The Building People
Requisition Number: 2018-122
Job Title: Engineering Project Manager
City: Stoneville
State: MS

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.

Engineering Project Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a need for a Senior Project Manager (Engineering Project Manager) located in the Modernization Branch, Facilities Division, Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The function of the section is to provide technical project management support for Agency wide major modernization projects including engineering management, monitoring and review of facilities projects and related architectural/engineering construction inspection and construction management, from initial concept design through completion and close out.
Both full-time and part-time positions available in the locations listed below.  Please indicate your preference on your application.
Beltsville, MD, Miami FL., Huntsville AL., Atlanta, GA., Stoneville, MS


  • Provides expert advice to ARS program management officials and task force committees on technical feasibility, design concepts, and parameter costs for proposed new major/minor construction, repair and maintenance, energy retrofit, and renovation projects. 
  • Develops and coordinates design criteria for the construction or renovation of a full range of research-related facilities, based on input from program committees and technical consultants. Through this process the incumbent ensures integration of the latest systems technology, analyzes unique programs, approves/disapproves feasibility of concepts, resolves conflicting program and engineering requirements, and conducts final Agency technical and functional review of project drawings, specifications, cost estimate and design analysis to recommend technical acceptability of projects to supervisor.
  • Prepares budgetary data for each phase of projects, including an Independent Government Estimate (IGE), escalation and inflation factors, description, and justifications for use in obtaining project funding and bid evaluations. 
  • Prepares technical and economic feasibility studies for development and presentation of project and budget proposals.
  • Serves as Project Manager and during the design, bidding, and construction phases of facilities construction projects. Develops initial scope of work. 
  • Implements Agency energy guidelines in planning and design of facilities construction projects. Provides professional skill in evaluating energy requirements and projected needs.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art facilities, systems and equipment, and incorporates this knowledge in planning and design criteria for facilities construction. 
  • Develops the planning, programming, and surveillance policy for facilities construction projects, including construction of research laboratories, treatment plants, containment facilities and related facilities.
 The following are some of the tasks to be covered by the Engineering Project Manager:
  • Project Design Phase Services:
  • Project Procurement Phase Services:
  • Project Construction Phase Services.
  • Claims Services.
  • Post Construction Services
  • Performs site surveys and construction inspections
The employee will work within a government regulatory environment and will follow all applicable statutory/regulatory guidance in the performance of the tasks. These include but not limited to Regional and National policies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – Selected candidate(s) may be required to work independently and remote from the corporate office in Leesburg, VA. The intent is to position resources close to the project sites geographically. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a discipline and ability to leverage technology to be successful in this type of work environment.

Required Education

The Engineering Project Manager shall have a minimum of seven (7) years professional engineering experience working on design and construction projects and be degreed from an ABET accredited engineering college.  

Past Experience shall include:
  • Technically managing and developing facilities/site designs (electrical, civil and structural/architectural) for new construction and/or renovation projects to existing facilities/structures;
  • Perform technical site assessments and providing engineering recommendations for design/construction solutions;
  • Developing Statements of Work (SoWs);
  • Developing Independent Government Estimates (IGEs);
  • Providing technical support to the Contracting Officer (CO) during the A-E hand-over phase;
  • Reviewing project submittals to meet applicable requirements, specifications, technical criteria/codes;
  • Working on farm operations including greenhouses, irrigation control systems, flood control, and surface water management.
  • Desired engineering experience includes work performed on research laboratories.
Travel is required to support this requirement to project locations within the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.


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.  Lastly, as a condition for employment the selected employee will be required to pass a government security background check and receive a favorable suitability determination. Due to the nature of our business, most positions require U.S. citizenship. Federal Government experience a plus.
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