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Los Angeles Community College District - Central Plant/Utility Infrastructure Project Manager

  • 01/30/2023 3:15 PM
    Message # 13078614
    Administrator (Administrator)

    Los Angeles Community College District

    Job Title

    Central Plant/Utility Infrastructure Project Manager

    Job Location

    Los Angeles, CA

    Job Status


    Job Description / Primary Objective The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Central Plant/Utility Infrastructure Project Manager. This position provides day-to-day management, oversight, and guidance over design and construction projects involving central utility plants, power generation (combined heat & power), chiller plants, boiler plants, hydronic systems, and related facilities; insures the operational integrity and regulatory compliance of central plants and utility systems throughout the District.

    MONTHLY SALARY: $9,562 - $11,846*
    *Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

    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 repairs and operation.

    Leads, trains, mentors, motivates, and evaluates team member and staff performance.

    Performs related duties as assigned.

    A current vacancy exists at the Educational Services Center (District Office), 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list. Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College

    • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
    • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
    • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
    • At least 16 paid holidays per year.
    • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
    • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
    • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. The employee and District contribute to the retirement system. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
    • Employee Assistance Program

    The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

    Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.


    Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, February 24, 2023 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at

    Contact Us
    Personnel Commission:
    TDD: (213) 891-2408
    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM
    Requirements (Education, Certifications, Level of Experience) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:
    Education and Experience:
    A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in mechanical, electrical, or controls engineering, or a related field. Possession and maintenance of a Professional Engineer (PE) license and certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) are desirable AND 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.

    A valid Class “C” California driver’s license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
    For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position, please visit our website.
    Link to Job / Firm Website
    Contact Information for Applicant

    Personnel Commission (213) 891-2129

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