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The National Institute of Building Sciences is in the process of filling the positions below to support the organization and federal agency clients.

Interested individuals with the required skill sets can read the job descriptions below to see the full duties and responsibilities of the positions.

Job Description: BIM and Cost Project Manager

Do you have broad knowledge of and experience with Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM), and other building process specific tools? Do you have experience with design and/or construction projects? Do you have excellent project management skills? If you answered yes to these questions, The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a small but highly respected organization within the building industry, is looking for a BIM and Cost Project Manager.

Purpose:

This position supports a federal government agency and includes performing a variety of tasks associated with Agency’s Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM) and Cost planning and estimating initiatives as part of NIBS BIM Program team. BIM and Cost Project Manager duties include assisting the agency in identifying BIM and Cost Planning requirements for projects, performing reviews of Cost plans and related submittals on projects in process, supporting the ongoing maintenance of the agency’s cost management system, and working with the NIBS BIM Team to develop and implement the Agency BIM Program. Duties also include supporting preparation of specific studies, preparation of presentations materials, representation at meetings and workshops, review of technical literature and research, and serve as a technical liaison where assigned.

Nature and Scope of Work:

This position reports to the Executive Director, Building Information Management. Documented and demonstrated ability to interface with Federal Government and construction industry constituents, and other entities associated with the Institute’s goals and services is essential to the position. Participation on project teams contributing expertise in BIM to perform assigned tasks to meet deadlines is important.

The duties assigned to the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Core Competencies:

Application Process

Purpose:

This is an entry level position assigned to a federal government agency and includes performing a variety of tasks associated with the Agency's Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM) initiatives as part of NIBS BIM Program team. The primary responsibilities include assisting the agency in auditing BIM and related deliverables on building projects across the entire building lifecycle from planning to design to operations, supporting agency staff with linking and accessing BIM content from remote locations, and contributing to procedures for optimally supporting BIM workflows based on latest technologies adopted by the agency.

Nature and Scope of Work:

The BIM Coordinator will perform various tasks associated with NIBS and its federal Agency client’s Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM) program for a global portfolio. Documented and demonstrated ability to work in a large team environment with an ability to manage and meet deadlines is important. Experience in managing, authoring, manipulating, and linking BIM files such as 3D models, 2D drawings, database hosted data, and other tabular data is preferred but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The BIM Coordinator performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

Core Competencies:

Note: experience may be obtained through career, part-time, internship, or course-related efforts.
 

Other Personnel Qualifications

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive compensation and benefits provided

Application Process

Please apply by email to mebrennan.ctr@nibs.org with a cover letter and resume that identifies relevant experience.

Overview

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) seeks a dynamic and innovative President and CEO who can convene public and private sector organizations and professions that support building sciences and technology and seek consensus solutions to common problems. This is an exciting opportunity 
for a transformational leader to advance today’s most compelling built environment issues, including sustainability, safety, hazard mitigation, and resiliency. The next leader will build on the nonprofit organization’s strong reputation with government agencies, the professions, the private and nonprofit sectors.

NIBS is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-governmental organization established by Congress and governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. Fifteen members are elected, and six members are appointed by the President of the United States, subject to Senate confirmation. Private sector contracts and contributions, membership dues, events, and publication sales are augmented with contracts and grants from federal and state agencies. The organizational budget is $18M.

Externally, the next CEO will strengthen and expand relationships across the governmental and private sectors, bring together experts and lead conversations throughout the building industry including, engineering, architecture, construction, government, developers, insurers, and regulators.

Internally, as the chief staff executive, the CEO will lead a professional and highly collaborative staff team with expertise in building sciences, processes, and technology. The staff of 23 is supplemented by a large contractor team with specialized skills and expertise.

NIBS seeks an outgoing, open communicator, and transparent leader with a collaborative style who can effectively promote the organization to current and new clients who will benefit from the consensus problem-solving approaches, expertise, and resources, both technical and human. The individual will partner with the Board and provide strategic leadership to operationalize and implement the future direction. The CEO will provide day-to-day leadership and management of the staff team. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes relationship-building and teamwork, consensus building, listening, and integrity.

The President and CEO’s key responsibilities include:

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

The position is based in Washington, DC and expectations are up to 25% travel.

MEASURES FOR SUCCESS

The specifics regarding measures of success, including metrics, will ultimately be agreed upon by the new CEO and the NIBS Board, but at the end of the executive’s first year, the Board would expect the following:

NIBS MISSION

To serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.

NIBS VISION

Improving lives through collaboration to integrate science into the built environment.

OBJECTIVE

The 2020-2022 Strategic Plan includes four major categories, each with a separate goal and multiple objectives to achieve maximum impact on the built environment. The Board of Directors is currently engaged in developing the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.

Practice Integration

Operational Excellence

Innovation

Research and Data

NEXT STEPS

With these actions, NIBS will achieve broader recognition as a trusted, unbiased convener of government and industry officials to come together as partners. NIBS also will achieve greater balance: A more diversified and balanced portfolio of programs, products and services, and sustainable business model  that provides flexibility for the organization to carry out mission-driven activities.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

The National Institute of Building Sciences is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Our organization strongly believes in an environment built on respect and dignity. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the strength of the built environment and building industry as a whole.

We do this by:

Vetted Solutions is a Washington, D.C. based executive search firm specializing in association and nonprofit recruiting and consulting. We focus on CEO and senior staff positions. For confidential consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to: NIBSCEOSearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.

SUMMARY

The Vice President, Technical and Government Solutions position is responsible for the leadership and management of the federal government contracting and technical projects department of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The Vice President serves as the organizational liaison for generating and driving government contracting services. Internally, the Vice President leads technical personnel to ensure the programs, projects, and Councils are managed by the organization and align with the strategic goals set by the President and CEO and the Board of Directors. The Vice President is accountable for the overall performance of the department by insuring innovative execution of project scopes, delivering tasks on schedule, and completing programs within budget, as well as expanding new business development opportunities. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Vice President is responsible for the operational and financial performance of the annual $18M revenue attributed to the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic

Development

Operational

Departmental

Other duties may be assigned.

SECURITY CLEARANCE

Able to be granted or to obtain at a minimum, an interim Secret security clearance prior to entry on duty, and then obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance throughout the period of employment.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President, Technical and Government Solutions supervises three Program Directors, with a departmental total of 11 staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The position requires a candidate with:

TECHNICAL AND OTHER SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

ABOUT NIBS

NIBS is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-governmental organization established by Congress and governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. Fifteen members are elected, and six members are appointed by the President of the United States, subject to Senate confirmation. Private sector contracts and contributions, membership dues, events, and publication sales are augmented with contracts and grants from federal and state agencies. The organizational budget is $18M.

NIBS VISION

Improving lives through collaboration to integrate science into the built environment.

NIBS MISSION

To serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.

2020-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN

The Board of Directors is currently engaged in developing the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.

Practice Integration

Operational Excellence

Innovation

Research and Data

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

The National Institute of Building Sciences is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Our organization strongly believes in an environment built on respect and dignity. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the strength of the built environment and building industry as a whole.

We do this by:

Recognizing that we are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees and members. Having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing and increasingly diverse-building industry. No one person should be called upon to represent an entire community.

Acknowledging that the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees and members invest in this industry represent our culture, our reputation, and our achievements. We are infusing each valuable insight throughout our internal culture, systems, and practices.

Welcoming the unique contributions that potential team members bring while recruiting for our team, including education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Vetted Solutions is a Washington, D.C. based executive search firm specializing in association and nonprofit recruiting and consulting. We focus on CEO and senior staff positions. For confidential consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to: NIBSGovOpssearch@vettedsolutions.com or call +1 202 544 4749.