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Senior Construction Manager

Apply now Job no: 536366
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San José
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description


Job Summary

Under the oversight of the Senior Director, Design & Construction, the Senior Construction Manager is responsible for all efforts associated with successfully managing multiple University development and construction projects. This includes all aspects of project management during the development, planning, design, construction, occupancy, and closeout phases of the project life cycle. In successfully managing assigned projects, this senior level position is required to collaboratively interface with variety of campus stakeholders including senior administrators, staff, faculty, students, colleagues from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, agencies having jurisdiction including those at the Federal, State, and local level, and various professional consultants, contractors, and vendors.

The Design & Construction unit of Facilities Development & Operations provides services to a University campus spread across five sites comprised of +170 acres, 52 buildings, and more than six million gross square feet. The Unit employs five full time permanent staff (whose efforts are integrated with the Real Estate, Physical & Capital Planning and Maintenance & Infrastructure Projects units) and utilizes several consultants in the delivery of services to the campus.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of assigned projects through the full course of the project life cycle including planning, design, construction, and closeout phases. Independently leads and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed.  This includes those associated with real estate development, capital improvements, major maintenance and repair, capital renewal, deferred maintenance, and infrastructure improvements
  • Coordinates as necessary throughout all project phases with the Campus Deputy Building Official, Construction Administrator, and others
  • Evaluates and recommends the project delivery method, design documentation needs, necessary consulting services, and other supporting efforts necessary to successfully deliver assigned projects
  • Coordinates meetings and activities keeping those involved up to date regarding planning, design and construction activities, and project’s budget and schedule
  • Directly responsible for managing all aspects of the project budget working collaboratively with the Business & Administrative Support Services team
  • In collaboration with the Business & Administrative Support Services and the campus Strategic Sourcing team, develops request for proposals/bid packages and other necessary documents required to advertise and award contracts required to complete assigned projects
  • Develops inspection and regulatory compliance plan for assigned projects
  • Submits reports, as requested, concerning all facets of a project including budget, schedule, cash flow, outstanding issues, quality control, RFIs, submittal logs, inspection logs, contingency balance and other pertinent issues
  • Participates in campus emergency response efforts and services as a subject matter expert as related to the physical campus utility systems and infrastructure


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Broad skills and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: real estate development, architecture, civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or construction management
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills with proven ability to organize and manage teams, including internal design and operations staff, external contractors and technical consultants
  • Ability to conduct in-depth analysis and review of complex project schedules to guide adjustment as needed to manage schedule and risk
  • Possession of a current California driver’s license and ability to maintain an appropriate driving record as required to allow operation of motorized vehicles for University-related business
  • Demonstrated financial management skills necessary to prepare, manage, oversee, track, and monitor detailed project budgets, analyze funding allocations, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review, track and approve payment requests
  • Ability to effectively apply standards, guidelines, processes, procedures and terminology specific to the California State University
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a wide variety of individuals and organizations directly and indirectly involved with projects and/or assignments
  • Ability to effectively interpret, organize and present information, ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative, collaborative and facilitation skills to obtain decisions required to move forward toward implementation


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, real estate development, construction management, business or a related field OR which may be obtained through equivalent experience such as might be attained through five years of project management
  • Five years of demonstrated project management experience in a lead role for all phases of complex construction projects delivered within budget and schedule requirements



A valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional license in architecture, mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering
  • LEED AP certification as granted by the US Green Building Council
  • Certified Access Specialist as granted by the Department of the State Architect
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as granted by the Project Management Institute
  • Certifications for code-related inspections as issued by the International Code Council
  • Six or more years of demonstrated project management experience in a lead role for all phases of complex real estate development or capital construction projects
  • Two years of experience/training in one or more of the following areas:  construction project management, cost estimating, scheduling and schedule analysis, contract management, and/or financial analysis/management
  • Demonstrated experience managing large scale construction projects for a State facility, College or University, or other multi-facility commercial complex
  • Experience working in a University setting



Classification: Administrator II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $11,284/month - $13,563/month

CSU Salary Range: $4,812/month - $15,449/month


The final hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.



Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: March 25, 2024 through April 9, 2024. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment, and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third-party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.



Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.




Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023