Manager, Facilities Planning, Engineering, and Construction

Battelle Memorial Institute

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Has responsibility for the organization, planning, direction, staffing, budgeting, and control of all activities that fall under the management responsibilities of Facility Planning, Engineering and Construction which provides the following core services:

Facilities Strategic Planning

Capital Construction Project Management

Engineering and Design

Facilities Services

Energy Management and Sustainability

Decontamination and Decommissioning Coordination with Facilities

Facilities Business Administration (Matrix Reporting)


Assists Director, FSO with day-to-day organizational responsibilities.; Develops rapport and builds relationships both internal and external organizations.

Attends meetings with key stakeholders.

Supports Director, FSO in implementation of FSO strategy. Utilizes knowledge of FSO organization to further organizational objectives.

Serves as the designated backup to Director in the Directors absence.

Manages administrative functions such as hiring, training, staff development, performance management, and reassignment. Administers salary and status changes subject to one-over-one approval.

Manages outsourced contractors and consultants to complete projects. Establishes and monitors budgets, schedules, staff, and material costs. Sets goals and priorities, establishes staffing requirements, implement plans, monitors progress, and modifies the plans as needed to meet the goals of the organization.

Establishes and integrates the Capital Construction Projects goals as an integral part of Facilities Strategic Planning to ensure alignment with Battelles Strategic Plan. This includes providing infrastructure and long range facilities needed to meet the business requirements of the various research divisions at King Avenue and West Jefferson, and providing management leadership needed to ensure the various core services goals are consistent with Battelles business plan.

Manages the activities of the Capital Construction Project Management staff, integrating a variety of results-oriented activities in the areas of project management, engineering and design to include electrical and mechanical engineering support, and major construction. This requires the identification of research and infrastructure facility needs and the establishment of long-range goals in construction programs.


Oversees the management of the Engineering and Design staff responsible for developing and completing multi-component construction programs for new structures and building alterations in support of Battelles research objectives. Provides planning and develops facility designs, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates. Solicits and evaluates proposals for services, initiates requisitions, monitors performance, and approves payment of invoices. Ensures compliance with applicable codes and regulations to protect Battelle staff, property, visitors, and neighbors from hazardous or life-threatening situations. Updates and maintains physical plant engineering and design drawings in conjunction with projects and space database.

Oversees the management of Facilities Alterations & Maintenance which is responsible for all building alterations, and supporting of activities required to meet Battelle’s long range goals of utilizing space and continued leasing of some Battelle facilities, as well as construction and maintenance activities associated with building exteriors and grounds, including roofs, roads, parking lots, and walkways.

Directs, with Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, the management and coordination of the energy management activities to promote energy conservation, as well as ensure investments in energy related equipment and systems provide maximum return on investment. Ensures tracking of recycling, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions across the company and supports general reporting requirements.

Provides project review and oversight between the Decontamination and Decommissioning activities and Facilities involving the major buildings at King Avenue and West Jefferson to ensure the best possible integration of Battelle’s Research/Facilities goals and resources.

Ensures team alignment with corporate safety culture and maintains awareness of operational risks and opportunities for improvements.

Integrates and partners with Battelle Finance, Risk Management, and Legal teams to ensure that the appropriate financial and IRS accounting procedures and guidelines are applied to all construction activities. Reviews all Requests for Capital Acquisitions. Interacts with Property and Accounting to determine appropriate accounts, depreciation schedules, and archive records.

Key Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or in Civil, Electrical, or Construction Engineering; eight years construction experience, including three years managing design, operations and maintenance, and cost estimating; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field

Technical course work or expertise in energy management as related to buildings and construction, as well as contract administration.

PE certification or equivalent.

Five years of experience working with relevant policy, procedures, and operations.

Special skills include effective oral and written communications, excellent analytical and organization skills, and proven negotiation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

M.B.A. or special business training that includes accounting, finance, and business law.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelles Legal Department.

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