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Project Manager

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Architecture/Planning/Construction

This position assists in construction, remodel, furniture, and campus planning requests. Successful project management for University planning, construction, and facilities requires staff to support our project managers on a continual basis. This position manages design and construction projects such as additions, refurbishments, remodels, and new construction on University properties. Management will also include planning through design, construction, and project closeout. This person will collaborate with DDC support staff, and other University departments to initiate and deliver projects of high aesthetic and functional quality, on budget and on schedule.


  • Manage planning, budgeting, design, consultant and contractor selection, pre-construction, bidding, agency approvals, construction management, quality assurance, closeout, and project turnover for operations and maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise and perform research pertaining to project specifications and construction means, methods, and materials. Conduct feasibility analyses and cost estimating for requested projects.
  • Serving as the Owner's Representative, coordinate activities on assigned projects performed by staff, contractors, consultants, and other vendors. Prepare, review, track, process, and otherwise manage project documentation including programs, plans, specifications, RFIs, schedules, submittals, budgets, change orders, payment requests, and status reports.
  • Monitor work for compliance with applicable codes, industry standards, best practices, Pepperdine standards, and contract requirements. Exercise foresight and good judgment in order to recognize when problems are developing in projects, and then initiate appropriate corrective actions to manage budget, schedule, quality, and client expectations.
  • Track progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines. Manage multiple contractors and vendors, including the solicitation and review of proposals. Write RFQs and RFPs and administer those processes for various projects.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination among all internal and external participants and stakeholders. Coordinate project activities with University departments such as DFS, POC, Public Safety, Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, Events, University administrators, and project stakeholders, to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations.
  • Research, prepare, and present reports and presentations as requested. Participate in continuous departmental process improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or closely related field, plus a minimum three years of relevant experience or other bachelor's degree, plus a minimum of five year of relevant experience. Broad technical knowledge of construction means and methods and industry standard project management processes. Competency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Working knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred, formal AutoCAD training is desirable.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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