Facilities Operations & Planning supports the success of RTI by ensuring that our 20 office and lab buildings located in the Research Triangle Park run efficiently and reliably, provide a conducive work environment to our 2,000+ building occupants, and are maintained in a professional manner to both attract and retain RTI personnel and clients.
The Manager, Capital Projects will fill a leadership position that has responsibility for our facilities capital projects group. The successful candidate will be a team-oriented, goal-focused, problem solver with exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills and aa strong intellectual curiosity. The Manager, Capital Projects will be key in achieving the vision of the RTI Facilities organization, and will have specific responsibility over areas such as capital planning & project delivery, maintaining and refreshing RTI’s building condition assessments, and maintaining and refreshing the campus master plan.
Responsible for RTI’s main campus facilities capital plan, annual facilities depreciation budget, and Capital Projects group operating budget.
Collaborate with Business Operations team to develop capital upfit plans and project support plans for RTI’s leased domestic offices.
Facilitate interactions as needed with local regulators and with the Research Triangle Foundation on matters related to capital projects.
Collaborate with Facilities Engineering to ensure project record drawings are maintained in an accurate, timely, and consistent manner.
Ensure projects are executed in a way that ensures inclusivity with Maintenance and Engineering teams during project planning and execution as well as ensures a smooth transition to operating mode
Ensure clear, concise, and consistent communications with capital project and capital planning stakeholders, including FSS leadership, Executive Leadership Team, Finance Executives, and business partners including GTS, Global Security, Procurement, and others.
Support monthly FSS / Lab coordination meetings to keep key lab research stakeholders current on campus plans, to gather feedback, and to maintain an active and transparent dialog on priorities and expectations.
Maintain a positive, collaborative spirit within the Capital Projects team and with key collaborators and stakeholders.
Thought leader, providing value-add input to broader strategic vision and direction of Facilities organization.
Collaborate with Facilities Engineering to strengthen design control process and standards for campus modifications and new construction, to include MEPs, paving, roof systems, etc.
Stay current with emerging technologies and project management practices, and support opportunities to improve campus infrastructure reliability, performance, and/or cost structure.
Maintain individual development plans with each project manager, investing time in their growth.
Build and maintain relationships with external peers.
Minimum Required Education & Experience
BS degree in Engineering, Architecture, or other related field and 12 years of professional experience in facilities and/or project management; or Master’s degree and 9 years of related experience.
Experience directly managing personnel preferred
Experience supporting lab research facilities
Licensed PE or Architect preferred
MBA is a plus
Skills & Abilities
Emulate RTI Lead Forward behaviors of Communicate, Collaborate, Develop Talent, Innovate, Think Globally, and Act Strategically
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Self-motivated, but also team oriented and highly collaborative
Strong sense of ownership
Enthusiasm for solving problems
Strong analytical skills
Skilled at developing and delivering presentations for an executive audience
Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including succinctly boiling down complex information for executive consumption and decision support.
Ability to multi-task
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Think at both strategic and tactical levels
Attention to detail and accuracy
Proficient at reading plans, specs, codes, etc.
Ability to identify and leverage emerging and innovative technical solutions
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, 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
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Internal Number: 190S8
About RTI International
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