Dignity Health

  • Project Manager, Planning Design & Construction

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Real Estate Operations
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dignity Health System Office
    Standard Hours
    Mon-Fri (8-5PM)
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.



    Position Summary


    Provides Corporate Real Estate (CRE) project management of Dignity Health capital projects with a value greater than $5 million as assigned; facilitates capital project planning, design and construction related activities; coordinates area capital plans with facilities; ensures effective utilization of Dignity Health Preferred Provider Network; improves quality results; facilitates effective utilization of Dignity Health Project Delivery Model (PDM) guidelines and tools; maintains relationships with authorities having jurisdiction; provides communication support; assists in preparing project scope/budgets and monitors control of project expenses. This is a temporary position budgeted through September of 2020; the project may be extended past this time frame. 



    Duty to Support the Mission, Philosophy, and Values


    The Project Manager carries out his/her duties by adhering to the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct, acts in the best interest of Dignity Health and fully supports Dignity Health’s Mission, Philosophy and core values of Collaboration, Dignity, Excellence, justice, and Stewardship.


    This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Dignity Health, and the goals and objectives of the Corporate Real Estate Department. It is expected that the incumbent demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values and Behavioral Competencies for Leadership of Dignity Health.


    Reporting Relationships


    This position reports directly to the CRE Planning Design and Construction Director responsible for Dignity Health capital projects for construction related activities. This position interfaces with the Senior Director, Planning Design and Construction, as needed.



    Scope of Accountabilities


    • Manages capital project planning design and construction by facilitating Project Delivery Model (PDM) required activities.
    • Demonstrates Project Delivery Model (PDM) effectiveness through knowledge of application and effective utilization of tools and guidelines.
    • Ensures effective utilization of Preferred Provider Network (PPN) by drafting RFPs; selection of providers; providing project specific orientation and training; maintaining productivity, monitoring activities; controlling costs and schedules.

    • Maintains relationships with authorities having jurisdiction by monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local requirements; periodic communication and meetings; facilitating project reviews; facilitating problem solving between agencies, owner and consultants; monitoring change; and monitoring PPN performance.

    • Provides project communication support by establishing and enforcing project communication policies and guidelines; identifying and correcting project communication deficiencies; utilization of Dignity Health Planning Design and Construction Web based programs and project Planning Design and Construction tools.

    • Ensures effective communication within CRE senior management on important issues, concerns, problems or anticipated problems that might impact system, group, facility and/or CRE performance and outcomes.

    • Provides Planning Design and Construction Director with project status reports by developing periodic project reports including cost, schedule and comparative metrics.

    • Improves quality results by directing facilitation of problem identification, problem solving and implementation of recommendations.



      Key Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

    • Knowledge of organization’s budget processes and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget.

    • Knowledge of the full spectrum of activities for facilities planning, operation, and maintenance; ability to develop and maintain the physical environment conductive to patient care delivery.

    • Knowledge of and ability to plan and control organizational costs in order to lower product and service costs and maximize return.

    • Knowledge of and ability to calculate and present the costs of a project when budgeting and developing business plans.

    • Knowledge of and ability to design, implement, and control a construction project to ensure adherence to time and budget constraints and compliance construction designs and building regulations.

    • Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics. Ability to plan, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.

    • Knowledge of Health facility preconstruction services with the ability to direct and monitor performance of preconstruction services providers during each phase of the design, reviews and contract negotiations.

    • Knowledge of and experience with using Project Delivery Methodologies (PDM) for organizing, planning, and controlling project delivery.

    • Makes presentations to a variety of audiences using visual aids, slide shows, and other media. Is adept at getting the attention and involvement of the most sophisticated and difficult audiences.



      Required Non-Technical Competencies


      1.     Commitment to Dignity Health Values

      6.    Analytical Thinking

      2.     Continuous Improvement

      7.    Initiative

      3.     Customer Orientation

      8.    Leadership

      4.     Team Orientation

      9.    Negotiating Ability

      5.     Problem Solving

      10.  Strategic Thinking



      Required Technical Competencies


      1.     Capital Project Budget Development

      5.   Capital Project Scheduling

      2.     Capital Project Management

      6.   Federal and State Regulatory Standards

      3.     Capital Project RFP Development

      4.     Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, sketches, and drawings.

            and Processes






    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management required (and/or equivalent experience).
    • Five (5) years of experience in the leadership and management of large-scale Hospital projects.
    • Experience leading and facilitating multidisciplinary user groups through all phases of planning, design and construction.
    • Demonstrated success in past hospital projects. Management reporting capabilities to meet organization goals and objectives.

    Special Skills

    • MS Office Suite
    • MS Project
    • Other Project Management Software



    • Travel between Dignity Health System offices and facilities required in addition to other periodic offsite departmental meetings (approximately 50%).



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