Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Department of Project Management provides resources and training regarding university policies and procedures for schools and departments that choose to manage facilities and infrastructure improvement projects with their own staff. These projects are known as Departmentally Managed Projects, or DMPs. We also serve as the university liaison and point of contact for our primary permitting jurisdiction, Santa Clara County.
The Project Manager will support Senior Project Managers or Project Executives in larger (>$10M) projects. They may also be responsible for managing smaller projects or components of larger projects independently with mentorship within the Department of Project Management. The Project Manager will lead design team, including internal stakeholders and consultants/contractors and drive design efforts to meet program and project goals during the planning phases. The Project Manager will lead project teams, including internal stakeholders and consultants/contractors to meet project budget and schedule during implementation phases.
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.
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.
These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level: Charter origination or scope identification and shaping, scope definition; # of disciplines/stakeholders to manage is across university-wide impact, and city, county constituents; risk-manage, control and report on risk associated with more complicated projects, affecting division or program as it relates to their project portfolio and risk sharing and control is skewed further to the project manager: project complexity involves synthesizing complex technical data and driving decisions; primary university relationship is at the senior associate/administrative dean, faculty and directors level: single project budget/scope accountability-up to $10M; cumulative budget/scope accountability over $10M.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of related experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
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.
Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.
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.
Certifications and Licenses:
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.
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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
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