Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University's physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university's academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford's 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as "Caretakers of a Legacy."
Who we are:
The Department of Project Management (DPM) is responsible for the development, design and construction of major capital projects at Stanford University. DPM reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Projects and Operations within LBRE, and currently includes a staff of professionals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction and cost management. These professionals serve as Project Managers and Project Engineers, Quality Assurance Field Inspectors, and Project Coordinators, who work as a project team that involves multiple stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of facilities that support the University's academic mission.
What we do:
DPM manages capital projects from conceptual project development, through design, permitting, construction and occupancy. We endeavor to plan and develop high-value, quality, long-term cost effective facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives at Stanford, embrace our partnership with the community and reinforce our stewardship of Stanford lands. Our Primary goals are:
Cost - Deliver projects of long-term value within justifiable, benchmarked budgets
Performance - Measure the process and outcomes
Quality - Deliver buildings and landscapes that continue the tradition of high quality and enhance Stanford's distinctive sense of place
Schedule - Deliver projects in a professional, timely manner
Stanford University's Department of Project Management Group is seeking to hire a Construction Quality Assurance Field Inspector to assist Construction Project Managers throughout each phase of the design, construction, and project delivery process. This individual will support multiple Project Managers on a number of different projects at any given time. This is a full-time professional position that is important to the overall success of the organization.
Work hours can vary based on project start times and hours of operation.
The Construction Quality Assurance Field Inspector
("QA/QC Inspector") will be responsible for completing a number of activities in support of, and under the direction of the Director of Construction Quality and will partner with Construction Project Managers for Stanford Land, Buildings, and Real Estate projects. While specific tasks will vary from project to project, the QA/QC Inspector will be expected to engage with various disciplines as noted.
These may include:
Communication and coordination among many project participants within and external to Stanford University.
Perform design and constructability review of drawings, and specifications. Review the drawings to determine if there are code deficiencies, missing elements, or coordination issues between the various disciplines.
Review and comment on project Submittals and RFI's.
Review manufacturer's installation guidelines and field verify for compatibility and compliance of product installation. An example: Exterior envelope systems, components, and product compatibilities.
Field oversight of project consultants such as Waterproofing, Special Inspection, Geotechnical, Acoustics, Systems Commissioning. Coordinate General Contractor's tracking of associated Consultant Field Observation Reports.
Field inspection and verification of all trades as it relates to plans, specifications, applicable jurisdictional codes, manufacturer's installation requirements, Stanford Facilities Design Guidelines, etc.
Owners' representation for verification of Field performed testing.
Assist in management of contractor activities with other university departments (QA/QC inspection logistics, shutdowns, signage, site impacts, etc.), track coordination and compliance issues and regularly update the Construction Project Management Team. As the QA/QC inspector representing Stanford University there may be occasions requiring the need to proxy for the Project Manager/Project Engineer in meetings and management tasks.
Establish QC program and documentation method with General Contractor. (PlanGrid, Procore, BIM 360 software proficiency)
Supervise and maintain project QC logs and associated documentation. Monitor project schedules.
Work closely with the project management team to track budgets, progress, update cost forecasts and investigate cost saving alternatives. Field verify work associated with Change Orders.
Attend and conduct required construction team meetings and related coordination exercises such as BIM clash detection and maintenance access acceptance.
Qualifications for this position include a minimum of five years
Construction Superintendent with experience in Carpentry, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, exterior envelope waterproofing, interior finishes, utilities, and civil work.
Construction management degree, ICC inspector Certification, Special Inspection Certification are a plus. Strong field experience and familiarity with a variety of building types and the California Building Codes.
The possession of an OSHPD license is highly advantageous or the demonstration of the willingness and the ability to obtain one within the first 12 months of hire.
The candidate must possess effective communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to interact effectively at all levels with a variety of groups/persons, including end users, City, County and State Building Officials, General Contractors, Architects, consultants, etc. The candidate will be an independent, self-starter and will demonstrate the ability to take initiative.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field with minimum ten years' experience in construction superintendence or management, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
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.
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.
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.
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