Senior Project Manager II (Closed)

Jun 11 2021 admin Comments Off on Senior Project Manager II (Closed)
  • Full Time


Program:                          Los Angeles Unified School District – Project Execution
Number of Positions:        Five (5)

Salary Range:                  SPM II $167.9K to $197.6K annual base salary plus benefits


  • Manages and provides construction oversight to OARs
  • Resolves complex construction project related issues, disputes, and disagreements
  • Develops, assigns, and monitors performance of OARs relative to assigned construction projects
  • Reviews status and overall construction project progress relative to submitted construction schedules
  • Reviews change orders from all construction projects and assesses their impact on the District
  • Assists Regional Directors and other Facilities management staff with bid and contract planning
  • Assesses bid specifications for District need and probability of completion under stated timeline
  • Reviews status and monitors variances of the construction project database relative to scheduling and cost control reporting
  • Reviews and verifies submitted applications for payment and performs overall fiscal management of multiple construction projects
  • Provides functional direction over areas of responsibility including construction project schedules, cost control, dispute resolution, contract administration, and quality control
  • Reviews and monitors overall administration of contracts for the architect and related consultants
  • Coordinates program activities with other District organizational branches and departments such as the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Design and A/E Technical Support, Asset Management Branch, Facilities Contract Administration, Inspection Unit, Maintenance and Operations, and local districts
  • Reviews and takes recommended actions in resolving disputes relative to construction projects
  • Develops and recommends internal policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Recent successful management of modernization and/or construction of educational or large commercial or public agency projects
  • Strong ability to manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously, work with different stakeholders and show effective leadership in driving projects forward as required by contract and specifications
  • Highly qualified in technical knowledge of job, scope and sites to manage issues through close coordination with project managers and teams
  • Ability to mentor, discipline and provide honest constructive feedback to staff to improve and perform more effectively
  • Has a compelling understanding of the Owner processes, policies and procedures; capable of removing roadblocks and guiding teams on important issues to keep projects moving forward
  • Ability to maintain efficient relations with various team members, from project teams to contractors as well as executive staff; possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and ensures issues are properly communicated to upper management
  • Priority management; possess the ability to solve multiple complex issues simultaneously with project managers and other field staff according to the critical nature of the issues, such as disputes and disagreements
  • Long range planning skills and a look-ahead attitude to anticipate issues and resolve with urgency
  • Proficiency in project management; capable of delegating tasks but vigilant and willing to step in when issues are out of hand
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills; providing empathy and support to further team development and team building
  • Flexible and ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment
  • Ability to discern talent and assist staff in furthering skills to achieve project goals
  • Capable of partnering with DB team, End user, M&O and all other Owner departments to achieve a timely occupancy and substantial completion.


  • 17 years full time paid professional project/construction management experience
  • 5 years of experience in managing large programs with projects having construction values in excess of $50 million (not cumulative)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in educational facility construction, public works or large commercial projects (may include projects outside of California)


  • Design Build Experience very highly preferred
  • Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Experience in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS)
  • Experience with Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes


There are 4 ways to meet the education requirement:

  1. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management


  1. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Candidate must be able to complete the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential within one (1) year of employment in the Facilities Services Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District.


  1. College undergraduate but possess more than 20 years of Construction or Project Management experience and must complete the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential within one (1) year of employment in the Facilities Services Division.


  1. Possession of a valid Certified Construction Manager (CCM) credential at the time of resume submission which may substitute for the required education.


  • Additional courses in Business Administration, Public Relations, Accounting, School Finance, Personnel Management and Communication are preferred.
  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the California State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors


Deadline to submit resume:
Friday July 16, 2021 @ 12 noon
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAUSD Senior Project Manager II

Resumes submitted for the calls listed below will not be accepted for consideration in this call as these resumes have already been submitted and reviewed and were not selected: CM-SPM-0121-02, CM-SPM-0121-02- Ext, CM-SPM-0121-07.

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week from resume submission
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks from resume submission
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks from resume submission
Recruitment# CM-SPMII-0621-13

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