Project Manager for Facilities and Infrastructure

NY CREATES   Albany , NY   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on March 23, 2024
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NY CREATES is a leading research and development hub as well as a commercialization facilitator in advanced digital, analog, and power technologies.


Job Description:


  • The Project Manager for Facilities and Infrastructure duties will include, but not be limited to: Provide technical leadership to the NY CREATES team responsible for all site construction including rearrangements and infrastructure upgrades of the existing facility as well as the construction of new buildings, cleanrooms, labs, and infrastructure. Employ accepted Project Management practices including the development and sign-off of baseline project documents, implementation of a work order and change order process, and proper project close-out. Manage all design and construction contracts with architects and construction managers. Drive staff and suppliers to provide cost competitive, reliable, timely and effective engineering solutions on all design and construction projects. Independently develop concepts, cost estimates, and presentations to sell programs and report status to the NY CREATES executive team. Ensure construction projects do not impact ongoing operations. Maintain work with consultants to develop site master plan and ensure construction is consistent with future plans.
  • Work closely with facilities team and suppliers to ensure that projects remain on budget and on schedule. Develop detailed budgets and schedules, identify all dependencies and ensure stakeholders understand status and gating needs. Present budget and schedule status to NY CREATES executives. Use, or drive construction manager to use, industry standard project schedule software tools.
  • Support tool installations as required and ensure site utilities, infrastructure, and cleanroom fit-up is adequate to install and connect tooling. Drive consultants to provide on time, on budget, high quality work for all tool hook-up design/build efforts.
  • Ensure that all proper NY CREATES staff is involved in all new construction concepts, design reviews, and system turnovers with sign-off as appropriate. Ensure that architects turn over properly formatted AutoCAD masters for NY CREATES files. Ensure that projects are properly closed out.
  • Initiate and maintain close and collaborative relationships with appropriate compliance entities, consultants, and construction managers. Drive consultants to prepare site plans and SEQRA documents and assist NY CREATES in obtaining approval from all required agencies on new buildings and expansions. Ensure all designs meet current codes and assist SUNY code compliance office in code reviews of existing buildings. Maintain knowledge of engineering consultants and construction management firms. Recommend consultants and contractors for bid lists based on knowledge of their strengths. Evaluate cost, proposed staff, and technical ability. Manage suppliers to meet all deliverables including invoicing that is correct and audit ready. Give suppliers clear and straight forward feedback on their performance.
  • Delegate assignments to team members to ensure overall program and site goals are achieved. Lead by example, communicate clear goals, and provide straight forward feedback on team and individual efforts. Encourage teams to independently drive work efforts, make key decisions, and work as a team to solve problems. Resolve disagreements quickly and assist team in breaking down barriers into progress both within and outside of the organization. 
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned. 




  • A Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering, Architecture, or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 7 years' experience in the facilities engineering organization of a major semiconductor manufacturer or with a supplier to the semiconductor industry. Experience managing small to large complex multidiscipline projects from cradle to grave, financial parts of projects, coordination with many stakeholders.
  • PMP certification a plus for administering the various responsibilities listed above.
  • Candidates must be able to address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in clean room protocol development, management with experience controlling airborne molecular contamination.
  • Experience with chemical safety training, chairing & conducting customer and construction meetings for project compliance, coordination, and reporting within semiconductor facilities organizations.
  • Solid understanding of all Facilities site and building systems including HVAC, exhaust, abatement systems, chillers, boilers, waste treatment, process gases, chemical distribution, compressed air, process cooling water and DI water.
  • Knowledge in cleanroom air management systems including VLF and turbulent flow rooms. Experience with 3 level fabs with both open and closed waffle slabs desired.
  • Knowledge of methods and materials required to renovate an existing building into a fab/cleanroom or build a new Greenfield fab/cleanroom desired.
  • Knowledgeable in the discipline of formal Project Management. Experience in following all steps from base line creation to change order process, to acceptance & turnover.
  • Proven ability to matrix manage and lead cross-functional teams responsible for the design and construction of major Facilities Programs.
  • Experience working with code officials on building permits and inspections.
  • Understanding of all aspects of construction safety. Experience investigating root cause of accidents and developing action plans to prevent occurrence.
  • Working knowledge of design consultants and construction managers with the skill and proven experience to successfully handle cleanroom/new building construction. Experience in creating SOW's, bid lists, evaluating proposals, and awarding contracts.
  • Registered architect or professional engineering license.


Additional Information:


  • Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Competitive Pay and PTO
  • Flexible Heath Spending and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Basic / Optional Life Insurance
  • Post-Retirement Health Insurance
  • Employer contribution of 7% of earnings to a Basic Retirement plan after meeting one year of service.
  • Optional employee contributed retirement account

Location: 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203

Salary Rate: $125,000- $145,000 

*Posted rate is dependent on education and experience

Additional Information:

NOTE: Some positions require access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, or restricted programs where U.S. Government authorization may be required.

For positions requiring such access, offers of employment are contingent upon the employer being able to obtain the necessary authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other government agencies. The decision to pursue an export license application is at The Research Foundation for SUNY's sole discretion. Proof of status may be required prior to employment in connection with necessary authorizations.

Employment is with the Research Foundation for SUNY which is an Equal opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply please call Human Resources at 518-437-8686.