Job Title: Engineering Project Manager
City: Washington
State: DC

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, LLC, has multiple positions open for a  Facility Operations Engineer / Project Manager (Senior Engineer).  The position assumes a supporting role in working with facility managers onsite, sometimes in remote areas, collaborating with other technical employees across the nation, and interfacing with sub-contractors on and offsite.  The facilities are considered “critical” for continuous operations of the client-agency and this position assumes demonstrated experience, high comfort level, and competency in managing the infrastructure for critical missions.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced technical leader and a well-rounded resource in areas of general construction and building systems who will be responsible for ensuring that all critical mission facility activities and project development are under budget and on schedule.

Specific areas of responsibility will include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide project management and technical support for operations and maintenance, design development, project execution, and construction closeout.
  • Perform onsite audits of physical plant conditions to recommend preventive maintenance practices, plant upgrades, building upgrades in support of plant operations and long-term equipment replacement strategies.
  • Perform facility condition risk assessments and gap analysis and document results in reports for management.
  • Assist in data gathering and reporting for environmental, sustainability, and energy management compliance initiatives. 
  • Assist in office relocation projects to minimize occupant disruption.
  • Assist in business case analyses, generation of Statements of Work (SOW), construction estimates, budgets, capital investment review, and earned value analysis.

Required Education

Minimum of a bachelor's degree.


  • Engineering degree related to infrastructure, construction management and/or physical plant systems. Equivalent experience and relevant certifications may be considered with quantifiable significant experience.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five to 10 years of experience in mission-critical facility support, plan review, specification review, small project design development, and basic related calculation validation, project scheduling and ROM cost estimating,
  • Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to write grammatically correct technical documents,
  • Display superior interpersonal skills working with a team of engineers and managers and have an acumen in assisting with the overall management of a variety of projects,
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and/or daily guidance,
  • Superior working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and Project Management software,
  • Ability to pass a federal contracting security screening process, and
  • Commute to an office location in the greater DC metro area – Maryland.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Facility with AutoCAD drawing manipulation and interpretation


Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability and Voluntary Short 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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