Project Manager - Facilities Design & Construction

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Manages facility construction, remodel and renovation projects. May simultaneously manage 10 to 12 projects ($10K to $5M each) in addition to multiple less complex projects.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Acts as a liaison with end users to determine scope of project requirements, available budget, and required project timeframe.
  • May develop a draft project scope, schedule and budgetary estimate. Presents to end user and other responsible parties for approval.
  • Selects design consultant and develops scope of services and contract. Administrates consultant performance, including adherence to project scope, quality of work, and adherence to design schedule.
  • Coordinates the designs and develops detailed architectural and engineering plans in accordance with organization requirements and in compliance with applicable regulations (such as ADA, HCAI, CBC, etc.)
  • Works with the contractor to assure paperwork and permits are completed and filled out in a timely manner.
  • Reviews project designs with end users at key intervals. Obtains approval of design drawings.
  • Presents project instructions and specifications by providing documentation, illustrations and plans (blueprints) and conducting project "walk-through" with contractors and vendors.
  • Performs quality assurance inspections to ensure project specifications are met.
  • Communicates project status and facilitates communication between all parties involved on project.
  • Monitors activity schedules, changes to schedules, their causes and budget impact.
  • Initiates "punch" list to address project discrepancies for follow-up and resolution. Works with stakeholders and end users to verify conditions of satisfaction are met prior to handing project off for occupancy.
  • Compiles and analyzes bids and prepares summary for decision support.
  • Obtains relevant permits and reports from city, state and local officials.
  • Submits plans, pulls permits and writes specifications for new and existing construction.
  • Evaluates existing facility for ADA, Fire and JCAHO compliance and ensures follow-through and documentation, where applicable.
  • Verifies receipt of services and construction-related invoices for payment.
  • Interacts with representatives of regulatory agencies and presents facility data and documentation as needed.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to maintain certification/licensure, and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • BS in Architecture, Construction Management, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering or related field preferred. Experience may substitute for education requirements
  • Demonstrated experience (four years) working as a project manager in a healthcare, architectural, or engineering environment.

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current CA driver's license and a good driving record for insurance purposes, required
  • Project Management

Preferred Certification/Licensure:
  • AIA or professional engineering licensure, preferred

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • In-depth knowledge of architectural or engineering design and trades. Knowledge in California healthcare construction and of JCAHO, ADA, and OSHPD standards
  • Healthcare construction management

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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