Maintenance Project Manager

The National Aquarium is looking for a Maintenance Project Manager to provide leadership and oversight over daily activities for facilities maintenance staff and contractors in the performance and completion of preventative maintenance, work orders, emergency repairs, etc. This positions keeps all buildings, equipment and grounds well maintained, clean and working in all of the Aquarium Buildings in a first-class manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Assign work to appropriate trade staff
  • Review completion of open work orders
  • Take the lead role, using vendor resources for product research and procurement Assist in the development of annual operating and capital budgets and provide input in the 5 year capital maintenance plan
  • Assist Lead Mechanics in prioritizing work and work orders.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with other departments
  • Coordinate role of staff with outside vendors on projects.
  • Coordinate work with other Aquarium activities and minimize disruption. Manage Capital and Facilities Projects as assigned
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining schedules and budgets of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for creating and directing project team of staff, consultants, vendors and contractors.
  • Responsible for coordinating project work with other Aquarium activities and minimizing disruption.
  • Obtain MBE/WBE participation on all outsourced projects, work and supplies and vendors.
  • Strive for 25% participation
  • Obtain competitive pricing for materials and services, provide recommendation to Director for approval
  • This position must handle multiple priorities in a timely manner and will often run many diverse projects at the same time
  • Mentor Lead Mechanics in management
  • Good organizational skills
  • Respond to afterhours phone calls and weekend calls, delegate responses and respond if necessary, maintain communication on status with Director of Facilities
  • Represent Director of Facilities at meetings and in Director’s absence

Qualifications/Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction administration/project management or minimum of 5 years experience managing capital projects in an intensive institutional environment. Proven ability to negotiate win-win outcomes. Strong ability to communicate needs with others for competing resources. Working knowledge of Excel and Word required. Knowledge of AutoCAD and MS Project desired.


Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 35-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.


Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing [email protected]

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