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Senior ESS Project Manager - Federal Division (Job number: 637)

Johnson Controls Federal Systems
Huntsville, AL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: Pay grade: 174

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager for our federal team. This role is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of electronic and integrated security system projects (access controls, intrusion detection, video management systems, etc) for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects at various U.S. military and other federal government sites across the U.S. This is a remote / virtual (work from home) role with some travel as needed.


At Johnson Controls, we support our nation’s most critical facilities, the people who occupy them, and the missions they enable. Johnson Controls Federal Systems (JCFS) is a specialized team serving as a trusted partner to the federal government. We help modernize U.S. military installations, Department of Defense and other federal agency facilities to be smarter, more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and secure.

Remote / Virtual (Work from home) with the ability to travel at times as needed
Benefits: Eligible for benefits on first day of employment
Paid Time Off:
3 weeks paid vacation, 5 sick days, 3 floating holidays, and 10 standard holidays (6.5 weeks in total)
Travel Required
: Around 25%


As a Senior Project Manager, you will:


  • Serve as a primary leader for execution on assigned projects. Develops project schedules and executes according to plan.
  • Manage the selection, scope of work, procurement, quality and payment of project materials, vendors and subcontractors
  • Negotiates, prepares and issues subcontracts
  • Ensures that assigned projects are done accurately, on-time, billed within budget and within scope of the contract.
  • Adheres to and ensures project personnel and subcontractors adhere to all safety standards, internal policies, and US Army Corps of Engineers requirements regarding health and safety.
  • Understand project and contract scopes; actively pursues growth opportunities that will help the customer achieve desired outcomes
  • Help prepare and approve cost estimates, contract terms & conditions, and technical responses to client requests for information, bids, and proposals
  • Ensures Technicians, subcontractors and other site personnel complete assigned work per established standards, and thoroughly communicate the services performed and completion criteria to customers
  • Complete timely and accurate project billing to maintain profitability goals and positive cash flow
  • Analyze financial reporting and project schedule to proactively address potential problems. Effectively communicates project progress, issues and financial status to leadership as required
  • Provide periodic project status updates, and monthly revenue, cost, and gross margin forecasts
  • Manage risk, establish project recovery plans, and resolve disputes to minimize escalation
  • Ensure project document controls and deliverables comply with contract requirements and Johnson Controls standards
  • Manages the selection, ordering, and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned
  • Coordinates customer-training requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Five (5) or more years of direct project management experience in the building construction or facilities maintenance industry
  • Technical competency and experience working with commercial or industrial Electronic Security Systems (EES) to include evaluation of contractual scope, specification interruption, change order management, basic design, and installation standards
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience managing project financials (P&L management experience)
  • Proficient in Project Management software and financial accounting systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Project preferred.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required government security clearances as needed. (This involves a background/character, criminal history, employment, and credit check.)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Management experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project requirements
  • Experience managing large projects (in excess of $1 million)
  • Experience working with SCIF environments
  • Experience reading and interpreting government contracts and government procurement standards
  • Experience managing multiple trades and subcontractors


Preferred Education


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Management, Construction Management, Project Management, or a related field, or equivalent work related experience
  • PgMP, PMI or PMP certification strongly preferred
  • Industry Electronic/Integrated Security System certification, licenses, and/or training (Softwarehouse C-cure 9000, Lenel, Bosch BVMS, Vindicator, etc)

Who We Are

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we are One Team working collaboratively to create purposeful solutions that make a difference in the world. We are a Fortune 500 company with more than 100,000 employees worldwide offering the world`s largest portfolio of building technology products, solutions and services. As a member of our Federal Systems team, your work matters. We value and recognize your contributions and want to help you succeed. We invest in our employees, provide opportunities for growth and advancement, and foster a culture of inclusion and respect.


To learn more about who we are and what we do, please check out our Take a Journey video.  

Recently, Johnson Controls has been recognized by several organizations for leadership in Environment, Sustainability and Governance, as well as innovations in smart building platforms:

  • Named to FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” List
  • Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Identified as a Sustainalytics Top-Rated ESG Performer for managing material ESG issues
  • Received HRH The Prince of Wales’ inaugural Terra Carta Seal
  • Ranked 67 on the Drucker Institute’s list of best-managed companies in America
  • Named Chairman and CEO George Oliver IoT CEO of the Year for 2022


Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit


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