Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive community of fellow scholars, receive funding for graduate study at Stanford, and participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities.
The Director of Facilities Management, Design, and Construction is responsible for leading the management of facilities projects and maintenance, for Denning House to ensure optimal facility utilization, safety, quality standards, and aesthetics; as well as other operational projects in support of Knight-Hennessy Scholars programs.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate is a creative problem-solver and an enthusiastic team player with strong oral and written communication skills. They will exhibit solid judgment and the ability to navigate ambiguity. A successful candidate will also exhibit a commitment to excellence in a fast-paced, start-up-like environment.
Design and Construction Projects
Serve as primary contact and responsible for the successful execution of facilities projects, including project feasibility studies, programming, design, construction management, cost estimates, schedules, and contract administration
Manage the selection process and contract negotiations for contractors, and project related vendors. Manages, assesses, and documents project scope, describing the objectives, physical requirements, parameters, and constraints of the project, including the user's functional requirements and safety, operations, maintenance, quality standards, and aesthetics
Engage Stanford Land Buildings and Real Estate as required
Conduct project meetings to discuss and resolve issues relating to requests, submittals, substitutions, schedule, and quality of work
Prepare and maintain accurate, coherent, timely, and project records/files
Provide leadership, coordination, and support to vendors working on projects
Oversee budget planning for assigned portfolio including providing various reports summarizing the financial, operating and capital expenditure activity
Ensure the completion of construction within budget, on schedule, and meets all program objectives and appropriate regulations
Manage communications on a regular and timely basis, ensuring that all project participants are informed of project status, problems, and required actions
Create and maintain dashboard for projects
Coordinate needed building disruptions and shutdowns with events and program schedules
Communicate with key stakeholders and executive committees as needed
Serve as primary contact and responsible for managing the repair, maintenance and daily facilities needs
Select vendors and secure bids on approved, operating and capital budget items that pertain to building equipment/systems, maintenance, engineering and tenant services
Ensure completion of maintenance work in accordance with established industry standards and in compliance with safety regulations and building codes
Implement and maintain preventative maintenance program
Review and approve maintenance, engineering and utility invoices for cost, accounting, amount and completion and construction work performed by contractors
Create and maintain dashboard for ongoing projects and routine maintenance
Communicate with key stakeholders and executive committees as needed
Serve as project manager of multiple activities related to the King Global Leadership Program
Serve as logistical lead on a variety of complex events for the program
Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and timelines
Minimum Requirements (education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or combination of technical education, training, and experience.
Five or more years of extensive relevant professional and managerial experience in an environment with a variety of building types (administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, residential & dining facilities, auditoriums, etc.).
Master's Degree and 10 years of experience in facilities management, planning, design, and construction, or combination of education and relevant experience
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
Ability to plan, organize, direct the work of consultants and vendors
Ability to prioritize work by making informed judgments and to develop solutions for complex problems
Ability to utilize project management tools
Knowledge of CAD system, estimating, cost control, scheduling, construction administration, quality control, specification writing, and space planning
Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility
Knowledge of technical, professional and business processes in the fields of architecture, design, and construction
Knowledge of building systems, building codes and safety requirements
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to foster teamwork
Ability to create clear and effective graphic presentation documents.
Perform desk-based computer tasks
Sit, stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 50 pounds, twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl
* 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 the job.
May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs
May work on evenings and weekends
Work onsite daily or as needed at Stanford's campus
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
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. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
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 excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive 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.
Stanford is an equal 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 any other characteristic protected by law.
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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