1+ months

Corp Real Estate - Leader, Service Delivery Management 1319093

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

What Youll Do

We are looking for an Americas Design & Construction Leader. This role will be accountable to lead our program of construction, technical services, and Lab strategy for the Americas portfolio. This role works closely with our transactions, facilities and workplace teams to deliver the program of projects which support our employees and the growth of our company. This role requires demonstrated ability in construction management overseeing development projects; leading teams in the planning and performance of portfolio and capital planning, project scoping, value engineering, cost estimating, program scheduling, budgeting, permitting and construction, performing quality control, and reconciling projects for project closeout and regulatory compliance.

This role reports to the Director, Americas Theater.

Your responsibilities will include...

  • Provide strategic, forward-thinking leadership of Americas real estate design and construction activities including new builds, remodels and critical infrastructure installations and upgrades
  • Ability to build and lead a world class project delivery organization
  • Leadership of third-party project management function
  • Development and management of reporting across all project types and asset classes including scope, schedule, budget and risks
  • Acting as the advisory leader managing our existing projects
  • Accountable for Americas Lab Strategy
  • Identify innovative opportunities to enhance quality, decrease capital costs, reduce delivery time and increase scalability
  • Annual and longer-term capital budget forecast and projections
  • Oversee the entire capital project financial impacts including guidance over project cash flows and procurement approvals
  • Collaboration with Americas team throughout the real estate end-to-end process, act as a key contributor during strategy & acquisition phase and ensure a seamless hand-off for site operation once projects are delivered.
  • Coordination with Real Estate Management, Workplace & Portfolio Strategy, EH&S and IT to integrate multiple standards and schedules into every projects delivery
  • Development of contracting and procurement strategies based on systematic and programming needs
  • Partner with internal stakeholders and external consultants to develop Design Guidelines/Kit-of-Part, programming templates, etc
  • Integrate cost and schedule benchmarks for all asset types and delivery methods
  • Develop bench of general contractors and architect/engineer firms by asset type

Who You'll Work With

This role works closely with our transactions, facilities and workplace teams to deliver the program of projects which support our employees and the growth of our company.

Who You Are

Youre a self-starter who uses keen business sense to execute on the teams strategic priorities and drive engagement and alignment across the WPR leadership team and organization. Youre dedicated to developing a viewpoint, challenging the status quo, and making recommendations to senior leaders in straightforward business terms. You possess a real passion for building positive relationships through an influence-led approach; you work with internal and external partners to understand connections across many initiatives within the organization. You lead change and build diverse teams to address opportunities. Youre comfortable working in a technical environment and converting sophisticated concepts to concise, easy-to-understand language.


  • A recognized leader, someone who can bring together and motivate a high-performance team
  • Able to drive business value through effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Consistent track record to accomplish assignments with minimal direction, including significant capacity to partner, work horizontally and bring multiple resources together to accomplish shared goals.
  • Ability to develop trusted relationships and influence broadly (up, down, across) in order to reach the best possible outcome for Cisco.
  • Are a creative, innovative, and curious individual
  • Courage to voice an alternative point of view when in a room of senior executives
  • Ability to tell stories with data, educate effectively, and instill confidence, motivating partners to act on recommendations.
  • Confirmed program/project management skills, including excellent verbal and written communications, facilitation, problem-solving, analytical, and presentation abilities.
  • Past experience and success working with an outsourced service provider to deliver projects
  • Experience with Infrastructure, Capital Project Delivery, and Lab Strategy
  • Experience in managing a capital plan and ability to assist with capital planning efforts via cost estimation, benchmarking and industry knowledge
  • Experience in a variety of delivery methods and procurement methods
  • Be able to bring innovation to existing processes and procedures.
  • Advanced Degree and/or 10+ Years experience in construction management, engineering, project management, or a related technical field.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 



Posted: 2021-02-05 Expires: 2021-05-16

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