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Facilities Project Manager

Date posted 12/09/2016

Job ID#: 10585BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Facilities Project Manager
Job Category: Facilities
City: Palmdale
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Project Manager to join our Facilities Department in Palmdale, CA.


  • Reviews, develops, and presents data concerning facility modifications including requested modifications, company policies, regulatory requirements, and required completion dates.

  • Assists with architectural and engineering cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans and specifications.  Develops and presents timetables and schedules for projects.

  • Coordinates with architecture and/or engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detailed drawings.  Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisitions.

  • Reviews estimated design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparations, and other related costs.

  • Coordinates or directs the construction and installation progress to ensure conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

  • Responsible for oversight of outside contractors.

  • Ensures projects are completed on schedule and within budget while maintaining government regulations and health and safety requirements.

  • Analyzes data and situations.  Responds to and resolves issues of a complex nature.

  • Ensures that all appropriate documentation is updated, reported and filed.

  • Uses ladders and lifts both above ground and on rooftops of buildings to develop statements of work and conduct building inspections.

  • May function in an advisory or leadership role and provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Utilizes MS Office Suite and other applications.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 


  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in facilities, engineering, architecture or related discipline along with three or more years of progressive experience in construction planning with a bachelor's, or one or more years of experience with a master's.

  • Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. 

  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding of construction planning theories, concepts and principles, as well as commercial building codes involved with construction and construction planning.

  • Must be familiar with Industry Construction Standards and best practices.

  • Must possess leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) a valid California driver's license verified by the DMV; (2) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (3) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (4) excellent interpersonal skills to guide employees, negotiate and resolve conflicts; (5) the ability to represent the company as a knowledgeable resource on external projects; and (6) excellent computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

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