Architect/Facilities Project Manager
About the Job
As an Architect/Facilities Project Manager for CIA, you will provide tailored facilities products and services for internal Agency customers. Architects at CIA are responsible for taking a project from conception, through the preparation of documents for construction and furniture selection, to occupancy. You will be responsible for creating safe, secure, and functional work environments to support the Agency’s global intelligence mission.
Architect/Facilities Project Managers at the entry-level work under close guidance and supervision to manage and coordinate the activities of well-defined facilities project. At this level, you will participate in the following actions related to civil, electrical, mechanical control, and monitoring systems: project planning; developing Statements of Work and estimates; project implementation; monitoring cost, schedules, and performance; managing customer expectations; identifying potential risks; and performing quality assurance. You will also be expected to perform general administrative duties, maintain current project management job knowledge, and obtain appropriate certifications.
Architects/Facilities Project Managers are responsible for one or more facilities project management activities throughout the life of a project. Based on assignment, you may lead team members and contractors, travel domestically or overseas, and partake in sensitive and high visibility activities to achieve project objectives and customer requirements. You may also participate in the management of building support services and property management issues for small to medium-sized Agency facilities or participate in procurement activities in coordination with the assigned contracting officer.
CIA hires Architects/Facilities Project Managers at various career progression levels from entry to senior level.
This position requires a commitment to serve where mission needs are located. You must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long-term organizational requirements. A commitment to traveling overseas, including hardship locations, is required.
Who You’ll Work With
At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.
What You’ll Get
Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.
As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.
- Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
- Interior Design
- Architectural Engineering
- Related degree with focus in facilities management
- Or, relevant years of work experience
- At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances
- One (1) year of experience applying substantive expertise in a facilities project with an emphasis in facilities project planning, resource scheduling, cost monitoring, task assignment, and timeline management
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytic skills
- Project management experience
- Thorough knowledge of building codes, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements, and working knowledge of information technology, mechanical, electrical, or communication systems
- Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Professional Engineer’s (PE) License
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
What You’ll Need to Apply
- Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
- A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.