USC Jobs – Senior Program Manager

University of Southern California

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the

University of Southern California (USC)

has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of

Facilities Planning and Management

(FPM) –

Engineering Services

is seeking a

Senior Program Manager

to lead the Projects Support Group.



Senior Program Manager

is responsible for people management, workload assignments, quality control, and task oversight to execute the engineering tasks in support of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in all university buildings. The

Senior Program Manager

is responsible to set and review program goals, review the technical content of engineering assessments, and to train and develop engineering staff. This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering and is accountable for the engineering support of FPM.

The Engineering Services Team consists of technical experts in the area of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire life safety and commissioning. The team is responsible for technical scope development, assessment reports, and design reviews, along with providing construction administration technical support. The engineering team works in tandem with Project Managers and Shop Managers to ensure that all technical aspects of systems, whether new, repairs or replacements, meet the needs of the University. The engineering team also drives the standards within the USC Facility Design Guidelines. The Projects Support Group is focused on quality control & quality assurance for construction projects on USC campuses including new buildings, tenant improvements, and renovations.

The Senior Program Manager, Engineering Services

  • Is responsible to lead a focused team of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, having oversight of workload management, expectations, accountabilities, and responsibilities. Responsibilities also include creating and driving the program goals, SLAs and KPIs.
  • Provides quality assurance to Customers
  • Provides quality control of all support services provided by the Team.
  • Acts as the liaison between Engineering Services and the Project Management team. May also engage with the university community.
  • Displays strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Has experience managing engineering teams
  • Displays strong technical background in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and/or fire protection systems.
  • Displays strong organizational skills including workload management and time management

The work hours for the team are between Monday-Friday 6:00AM-5:00PM


This position has a flexible work schedule within these hours. A hybrid schedule (including in-office and work from home) is also available for this position. Work schedules may change at any time to accommodate business needs.


The ideal candidate for the position of Engineering Program Manager meets the following criteria:

  • Education/degree in a related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and/or fire protection design.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of technical teams. Experience with facilities support teams a plus.
  • Professional Engineering License (PE) in the state of California a plus.
  • Experience in facilities management and/or installation/construction experience a plus.


Candidates for the position of

Senior Program Manager

must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering field
  • Directly related education and management experience with increasing leadership/management responsibility in electrical, mechanical, or plumbing and/or fire protection systems.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

The annual base salary range for this position is $125,837.67 – $130,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


Facilities Planning and Management (FPM)


FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values

employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us- apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Extensive, directly related experience in specialized areas, with some in management/supervisor roles. Extensive knowledge of architectural and construction processes (e.g., cost and budget estimates, space planning). Ability to independently develop and drive comprehensive strategies and business plans in rapidly changing environments. Understanding of building drawings and plan specifications. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills and an attention to detail.

Job Details:

Company: University of Southern California

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA

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