Sonoma State University

California State University (CSU), Sonoma State University

Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Planning Officer, the Project Manager provides management and guidance for capital planning, design and construction efforts to plan and implement major and minor capital projects, deferred maintenance, critical infrastructure, and repair and alteration projects for Sonoma State University. The Project Manager oversees project(s) from start to implementation: leads efforts with development of planning, design, construction documents, permit processes, construction/implementation and closeout of assigned projects.

Key Qualifications
This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience involving planning, designing, and managing construction projects, including 2 to 3 years of progressively responsible and applicable management and/or supervisory experience. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design, Construction Management, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Experience with California State University standards, guidelines, processes, procedures, and terminology highly preferred. Graduate Degree, CA professional license, and LEED Certification preferred. Proficient in using standard office equipment, intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, maintenance management systems, project management systems, scheduling systems AutoCAD, BlueBeam, computerized facilities management software and systems and PeopleSoft preferred. The incumbent must possess and/or obtain and thereafter maintain a California Driver’s License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate.

In addition, the incumbent must possess the following:

Thorough knowledge of California Building Code, and accessibility requirements.
Knowledge of physical planning as pertaining to a University campus including or the ability to learn and effectively apply those standards, guidelines, processes, procedures and terminology specific to the California State University.
Knowledge of project management as pertaining to construction projects including the ability to learn and effectively apply those standards, guidelines, processes, procedures and terminology specific to the University and California State University system.
Knowledge of and ability to effectively apply the California Building Code with regard to project planning, design, review and implementation.
Practical understanding of construction documents, specifications and construction processes.
Effective project management skills to plan, lead, oversee, implement complex projects with a diverse team and stakeholders.
Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, codes, standards and instructions.
Commitment to high standards of safety, compliance with state safety laws and university’s safety policies.

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3,750 to $8,025 a month. This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all faculty, staff, administrators, and students who are accessing campus facilities 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. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to continue to help us protect and maintain a healthy Seawolf Community. More information related to campus level requirements can be found here:

CSU Out of State Policy – Sonoma State University, 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to [email protected]. The ADA Coordinator is also available ([email protected]) to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Sonoma State University’s Annual Security Report includes summaries of institutional policy relating to campus safety, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, and other matters. The report is published in compliance with the Clery Act and includes three years of certain crime statistics that occurred in Clery Act defined geography. A paper copy of the report may be requested in person by emailing the Clery Compliance and Safety Office at [email protected].

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within Sonoma State University student housing facilities for three 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 Residential Education and Campus Housing at [email protected].

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