Senior Project Manager

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Senior Project Manager

Stanford University

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The mission of the Office of Facilities Planning and Management (OFPM) in the School of Medicine is to plan for and manage the facilities needs of the School of Medicine community in the areas of facilities operations, capital planning and budgeting, projects from programming through occupancy, space inventory, and facility assets.

In the pursuit of this mission, the Project Management team seeks a knowledgeable Senior Project Manager to manage projects and/or programs undertaken by an organization or division in a manner that ensures their alignment with the university's strategic objectives. The Senior Project Manager defines a projects scope, team, budget, capital accounts, and schedule. In the School of Medicine specifically, this includes managing the implementation of dynamic scientific requirements by coordinating installation of complex scientific equipment with stringent technical building system requirements. Work includes overseeing the permitting process, negotiating contracts, coordinating technical reviews, and scheduling shutdowns and inspections. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate experience successfully managing large and complex projects, with the greatest technical challenges and highest risk. This position will be based in Stanford Research Park. Please include a resume and a cover letter for consideration.

Duties include:

  • 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.
  • 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. Oversee projects to realize the School of Medicine vision and effectively manage individual and group stakeholder dynamics. Regularly interfaces with faculty, staff and departmental leadership.
  • Communicates proactively with stakeholders to manage stakeholder expectations and concerns. Establishes a clear understanding of project goals and deliverables, as well as project constraints and risks. Create ideas to enhance the process in regards to costs, time, and quality for our customers.
  • Support the Manager of Project Management with administrative and management duties, as needed.
  • Independently acts as liaison with Stanford University Land, Building and Real Estate Project Managers on projects over $5M ensuring that the project meets School of Medicine standards and objectives.
  • Anticipates and mitigates a broad array of risks associated with the project, including interconnections between projects and impacts to the School of Medicine's strategic objectives.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or similar field preferred.
  • 10+ years of construction experience with a broad understanding of the industry.
  • 5 years' experience managing large projects with capital budgets of above $10M.
  • Experience working in an academic setting that includes multiple buildings and facilities, Stanford experience a plus.
  • Experience managing highly technical medical and/or lab research facilities projects.
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities.
  • PMP Certificate preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and ten years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and to manage multiple projects.
  • Exceptional and effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of university operations, administration, community, and mission.
  • Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.

  • PMP Certificate

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk based computer tasks and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds or more.
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
  • Auditory acuity with ability to hear horns and bells.
  • Visual acuity with ability to determine colors for finishes.
  • Ability to climb scaffolding, ladders, stairs etc.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May work in active laboratories or outdoor environments.
  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • May drive vehicle day and night.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments, and dress for clean rooms.
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

  • Position requires essential onsite work during Covid-19 where employee will need to work at Stanford's work locations during shelter-in-place when necessary This position's work office is located in Stanford Research Park.

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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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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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2033
Work Type: Full Time