Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as Caretakers of a Legacy.'
Who we are: The Department of Project Management (DPM) is responsible for the development, design and construction of major capital projects at Stanford University. DPM reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Projects and Operations within LBRE, and currently includes a staff of professionals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction and cost management. These professionals serve as Project Managers and Project Engineers, Quality Assurance Field Inspectors, and Project Coordinators, who work as a project team that involves multiple stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of facilities that support the University's academic mission.
What we do: DPM manages capital projects from conceptual project development, through design, permitting, construction and occupancy/in-service operations. We endeavor to plan and develop high-value, quality, long-term cost-effective facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives at Stanford, embrace our partnership with the community and reinforce our stewardship of Stanford lands. Our Primary goals are:
Cost - Deliver projects of long-term value within justifiable, benchmarked budgets
Performance - Measure the process and outcomes
Quality - Deliver buildings and landscapes that continue the tradition of high quality and enhance Stanford's distinctive sense of place
Schedule - Deliver projects in a professional, timely manner
This position is in the civil infrastructure team within the Department of Project Management in the Land, Buildings and Real Estate Department, reporting to the Associate Director - Engineering in the team. The civil infrastructure team manages the implementation of civil infrastructure and landscape projects that include Stanford's water distribution, storm drainage and sanitary sewer systems, roads, parking lots, creeks, bridges, dams, pedestrian areas, and landscaping. The team works closely with the Water Resources and Civil Infrastructure Group (WRCI) under the Sustainability and Energy Management Department and the University Architect/Campus Planning and Design (UA/CPD) Department when implementing these projects. The WRCI Group is responsible for operation and maintenance of the civil infrastructure systems and the UA/CPD leads strategic planning and design of the campus.
Your Responsibilities: In this position, the project manager will manage various types of projects including pedestrian paths and malls, bike parking, landscape, architectural concrete and other special paving, small road and parking lot construction and modification. The project manager will plan, execute, and finalize construction projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members, contractors, consultants, and vendors in order to deliver projects according to plan.
Typical assignments and project management duties include but is not limited to:
perform the full range of the project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing
independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed
develop requests for proposals and hire consultants and contractors to perform work
identify resources, and organize and manage project teams through the project duration
work with clients to develop project criteria and lead project implementation efforts
review and approve contract requisitions and vendor invoices
obtain local (cities and counties) and regulatory permits for projects
develop and maintain schedule and budget controls and manage associated risks
lead project meetings to discuss project updates, review designs, and resolve construction issues
facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus
resolve problems as they arise and proactively identify potential problems early in the process and develop strategies to overcome obstacles
coordinate with other campus projects and stakeholders
build relationships with schools/departments (building managers and facility directors) and other LBRE leaders with the goal of representing DPM; and
coordinate and communicate with project stakeholders within Stanford (students, faculty, and staff), regulatory agencies and the general public.
Qualifications: The position requires construction management experience on general civil and landscape projects that is focused on small parking lots, roads, pedestrian areas and landscape improvements. Professional approach, technical competence, initiative/creativity, excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills, and desire to work as a collaborative team player are all general attributes necessary for successfully working in this position and in the Stanford environment. In addition to these general attributes, specific qualifications for this position are as follows:
Bachelors degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, architecture or construction management preferred, but not required.
Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible construction management experience on civil or landscape infrastructure projects, or a combination of education and experience
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communications skills with a collaborative professional approach and communication style.
Proficiency in computer systems and software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Check out our unique perks where you will find:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
* - The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with any disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by law.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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