Facilities Construction Project Lead

The Aerospace Corporation
Chantilly, VA
Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

The Facilities Division is dedicated to providing quality leadership, agile solutions, and exceptional enterprise integrated services that enables The Aerospace Corporation to achieve mission success in the rapidly changing space enterprise environment. The Facilities Construction Department is a unit within the Facilities Division responsible for general building and grounds improvement projects and major construction within the Corporation’s owned and leased building portfolio across the U.S.

The Facilities Construction Project Lead manages and oversees all facets of the design, pre-construction/construction, and close-out phase of all assigned projects.

Work Model

Hybrid – Chantilly, Virginia (3 to 5 days per week onsite)

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Prepares Construction Statements of Work (SOWs) for obtaining proposals from outside contractors; coordinates with in-house designers and engineers for design build SOW.
  • Manages both project budget and schedule; monitors both project budget on a monthly basis and ensures the budget always accurately reflects the project status/ progress.
  • Manages daily/ upcoming activities of the contractor, reviews contractor construction schedule for conformance with company standards and practices related to scheduling.
  • Reviews drawings and specifications for conformance with company/partner organizations standards and code requirements.
  • Makes field checks as often as necessary to determine compliance with contract documents.
  • Reviews the process and monitors monthly payments for the contractor, architects, engineer and any other pertinent parties.
  • Receives, reviews, and negotiate Contractor Change Order Proposal(s) to achieve fair and reasonable price in accordance with the contract terms & conditions and General Conditions; Provide Fair Cost Estimate as required for Change Order Approval.
  • Coordinates with Architect (in-house or consultant) for timely development of program requirements, design drawings, construction documents based on customer requirements.
  • Oversees and reviews the work of architectural and engineering consultants for successful bidding and constructability.
  • Manage all contractor project logs, track status, and assists in the review of Request for Information (RFIs), submittals, Change Order Proposals for proper submission/ responses; Reviews substitution submittal from contractors to ensure specifications and/or Aerospace standards are in compliance.
  • Assists in the selection process of outside design consultants and interface as often as necessary with the customers regarding project status, project requirements, project approval and coordination with other departments.

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field.
  • Staff III Level: Minimum of 4 years of experience in similar or equivalent position involved in project or construction management of commercial and/or public project in excess of $10M.
  • Staff IV Level: Minimum of 6 years of experience in similar or equivalent position involved in project or construction management of commercial and/or public project in excess of $10M.
  • Excellent grasp of theories, principles and practices related to Scheduling
  • Experience with Construction Project Management Software
  • Some knowledge of city building codes
  • Ability to prioritize all tasks and projects for on-time completion.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills including maintaining all project files and record drawings.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; assist in written materials including correspondence, reports, and guidelines.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
  • Must possess time management and project management skills
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • 10 or more years of relevant project experience with Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.
  • Design Build Experience
  • Advanced Experience utilizing Autodesk Bluebeam

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.