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Senior Manager, Facilities Projects and Engineering

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The Senior Manager of Projects & Engineering is a key leadership position within the RTI Facilities organization. Responsibilities include capital planning, building condition assessments, project development & delivery, design standards, document control, utilities management, and sustainability. This person works with key stakeholders to develop and review long range plans that address functionality, operational requirements, and strategic objectives across RTI’s research community.

This role requires experience with and knowledge of building design & codes, capital planning, project management, general construction practices, environmental sustainability, and staff development. Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills are essential.

  • Ensure capital projects are delivered safely, on time, within budget, and in alignment with stakeholder expectations.
  • Oversee facilities capital plan, depreciation cost curve, and building condition assessments.
  • Communicate with executives & other stakeholders on capital plan, high-profile projects, and key initiatives.
  • Maintain campus master plan.
  • Monitor and track stakeholder feedback.
  • Maintain MSAs with design and project support partners.
  • Maintain project and resource loading plans.
  • Ensure appropriate review of building modification requests.
  • Oversee lab ventilation management program.
  • Lead monthly Lab Coordination meetings.
  • Maintain professional development plans for direct reports.
  • Drive initiatives to reduce utilities consumption.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance & Operations to expand energy program.
  • Stay current with emerging facilities technologies and best practices.
  • Responsible for Projects & Engineering budget and forecast.
  • Responsible for utilities management.
  • Oversee underground utility mapping.
  • Lead sustainability program.
  • Oversee investigation into complex technical infrastructure issues.
  • Collaborate with Maintenance & Operations to strengthen facilities design control process and standards, to include MEP, paving, roof systems, etc.
  • Oversee facilities document control, including as-builts, O&M manuals, etc.
  • Collaborate with Business Operations and Business Unit stakeholders to maintain strong linkage between space management, workplace strategies, and capital planning.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering strongly preferred; MBA is a plus.

  • 16 years of experience in facilities project management and/or facilities engineering.

  • 5 years of leadership experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of office and lab building MEP systems.

  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering energy savings.

  • Preferred credentials include: Licensed PE, PMP, LEED, PEM.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Emulate RTI Lead Forward behaviors:  Communicate, Collaborate, Develop Talent, Innovate, Think Globally, and Act Strategically

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Organize staff and develop talent

  • Solid understanding of financial and business management

  • Self-motivated and team oriented

  • Results and customer-service oriented

  • Enthusiasm for solving problems

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Think at both strategic and tactical levels

  • Excellent skills in developing and delivering executive presentations

  • Computer proficient (Costpoint, Cognos, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, AutoCad, etc.)
  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Knowledgeable of mechanical, electrical, and building automation systems
  • Knowledgeable of construction contracts (AIA standard agreements)
  • Knowledgeable of building codes and ADA standards
  • Able to prepare preliminary budgets and schedules
  • Understanding of accounting and finance fundamentals (depreciation, NPV, book value, etc.)
  • Able to handle the stress associated with meeting frequent, multiple, and tight deadlines.
  • Able to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require.
  • Able to handle change rapidly and effectively

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel.

  • The employee may be required to travel domestically occasionally.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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