Project Manager – Frederick , MD, US

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Project Manager – Frederick , MD, US

Project Manager


Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Frederick , MD, US


NIKA is hiring for a Project Manager who will provide technical expertise related to mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems used within healthcare facilities at the Medical Research Development Command (MRDC), Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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.

Job Summary:

  • The PM will attend meetings, review submittals and perform onsite visits.
  • Individual is responsible for the effective development of construction documents and oversight of the project management of renovation and new construction projects to ensure the “Owners” requirements for quality and timeliness are achieved. This is accomplished through working with other contractors and contacting activities, such as USA Corps of Engineers to accomplish the work.
  • Will advise the Deputy Chief of Staff for Facilities of all issues that require his action or the action of senior leaders. Key areas of focus are the review of documentation to ensure that required documentation is complete and usable for the maintenance and operations of the facility once the project is turned over to the Command.

Job Functions:

  • Serve as “Owners Representative” project manager for new buildings.
  • Ensure that the new buildings meet all the requirements of the plans and specifications of the contract documents.
  • Maintain records of all necessary construction documentation such as financial cost accounting, meetings, drawings, submittals, applications for payments, change orders, proposals, purchase orders, communications, transmittals, notes, etc…
  • Attend weekly progress meetings with architects, engineers, and prime contractors. Provide report of meeting to Facilities Director with identification of any problems or difficulties and recommendations for resolution.
  • Review and approve submittals, shop drawings, and samples as “Owner”.
  • Perform continual on-site surveillance of construction activities. Inspect the contractor’s quality control activities. Monitor and record testing required by contract documents.
  • Maintain progress photos of the project.
  • Review and evaluate HVAC plans, specifications, installation, testing and balance, and field verifications.
  • Review and evaluate all change orders recommended by the architect or his consultants, all change order requests and cost proposals made by the contractors, and recommend action to be taken to the Facilities Director.
  • Aid in preparing punch list corrections prior to acceptance of the building or portions of it by the owner.
  • Review final ‘as built’ drawings as Owners Representative.
  • Receive all warranties and provide all mechanical and electrical systems information, including operation and maintenance manuals, to USAMRDC personnel responsible for ongoing maintenance.
  •  Provide recommendations for design modifications.
  • Prepare reports and perform special projects as required by the Facilities Director.
  • Provide effective coordination, support, and promotion of interactions with other staff offices and organizations.

Project Support Deliverables include:

  • Provide a weekly report on ongoing tasks being performed with a status update on each ongoing task.
  • Provide periodic consultation with written documentation to all team members associated with the MEDCOM Sustainment, Restorations and Modernization (SRM) program.
  • Provide written training documents to be used on the MEDCOM SRM program.
  • Provide written standard operating procedure documents to be used on the MEDCOM SRM program.
  • Advise Government personnel on specific issues, providing written pros/cons of situations presented to assist the government in making informed decisions on program/project issues.
  • Provide written periodic feedback on specific projects/programs by using all data available including written, oral and weekly meeting teleconferences.
  • Provide written recommendations to the Government to improve efficiencies in MEDCOM SRM program execution.
  • Provide specialized technical assistance and written guidance regarding execution of various actions related to the MEDCOM SRM program
  • Provide periodic assistance with varying technical support encompassing the scope of the overarching contract scope, in support of MEDCOM’s SRM program.
  •  Provide support in areas of mechanical engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, architecture, commissioning, etc. in support of both new and ongoing MEDCOM projects.
  • Provide assistance on LEED project coordination and provided guidance and advice on LEED processes and activities associated with MEDCOM SRM projects/program.
  • Provide periodic support in areas of, fire alarms, mass notification systems, fire suppression systems, and life safety analysis as components of fire protection engineering.
  • Aid with 1391s, 4283s and other MEDCOM, USACE, DoD, Federal, State, etc. documents needed to assist in MEDCOM project/program progression.
  • Aid includes advising Government personnel on specific issues, providing written pros/cons of situations presented to assist the government in making informed decisions on program/project issues.
  • Provide initial outfitting and transition technical support as needed for the MEDCOM SRM program.
  • Provide biomedical technical and electro-mechanical support as needed in support of the MEDCOM SRM program.
  • Provide periodic support in areas of arc flash hazard analysis, fire alarms, mass notification systems, fire suppression systems, and life safety analysis as components of fire protection engineering.
  • Provide periodic consultation with written documentation to team members associated with the MEDCOM Sustainment, Restorations and Modernization (SRM) program.

Travel:

  • 2 Trips to Natick, MA

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday – 8 hours per day
  • Personnel shall not work more than 80 hours in any two-week period.
  • Personnel may have to work outside of clinic hours to de-conflict spaces on occasional basis

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field
  • 5-10 years of project management or construction management experience within healthcare facilities and/or federal facilities strongly preferred
  • Must have a working knowledge of the medical design criteria, the Uniform Facility Criteria (UFC’s) and Federal Building Code requirements.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance

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.

 

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