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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories, and operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, including the first hard X-ray free-electron laser. Research at SLAC explores the structure and function of matter and the properties of energy, space and time, at the smallest and largest scales, all with the goal of solving problems facing society and advancing human knowledge.



Field Construction Manager

Job Requisition #: 2808
Classification Title: Construction Manager/Inspector 1
Grade: I
Location: Menlo Park, CA (HQ)
# of openings: 1



SLAC Facilities Engineering and Construction group is seeking a Field Construction Manager, (FCM), that will report to the Facilities and Operations Construction Manager (CM) and subsequently to various Project Mangers to manage various facilities construction and installation projects. The Field Construction Manager is responsible for technical compliance and safety oversight of complex high risk construction projects. Additionally the Field Construction Manager is responsible to assure Work Planning and Control and coordination with Laboratory stakeholders and Facilities support.

***Note: This is a 2 years fixed term position with the possibility of extension or conversion to a regular- continuing position.***


  • Oversee, monitor and inspect construction activities for new or renovation projects. Responsible for technical compliance and quality assurance oversight of construction projects.
  • Provides daily inspection reports and maintains up-to-date files of all construction documents including Job Safety Analyses, permits, etc.
  • Performs field inspections and quality assurance of construction projects.
  • Keeps Project Management and Construction Manager apprised of project’s progress, status, quality, and schedule.
  • Notifies PM and CM of all code required modifications or clarifications. 
  • Witnesses and maintains up-to-date files of all special inspections and submits copies of same to PM, CM and ES&H. 
  • Submits copies of all construction inspection reports as required by BIO. 
  • Meets daily with subcontractor’s & sub-tier contractor’s representatives, and their workers to review current Job Safety Analyses (JSA), specific to the scope of work being performed and releases the work to commence.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings to keep Project Manager apprised of project progress, status, quality and schedule.
  • Identify and evaluate potential new observed hazards and implement controls as project's scope of work changes; ensure work is authorized and released in accordance with approved guidelines and processes prior to commencing work activity.
  • Document and report all construction deficiencies to Project Manager.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field with minimum five years’ experience in construction superintendence or management, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in construction and construction management.
  • Experience planning, directing, and coordinating activity on construction sites.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend construction documents, including plans, specifications, contracts, regulatory requirements, Request for Information (RFI), Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules etc.
  • Working knowledge of testing, special inspection, permitting, Request for Information (RFI), submittals, change order, and scheduling policies and procedures associated with construction contracts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in computer operation including Primavera Construction Manager and P6, Microsoft Office suites including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project Schedule, Outlook, and SharePoint.

Certifications and Licenses:

Valid California non-commercial Class driver’s license

SLAC Employee Competencies:

  • Effective Decisions:  Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development:  Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability:  Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative:  Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability:  Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication:  Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships:  Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk based computer tasks and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds or more.
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
  •  Auditory acuity with ability to hear horns and bells.
  • Visual acuity with ability to determine colors for finishes.
  • Ability to climb scaffolding, ladders, stairs etc.

* - 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.


  • May work in outdoor environments.
  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • May operate a motor vehicle day and night.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities:
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,



SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.


Final candidates are subject to background checks prior to commencement of employment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Internal candidates, who are selected for hire, may require degree verification and/or credit checks based on requirements of the new position.


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