Principal/Expert, Project Management

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaAs an employee of the Atlanta Fed, you will help support our mission of promoting the stability and efficiency of the U.S. economy and financial system. Your work will affect the economy of the Southeast, the United States, and the world. The work we do here is important, and how we do it is just as important as what we do. We live our values of integrity, excellence, and respect every day. We do the right thing, we do things right, and we treat people right. A career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta gives you the chance to do work that touches lives and helps communities prosper.

The role of the Facilities Principal/Expert Project Manager is to be a strategy leader creating strategic plans for District's capital projects and refreshes annually. This individual will develop and maintain existing relationships with customers/clients. This will involve multi-year planning, bidding, and ensuring the successful completion of projects, both planned and unplanned. This role is designed to support the on-site construction team as required to ensure a successful project outcome.

We are a dynamic hybrid workplace environment that requires at least 2 days a week in the office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides facilities and construction expertise to project managers and project teams to establish appropriate implementation strategy to include planning, designing communications, training development, implementation budgeting, delivery methods, and/or timing/bundling for complex initiatives.

  • Responsible for the management of significant facilities projects and small project teams on a System or Bank-wide scale from initiation to completion, managing multiple projects with accountability for monitoring performance recommending schedule changes, cost adjustments, resource additions, and ensuring timely completion of project deliverables.

  • Independently assesses and resolves complex problems with guidance only in the most complex situations; taking a broad perspective to identify solutions. Uses specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise to interpret internal or external business issues and recommends solutions and/or best practices. Provides advice/direction in primary areas of expertise and leverages technical expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results. Focuses on day-to-day operational project execution, with contributions to broader planning within area of expertise.

  • Responsible for communicating with management regarding the status of assigned projects. Contributes to and creates papers, documentation and/or management presentations related to projects and initiatives.

  • Provides assistance and guidance to junior project managers and may provide work direction and review. Provides guidance and direction to contractors, consultants and vendors and manages ongoing relationships.

  • Uses broad knowledge base to lead multi-disciplinary project planning, resourcing, staffing, supply and subcontract management, progress reporting, and troubleshooting. Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.

Facilities Strategy Leader Scope:

  • Creates and leads Facilities Strategic Plan and refreshes annually

  • Trains new staff on the Strategic Planning

  • Contributes to leadership discussions regarding strategy, training, and resourcing.

  • Remains on the cutting edge of engineering, architectural and interior design related trends

  • Develops and maintain relevant benchmarking studies

  • Develops case use studies for upcoming capital investments

  • Coaches and mentor junior team member

  • Tracks lifecycle of Facilities Assets and plans for replacements

  • Engages with all Bank departments to document future needs

  • Identifies proper staffing levels and needs for capital project implementation

  • Monitors cost of capital investments to ensure alignment with budget guidance

  • Tracks key risks for the department and assists in the development of mitigation strategies

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop timelines for capital investment

  • Regularly revisits real estate portfolio demographics and advises leadership on required adjustments

  • Manage the Vendor Management Program workgroups.

  • Lead District Studies and District Standards workgroups including Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Security Assessments.

  • Leads annual capital budgeting.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent years of experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field (preferred).

  • Minimum 8- 10 years of experience in facility project management

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering projects on time, within budget, and to high-quality standards.

  • Strong understanding of project management methodology

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.

  • Proficient in project management software

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401K match, and a fully funded pension plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; flexible work environment
  • Generously subsidized public transportation
  • Annual tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development programs, training and conferences
  • And more…

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, rush jobs, change in workload or technological developments).

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time / Part Time

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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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