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Manager, Construction Services

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 3/07/23

Job Description

Manager, Construction Services

Job No: 525449
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Under general direction from the Associate Director of Design & Construction Services (ADD&CS), the Manager, Construction Services (MCS) provides project level leadership and oversight to construction management teams who administer construction projects within the Design and Construction Services Department. At times projects may include, but may not be limited to, major capital outlay, minor capital, deferred maintenance, repair, or other improvement projects, and will utilize various funding sources including state, enterprise funds, auxiliaries, grants, and donations.
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and overseeing the campus' construction projects, including but not limited to, Capital, TOCA, SBE and other construction projects as applicable. This includes the supervision and management of the in-house construction services staff, inspectors, and any outside consultants that might be retained for a project or projects.
  • Assists in or directly manages capital, TOCA, SBE and other projects as applicable. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing of constructability reviews, cost estimates and managing or overseeing the construction of a project or projects.
  • Participate in the design reviews of Minor and Major projects during the Schematic, Design Development, Construction Document, and Bidding stages of the planning of a project as might be appropriate and necessary.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of construction engineering methods, practices and procedures, and contract management and administration. Comprehensive knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, fire, electrical, Title 24, and other applicable codes including: California Building and Safety codes, State and Federal Codes and local ordinances. Ability to perform climbing, bending, squatting, and kneeling activities which will include but is not limited to using ladders to access roofs or manholes. Ability to work independently to identify difficult construction issues and develop solutions that represent the best interests of and minimizes risk to the University. General knowledge and understanding of OSHA, hazard, and safety requirements. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate in a diverse campus environment. Ability to represent the University and the University's interests and policies in a professional, conscientious, and informed manner. General knowledge and understanding of MOUs with trades and other unionized workforce constituents. Budget management and construction economics. Design and construction principles and practices. Building code and construction procedures and requirements. Development review processes and procedures. Principles of planning, facility development, and project administration. Principles and processes for the municipal, state, and federal entitlement processes. Public administration and management principles. Principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration. Environmental regulations, laws, and restrictions.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

  • Minimum direct, professional experience in construction inspection, management and/or administration of at least eight (8) years, depending upon depth and breadth

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering sciences or related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Experience working in a university or large institutional setting, or public works environment preferred.
    Licenses / Certificates

    A valid driver's license is required for this position. Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

    Beach Building Services

    Salary Range: $8,339 - $12,509 per month

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.

    Administrator II
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.


    It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position
    Additional Information

    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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 conditionally offered the position.

    Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

    CSU Vaccination Policy

    The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
    Out of State Employment Policy

    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
    Equal Employment Statement

    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

    To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
    Conflict of Interest

    The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

    Application Closes: Mar 19, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.