The Building People
Requisition Number: 2018-113
Job Title: Architectural Design / Build Manager
City: Suitland
State: MD

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Architectural Design / Build Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for an onsite Architectural Design / Build Manager which will support, full-time, an important federal client at its Suitland, Maryland facility.  The position assumes a leadership role in working with facility managers onsite, and collaborating with sub-contractors offsite, and in working with other designers, engineers, and managers in building iterative space planning and phasing plans to minimize disruptions to the facility and its occupants during on-going construction work.  This facility is considered “critical” for operations for the agency in question, and this position assumes demonstrated experience, high comfort level, and extraordinary competency in managing critical infrastructure.  Ideal candidates will have experience in the specialized field of maintenance, operation, repair, design, space planning or construction of mission critical data center facilities and the associated power and cooling infrastructures. Proven abilities in budgeting, scheduling and management of large construction projects.

  • Provide project and space management support to the Facilities Management Branch for operations and maintenance of mission critical, satellite command and data processing centers.
  • Must be able to develop scopes of work and cost proposals to support implementation of facility improvements and repairs.
  • Must have detailed knowledge and experience with facility space management systems, including modular system furniture, power, lighting, ventilation, fire suppression, data cable systems, and physical security hardware.
  • Shall conduct fact-finding reviews relating to space management issues presented by the tenants and shall independently develop solutions to resolve problems.
  • Shall have a working knowledge and experience with the General Services Administration project management processes and procedures both in Federal and leased spaces.
  • Shall provide oversight for facility renovations and upgrades and shall perform feasibility studies to identify solutions for remediating problems in facilities space allocation.
  • Must have well developed communication skills, including the ability to write grammatically correct technical documents, and must be able to work independently with minimal direction and/or daily guidance.
  • Must have good working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio, and superior working knowledge with AutoCAD, REVIT, and Archibus to maintain existing facility as-built drawings.
  • Must have experience mapping project coordination/logistics and coordinating work with tenants
  • Must have experience providing design services for space management reconfigurations.
  • Tracks and provides monthly material inventory for projects.


Required Education

Architectural / Engineering design degree, M-Arch preferred, or 5 years equivalent facility design experience with a portfolio.

Required Qualifications

  • 8 to 10 years of directly applicable project design-build experience, and a minimum of five years of experience in mission critical facilities.
  • Must have well developed communication skills, including the ability to write grammatically and correct technical documents.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal direction and/or daily guidance.
  • Must have superior working knowledge and experience with Archibus, Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp or similar Google compatible programming software, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio.


The Building People’s Key Functional Areas:

  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations and Services
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate
  • Smart Buildings
  • Workplace Solutions

Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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