Construction of Facilities Program Manager **Hybrid**

Applied Materials

Santa Clara, CA

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Key Attributes:

  • Specialized depth and/or breadth of project management expertise with Semi Fab Construction (>$500M Capital Investment)
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Provides leadership to managers and professional staff
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams or projects
  • Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple sites or related teams
  • Experience deploying Standard Processes and Project Management Tools (ex. MS Office, PMP, critical path modeling, decision modeling, business case modeling)

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for delivering new hi-tech laboratory facility construction project(s) using multiple project delivery and execution strategies at a competitive advantage. Manage project scope, schedule, and budget through all phases of design, contracting, and construction. Knowledgeable of construction processes, startup, testing, commissioning and acceptance of systems and buildings. Ensure projects are completed according to project plans. Candidate has a proven track record in managing a safety culture with leading indicators and methods that promote a safe working environment including incident investigation and corrective actions.[Primary]

  • Participate in the planning of facilities and changes for laboratories and equipment layouts
  • Monitor build progress, overseeing finance and ensuring project quality
  • Make strategic decisions and providing leadership and direction to project managers to implement those decisions
  • Meet with clients, stakeholders and project managers to report on project progress
  • Liaise with clients and build strong working relationships
  • Devise cost-effective plans to enable effective project completion
  • Manage risks and identifying mitigation/enhancement plans to avoid delays or reputational damage

[Additional Responsibilities]

  • Lead the development and re-institution of a Program Management Center of Excellence (COE)
  • Assesses existing standards and processes, perform gap analysis, evaluate best practices (including tools) and develop roadmap and lead implementation
  • Lead Program management council with objectives of providing timely visibility and status across key construction projects
  • Lead and/or oversee additional critical design/ construction projects as required



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 7 - 10 Years of Experience

Additional qualifications include

  • Working experience as a project manager or facilities operations in semiconductor manufacturing (wafer fab) facilities a strong plus
  • Knowledge of semiconductor facilities systems including but not limited to acid waste and exhaust, solvent waste and exhaust, chilled/condenser water, hot water, process chilled water & DI water, process gases, controls, and monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of Fire Life Safety and Gas Life Safety Systems and requirements
  • Knowledge of Permitting requirements, National Electrical Code, Uniform Building Code, and Fire Codes
  • Knowledge of Environmental & Safety regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of building control systems and remote energy management systems
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge / demonstrated use of Project Management tools
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual with minimal direction, and as part of a larger multi-functional team
  • Good team player in any environment; extensive experience using these skills to resolve differences amongst peers and stakeholders
  • Highly proficient in Windows based software including Excel, Word, Project, Visio & PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Hybrid, but will require some travel.

Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience:
7 - 10 Years
Work Experience:
Additional Information
Yes, 50% of the Time
Relocation Eligible:

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.