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FDH Velocitel Director of Applied Technologies in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Company Description: FDH Infrastructure Services is an industry leader in engineering, construction, and field services for critical structures and facilities. Markets served include telecommunications, heavy civil, power, industrial, commercial, and government. Our continued success is directly linked to the knowledge and experience of our talented staff. FDH is a team-oriented, performance-driven organization, committed to safety, quality, and professional integrity. Our work culture fosters continuous learning and innovation to improve our products, services, and business processes. We work hard for our customers and enjoy having fun together. Come grow with us!

Enjoy Great Benefits: FDH provides a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with company match. Flexible time-off plans encourage a healthy work/life balance for all employees. Wellness activities are promoted throughout the year.

*FDH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor


FDH is working on a large-scale project for the United States Air Force that combines expertise in non-destructive testing, data acquisition and analysis, finite element analysis, and predictive statistical modeling for existing reinforced concrete structures. The Senior PM will provide leadership to the teams with regards to reaching the goals and timelines laid out by the Statements of Work. The Senior Project Manager will work closely with the Project Manager and Team Leads to develop clear plans of action to meet these goals.


  • Provide technical leadership in developing a program that will meet the long-term goals of the US Air Force, concentrating on reinforced concrete and structure degradation

  • Review technical problem statements, perform comprehensive literature review throughout technical references, and validate applicability of different experimental and analytical methods for the desired scope of work

  • Assist in development of a full scope experimental/analytical program to address problem statement

  • Coordinate and participate in the design, build, and test of program data acquisition systems

  • Ensure quality and quantity of all engineering studies, reports, and drawings. Provide management with appropriate report(s) on quantity and quality

  • Provide leadership to teams by motivating team members to meet project goals and milestones

  • Work with the project leadership team to develop overall Statement of Work, project plans, and project budgets with each contract renewal

  • Work with Project Manager and Team Leads to develop project deliverables, including monthly progress reports and Milestone technical reports

  • Manage external subcontracted resources as required to meet objectives

  • Drive cross-functional team cooperation and support

  • Present exceptional client-facing skills delivered in an engaging and professional manner

  • Ability to multi-task, manage and engage with a wide range of clients and prospects throughout assigned range of responsibilities


  • Coach, mentor, and motivate project team

  • Demonstrate the necessary interpersonal skills to thrive as a leader in a team-oriented work environment

  • Create strong collaborative team environment

  • Demonstrate strong follow-through skills with ability to meet deadlines and budgets

  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor while representing FDH

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of FDH

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, or related Scientific discipline, required

  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure or Structural Engineering (SE) licensure preferred

  • Requires Active DOD Top Secret Clearance or ability to acquire within six months

  • Experience in performing scaled laboratory and full-scale field tests of concrete and steel structures (preferred)

  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to organize and efficiently analyze large sets of data

  • Ability in analyzing experimental results, understanding modes of failure, and deriving decision rules that govern outcomes

  • Six plus years’ experience in a project management or supervisory capacity

  • Working knowledge of Finite Element Analysis software ANSYS and ABAQUS is a plus

  • Ability to give direction and training to the staff

  • Ability to influence, collaborate and negotiate with a variety of client contacts and members of all FDH departments both verbally and in writing

This is not an individual contributor position

Action Oriented - is action oriented and works well with challenges., Building Effective Teams - Creates a strong morale and spirit in their team and others around them., Business Acumen - Knowledgeable in the business, policies, practices and trends., Customer Focus - Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers., Developing Direct Reports - Leads by example and coaches and counsels staff to develop and improve performance., Drive for Results - Pushes self and others for results., Functional Technical Skills - Has functional and technical knowledge and skills., Managing Vision and Purpose - Communicates a compelling and inspired vision for the company's present and future.

ID: 2020-1744

External Company URL: http://www.fdh-is.com/

Street: 6521 Meridien Drive