Project Manager II – Districtwide (Closed)

Aug 13 2021 admin Comments Off on Project Manager II – Districtwide (Closed)
  • Temporary


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) / Districtwide
Number of positions:      1
Salary Range:                     $144.0K to $169.5K annual base salary, depending upon experience


  • Manages design, construction, and utilization projects and studies involving central utility plants(CUP), power generation (combined heat & power; CHP), chiller plants, boiler plants, and hydronic systems from inception to completion.
  • Assesses the feasibility of proposed central plant and utilities projects using a variety of research and data collection approaches including meetings with District project sponsors, stakeholders, and subject matter experts.
  • Defines the high-level scope of projects based on business considerations, compliance requirements, and sponsor expectations; identifies and documents risks, assumptions, and constraints based on environment, historical data, and expert judgment; writes the project charter and related documents.
  • Prepares applications for projects and submits project information for review and/or approval to the Board of Trustees, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Division of the State Architect, and others.
  • Provides documents and communicates details, technical project descriptions, and specifications to contract architects, engineers, and outside contractors and vendors; provides on-going technical direction to architects, engineers, contractors, and outside vendors on assigned projects.
  • Provides ongoing management of construction/renovation projects involving central plants, utilities, and related systems by developing plans and processes for the management of project budgets, schedules, procurement of goods and services, communication, quality assurance, change orders, and risk and issue identification and resolution.
  • Coordinates projects with ongoing or proposed major maintenance programs, equipment needs, land acquisition, project design, contract solicitation, project inspection, and the Division of the State Architect.
  • Communicates with college administration throughout planning and construction phases to provide information on project operations and progress and to receive input on the plans, schedules, interests, and concerns of the college regarding the project.
  • Meets with college maintenance and operations staff to confer on matters that may impact their ability to effectively maintain and operate the facility under construction.
  • Monitors the entry and accuracy of data input into the District’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for assigned projects.
  • Secures final acceptance of assigned projects including all financial, legal, and administrative closure documents and approvals.
  • Prepares and archives all project documents and materials to insure project and as-built knowledge and history, compliance with statutory requirements, and accessibility for future projects and audits.
  • Develops models, methods, and metrics to track and report on central plant and equipment performance; monitors and analyzes central plant and utilities equipment performance; recommends the repair and replacement of aging and low performing systems and equipment; provides technical guidance on repair sand operation.
  • Leads, trains, mentors, motivates, and evaluates team member and staff performance.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in engineering.
  • Possession and maintenance of certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is desirable.
  • Three years of full-time paid professional-level experience in planning or managing the construction of central utility plants, power generation (combined heat & power), chiller plants, boiler plants, hydronic systems, and similar design and construction projects. Experience with the planning and construction of educational facilities is highly desirable.


  • Engineering principles and practices related to power plant and utility distribution systems.
  • Principles of project management including business case development, project selection criteria, stakeholder identification techniques, and risk identification and assessment.
  • Relevant State and local building codes and regulations and review procedures.
  • Industrial and cogeneration power plant systems and equipment such as boilers, gas turbines, steam turbines, fuel cells, chillers, pumps, fans, valving, and piping systems.
  • Performance, environmental compliance, and safety requirements related to power plant and utility distribution systems and operations.
  • Implementation and operation of central plant and utility enterprise information management systems.
  • Principles of budgetary planning and management including cost-benefit analysis.
  • Principles of construction scheduling.
  • Project review/approval processes.
  • Change management techniques.
  • Close out requirements and processes.
  • Reporting requirements, techniques, and systems applicable to central plan and utility system operations.


  • Lead complex and/or unique central plant and utilities projects of broad scope with high District or functional priority.
  • Effectively structure, integrate, and control all aspects of a project including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing.
  • Manage a team of professionals in construction, engineering, and architecture disciplines.
  • Maintain focus and quality under distracting working conditions and high workload.
  • Manage project budget and expenses in a manner consistent with achieving project quality, schedules, and levels of service.
  • Understand audit and oversight functions and the impact of quality assurance reviews and inspection.
  • Read and interpret architectural plans and specifications.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and effective oral and written communications, reports, and presentations.
  • Effectively collaborate with external regulatory, governmental, and business or customer groups.
  • Effectively communicate with architects, consultants, contractors, and District management and staff.
  • Effectively utilize computer equipment, software, and hardware in the performance of duties.
  • Travel to locations, meetings, and venues throughout the District.


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 noon (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LACCD Project Manager II – Districtwide 6-12 months


Short list post: Week of August 30, 2021
Interviews: Week of September 6, 2021
Number of positions: 1
Duration: 6-12 Months
Anticipated Start: September 2021
Recruitment No.: SAC-FPD-01

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