This position will liaise with a broad range of client groups and stakeholders, including SLAC scientists and physicists, management and operations, finance and contracting, facilities maintenance experts, and other project stakeholders. The senior project manager will also present project information to various stakeholders, including the DOE in Project Status Peer Reviews, SLAC Laboratory Management, and the prospective user community.
This position is an employee of Stanford University, providing support to the Department of Energy (DOE) contract at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. This position requires the highest personal and professional commitment to delivering safe, quality design and construction performance. This position reports to the Infrastructure Projects Group within the Facilities and Operations (F&O) Design and Construction Services (DCS) team.
Note: SLAC is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory operated by Stanford University and based in Menlo Park; CA. Due to COVID-19-related curtailment of on-site activities, the job duties for this position may be required to be performed from home until full site access is restored.
Your specific responsibilities include:
- Manage large and complex projects with high performance risk, driving project(s) to completion. May manage more than one large project simultaneously. Work is typically comprised of 80% time contribution towards project leadership and 20% as a technical contributor.
- Perform the full range of 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.
- Development and management of critical path schedules
- Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
- Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus.
- Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders; orchestrate and lead change management methodologies underlying project success.
- Manage project cost, schedule, technical scope, and risk; organize and hold readiness reviews; identify and manage project risks to navigate cost, schedule, and scope constraints.
- Gather, organize and disseminate specifications and requirements. Integrate Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) considerations in planning, design and construction of facilities; implement SLAC ES&H policy and best practices in construction. Oversee general contractor activities such as safety, configuration, cost and schedule control.
- Ensure that construction conforms to SLAC policies and engineering specifications under very dynamic working conditions.
- Other duties may also be assigned.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering (especially Electrical, Mechanical, or Civil), Architecture, Construction Management, or related field and five years of experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting including:
- Overseeing contract procurement, personnel selection and performance management, communications with contractors and vendors, contract negotiation, change control, and earned-value measurement.
- Performing project engineering and project controls of complex industrial or commercial projects and substantial experience in civil, building, mechanical, electrical, and utility construction.
- Testing, special inspection, permitting, and system commissioning.
- Various project delivery methods (including design-build and design-bid-build)
- Construction project estimating (parametric, unit costs, RS Means, etc.)
- Construction quality management and assurance
- Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, and interpret multi-disciplinary construction engineering documents, including specifications and contract drawings.
- Evaluate and approve design and construction schedules in compliance with contract documents.
- Coordinate, evaluate, and process all RFIs, submittals and change orders in a timely manner.
- Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences and be able to convey complex technical information and project objectives to various audiences, including: construction contractors, architects and engineers, supported clients, financial and contracting personnel, senior SLAC leadership, and distinguished visitors.
- Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams. This entails the ability to coordinate with multiple project stakeholders, guide the team to successful decision-making, and lead the team to successfully meet all project goals and deadlines.
- Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration of scope, time management, cost, quality, human resources communications, risk, and procurement components.
- Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.
- Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving in a various situations.
- Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
- Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects. Thorough knowledge of industry best practices in design and construction.
- Must demonstrate strongest commitment to construction safety, including construction safety knowledge, field experience, and commitment to proactive safety planning and compliance.
- Must be a team-player, willing and able to work in a highly collaborative organization, striving to continuously improve delivery of design and construction through continuous process improvement.
- Must be a team-leader, with a passion for doing it right the first time, able to influence project partners to collaboratively and safely deliver high-quality projects on schedule and within budget.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
- Project leadership experience with design and construction projects.
- Working knowledge of Primavera P6, MS Project, and collaborative project-management software.
- Multi-year public-funded construction projects.
- Pull-planning or Last Planner® System
- Experience with design and/or construction of electrical and mechanical infrastructure systems
- Experience with design and/or construction of specialized laboratories, clean rooms, MEP utilities and building systems, and experimental science facilities.
- Coordinating with and supporting various project stakeholders in a matrix organization
- Successfully commissioning highly technical electrical and mechanical systems.
- Experience in managing technical facilities construction projects.
Certifications and Licenses:
- Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
- Engineer in training (EIT), Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification, Professional Engineer (PE) license, or Registered Architect (RA) preferred.
SLAC employee competencies:
- Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
- Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
- Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
- Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
- Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
- Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages
- Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve.