Associate Director - Engineering

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Another Source
Issaquah, WA, United States

Phone: 2062418906
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Associate Director - Engineering


Palo Alto, CA 



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Job Description:

Another Source’s client, Stanford University, is recruiting an Associate Director of Engineering within the Water Resources and Civil Infrastructure group, to join their team on campus in Palo Alto, California. 


Here’s a little about the Stanford Land, Building and Real Estate and the position they are recruiting for:  


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." 


The anticipated annual base salary range for this position is $152,000 - $176,000.  


What you will do in this role: 

  • Manage and execute the engineering aspects of civil infrastructure systems’ reliability and capacity assurance, capital program development, and capital projects identification, scoping, planning, prioritizing and implementation quality assurance; capital projects’ design, permitting and construction management are managed by another Land, Building, and Real Estate (LBRE) department. 
  • Conduct/manage systems evaluations and engineering efforts such as hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, field inspections and condition assessments, engineering analyses, data management, field reconnaissance, preparation of engineering studies/reports, managing consultants and contractors, and field inspection of construction and installations. 
  • Review analyses and project design documents for clarity, completeness, and constructability; balancing productivity with attention to detail is crucial for this role. 
  • Work collaboratively within a team setting in the group to facilitate comprehensive and efficient engineering and operational efficiency and assure regulatory compliance; and will also directly manage some of the group’s more complex studies/analyses. 
  • Collaborate with other utilities managers (e.g., energy and communication systems) and land use planning and development colleagues in various departments to coordinate logistics to minimize campus disruption and facilitate contained project execution.  

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description 


To be successful in this role you must bring: 

  • The position requires a degree and California licensed civil engineer with extensive analytical, design, and field experience in general civil infrastructure, including roads, water, sewer, and storm drainage systems, and preferably dams and bridges, and familiarity with their operation.   
  • Professional approach, technical competence, initiative/creativity, excellent spoken and written communication and presentation skills, and desire to work as a collaborative team player are all general attributes necessary for successfully working in this position and the Stanford facilities environment.  In addition to these general attributes, specific technical qualifications for this position are as follows: 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, master’s degree preferred. 
  • Current professional civil engineer license registration in California. 
  • Minimum of 10 years (20 preferred) of progressively responsible engineering and managerial experience in roads, drainage, water, and sewer systems, including planning, hydraulic calculations, plans and specifications preparation, project management, and construction inspection. 
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced analysis, problem-solving, logistics planning, financial planning & budgeting, and customer service skills. 
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation & controls systems, databases for inventory/asset management, and operational/regulatory compliance reporting is preferred. 
  • At least ten years of managerial experience including leading technical or cross-functional teams, and successfully managing complex projects and multiple projects/issues simultaneously. 
  • At least five-plus years in an engineering group supervisory position. 
  • Highly motivated and motivating leader, with a collaborative professional approach and communication style. 
  • Experience leading large meetings of project teams and stakeholder groups. 
  • Experience with conventional permitting processes and working with governmental agencies. 
  • Proficiency in personal computer systems and software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and infrastructure-related software (e.g., StormCAD, SewerCAD, and AutoCAD). 


Why Stanford is for You 

Stanford University offers a comprehensive benefit package including: 


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 superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. 


A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits. 


Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. 


Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts, and more! 


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.  


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.