Facilities Project Manager

Augusta, ME | Engineering | Full-time

Apply by: April 16, 2021

Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management

Opening Date: April 2, 2021

Closing Date: April 16, 2021 

Job Class Code: 6365
Grade: 28
Salary: $54,995 – $75,088 
Location: Augusta, ME

Job Description: 

This position conducts professional engineering project management work for State and Federal facilities and training areas of the Maine Army National Guard.  Responsibilities include oversight of Architects, Engineers and Construction Contractors on various construction and repair projects; writing and administering the execution of engineering and construction contracts; reviewing and collaborating in peer review of designs and specifications to ensure codes and standards are met; conducting construction inspections and managing project budgets in support of the directorate. Regular/weekly state-wide travel is required.

Job Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates assigned activities or the work of teams on an assigned project basis in order to evaluate specific phases of a project or the impact of its activity and to ensure projects are completed correctly and on time.
  • Leads the coordination of assigning the work of a multidisciplinary team of professional engineers, specialists, and technicians for a portfolio of projects in order to accomplish the purpose of each project as scheduled and within budget.
  • Conducts independent research, analyses data, and recommends alternative approaches in order to execute projects in the most efficient manner.
  • Provides expert technical advice and consultation to other engineers or professional staff regarding engineering projects in order to meet specifications.
  • Directs the development and analysis of engineering data in areas of research, planning, materials, or soils in order to gather information.
  • Reviews design project drawings in order to ensure correctness.
  • Confers with professional engineers, specialists, and technicians to assist by providing remediation activities in order to resolve any potential problems.
  • Proactively works with information management tools and systems, and inputs and maintains collection of data, accurate schedule, budget, and resource information in order to ensure timely access and reporting throughout the Department.
  • Facilitates communication with team, affected military units, or other stakeholder groups in order to discuss on-going project issues and resolve problems.
  • Works as a liaison between the contractor, building user, and the facility maintenance in order to ensure warranty work is carried out in a reasonable amount of time and has the least amount of impact on the user.
  • Conducts data analyses such as life cycle cost analysis and recommends alternative approaches to how a particular project can be executed in the most efficient manner in order to ensure timely access and reporting through the Department.
  • Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices such as: AA/EEO, recruitment, employment, position classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, human resource components of security protocols of agency information security and confidentiality policies, and employee safety.


KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned).


  • Knowledge of Structural/Architectural/Civil/Mechanical/Electrical principals, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ADA, NEPA, NEC, and plumbing codes.
  • Knowledge of system commissioning, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of modern project management principles, practices, tools, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of budgetary, personnel, and contracting procedures.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical and professional subordinates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to foresee potential issues in construction process which may impact the end user in maintaining the facility.
  • Ability to anticipate and analyze problems, reach logical conclusions, and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write daily and bi-weekly reports to communicate project execution and progress.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.
  • Ability to complete independent cost analyses on change proposals.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Licensure as a Professional Engineer -OR- twelve (12) years’ experience in technical engineering/project management.


Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following skills or experience:


Budget Management

State and Federal Contracting

**Applicant must be able to pass a federal background check.** 


Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: Richard Darveau, richard.r.darveau.civ@mail.mil or 207-430-6344


Why work for the State of Maine?


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • 18.91% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions
  • 19.13% of pay to retirement for State Police
  • 25.60% of pay to retirement for Fire Marshals and Fire Investigators
  • 20.67% of pay to retirement for Capitol Security Officers
  • 15.57% of pay to retirement for Firefighters
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.