SRWC Facilities and Operations Engineer

California, United States
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Land, Buildings & Real Estate 

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 8,100 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy." 

We are accepting applications for Facilities and Operations Engineer for our Stanford Redwood City campus. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus (SRWC) brings together 2,200 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford’s culture and mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, multi-function conference center and outdoor venues, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families. 

If you are an articulate, highly motivated self-starter who enjoys a collaborative fast paced environment, this may be the right career opportunity for you!

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

Job Code: 4351
Job Grade: G

Perform technical engineering responsibilities applying standard planning, design and engineering principles in the construction, modification, operation, maintenance and utilities servicing of university facilities.

Facility Operations Engineering

  • Perform technical engineering work, such as preparation of schematics, drawings, and specifications
  • Assist with the development of building and control systems lifecycle through a systems engineering approach, this includes: setting requirements, developing specifications, supporting design implementations, testing, integration, commissioning, and documentation processes.
  • Participate in and contribute to facilities operations building review meetings and presentations.
  • Develop, document, monitor, and analyze new and existing operations initiatives
  • Participate and contribute to the development of energy consumption model for the site utilities
  • Assist Facilities Operations with site analysis and proposal recommendations
  • Advise on feasibility and costs, working with outside contractors, public utility contacts, Stanford utilities groups, and Stanford user groups
  • Serve as a SRWC Operations technical resource for routine inquiries and request
  • Assist with troubleshooting, diagnostics analysis of building and controls subsystems

Facilities/Construction Project Management

  • Support and contribute to project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of necessary documentation for the planning, procurement, design, and execution of projects including development of requirement documents, and design submittals.
  • Assist with permitting and inspection activities, permit applications, agency coordination, etc.
  • Maintain design and construction documents including safety documentation, cost and schedule reporting, nonconformance reports, and inspection reports.
  • Prepare technical plans and reviews for campus projects
  • Assist with project activities: coordinating with technical team members, review internal draft materials, track project status, handle internal and client communications
  • Represent SRWC Operations on specific project teams and review committees

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant engineering discipline or other appropriate specialty, or combination of education and work experience meeting the CA Engineer-in-Training requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Proficiency with standard desktop applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Knowledge of scheduling, project management tools and resources.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with engineering software related to assignment.

Certifications and Licenses:


  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds,
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - 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 the job.


  • Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
  • May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
  • May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.


  • 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 safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • 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,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4351
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 85008