Project Manager of Technical and Clinical Processes – El Paso, TX, US

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Project Manager of Technical and Clinical Processes – El Paso, TX, US

Project Manager of Technical and Clinical Processes

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: El Paso, TX, US

NIKA is hiring for a Project Manager for Technical and Clinical Processes to provide continuous on-site SME (subject matter expert) support at the Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital Complex, Central Utility Plant, and Clinical Investigation Building in El Paso, TX!

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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management or related field preferred

Position Requirements

  • Serve as SME Team Leader overseeing day-to-day activities for all SME’s, ensuring that each SME fulfills his/her contractual obligations
  • Manage and direct all facilities, engineering, and maintenance transition requirements between WBAMC and New Bliss Replacement Hospital
  • In preparation for future Initial Joint Commission Accreditation Survey, expected to occur approximately three (3) months after New Hospital First Patient Day, develop preliminary documentation required by The Joint Commission defined in 2020 Edition of Hospital Accreditation Standards related to facilities, engineering, building operations and maintenance
  • In preparation for First Patient Day, develop preliminary Operations & Maintenance documentation templates for all Joint Commission Elements of Performance specified in applicable standards addressed in the following Chapters: Life Safety (LS), Environment of Care (EC), Infection Control (IC), and Emergency Management (EM)
  • In accordance with The Joint Commission Standard EC.01.01.01, develop preliminary templates for New Hospital Management Plans for Utility Systems, Fire Safety, and applicable portions of the future Emergency Operations Plan. Templates to be approved by COR in preparation for the Initial Joint Commission Survey shortly after facility opening
  • Coordinate the documentation for initial start-up of building systems and required testing for initial TJC Accreditation survey
  • In accordance with 2015 Edition of NFPA 99, Section 3.3.146, survey and acquire expert knowledge of all building and utilities infrastructure and systems. Develop comprehensive Clinical Risk Assessment carefully establishing where equipment shall be inserted into specific categories based on risks to patient care
  • Establish and develop preliminary templates for Standard Operating Procedures and applicable Risk Assessments that are required to bridge activities between facilities/engineering/maintenance and operations with impacted clinical operations, to include infection control risks. Risk assessments include, but are not limited to, (1) Policies and Procedures for Utility Failures, Disruptions, and Emergency Response EC.02.05.01]; (2) Interim Life Safety Policy [LS.01.02.01]; (3) Critical and noncritical Areas – pressure relationships, filtration, air exchanges, temperature and humidity [EC.02.05.01]
  • Survey and maintain full-time presence in Replacement Hospital observing all Building Systems in-progress construction activities through and beyond scheduled First Patient Day, as necessary
  • Analyze, review, and assess overall USACE Commissioning Plans for weaknesses and/or deficiencies
  • Participate and engage with contractors/personnel who are assigned to carry out commissioning responsibilities. Review and assess commissioning in-progress data to determine whether or not Building Systems design criteria are fully met, prior to acceptance of these systems
  • Collaborate routinely with Commissioning Agent responsible for ensuring overall Building Systems
  • compliance with design criteria
  • Review all building systems-related design plans, as-built drawings, Operation and Maintenance manuals
  • Participate and acquire all General Contractor Operations & Maintenance (O&M) training as it relates to building systems
  • Participate in comprehensive O&M training offered by New Hospital General Contractor
  • Witness, document, and coordinate all building system equipment/systems startup and checkout procedures performed by the General Contractor
  • Review pre-functional checklists
  • Participate in all HVAC Test and Balance (TAB) activities, including air and water systems balancing
  • Basic knowledge of Fort Bliss Directorate of Public Works (DPW) processes, where association with privatized DPW Base Operations and Maintenance Electrical Contractor, and local electrical utility service provider is required.
  • Evaluates schedules; works performance quality, safety oversight, and coordination effectiveness; performs documentation reviews for all repair and mechanical systems work in progress or in planning stages
  • Reports to COR or other appropriate Government officials
  • Ensures conformance with NFPA codes, JCAHO standards, safety standards, and other agency criteria
  • Coordinates with facility infection control officers to insure compliance
  • Coordinates with facility safety officers to implement effective safety policies
  • Reports compliance issues to COR or other applicable Government official for action by the Government
  • Monitors mechanical systems contractor quality control activities and makes appropriate recommendations to COR for Government action
  • Is present at utility outages to provide engineering and contractor support
  • Attends and participates in pre-construction, staff, in-progress-reviews, and other project-related meetings, and provides reports to COR or appropriate Government officials
  • Coordinates with various stakeholders to include Facilities, Logistics, Med Maintenance, the construction contractor, Regional Facilities staff, DPW PM staff, and project-related Corps of Engineers staff
  • Provides a written weekly report to government officials in order to apprise them of project status, as necessary

Additional Skills

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of combined experience working in a Hospital/Healthcare facility serving as a provider, supervisor, director, and/or administrator in a patient care setting in both critical and non-critical care environments.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years working in all activities associated with healthcare facilities management programs. Includes Hospital job site project management, technical design review, quality control, clinical coordination and planning, and development of both technical and clinical risk assessments.
  • Minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of experience in management role overseeing Hospital/Healthcare
  • building Operations and Maintenance Program.
  • Demonstrated expert and applicable knowledge of criteria specified in Latest Edition of The Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards – Chapters Environment of Care, Life Safety, Infection Control, and Emergency Management; UFC 4-510-01; ASHE Publication – FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, 2014 Edition; and Latest Edition of ASHRAE Standard 170.
  • Fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years of direct experience participating in and preparing for triennial Joint
  • Commission Accreditation Surveys, from both clinical and engineering perspectives.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience developing, managing, and executing minor and major
  • maintenance & repair projects; renewal projects; and new construction projects in an occupied
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience using broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex issues
  • Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to communicate with various levels within the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office suite products required
  • Ability to learn and use company software tools
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and the ability to take initiative and adapt quickly to changing requirements

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.