AECOM Assistant Critical Facility Manager in Manassas, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Manassas

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Assistant Critical Facility Manager to lead our new data center operations & maintenance business in northern Virginia.

  • Typical work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand.

  • Hiring bonus may be available to qualified candidates outside of the commuting area.

This position reports to the Critical Facility Manager and works to develop and maintain close working relationships with business leaders/stakeholders throughout the organization.

The Assistant Critical Facility Manager is responsible for the overall critical infrastructure maintenance operation, including preserving the safety and well-being of our employees, safeguarding company funds and property, and generally representing the company with respect to the client.

This position ensures that established company goals are realized while maintaining client relations that will enhance future business, and has total responsibility for managing all aspects of the portfolio.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages training for employees.

  • Creates and manages employee work schedules.

  • Stays current on site procedures and monitors to ensure staff is current on processes.

  • Acts as back-up to Critical Facility Manager.

  • Works closely with all employees to ensure highest level of uptime to critical environment.

  • Communicates with third party vendor for pricing and PM work.

  • Maintains 24x7 operations of all critical building support systems (HVAC, Electrical, etc.)

  • Manages multiple subcontractors supporting the operations and maintenance functions

  • Develops budgets and manages expenditures

  • Manages all aspects of the contract with the client

Shows strong technical background and understanding of:

  • Technical knowledge of industrial electrical and mechanical systems with the ability to prioritize, assign, track and trend equipment history.

  • Managing through the use of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Knowledge of reliability maintenance

Good customer relations and a client partnering mentality:

  • Acts with a sense of urgency to address issues and respond to internal and external customers.

  • Experience with developing and presenting key performance indicators.

  • Project continuous improvement, set goals and objectives and meet the schedule.


  • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills (e.g., conflict resolution, team builder).

  • Maximizes full use of company’s resources. Clearly understands the roles, responsibilities, authority, and accountabilities of each team member.

  • Delegates effectively.

Safety Consciousness:

  • Provides leadership to the operation insuring an accident free workplace. Walks the talk.

  • Ensures that the Plans are aggressively monitored and requirements are enforced.

Employee Relations:

  • Promotes employee development.

  • Uses technology tools to improve technician knowledge and certification.

  • Creates/maintains a succession plan.

  • Provides mentoring to team members as needed.

Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrates consistent, effective, and efficient written and oral communication skills (client, employees, suppliers, subcontractors, management, etc.).

  • Maintains consistent communication with management on key issues, potential client issues and approach to resolutions. Communications are frequent, complete, and frank. Problems are dealt with promptly and effectively.

  • Communicates with integrity and candor.

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Within AECOM, our group provides facilities and production maintenance services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, and commercial sites worldwide.

  • We run our own crews of Production Maintenance Techs, CNC Service Techs, Automation Techs, Industrial Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics, Industrial HVAC Techs, Logistics / Crib Management, Planner/ Schedulers, Supervisors and safety professionals inside our customers’ facilities to keep their infrastructure operating smoothly.

  • These are full-time, regular positions with AECOM that offer competitive pay and a full benefits package, including

  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance

  • 3 weeks of accrued Paid Time Off per calendar year

  • 401k plan with 3% company match

  • Employee discounts

  • And much more –

  • And your benefits start the same day you do!

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Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Facility Management, Business Administration or a related discipline, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience in critical infrastructure maintenance.

  2. In addition to education, 8 years of operations and maintenance experience in a data center, heavy industrial, or pharmaceutical / biomedical environment, including 5 years with supervisory responsibilities.

  3. Must have an active US Government Top Secret Security/Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance + Polygraph.

  4. Must be a US citizen

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge and system access at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to read and understand information contained in a variety of documents or displayed on a computer screen.

  • Requires ability to use a variety of office equipment and to operate a computer keyboard to access data bases, to send/receive messages and to prepare documents.

  • Requires ability to attend meetings throughout the site and potentially travel to other AECOM, customer and/or vendor locations in the area, as well as some air travel to more distant locations.

  • Requires the ability to communicate with others on the telephone and in one-on-one or group discussions, meetings and presentations.

  • Demonstrated fluency in computer use including the full Microsoft product line.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout diverse work environments as required by business demand.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movements.

  • Requires some moving of light to medium weight materials into desks, filing cabinets and other storage locations.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of data center infrastructure.

  2. Progressive career experience in facility and/or process maintenance management.

  3. Consistent demonstration of leadership and accountability to proactively identify potential problems or opportunities, analyze issues using all appropriate resources, develop alternatives, and arrive at the optimum approach to mitigate problems or leverage opportunities.

  4. Staff management experience, including disciplinary action, hiring, terminating, and performance appraisals.

  5. Working knowledge of purchasing and/or utilizing and managing subcontracts and vendors.

  6. Experience generating cost savings through multiple continuous improvement activities.

  7. Experience utilizing a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system).

  8. Experience developing and managing a large scale facility budget.

  9. Experience in contract negotiation.

  10. Certification or formal training from Facility Maintenance Organizations such as IFMA, AFE or BOMA.

  11. Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Visio, Excel, Outlook, and Word.

  12. Experience in new business start-ups.

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201580BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.