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Senior Project Manager

Company name
University of California - Riverside

$84,100 - $157,500

Riverside, CA, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Project Management, Engineering, Architecture, Civil Engineering

Posted on
Mar 31, 2023

Valid Through
Jul 14, 2023


Project Management, within the department of Planning, Design, & Construction, (PD&C) manages/coordinates the design and construction of new and remodeled major and minor capital projects, as well as deferred maintenance projects. The Senior Project Manager/Deferred Maintenance (DM) Program Manager organizes the unit’s DM project management portfolio and monitors the progress of the entire DM maintenance project portfolio, and acts as lead project manager for various DM projects. The Senior Project Manager/Deferred Maintenance Program Manager develops and maintains project scope, schedules, and budgets, working with Campus Planning and Facilities Services to ensure timely, successful completion of all DM projects. The Senior Project Manager/Deferred Maintenance Program Manager contributes to the unit’s success by offering ideas that improve process, morale, technical expertise, customer service and the general betterment of PD&C.

*The full salary range for the Senior Project Manager is $84,100.00 - $157,500.00 annually. The expected pay scale for this position is up to $130,000 annually. *

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements



Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Specific education in Engineering or Architecture fields, or related discipline.





California Architectural License


California Licensed Engineer


LEED Accrediation


Valid Driver License





LEED Certification





6 - 10 years of related experience.


5 years of Project Management experience with minor and major capital projects within an institute of higher education or similar environments including, but not limited to, research laboratories, instructional space, residential facilities and infrastructure projects.


Experience developing conceptual cost estimates.


Special Conditions

Special Condition


Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date.


Occasional travel required for business related meetings, conferences, events, etc.


Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Ability to operate university vehicles for business and operational needs.


Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours




Minimum Requirements

Advanced ability to manage contractors and maintain compliance to the agreed-upon scope of work and budget.

Knowledge and experience to effectively direct and review the preparation of design and construction documents, review and approve contractor submittals, and to effectively resolve field problems during construction.

Excellent computer skills and knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Outlook

calendar, and construction project management software.

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.

Advanced project management skills to effectively manage highly complex projects, or highly specialized and critical project component.

Advanced knowledge in one or more complex, technical areas of construction, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, other infrastructure or specialty fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Related experience and/or knowledge of U.C. Policy and Procedure related to facilities, planning,

design and construction.

Knowledge of project management processes for minor and major capital projects with an institute of higher education or similar environments including, but not limited to, research laboratories, instructional space, residential facilities and infrastructure projects.

Familiarity with UCR, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long strategic building plans.

Familiarity with design and construction contracts, contract law, public contracting code, and construction claims procedures. Ability to draft modifications to standard agreements consistent with Regental Policy and in coordination with legal counsel.

Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations,

policies and short and long range strategic building plans.

Advanced knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes, including advanced understanding of industry practices, or deep expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.

Knowledge of Division of State Architect (DSA) and State Fire Marshal (SFM) code and policy requirements for higher educational construction

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Company info

University of California - Riverside
Phone : (951) 827-1012
Fax : (951) 827-6493
Website :

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