Director, Project Management Division
Architect of the Capitol
Washington, DC United States
The Director, Project Management Division advises the Chief Engineer on large size project delivery relating to new and historic buildings, and assists in balancing the needs of stakeholders including jurisdiction leadership, congressional leadership, oversight and appropriation committees, congressional staff and constituents, and members of Congress.
Architect of the Capitol executives serve at the pleasure of the AOC and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
This position reports to the Chief Engineer. The Director, Project Management Division:
- Leads the operational execution of project lifecycles to include planning, design, construction, commissioning and close-out.
- Develops a framework for functional managers to optimize resource allocation in support of AOC strategic plans, assuring objectives and commitments are effectively and economically met.
- Delivers projects safely in compliance with OSHA regulations, on schedule, within budget and scope, with high quality and minimal unplanned mission impacts to clients.
- Provides strategic guidance for managers to facilitate the effective resolution of technical problems, conflicts and controversial issues.
- Oversees the review of plans and specifications for consistencies and ensures they are adaptable to site and other conditions.
- Serves as a senior customer interface on all project matters, in close coordination with the Director of Design and Construction Acquisition Division, on contractual related activities. Attends pre-bid and post-bid conferences to discuss and clarify principal construction features and problems anticipated due to site conditions.
- Leads the preparation and delivery of communications and briefings of leadership within and outside of the AOC.
- Inspires staff to achieve excellence and advance the organization’s vision, mission and goals in a continuously changing environment.
- Mentors, supports and assigns duties to subordinate staff to evaluate performance.
- Creates a positive and accountable work environment, and resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors.
- Manages the organizational unit’s budget and workload, develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards.
Candidates must have at least 5 years of proven experience leading, developing, delivering and communicating capital projects for a complex of historic buildings and new construction, of similar scale and magnitude. Must possess expertise in developing business processes and applying best industry practices to manage risk, enhance performance and ensure stewardship. Must also have demonstrated expertise in capital program budget development, quality control, technical support and resource management. Demonstrated experience managing a large, diverse staff comprising of similar roles and responsibilities, and being an aspirational leader who can drive workforce innovation and empowerment, provide extraordinary service and deliver awe-inspiring facilities is essential.