funds and work schedule. Oversees project team members, consultants and contractors allocated to project. Serves as an advisor and resource to project staff to resolve technical or operational problems. Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 10 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and project management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in construction and/or planning. Knowledgeable in all conventional aspects of the field and other related disciplines/processes. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.


REQ20073957 Posted Date: 09/04/2020

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