The Viterbi School of Engineering seeks to recruit a Senior Space Planning Project Manager. This position will be responsible for planning, designing, and directing essential space management and construction services for the Viterbi School. The Senior Project Manager will oversee architectural coordination for ongoing and new projects, as well as space planning & management and business continuity planning across all Viterbi facilities, including laboratories and research centers.Â
The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing diversity of its staff and welcomes applications from women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Space Planning Project Manager is expected to promote an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
The specific accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
Architectural Project Coordination
Supports master space planning efforts. Coordinates space planning efforts with key Viterbi stakeholders including the Dean, Vice Deans, & Department Chairs to define project plans and schedules.
Manages Viterbi construction project priorities; coordinates with university facilities planning and management during design and construction. Oversees project design, execution, construction management, and risk mitigation efforts.
Ensures that project plans and schedules align with user priorities, expectations, and space guidelines.
Develops strategic space planning scenarios and space plan options. Coordinates and oversees asset and occupant additions, changes, and moves to/from units.
Manages space inventory in coordination with University Space Management and produces annual space reports. Develops, revises, and maintains space metrics reports, and trains staff in space-planning processes and CAFM system maintenance and updates.
Business Continuity Management
Manages Viterbi Business Continuity plans across all departments and research centers.
Leads Disaster Recovery Team efforts.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree; combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 7 years; combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in space planning, architecture, interior design, or related fields. Experience with computer-aided facility management (CAFM) systems, space databases, Microsoft and Apple operating systems, and computer networking. Extensive knowledge of Basis of Design, building, ADA, and Fire, Life, and Safety codes. Demonstrated analytical, critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills. Ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements. Demonstrated assessment, interpersonal, networking, and oral and written communication skills. Experience in a leadership and/or guidance role, managing projects. Demonstrated networking, organizational, scheduling, and planning skills.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in architecture
Preferred Experience: 8 years
Preferred Field of Expertise:Masterâs degree in architecture, interior design, or related fields. Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate. Four yearsâ experience in space planning or relevant industries. Proven experience with computer-aided facility management (CAFM) systems, space databases, and computer networking. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft and Apple operating systems, and AutoCAD, Adobe Creative suite, Sketch-up, and Archibus software. Knowledge of with Basis of Design, building, ADA, and Fire, Life, and Safety codes. Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing projects and data reporting in architecture, engineering, construction management, design, and/or higher education industries.
A complete application should include a cover letter and resume/CV uploaded to the completed online application.Â Failure to complete all the steps of our application process will negatively impact consideration of your candidacy.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.