portrait of Jason Magness

Position Title

Special Projects Group


Jason is the Director of the Special Projects Group at Design and Construction Management. 

Jason came to UC Davis as a Project Manager in 2000, after working in the environmental remediation field at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) since 1994.  He started his career at UC Davis in Facilities Management, and then moved to Utilities as an operations manager until 2010.  Jason briefly went back to the USACE to manage the $200 million Phase III of the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway project for a year before returning to UCD in 2011 as a Senior Project Manager within Design and Construction Management (DCM).  At DCM, he has worked as a Senior Project Manager and Associate Director in the Engineering Project Management group managing various engineering and utilities projects and now leads the Special Projects Group. Jason has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed Civil Engineer in California.