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Sr. Project Manager - Capital Projects

Company: KLA
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Range: $113,000.00 - $192,100.00 Annually

Primary Location: USA-CA-Milpitas-KLA

KLA's total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Company Overview
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and we invest 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

Group/Division
The KLA Global Workplace Services (GWS) team is passionate about enabling the business goals and company culture through the delivery of workplace environments and services that foster teamwork, innovation and productivity. Our team runs a worldwide portfolio of over 3 million square feet, 135 sites and over 12,000 employees. In addition to ensuring the workspace and manufacturing facilities operate seamlessly, this group also provides employee and site services, such as cafeteria, transportation, security, and safety. The team is responsible for all construction and site improvement work to enable the business needs as well as align with the financial requirements.

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

This position will be accountable for project management of GWS capital projects, serving as the primary lead and liaison for vendors, contractors, internal business customers and partners through all phases of the project lifecycle to support the company's strategic objectives and plans.

You will work on innovative and high-impact clean room, lab, workplace, and technical reconfiguration construction projects of KLA new and existing facilities to further develop innovation while delivering impactful solutions across our portfolio.

Requires the ability to learn internal customer operating preferences and KLA-specific technology to get results that align manufacturing and engineering with their support entities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run projects from inception, defining, leading, monitoring, and reporting project progress, cost, and schedule
  • Learn how KLA products integrate with the facility infrastructure in terms of installation specifications and utility consumptions. And then work with business partners and customers, engineers, designers, consultants, and contractors to define, plan, procure, implement, monitor, and close projects accordingly
  • Build cost plans and/or project estimates for scenario analysis and funding approval. Monitor and report project cost including cost commitments and cashflow
  • Lead source to pay process, including competitive bidding, leveling, award, contracting, PO issuance and vendor payment - in coordination with KLA procurement and finance
  • Establish relationships with jurisdictions to understand local entitlement and permit processes and assist in expedition of planning and construction activities
  • Provide periodic reports for senior management and executive level partners. Maintain effective communication with internal customers, GWS wide team and management
  • Lead the development of architectural and engineering drawings and reviews at key phases for consistency to standards, brief and best practices and alignment with cost and schedule. Look for project savings and cost avoidance opportunities.
  • Complete site visits, as required, to monitor project progress and customer satisfaction.
  • Partner closely with GWS Environmental Health & Safety team to maintain KLA service and safety standards. Help establish guidance to ensure conformance to federal and local laws and company policies. Review hazardous material requirements and bridge any facility and tool usage gaps.
  • Provide feedback for performance metrics tracking and benchmarking.
  • Assist in creation of CAD standards and project close-out checklists for detailed as-built record keeping and document control.
  • Develop methods to optimize HVAC, process piping, and electrical infrastructure, value engineering, and as-built distribution. Work closely with the GWS Operations team to integrate old and new systems.
  • Research the latest products and technology surrounding Class 100 cleanroom construction. Bring ideas to KLA to improve upon current designs.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's level degree with a minimum eight years of validated experience in capital construction project management.
    • Deep knowledge and passion about construction and MEP systems and related data/technology tools and systems.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and confirmed ability to effectively represent businesses and drive decisions with senior executives.
    • A consistent record to influence and collaborate across groups, and at all levels of an organization.
    • Ability to plan at both a strategic and tactical execution level.
    • Strong project team management skills, including the ability to allocate resources effectively, define clear deliverables and provide direction
    • Ability to travel within the US (10% travel time or less anticipated)
    • Ability to work onsite 3 or more days per week
    • Adaptable to work on projects of different size and pace, including work in a live dynamic campus environment
    • Strong project and program management, organizational and entrepreneurial skills.
    • Familiarity with CAFM and Building Management Systems.
    • Customer focus by responding promptly and appropriately to customer requests and understanding business needs
    • Confirmed analytical and business skills.
    • Strong individual accountability and execution.
    • Knowledge of conceptual estimating and construction projects, from design development to construction documents, submittals, and permit restrictions.
    • Ability to read construction drawings and understand MEP systems.


      The company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and family care and bonding leave.

      KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

Keywords: KLA, Milpitas , Sr. Project Manager - Capital Projects, Executive , Milpitas, California

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