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Project Manager - Facilities Planning and Capital Projects

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

The Project Manager works within the Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP) Department of FM&D which provides project planning, architectural and engineering design/coordination, construction, and project management services, as well as campus master planning and space management for Cal Poly.  Collaboration within the department and the campus community and providing a high degree of professionalism and customer services is crucial to the mission  of the department.  

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Project Manager is responsible for managing assigned construction projects including all aspects of project management during conceptual, development, planning, design, construction,   close-out and warranty.  This position is required to interface with faculty, staff and administrators from a variety of colleges and departments, project donors/representatives, CSU officials, the State Fire Marshal, and various professional consultants, contractors, vendors and other related parties.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facilities Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities Management and Development department is committed to sustainability, responsible stewardship of natural resources, and promoting an inclusive culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, equity, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Manage multiple and concurrent projects during development, planning, design, construction, close-out and warranty of major capital outlay projects and other projects as assigned.  Must have the ability to make well informed and critical decisions.
  • Manage overall project performance including scope, safety, quality, schedule, innovation, and costs.
  • Represent the university and work with project teams (campus groups, university officials, project architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors, local agencies, etc.) during all project phases.
  • Coordinate and integrate project meetings and activities, and inform/update campus client/users on the status of the projects.  .
  • Manage project resources including but not limited to schedule and budgets.

Education and Experience

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the area of project management.  Up to four years of extensive experience in the management of building design and construction may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:  Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire) a valid California Driver’s License.  This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Inspector certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection.  A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring range for this role is $110,000 - $130,000 Per Year. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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