Senior Facilities Project Manager

Santa Clara, CA

Job Title

Senior Facilities Project Manager

Job Description Summary

Cushman & Wakefield is seeking an experienced & ambitious Project/Program Manager to partner with a leading client in the technology industry to lead facility related projects across their campuses in Santa Clara and San Jose.

The selected candidate will:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on infrastructure design and development for lab implementation supporting multigeneration product lines
  • Evaluate project requests independently from the perspective of the client and provide feedback to leadership on the viability, approach, budget, schedule
  • Manage the design, permitting, and construction of the projects through the use of established processes, experience, and expertise
  • Be assertive, with strong leadership and communications skills, demonstrated success at prioritizing multiple engineering needs with operational realities. Adept at partnering with key stakeholders throughout the vertical management chain in all aspects of design and construction

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day client interactions, relationships, and expectations
  • Partner with local integrated facilities management team
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of facilities systems for clear communication of project needs
  • Prepare agendas, develop and maintain master project budgets and timelines for each project and project phase, while gaining approvals from all relevant project stakeholders
  • Prepare and coordinate project reports and drawing reviews for clients, property/facility management team, and project team (as applicable) at conceptual, schematic, design development and construction phases of project.
  • Assist in the selection, contracting process and oversight of consultants and construction teams as necessary for each project
  • Review requisitions, change orders and other invoices associated with the project and confer with client and property management on costs and impacts
  • Support the marketing of services to clients as requested
  • Adhere to corporate, building, and client policies and procedures
  • Cooperate with other building/facility personnel to achieve goals and objectives as to quality, service, cost and profit
  • Report to immediate supervisor major problems and findings and results achieved with recommendations
  • Advise and obtain the necessary approvals from the appropriate members of management of potential organizational changes, actions that might require additional commitments, and the need for expenditures in excess of approved budget
  • Adhere to government laws and regulations and established rulings of government authorities, including building codes, safety regulations, etc.
  • Maintain high qualitative and quantitative standards of work performance
  • Strive constantly to improve skill and work knowledge; keep up to date in the field of specialization
  • Display a working knowledge of MEP concepts, systems and designs in regard to manufacturing, data centers and laboratory environments
  • Responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects
  • Ensure the project plan, scope, work structure, schedule, and budget are maintained by all the involved parties (e.g., consultants, engineers, architects, vendors, stakeholders, etc.)
  • Develop ROM level project estimates for funding approval based on project program documents
  • Regularly monitor the progress of all projects by completing site visits, tracking procurement activities, and reviewing GC weekly reports
  • Select and manage project team and resources including subcontractors, consultants, suppliers and partners through bidding and vendor selection processes
  • Conduct project meetings (including taking and sharing minutes), track deliverables assigned in meetings, coordinate project updates/reports and drawing reviews at conceptual, schematic, design development and construction phases of project
  • Review and approve requisitions, change orders and invoices associated with the project
  • Oversee document preparation and completion (e.g., contracts, close-outs, punch lists, etc.)
  • Adhere to Client and C&W policies and procedures, obtain necessary approvals, understand local permitting processes and obtain final approvals and final acceptance

Key Competencies

  • Client Focus
  • Innovative
  • Communication Proficiency (oral and written)
  • Relationship Management
  • Leadership
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Consultation
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, or a related discipline preferred
  • Project or construction management experience in a high-tech environment required:
  • Minimum of 5 years directly related experience in an engineering/construction project accountability role
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a project management capacity especially experience in leading, motivating, and developing employees
  • Hands-on experience with tenant improvement construction projects preferred
  • Experience with managing technical infrastructure with respect to MEPSF systems preferred or any similar combination of education and experience
  • Certification in PE, AIA, LEED, or CMAA preferred
  • Solid understanding of the construction industry, terminology, codes, documentation, and design disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft suite
  • Proficiency with project management tools
  • Willing/able to travel between sites in the Bay Area.
  • Strong organization with proven leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform duties under deadline pressure in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

Physical Requirements

  • Involves work of a general office nature; typically includes extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer for up to 8 hours a day
  • Involves climbing roof ladders periodically
  • May involve periods of standing, such as operating at a copier/fax/scanner
  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand
  • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics, and computer displays


Cushman & Wakefield also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health, vision, and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life, and disability insurance programs, and paid and unpaid time away from work. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Cushman and Wakefield provide eligible employees with competitive pay, which may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, total hours worked, job type, business line, and applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

The compensation that will be offered to the successful candidate will depend on factors such as whether the position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, the geographic area in which the work will be performed, market pay rates in that area, and the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The company will not pay less than minimum wage for this role.

The compensation for the position is: $127,500.00 - $150,000.00 Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, please call the ADA line at 1-888-365-5406 or email [email protected]. Please refer to the job title and job location when you contact us.

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