Context of this Search: The Budget and Administrative Services Department (BDA) is looking for a highly motivated professional to work in our Corporate Real Estate Group (ACR). The person selected will be responsible for the management of the IDB Group’s Headquarters (HQ) facilities including all aspects of space planning and management, project development, design, execution, and construction.
The Team: The Corporate Real Estate Group operates within the Administrative Services Division (BDA/ACP) and manages the IDB Group’s HQ facilities comprised of three office building in downtown Washington, DC, (approx. 1.3 million sq feet), and a facility in Virginia (additional 70 thousand sq feet). This position reports to the Head of ACR and interacts regularly with the Chief of BDA/ACP and senior management for HQ facilities-related matters. The candidate is responsible for seeing a team of project managers and technical specialists.
What you’ll do:
Space Planning and Management: Manage the space planning, inventory, and usage at the Bank's Headquarters (HQ). Assess departmental needs and maintain accurate space data. Develop solutions to meet space needs. Manage the Bank's systems to collect, monitor, and report on space data. Monitor space usage to ensure compliance with standards.
Implementation of the Corporate Real Estate Approach: Apply and implement the IDB Group's Corporate Real Estate Approach at HQ through a multi-year Capital Construction Program.
Project and Construction Management: Develop and manage construction projects at HQ, including architectural preliminary design and planning, design development, construction documents, required relocations, construction activities, schedules, budgets, and post-occupancy activities.
Project and Portfolio Management: Maintain accurate project schedules and budgets. Responsible for project quality control and monitoring customer satisfaction. Certify that projects are designed to ADA, LEED, and WELL standards to reflect the Bank's commitment to accessible, inclusive, and sustainable facilities.
Team Management: Oversee and provide direction to Project Managers and other support personnel responsible for construction projects to ensure timely and on Budget completion and within established standards. Provide feedback and guidance to optimize team performance.
Work Program management: Responsible for the construction, relocation and space management functions provided by the unit. Ensure alignment of work program with group, division, department, and institutional goals.
What you’ll need:
Experience: At least 7 years of relevant practical experience in the development, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of corporate facilities, including experience in managing facilities operations internationally, with a preferred focus in Latin America and the Caribbean. Knowledge of space planning and management, project and program management, business administration, including budgeting, contract administration, and feasibility studies, is required. Experience in corporate real estate functions preferred. Must have prior supervisory experience.
Education: Master's, or equivalent degree, in Engineering, Architecture, Facilities Management, Project Management or other relevant discipline.
Languages: Proficiency in English is required. Proficiency in a second official language of the Bank (Spanish, Portuguese and/or French) is preferred.
Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.
Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.
The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all application
The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/ AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants, the LGBTQ+ community and persons of Indigenous origins to apply.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at HRSC@iadb.org to request a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
The organization requires a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person business in the United States. Therefore, everyone working in HQ is required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption, subject to the Bank’s approval.
External Opening Date: Jun 15, 2022
External Closing Date: Jul 4, 2022
Job Field: Corporate Services
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2200000555
About Inter-American Development Bank
We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.
The IDB prioritizes social inclusion and equality; productivity and innovation; and regional economic integration in its development work across Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it addresses the cross-cutting issues of gender equality and diversity; climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.