Project/IO&T Manager – Fort Polk, LA, US

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Project/IO&T Manager – Fort Polk, LA, US

Project/IO&T Manager

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Fort Polk, LA, US

NIKA is hiring for a Project/IO&T Manager to provide on-site transition and initial outfitting support services for projects programmed for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH), Ft. Polk, LA!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

At NIKA, you’ll be excited to come to work each day. This position comes with a competitive salary package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), bonus programs, and many other perks.


Providing on-site transition and initial outfitting support services for projects requiring new furniture/equipment and transition/phasing as part of the overall repair and construction projects.

Primary duties and Responsibilities:

  • The primary focus of the position will be to monitor and coordinate the efforts of furniture and equipment identification, inventory, procurement and delivery/installation; as well as any transition requirements during the project renovation.
  • Efforts will be to meet with end users and MEDCOM interior designers to oversee furniture/equipment selections, preparation of interior design/furniture package and assist end users with selections and working with Logistics and
    Huntsville Corps of Engineers for procurement.
  • Will concentrate on transitioning to the building/clinic into a temporary transition building and then transition back into the clinic building(s) when the project is completed. This will require coordination efforts with the contractor and require development of a transition/relocation plan with the contractor and in conjunction with the end user/facility staff.
  • The individual shall identify, as early as practicable in the project planning process, transition and initial outfitting requirements and procurement and installation schedules, and assist facility staff, interior designers, logistic personnel, end-users and contractors with coordination issues to ensure that installation of equipment/furnishings meet the completion
    timelines for each project.
  • Shall attend project meetings and participate in conference calls in support of facility and/or project managers to affect coordination and maintain records of each event/meeting/site visit, etc. for each project.
  • Shall also maintain and update tracking mechanisms (i.e., spreadsheets) for transition and initial outfitting requirements and provide correspondence for the coordination efforts.
  • Shall be available during times of all on-going activities by pager or cellular phone and shall be available to be on site when problems are issues arise. Availability may be required during weekends or after hours to assist/monitor furniture/equipment deliveries and/or transition to/from project area/building.
  • Responsible for performing independently and refrain from actions that are inherently disruptive to the government in nature.
  • Maintain and furnish a monthly report of tasks associated with this task order.
  • Maintain records and minutes of all meetings attended, including names and departments of attendees.
  • Maintain up-to-date project files on assigned projects and will ensure that all required documentation is included when projects are “finaled” and closed out.

Job requirements and essential skills:

  • 5-10 years of transition and initial outfitting support required.
  • Knowledge of transitioning/relocation services, logistics/procurement, medical equipment/furniture, scheduling and sequencing of tasks as they relate to initial outfitting and transition requirements for a medical facility.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of technical standards, regulatory frameworks and health & safety.
  • Skills to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approached to solve problem.
  • Computer knowledge, electronic equipment and computer hardware, software, including applications and programming.

Education, training and certifications:

  • High School diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred

Work environment:

Typically requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, keying, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

About NIKA

NIKA delivers comprehensive services and solutions to support the full life cycle of facilities. For more than two decades, the Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies, as well as commercial and higher education institutions, have trusted NIKA to design, build, operate, and manage their real property. By combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture services, we provide value and expertise for complex and mission critical facilities. Headquartered in Rockville, MD with offices in San Antonio, TX, NIKA helps clients enhance operational excellence in locations around the globe.

NIKA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.