The Jackson Laboratory has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure a Director, Engineering & Capital Projects.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Facilities Service & Engineering, the Director, Engineering & Capital Projects is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all capital projects and physical improvements undertaken by The Jackson Laboratory, ensuring that they meet state and federal regulations and procedures, and are effectively managed from concept through planning, design, bidding, construction, and up to occupancy. The Engineering Director leads the selection and hiring of consultants engaged by JAX for capital projects and physical improvements, and oversees the work of consulting firms and in-house design staff throughout these projects. This position helps manage the efficient use of space on campus by all departments and entities. The Engineering Director develops long-range and detailed plans to meet the needs of the institution, develops and oversees budgets for construction projects, and manages the office of Engineering & Technical Services.
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine; a laboratory mice facility in Ellsworth, Maine; JAXWest, a facility in Sacramento, CA; and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), a new genomic medicine facility in Farmington, CT that is enabling the Laboratory to translate its fundamental science into the clinic. In addition to its National Cancer Center Institute-designated Cancer Center, the Laboratory also has initiated a cancer research laboratory in Seoul, Korea.
The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from their campus. JAX is one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!
INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE - Inspiring their people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM - Unified by their promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to them
What does JAX have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an M.B.A. program, a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families. Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in their shared quest to improve human health.
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The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.