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Project Manager

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Architecture/Planning/Construction, Other, Department of Design and Construction

Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), and in collaboration with colleagues, the Project Manager manages design and construction projects such as additions, refurbishments, remodels, and new construction on University properties. Management will include planning through design, construction, and project closeout. The Project Manager will closely collaborate with colleagues in the DDC, Department of Facilities Services (DFS), Planning, Operations, and Construction (POC), Department of Public Safety (DPS), IT, administration, 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. 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.
  • Track progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, and approved timelines.
  • 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.
  • Manage multiple contractors and vendors, including the solicitation and review of proposals.
  • Write RFQs and RFPs and administer those processes for various projects.
  • Research, prepare, and present reports and presentations as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • 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. 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 when to communicate to supervisor, and then initiate appropriate corrective actions to manage budget, schedule, quality, and client expectations. Participate in continuous departmental process improvement. Uphold the 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, with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in project management or a Bachelor's degree in another discipline with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant management experience in engineering, construction project management, design or related field is required. General knowledge of construction practices, principles and techniques in the AEC field, design and construction means and methods, and industry standard project management processes is required. : Normal mobility, ability to move around construction sites, and to lift and carry 30 pounds, including up and down stairs, is required. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, holidays, and respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends is required. Competency with Microsoft Office is required.

Preferred: Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Bluebeam 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. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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