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Director of Projects, Government


North Carolina (NC), US

Category:  Professional
Work Area:  Remote
Requisition ID:  616



About Day and Zimmermann

No problem is too challenging or complex for Day & Zimmermann Maintenance and Construction (DZMC) because We do what we say! ® We’re here to make life easier for plant owners in the Power, Chemical, and Industrial markets. With our wide-ranging capabilities and long-standing industry experience, we deliver innovative solutions and seamless processes that effectively manage all aspects of the plant life cycle. It’s no wonder we’re the #1 maintenance services provider in the United States. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customer’s power and improve the world!

Position Description

We’re looking for a full-time, staff Director of Projects, Government to join our Day & Zimmermann team. This position is eligible to work remote.


Director of Projects, Government executes PMO framework and strategy to drive complete integration of all leaders to ensure delivery of projects successfully. Drives market growth and achieves and exceeds financial, operational, growth, customer and safety goals within market sector.

As the Director of Projects, Government here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Responsible for achieving and exceeding financial, operational, growth, customer retention, and safety goals within market sector
  • Build strong and productive relationships with key clients, stakeholders and support organization partners to facilitate project delivery, optimal customer relations and expand the growth of PMO services
  • Ensure effective project and contract management governance, procedures, tools and financial controls are established and maintained for project operation in your market. Supports business development activities, long range business unit planning and resource management
  • Create training and development plans for project leaders to gain consistency in execution of the PMO framework. Conduct tactical reviews of the total work plans to ensure adequate organizational resources are prioritized and deployed to support the contract requirements. Provide oversight on consistency in execution and procedural compliance
  • Identify and partner with Business Development to define project growth opportunities. Analyze the competitive environment
  • Partner with COE and SME to support proposal development. Provide oversight and integrate with site teams

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Technical/Industry Expertise- Demonstrated background in Projects and/or Construction management within federal agencies, experience in power industry is a plus; experience does not necessarily need to be with a contractor, although highly preferred; Strong knowledge and experience in project management and project controls, preferably at an enterprise or multi-site level. Is comfortable and can effectively bid and manage contracts on T&M, lump sum, and/or firm fixed price basis
  • Projects & Construction Savvy- Action oriented; can be counted on to consistently exceed goals; bottom-line oriented; clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; pushes others for results and holds them accountable; sets business/account strategy and works through others to achieve results; maintains big-picture view of key projects and initiatives without getting lost in the details
  • Business/Financial Acumen- Understands how the business works including drivers of cost and revenue; able to understand and work with key financial measurements to analyze the business; able to develop actions to correct financial performance and/or develop new business; knows the marketplace and understands how business strategies and tactics impact marketplace perception
  • Builds Strategic Client Relationships- Develops and sustains effective business relationships with people, especially at senior levels (internally and externally) to create value and influence customer buying patterns and increase revenue and market share
  • Communicates with Impact- Clearly and consistently gets information across in a timely and effective manner both verbally and in writing.  Demonstrates the ability to influence people and get them to take appropriate action

And if you have these qualifications:

  • College degree in a technical field or Business required, MBA or Master's degree in related field preferred
  • 20+ years of relevant projects and construction experience or has successfully served as a D&Z Manager of Projects
  • PMP (project management) and OHSA 30 preferred


In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $148,960 - $223,440. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees, and it shows.  Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!

To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:


  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus over long periods of time
  • Ability to read/write complex documents in the English language
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at company’s office or work site



SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  APPLY NOW!  Talent Acquisition Partner: Ashley Mitchell

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Day & Zimmermann is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Day & Zimmermann is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email, and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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