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Project Manager - Temporary 1 year

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Work type: Management (MPP), Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Project Manager is responsible for managing assigned capital improvement and deferred maintenance projects including all aspects of project management during conceptual, development, planning, design, construction, close-out and warranty.  This position will be heavily involved in deferred maintenance projects dealing with site utilities, mechanical systems, etc. and be required to interface with faculty, staff, and administrators from a variety of colleges and departments, project donors/representatives, CSU officials, the State Fire Marshal, and various professional consultants, contractors, vendors, and other related parties. This is a 1-year temporary position and is eligible for full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and CalPERS retirement. 

This temporary Project Manager position will currently be assigned to the Fremont Landslide remediation project as it is a critical project to the safety of campus facilities and occupants to stabilize and reinforce the hill slide about the Fremont Residence hall as well as repair damage caused due to the 2017 mudslide that prompted the closure of Fremont Hall.  Collaboration within the department and the campus community and providing a high degree of professionalism and customer service are crucial to the mission of this assignment.    

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; Facility Operations; and Special Projects.  In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity. 

The Project Manager works within the Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP) Department of FM&D which provides project planning, architectural and engineering design/coordination, construction, and project management services, as well as campus master planning and space management for Cal Poly.  Collaboration within the department and the campus community and providing a high degree of professionalism and customer services is crucial to the mission of the department.  

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with project management, construction administration, and/or construction management including a thorough knowledge of building materials, costing procedures and the sequential methods of modern construction and maintenance practices, as well as capital construction project delivery methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective leadership and team management with a proven ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and technical consultants, specializing in building construction or renovation.  Proven ability to collaborate with team members and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Thorough knowledge of a wide range of facilities management operations and general knowledge of building codes, laws, ordinances and regulations, and trades applicable to building construction, maintenance, and repair.
  • Knowledge of construction management.
  • Knowledge of business and fiscal analysis, processes, and techniques related to project management in building, design and construction including an ability to analyze data and make accurate projections and cost estimates.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of project management.  Four years of extensive experience in the management of building design and construction may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire) a valid California Driver’s License.  This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Inspector certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection.  A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.


Base Salary - $87950

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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