Working at Cal Lutheran

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Support Staff Position (non-exempt)

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Position Title
Capital Projects Lead (CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS 10/9/12)
Facilities Operations & Planning
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Hiring Range: $25.00 - $27.00
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning and Operations, administer a variety of institutionally funded construction projects from concept through design until completion. Projects will be primarily repair and maintenance projects, but position will be expected to administer some “ground up” construction. Work will take place primarily at construction sites coordinating on-going work.
This person must be able to work without supervision, and must be able to work in university occupied spaces (either living spaces or work spaces) while creating favorable dialog with university staff, faculty, and students.
This person is an essential component of the university Capital Projects team which is responsible for the administration of approximately $2 million in combined renewal and replacement and other project funding per year. This person will sometimes manage work and will sometimes perform highly skilled trades work, depending on the needs of the particular project.
Representative Duties
Perform on-site construction liaison activities such as clarifying plans and specifications, installing pedestrian control devices and coordinating with staff, faculty, and students in the area.
Negotiate construction changes, keep accurate meeting minutes, enforce schedule requirements, and assure project quality through enforcing plans and specifications.
Supervise development of construction documents for university new construction or maintenance projects. Identify appropriate scope and communicate scope to designers and university clients. Manage work of all necessary consultants, including, but not limited to, soils, structural, architectural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, interior designers, and acoustical engineers.
Meet with facility clients to develop programs, and develop working drawings for space planning through use of CAD or other programs. Interface with licensed engineers with working drawings to develop permit drawings when necessary. Develop fully functional furniture plans for use in modular furniture installations.
Manage local and country permit process, including conducting meetings with city planning and building departments, and county fire and health departments.
Develop contracts and identify required contractors and labor required for projects. Assemble successful project teams while following university procurement policies. Perform bid walks, receive bids, and evaluate contractors. Make recommendations for contract award to university Vice President of Administration and Finance.
Liaison with contractors and designers regarding ADA requirements, hazardous material restrictions, and fire/life-safety requirements.
Possibly participate in rotation for after-hours on-call responsibilities. Carry pager, respond to calls, perform after-hours plumbing, electrical, and roofing calls. Note that CLU has over 1,000 on-campus residents that require facilities services 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
This is intended to be a representative listing of likely duties. It is NOT intended to be all-inclusive.
Knowledge Of
Construction contract types, procurement, and administration.
Building construction methods and standard specifications.
Fundamentals of carpentry, including hanging doors, waterproofing, framing, and drywall installation.
Fundamentals of HVAC, plumbing and electrical requirements for occupied spaces. Identify errors in design, and take necessary action to make corrections.
Roles of designers, city representatives, and construction contractors in construction.
Institutional policies and procedures.
Ability To
Read, interpret, and communicate construction drawings and specifications.
Provide computer-generated drawings for space planning.
Design modular furniture systems.
Communicate effectively with all levels of institutional personnel.
Represent institutional needs to various regulatory agencies.
Administer construction contracts, including:
Identify construction defects, and effect appropriate correction.
Education and Experience
Five years of project management experience required. General Contractor’s license and/or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
Must have a valid California Driver’s License
Office, classroom, mechanical space and outdoors as needed
Ability to lift up to 50 lb. over head
Stand on ladders, scaffolding, and roofs.
Ability to climb through roof hatches to reach rooftops.
Application Procedure
Employment application must be submitted in full, additionally, send resume with cover letter and names and phone numbers of three professional references to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Fax resume to (805) 493-3655 or
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.