Project Manager (Engineering) - Foundation

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 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 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.


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 and OSHPD).
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Bachelor's Degree; experience in Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience (four years) working as a project manager in a healthcare, architectural, or engineering environment.
  • Project management, required.
  • Excellent human relation skills.
  • Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance.
  • Experience developing procedures, proofreading documents, Interviewing.
  • Experience using computerized spreadsheets to conduct analyses
  • Experience delegating tasks, compiling data, preparing reports, instructing/training others.
  • Troubleshooting problems and analyzing data.

Preferred Courses/Training:
  • In-depth knowledge of architectural or engineering design and trades.
  • Knowledge in California healthcare construction and of JCAHO, ADA, and OSHPD standards.

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

Preferred Certification/Licensure:
  • AIA or professional engineering licensure.

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Healthcare construction management.

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.

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