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Under general supervision, the Design and Construction Project Specialist is responsible for independently setting and coordinating priorities and workload associated with the project management process on major capital projects (projects greater than $1,000,000). Under general supervision, responsible for the administrative process of design and construction projects on campus and at the UC San Diego Medical Centers. Responsible for analysis and recommendation to assigned Project Managers (PM) and/or Project Specialist Coordinator (PSC) on project management issues. Provide short and long-term analysis, projections and solutions in procedural and process areas for the division. Make recommendations for developing internal control processes and practices. Provide analysis for complex problem research.
Act as the State Agency Liaison with the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI - formerly known as OSHPD). Act as a liaison between the Project Manager and all entities both within the UC system and outside. Interpret and advise project team (i.e., project managers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and clients) on UC Facilities Management Policies and Procedures. On behalf of Project Managers, responsible for identifying appropriate actions regarding major and minor Capital Improvement Projects utilizing a high degree of independence, ingenuity, and analytical skills to resolve complex, unusual and non-routine problems or issues. The Project Specialist will apply professional concepts to conduct analytical studies or projects of moderate scope and complexity to address a variety of policy, research and procedural issues. Fully analyze issues and problems, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations.
This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.
Bachelor's degree in related area or an equivalent combination of experience/training.
Excellent knowledge of the construction industry including methodology and terminology with extended skills and knowledge of administrative work flow/paper flow to facilitate design and construction activities as well as demonstrated knowledge of contract documents, specifications, and Division 1 requirements. Knowledge of design procedures for State regulated projects.
Knowledge of project administration and project cost control/management. Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques and funding procedures and requirements.
Demonstrated knowledge of alternate project delivery methods, including, but not limited to Design-Bid- Build, CM/Contractor or CM at Risk, CM/Multiple Prime, and Design Build.
Skill in reading and understanding building blueprints, drawings, and specifications (contract documents).
Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Ability to prepare accurate, concise and clear written reports and documents.
Working knowledge of common computer application programs. Demonstrated experience with computerized systems and database management, spreadsheet and word processing programs to manipulate data and create reports, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office and Outlook. Demonstrated experience working with capital management software (i.e. Prolog, e-Builder, etc).
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Strong service orientation, critical thinking skills and attention to detail. Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities. Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
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