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Strategic Capital Planner/Project Manager

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California 94025
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s (SLAC) Facilities and Operations (F&O) Division manages one of the world’s premier science facilities on a 400 acre Stanford site with 150+ structures comprised of office and research facilities for the Department of Energy. We are a service organization committed to the support and success of the Laboratory's Scientific Mission by providing safe and responsive engineering, construction, operations and maintenance of equipment, buildings and infrastructure.

The Strategic Capital Planning (SCP) Group within our F&O Division is responsible for overseeing the capital investment and planning of our conventional infrastructures for scientific mission readiness. Members of the SCP team are accountable for planning our infrastructure projects for the next ten (10) years to support our science mission.

We are seeking a Capital Planner/Project Manager to join our team and support a range of capital projects planning activities involving the planning of civil infrastructure (buildings and utilities). In this position, you will primarily be responsible for developing, overseeing, and coordinating university land use and development, along with integrating planning and resource conservation, while achieving Stanford’s land use and development objectives of scope, cost, and schedule in conformance with our design standards, objectives, and local state and federal regulations.

Your specific responsibilities include:


  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in planning and execution of plans, resource management programs, designs, and guidelines related to the development, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of university lands and facilities.
  • Plan, research, formulate, and prepare design, engineering, environmental, and/or other analyses and conceptual plans associated with facility proposals, site selection, etc.
  • Summarize program needs, evaluate land's suitability and sensitivities, develop land use scenarios and options, assist with the development of a policy framework, and assist in developing implementation strategies for long-term plans.
  • Oversee the evaluation, documentation, research, and management of specific resources and/or sites (e.g., historic buildings, biological resources).
  • Review and analyze technical plans and specifications of projects for sound architectural design, conformance with design guidelines, conservation objectives, and other pertinent codes or standards.
  • Prepare analyses, evaluations, and recommendations related to major university land use and facilities initiatives.
  • Conduct and direct specified long-range planning and regulatory planning projects; assist in developing related recommendations.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

 Project Manager:

  • Take projects from original concept through final planning on contained risk assignments (projects have mechanisms or managerial controls to minimize risk).
  • Perform the required scope, cost, and schedule planning for the complete planning management cycle to provide safe, effective, and efficient facilities and infrastructure to support science mission.: mission need statements and DOE documents and presentations to obtain Mission Need (CD-0) and Scope and Cost Range (CD-1) DOE approvals: project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, project though the planning project cycle. Lead projects requiring functional integration. Complete sub-project and/or stand-alone.
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for personnel resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus within scope of responsibility.
  • Work with our Facilities Information Management Systems (FIMS) and Condition Assessments Information System (CAIS)
  • These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level: Charter- charter and scoping involvement or scope definition, identify and shape scope; # of disciplines /stakeholders to manage is contained to localized department or university constituents; risk- manage and report on risks associated with projects to upper management, risk sharing is maintained between management and project manager; project complexity involves straight-forward technology applications to drive decisions; primary university relationship is at the individual faculty, department /director level; single project budget/scope accountability up to $20M; cumulative budget/scope up to $100M.


To be successful in this position you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, or other appropriate specialty and five plus years of directly related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience including planning management of projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Developing leadership skills.
  • Ability to function independently in a number of university-wide planning-administration specialties.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative internal and external relationships.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Word, and other applications as applicable.
  • Verbal, graphic, and oral communication skills to explain design.
  • Ability to apply current industry knowledge and technical advances to jobs.

Certifications and licenses:

American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) certification desired



Posted: 2019-04-12 Expires: 2019-05-27

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