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Are you an experienced Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) leader in your community that is passionate about building relationships?  Do you want to help Skanska use Diversity & Inclusion as a competitive advantage in the marketplace?  Does Skanska’s purpose of Building for a Better Society resonate with you? 


THEN THIS JOB IS FOR YOU! 


The Diversity Manager is responsible for developing and implementing our customer-facing diversity programs for our California markets.  Your focus will be to increase and strengthen Skanska/MWESB relationships through the coordination and delivery of technical assistance, training, and information.  The successful candidate will balance their attention to detail and natural influencing ability to support our regional D&I efforts.


MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the implementation of Skanska’s subcontractor diversity program in California  (Northern and Southern).
  • Actively promote employee awareness of and engagement with the D&I Program.
  • Provide input and direction to Operations regarding the level of first- and second-tier Diversity participation on all projects to achieve customer goals.
  • In conjunction with Purchasing, manage the submission of Diversity Utilization Plans by prime subcontractors as part of their contract.
  • Collaborate with estimating and purchasing departments both during preconstruction and during project buyout to increase bid opportunities for qualified diversity certified businesses. Obtain feedback with regard to bid responsiveness.
  • Provide information for proposals and participate in sales presentations for potential projects.
  • Assist MWESBs with the Skanska subcontractor prequalification process.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify potential minority and women business enterprises and evaluate their qualifications to successfully compete for contracts. Facilitate introductions between majority subcontractors and minority subcontractors.
  • Establish and direct a process to ensure that the business unit directory of potential certified firms is compiled, distributed and updated on a regular basis.
  • Facilitate internal audits and reporting systems to measure the effectiveness of programs.
  • Manage compliance with Diversity reporting requirements.
  • Actively engage with ethnic contracting associations, community based organizations and advocacy groups to facilitate the participation of their members on construction projects or in special programs.
  • Provide guidance to customers to assist in the development of their Diversity programs as they relate to our projects or potential projects.

KEY SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Exceptional Influencer: proven ability to build support, and drive action through excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Excellent Communicator: adept at communicating with all levels within the organization using the most appropriate medium (e.g. email, verbal, etc.); excellent facilitator.
  • Solutions Driven Problem Solver: able to identify alternative solutions to a problem and select the best option; see the solution through to implementation.
  • Manager of Time: Able to effectively manage time to prioritize and balance the support of short-duration and long term assignments across geographic region
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
  • 5+ years of experience in the construction industry, ideally within the California metro areas; additional experience in developing vendor management programs a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience supporting MWSEB Diversity programs, ideally in program development and/or outreach
  • Ability to read/write construction contracts
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
Developing Your Career at Skanska, You Will:

Contribute to a sustainable future improving the lives of people, communities and companies;
Collaborate in an open culture where sound values and dedicated people come together for greater results;
Thrive in a people-driven international company with countless opportunities to learn and grow.

Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
 
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial.  Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue.  Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program. 
 
We are proud to be named one of America's Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes.
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