Transition Manager – Fort Knox, KY, US

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Transition Manager – Fort Knox, KY, US

Transition Manager

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Fort Knox, KY, US

NIKA is hiring for a Transition Manager to provide services as part of a US Army Health Facility Planning Agency (HFPA) project management team providing consultation and advice to government personnel tasked with overseeing the construction and transition of healthcare/medical research facilities at Fort Knox, KY!!

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.


· Bachelor’s Degree in project management, construction management or related field preferred

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize a Transition Team (membership from HFPA and facility)
    • Develop a Transition Charter/SOP.
    • Establish Department Level POCs.
    • Identify and Establish Sub-Committees.
  • Developing a Transition Plan in conjunction with facility staff.
    • Develop and Maintain a Transition Timeline.
    • Identify Transition Tasks – Monitor Progress (synchronized with construction and outfitting schedules)
    • Review/Revise Facility-Wide Programs / Processes (i.e. Security)
  • Implement the Design Concepts of Operation (Operational Planning).
    • Macro Level (CONOPS that affect the entire facility: Logistics, Ancillary Services, etc.)
    • Micro Level (CONOPS that affect an individual Department, Activity)
    • Lead the effort to review / revise Clinical / Research & Administrative SOPs vice CONOPS.
    • Develop a Plan for Managing Changes to Designed Space(s) in the New Facility.
  • Review Current/Future Staffing Requirements.
    • Conduct Faces to Spaces Review.
    • Conduct Employee Re-Deployment/Assignment Studies.
  • Facilitate the Development of a Training Plan.
    • Staff Orientation to the New Facility
    • Equipment & Systems – Users/Maintainers
    • Communications (how the new systems work), and what processes are used for various situations (e.g. CODE BLUE, MASCAL, etc.)
  • Facilitate the Development of a Communications Plan.
    • Telephone Deployment/Numbering Update/Publish Directory
    • Develop Emergency Radio Communications Plan.
    • Develop Plan for Patient/Staff Education Systems.
    • Develop Plan for Cable TV/Satellite Service.
  • Facilitate the Development of a Physical Security Plan.
    • Beneficial Occupancy Date (BOD) to Facility Operational Date (FOD) Security
    • Intrusion Detection (ISIDS)
    • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Facilitate the Development of a Key Control Plan.
    • BOD to FOD
    • Key Turn-Over to End-Users
  • Facilitate the Development of an Interior Signage Plan.
    • Room Numbering Scheme
  • Facilitate the Development of a Provisioning Plan.
    • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (Including Major Equip Systems)
    • Coordinate Vendor Installations
    • Medical/Non-Medical Expendable Supplies
  • Facilitate the Development of a Facility Relocation Plan.
    • Equipment & Systems (New/Existing)
    • Department Occupancy Sequence
    • Staff and Patient Move Guides (Marketing Material) This includes newsletters, briefing materials, bulletins, memorandums, and other documents intended to inform and advise the staff on the numerous and complex events related to the transition process.
    • Files & Archives
    • Staff Items
    • Patients
    • Dual Operations
  • Facilitate the Development of a Recycling / Waste Disposal Plan.
    • Facilitate the Development of a Reclamation Plan for Excess Equipment/Supplies.
    • Coordination with Property Disposal Office.
    • Terminal Cleaning of Old Facility

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Experience and technical knowledge of methods and procedures affecting Army research laboratory facility engineering and construction
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Project Management principles, tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of general principles of architecture, engineering, design, and construction of research laboratory facility building system components and their inter-relationships
  • Knowledge of total building commissioning, U.S. building codes and standards, DoD and Army regulations, The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other regulatory and research laboratory standards
  • Knowledge of DoD and Army policies and procedures including contracting functions, USACE QA process, and risk management
  • Experience in use of CADD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office suite products required
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with reviewing and interpreting basic engineering deliverables such as drawings, specifications, engineering calculations, RFI’s, etc.
  • Be able to travel to Washington D.C. 2 times a year

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.