Associate Director of Construction (525738)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Monterey Bay
  • Seaside, California
  • Mar 14, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description


Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $9,779 - $11,145 per month
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.
CSU Salary Schedule
Full-time / 40 hours per week

Priority Screening Date: April 2 2023
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement , California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Planning and Development, the Associate Director of Construction is responsible for the management of the comprehensive capital construction program and project management team. The position will lead, prepare, research, and provide background information and material, make recommendations on capital construction issues related to active and future projects, the capital improvement plan, project programming and design, sustainability, and utilities infrastructure, with the political acumen to represent the Facilities Management Department on all capital construction efforts, both internally and externally. This includes the preparation and editing of draft documents for committees and workshops, and interaction and/or management of contractors and consultants associated with the campus to prepare project designs, studies, reports, and compliance with State and federal regulations. The position directs the project management efforts of all projects and allocates staff time and resources to meet capital construction goals while maintaining effective standards of service, guidance, and interactions provided to the campus in accordance with best business and professional practices. May stand in for the Director in their absence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following :


Supervises, mentors, and develops the construction and project management team staff. Establishes expectations, goals and objectives. Evaluates and prioritizes work assignments. Prepares performance evaluations for assigned staff annually or as needed. Ensures effective collaboration and partnerships across the Facilities Management Department (planning, design, construction, and maintenance) and the campus community. Works closely with the Director of Campus Planning and Development and other senior leadership to develop and implement policies and procedures. Develops standards for the hiring and oversight of construction management firms and directly oversees construction management firms and monitors their performance.


Works closely with the Campus Planning team to prepare and issue easements, temporary construction permits, construction access agreements, and other related documentation to facilitate smooth and compliant projects for external agencies such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company or Marina Coast Water District. Assists with Campus Planning, Space Planning and Facilities Services and Operations to oversee the Master Plan and its implementation, new construction, deferred maintenance, renovating of buildings and landscapes. Translates the vision and institutional direction set forth by the President into manageable, prioritized projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals. Assists in the development of the University's Five-Year Capital Outlay Program, utilizing expertise of the current bidding/contracting climate. Leads the preparation of bid documentation, construction documents, and permit submittals for on- and off-campus projects. This includes the timely filing of documentation with the Office of the Chancellor staff and appropriate state agencies. Manages deferred maintenance database prepared by inspection/evaluation third party


Works in conjunction with specific project building committees and Campus Planning and Development staff to develop the initial scope, budgets and schedules for new construction or renovation projects. Develops Major and Minor Capital Outlay Programs by working with Campus Planning to regularly review priorities set in the capital improvement program and other programs against the University's institutional goals, ongoing activities, new directions, new opportunities and initiatives. Develops construction programs, costs projections, funding programs and analysis and general background information for the capital improvement program and related campus priorities. Collaboratively plans of major construction projects including conceptualization and formulation of capital projects, siting, massing, architectural intent in compliance with master plan, design standards, space allocation and phasing to incorporate lessons learned from current and past projects.


Collaboratively develops campus design standards, including specifications, products, details, and all other standards required of projects. Works with Campus Planning in the schematic design process from initial feasibility study through design drawings, in preparation for construction documents. Implements campus design standards during project scope development to ensure project success. Ensures implementation of project design elements from construction drawings phase through commissioning, ensuring compliance with standards and constructability.


Ensures coordination of operational readiness for major projects (e.g. transportation detours, campus program coordination). Develops and monitors cross-project timelines/tasks/milestones to identify conflicts and key institutional impacts. Develops project specific schedules of all required submissions for agency approvals, to obtain issuance of permits for projects requiring code compliance inspection or State Fire Marshall (SFM) approval. Coordinates with Campus Planning on the completion of all required submissions for campus review and approval of projects by Board of Trustees.

Works with the Campus Deputy Building Official for the coordination of routine and special inspections necessary to meet project needs and schedules, and to complete all requirements necessary for issuance of Certificate of Occupancy including SFM coordination. Acts as a technical resource on construction issues to campus staff and the project team. Assists in the review, coordination, and facilitation of project contracts, Guaranteed Maximum Price, and Notice to Proceed on Major and Minor Capital projects. Develops department operations manuals and procedures, in collaboration with Capital Planning, Design and Construction at the Office of the Chancellor. Works directly with Facilities Maintenance and Operation to create an integral work-flow process for projects or maintenance that will require design, inspection and permitting.

Coordinates and oversees a variety of major and minor capital improvement projects with varying scopes and having significant impact on students, the physical campus and campus employees. In coordination with the Director of Energy and Utilities, reviews infrastructure and site logistic readiness for major and minor projects (e.g. utility tie-ins, fencing, emergency access). Assigns work load distribution to accomplish the most desired/successful outcome for all parties, based on scope size and complexity, schedule and other projects/duties assigned to project staff. Ensure that document production, bidding, contracting and execution of all construction projects follow all Chancellor's Office Guidelines outlined in SUAM (State University Administration Manual) XII - Construction Management. Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with established safety procedures.

Defines project scope and budget for approval and alignment with customer and campus requirements. Coordinates and communicates with Department and Campus stakeholders regarding changes during construction. Develops, evaluates, and monitors project budgets to avoid cost overruns while meeting project goals. Monitor projects from conception through commissioning; work directly with consultant design team, Campus Planning and Facilities Maintenance and Operations, along with the Capital Planning, Design & Construction at the Chancellor’s Office to assure that plans and specifications are being followed; make final recommendations regarding substitutions and changes to approved plans. Manages process for project reporting and auditing.

Other Functions :
Coordinates with other offices across campus to supply data and reports, or provide professional services that supplement their activities as needed. Performs other duties as required, which may include the initiation of special studies, cost analyses, audits, background research and other construction management information and data. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge and skill in contract administration, both in the design phase and construction phase of a project. Working knowledge of architectural services, estimating, and construction specifications. Working knowledge of California Building and Safety Codes applicable to construction projects. Operational knowledge and ability to use computer programs in a PC or Macintosh environment. Knowledge of scheduling software used by the construction industry. Strong knowledge of architecture, construction management, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.

Technical skill in reading and interpreting specifications, drawings, surveys and studies. Skill in performing on-site inspections and meetings to evaluate work in progress and investigate problems such as design interpretation or cost modifications. Hands-on experience with various computer software, including AutoCAD, Primavera, MS Office software including Project, Word and Excel, e-mail and electronic calendaring, Procore Project Management and Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent information system.

Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Ability to analyze problems, to reach practical and logical conclusions, and to make recommendations for changes. Ability to research, review and evaluate existing and proposed plans. Ability to gain acceptance of recommendations and decisions; develop and maintain effective, cooperative-working relationships; maintain high professional standards; and write clear and concise reports. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work with multiple deadlines. Excellent management, administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in managing multiple complex projects and diverse teams. Good oral and written communication skills in all media. Team-oriented and collegial management style. Ability to read, understand, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications. Demonstrated ability to prepare or assist in the preparation of cost estimates, construction specifications, drawings, contracts, records, presentations and reports. Ability to be effective in a fast paced, dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities.

The following skills are essential for this leadership position:
  • Execution - Drives results; Develops/Formulates effective solutions
  • Cooperation - Helpful and willing to help others achieve their goals/objectives; while achieving their own, in order to accommodate the needs and interest of their colleagues as well as the larger organization.
  • Delegation - Enlist and develop the talents of others to help meet organizational objectives by giving them important activities and sufficient autonomy to exercise their own judgement
  • Passion - Operate with a good deal of positive energy. Display their enthusiasm, and have a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic, involved, and engaged.
  • Innovative - Feel comfortable in fast-changing environments, and are willing to take risks and consider new and untested approaches. Foster a climate of innovation and are open to new ideas.
  • Customer Focused -Makes the customers and their needs the primary focus of your attention; listens carefully to customer requests and inquires, and maintains an open mind when considering them; verifies customer satisfaction within outcomes in accordance with agreements, standards or protocols.


Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, real estate development, construction management, business or a related field OR equivalent experience such as might be attained through five years of project management.

Three to five years of demonstrated experience in a leadership role managing all phases of complex construction projects delivered within budget and schedule requirements.

Extensive experience in complex commercial, industrial, and/or institutional construction and/or utility projects.

Proven experience interpreting and administering complicated rules and regulations.

Ability to draft concise and factually accurate reports and documents, influence leadership in decision making, and communicate complicated information clearly to leadership both on-campus and in the community.

Ability and desire to lead teams to successful completion of construction projects to further the University’s goals.

Valid driver’s license.


Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field. Experience leading teams on and off the construction site. Professional experience in a university or institutional setting especially within the CSU system is strongly desired. Prior knowledge of and experience with the State University Administrative Manual procedures for design and construction.

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • 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 will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095 .
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards and control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


This position requires, but is not limited to, performing work indoors and outdoors in a variety of local weather conditions and environments. Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Construction site environment often with heavy equipment, overhead and underfoot hazards, active workers, requiring Personal Protective Equipment. Requires ability to walk from one jobsite to another across campus and may require occasional use of personal vehicle. Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.


CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental and vision plans; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit CSU System Benefits . Additionally, as a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB . Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or email . All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at .

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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