Director - Facilities, Engineering, Maintenance, and Construction (FEMC)

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Job Description:

Parsons is hiring a Facilities, Engineering, Maintenance, and Construction (FEMC) Director to support the NSF Antarctic Science and Engineering Support Contract (ASESC). 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Leads the following Parsons USAP Contract activities:
    • Design Engineering
    • Systems Engineering and Support
    • Project Engineering
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Controls
    • Drafting/Digital Modeling
    • Construction and Project Management
    • Facility Configuration and Control Management
    • Risk Management
    • Document Control/Knowledge Capture

  • This Director leads the management activity that develops, implements, and maintains FEMC management programs, processes, and practices to provide services in accordance with approved Parsons USAP contract budgets and schedules.
  • The FEMC Director is responsible for the highest levels of safety and work quality.
  • Provides strategic and tactical support to meet the objectives of USAP operations and science support mission. Directs human and financial resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Creates a focus on efficient, timely, and comprehensive delivery of technical services to NSF and achievement of customer satisfaction.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The FEMC Director leads a team of professionals that provides and directs engineering, design, construction, and maintenance services for existing and new Parsons USAP contract infrastructure.
  • The FEMC Director and the FEMC team provide professional services to include design support, engineering support, and construction oversight of new, existing, and temporary facilities in Antarctica, in addition to remodeling and maintaining existing structures.
  • The FEMC Director and the FEMC team provide technical services and timely support to science support personnel and collaborate in the successful completion of research projects in Antarctica.
  • The FEMC Director is a significant contributor to the Parsons USAP Annual Program Plan (APP).
  • The FEMC director leads the management activity that meets all Parsons USAP contract obligations in a manner that exceeds NSF needs and expectations. This includes expediting special construction and maintenance requests as required.
  • Ensures that all FEMC activities are performed in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, and codes imposed by the Antarctic Treaty and the U.S. Government.

As FEMC Director Your Responsibilities also include:

  • Assembles and leads an organization of managers, supervisors, and individual contributors that provide superior technical and customer services through:
  • Identifying, hiring, and developing team members.
  • Evaluating the performance of the FEMC team at the completion of each assignment.
  • Identifying training needs and ensuring the development and implementation of appropriate training programs for FEMC personnel.
  • Evaluating employee performance in accordance with personnel performance reviews.
  • Developing and affecting a succession plan for key subordinates/key positions.
  • Authors detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual reports describing FEMC activity, initiatives, accomplishments, and improvement, providing these after-action reports to the Project Director and NSF in a timely manner.
  • The FEMC Director shall maintain close contact and communication with NSF, US military, and other agency officials.
  • This Director is accountable for implementing and maintaining USAP station safety policy and reinforcing safety as our highest priority.

What Required Education/ Skills You’ll Bring:

  • BS in engineering from a four-year, accredited institution is required. Current Professional Engineering (PE) License is required, and an MS or MBA is desirable.
  • 10 years’ combined experience in Design Engineering, Systems Engineering, Project Engineering, Estimating, Project Controls, Construction and Project Management, Configuration Management, Risk management, and Facility Management.
  • A minimum of 8 years managing personnel in the above disciplines is required. Experience managing personnel in the above disciplines at remote sites is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing innovative facility engineering, project management, and construction approaches.
  • The FEMC Director promulgates innovative practices that foster continuous improvement in station facility operations and science support.
  • The FEMC Director challenges the status-quo and existing paradigm by formulating and implementing, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective programs.

Physical and Other Specific Requirements

  • Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position, and therefore the individual must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by NSF for deployment to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • The successful candidate must pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation as a condition of employment.
  • This position is contingent upon successful contract award of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctica Support Contract (ASC) to Parsons.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$126,600.00 - $227,900.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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