Brailsford & Dunlavey is seeking a dynamic senior program manager who will be based in San Jose, CA.
The senior program manager assists the director in the management, supervision and execution of all engineering, design and construction required to support the bond construction program of new constructions and renovation projects for the District. This position supervises project teams who are responsible for various professional services and construction contracts. The position requires coordinator and liaison with the District Office, College departments, State agencies, consulting professional and construction firms.
The senior program manager oversees bond funded construction projects, construction activities and related personnel in assigned location. The position works directly with campus administration and design/planning committees in regards to the District’s facility planning, construction and District’s compliance with Federal, State and local safety, and environmental regulations.
Oversee and participate in the development of the facilities construction work plan. Assign work activities and projects. Monitor work progress. Review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Work closely with College faculty, staff and administrators on the review, prioritization and implementation of Facility Master Plan. Ensure that project design and construction meet the needs and expectations of the educational program and services. May assist in the preparation of updates of the Facility Master Plan and District Standards.
Prepare the facility construction budget and assist in the budget implementation. Participate in the cost estimates and forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Monitor construction projects, maintain and initiate schedule changes as necessary. Coordinator and review the work of architects and other contractors to assure timely completion of projects.
Provide support for the project timelines, bid specifications, drawings and bid packages for contracted work. Support the review of bids. Ensure that contracts and other documents are completed prior to the initiation of the project.
Manage and coordinate the work of the construction management consultants. Communicate with college and district constituent groups for a smooth project implementation.
Participate in the evaluation of potential consultants and/or contractors. Supervise personnel that work directly with architects and engineers.
Provide leadership in obtaining/exceeding the Board of Trustee outreach goals for participation of minority, women, and disabled veteran owned businesses.
Prepare of provide guidance on the preparation of the more complex/controversial contract modifications and claims. Compile and analyze materials pertaining to the changes and claims.
Research and prepare various reports, graphs, charts, and critical path method schedules, and forms.
Actively assit with the recruitment and training of new staff.
Participate in all appropriate B&D staff meetings and training programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The senior program manager will manage a team of project staff.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, business, finance, urban planning, real estate management, or related field.
Minimum of seven years of progressive experience in a related field (program management, construction, architecture or engineering services, etc.)
Prior experience working in a college setting is required.
Public construction experience.
Valid driver’s license for travel in the United States is required.
Bilingual abilities, desirable
Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to apply technological solutions to planning or implementation assignments.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects of significant scale.
Ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-dimensional work environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities.
Strong understanding of real estate, finance and accounting principles.
Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction and ethical business practices.
Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.
Aptitude and desire for mentoring and training project staff.
Coordinate activities of multiple professional consultants and teams
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds and sensitivity to/knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented.
Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors.
Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work Environment, Equipment, and Physical Demands:
[The demands marked below are representative of those that will be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.]
Office environment; moderate noise.
Field environment; moderate to loud noise.
Occasional evening or weekend work.
Air and overnight travel may be required.
Office equipment/computers 8 hours per day.
Sitting at desk or table up to 6 hours per day
Standing or walking
Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
Eye-Hand Coordination (keyboard typing)
Hearing and talking
Extended periods of reading fine print.
Light to moderate bending, crouching, and stooping (filing)
Internal Number: 1634
About Brailsford & Dunlavey
Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management and development advisory firm with comprehensive in-house planning capabilities. Our purpose is to inspire and empower organizations to maximize the value of investments that advance communities. As catalysts for building community, we maximize value and mitigate risk for our clients every step of the way. We take an idea, make it a viable project, and manage it through ribbon cutting and into operation.