Website University of California Office of the President



Location: Oakland


Job ID: 22309


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At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.


The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.




Capital Programs provides systemwide leadership and campus support in the following areas: capital budget strategy, policy and recommendations to the regents and the state of California; capital project design and delivery strategies, policy, contract development and training; design professional selections; building/safety code and regulatory issues; land use and site planning, long-range development plans, CEQA compliance and environmental documents; sustainability; and real estate transactions.




Demonstrated ability to create, maintain and oversee University design and construction policy that effectively supports and advances the goals of its capital program, in conformance with all applicable state and federal codes and regulations. Highly skilled in the development and maintenance of contract documents and implementation of code related to design and construction (including building code and safety regulations) and the related accountability framework to evaluate effectiveness. Provides expert advice impacting critical or complex organizational units, based on organizational goals and objectives. Highly developed ability to consult with and advise location experts, directors, and senior leaders, providing advice on best practices and interpretation of contracts and statutes related to design and construction. Exercises expert judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, and may provide guidance to other functional managers, project leaders, and/or analysts. Works with campus representatives to ensure compliance of projects with policy and all applicable regulations.






Provides expert direction and guidance to the University on laws and regulations related to design, construction, and building code and safety implementation for specific impacts to University programs. This may include oversight of the Campus Building Official and Campus Fire Marshal groups. Represents Design and Construction in partnership with Sustainability to identify improved means and methods for advancing and reporting sustainable practices in capital projects. Takes a leadership role in the assessment of applicable Design/CEQA/Regents items. Prepares administers, and directs organizational-wide programs. Participates in providing training. Other duties as assigned.




As a recognized expert, provides primary high quality advice and consultation to all levels of management at all UC locations on design and construction policy, procedures, contracts and agreements.




Regularly leads and conducts complex and varied analyses of issues or concepts with broad impact on the University’s Capital Program. Develops new processes and procedures to assist in the streamlining and implementation of Regental directions concerning the capital program. Serves as liaison with external agencies for creation and approval of UC labor compliance program.




Represents the University to the external community by cultivating and maintaining beneficial working relationships with key industry partners and stakeholders as well as public regulatory bodies and entities. Serves as subject matter expert for UC-sponsored legislation.




Creates, revises and interprets system wide contract and agreement templates in consultation with the Office of the General Counsel and, where appropriate, Risk Services, Procurement Services, and key location representatives.




Oversees the development and implementation of tools and strategies to reduce barriers to the inclusion of small and diverse businesses in design and construction activities.


Required Qualifications


• Expert knowledge of planning, design and construction procedures, industry practices, and / or highly developed expertise in a highly specialized and critical discipline.

• Demonstrated experience developing policies related to design and construction.

• Expert understanding of contract documents related to the design and construction industry.

• Expert analytical, organizational and problem recognition / avoidance / resolution skills.

• Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills and well developed political acumen.

• Highly developed team building and facilitation skills.


Preferred Qualifications


• Expert knowledge of University organization, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic building plans.

• Expert knowledge of Public Contract code, Labor Code and other civil codes impacting design and construction.




• Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

• Advanced degree preferred.




• License to practice in at least one of the following professions: architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.




Salary: $136,000 – $159,500


Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:






Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.




The first review date for this job is August 31, 2021. The position will be open until filled.




Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.


Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014.




The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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