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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Assitant Site Manager of Infrastructure in Westford, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Facility Services Department (FSD) plans for and fulfills the operating and maintenance requirements for over 2M square feet of research, office, and related facilities; in pursuit of the Department’s Mission: To enable research and development while providing stewardship of Lincoln Laboratory facilities. To achieve this, the facilities team focuses on providing a safe, clean, and effective environment for the Laboratory community, while maintaining and improving the infrastructure to enable evolving research.

The ‘Assistant Site Manager of Infrastructure’ directs and coordinates the planning, design, and execution of facility maintenance, renovation and alteration infrastructure projects that support building maintenance, research & academic activities, and facility modernization / sustainability initiatives for the MIT-owned building complex in Westford, MA.

The successful candidate will bring a wide range of talents to this position by doubling as a project manager and site superintendent in the field. Experience overseeing construction operations is a must. Project management experience is also a must. The successful candidate will have an advanced understanding of building systems and structures. This position requires a professional that can act as the primary project liaison with staff, facility user groups, facility operations and engineering teams, and other project stakeholders to ensure timely input of information, manages expectations, resolve conflicts and facilitates decisions. As such, the individual will have excellent communication skills. The individual will need to be a self-starter and extremely reliable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establishes the project budget, and supports MIT & FSD’s leadership in taking that budget through internal approvals. Guides stakeholder decisions to maintain approved scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Collaborates with representatives from MIT Campus for securing the professional services of architects, engineers and contractors. Prepares requests for proposals, and qualifications, invitations for bids, and other solicitation documents.

  • Works closely with FSD, Lincoln Laboratory research and MIT leadership, Health and Safety, Security Services, and other key stakeholders to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, and guidelines.

  • Coordinates submissions to jurisdictional authorities for project approvals and permitting. Ensures compliance with regulations, laws and all authorities having jurisdiction.

  • Manages the project delivery process through the planning, design, construction, and closeout phases of construction projects.

  • Manages; project conceptual planning, review of issues including design and construction planning, logistics, project safety, schedule, budget and constructability.

  • Manages project quality control, and oversees contracts for all contractors, design/engineering consultants, internal design teams, site surveys, owner testing and additional specialty consulting as necessary

  • Develops, maintains, and reports project schedules and budgets from planning through project closeout.

  • Reviews and coordinates reviews of all submittals to ensure expeditious processing.

  • Leads the owner’s construction meetings to review construction progress, budget, and quality.


  • 15 years of experience overseeing construction operations is required, appropriate certifications and exceptional work experience may substitute for up to 5 years of experience.

  • 2-3 years of project management experience is required

  • Success negotiating and resolving complex issues as they arise is required. Proven successful application of analytical, financial, management and conceptual skills is required.

  • Project or facility operations experience in a laboratory environment is preferred.

  • Facilities Management Certification (FMP) or a Project Management Professional (PMP) and additional certification are desirable. Training/experience with MS Office Suite products is a must. Training / experience with AutoCAD, and SAP is preferred. Knowledge of various local, state and federal codes and ordinances is required. Familiarity with the DoD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) standards of design and construction is desirable

  • Demonstrated performance managing multiple, simultaneous, facility construction projects is required; success on laboratory projects with budgets of $1M or more is highly desirable.

  • A proven self-starter, with strong organization skills and attention to details, comfortable working with minimum direction; adaptable to changing organizational requirements and priorities and supportive of a diverse work force are requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with others in diplomatic, tactful manner, while exercising sensitivity and discretion as needed is required.

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    Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

    To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required