Project Manager at World Bank Group (Washington DC)

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Project Manager

Job #:

World Bank

General Services


Term Duration:
3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:
International Recruitment

Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s):
English and Spanish

Preferred Language(s):
Portuguese and French

Closing Date:
2/26/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

Global Corporate Solutions and Corporate Real Estate:

Reporting to the Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administration Officer, Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) brings together the functions of Corporate Security, Corporate Real Estate, and Corporate Services (such as food services, printing, travel, conferences, and translation and interpretation).

Corporate Real Estate (GCSCR) supports IBRD, IDA, and MIGA, in developing and operating their real estate needs worldwide. GCSCR's primary purpose is to create and develop strategic, cost effective, functional, efficient, and safe real estate solutions. To achieve its purpose, GCSCR is structured into two main divisions: (i) HQ Real Estate Development and Management (GCSHQ), which covers facilities based in Washington, DC, and (ii) International Real Estate (GCSIR), responsible for facilities located overseas. GCSIR, in its turn, comprises two sub-units: (i) International Real Estate Development (GCSID) and, (ii) International Facilities Management (GCSIF). The Facilities Manager position falls in GCSIF.

Project Manager (International Real Estate Development)

Would you like to prepare, design, and implement facilities projects for Bank's offices around the globe? We are looking for someone to join the International Real Estate Development (GCSID) unit and manage the construction and alteration of the Bank's facilities worldwide.

The Project Manager reports to the Manager, International Real Estate (GCSIR) and handles major components of facilities projects, comprising acquisition, design, and construction of Bank's offices around the world. He or She work closely with the Senior Project Managers in the unit, with managers at all levels at Headquarters and Country Offices, internal business units and service providers, attorneys, real estate brokers, landlords, furniture, and equipment manufacturers, architectural, engineering and project management firms, and construction contractors. Specific results include:

  • Delivers the work program under Manager direction and as required, with the advice from senior project managers.
  • Develops project program with the client.
  • Resolves scope of required resources and mobilizes them from within/outside the Bank.
  • Identifies, inspects and evaluates alternative sites and buildings, and determine their suitability for the Bank's requirements and needs.
  • Prepares cost-benefit analysis to evaluate lease versus buy versus build alternatives.
  • Directs and handles interaction with internal and external counsel as well landlords and property owners.
  • Conducts review of terms and conditions of lease proposals and assists in formulating strategy for lease transactions.
  • Sets the project schedule and leads the planning, design and construction process, coordinating inputs from Bank units and outside firms on all aspects of the project from inception through final completion.
  • Supports the selection of design consultants, contractors and specialty consultants for projects, and coordinates and directs all implementation activities and resources. Analyzes needs, identifies potential issues, and develops optimal solutions considering user requirements, technical constraints, resource availability, Bank policies and standards.
  • Manages the preparation of construction plans, specifications and contract documents.
  • Develops and monitors the project budget and schedule and takes appropriate corrective action when needed to adhere to the pre-established budget and schedule.
  • Assures the final completion and timely occupancy of projects in a cost-effective manner.
  • Approves invoices submitted by vendors/contacts and prepares the required documentation for payments.
  • Oversees and monitors post-occupancy activities.

Selection Criteria

  • A master's degree, preferably MA/MS or M. Eng. (Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) with 10 years of relevant experience or a bachelor's degree in combination with 10 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master's degree.
  • Has relevant experience working on projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with references.
  • Detailed knowledge of building design and construction.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish in both written and oral is required. Other language proficiencies such as French and Portuguese will be advantages.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience, including time management, budget control and estimate.
  • Has robust negotiation skills, including working experience planning and preparing negotiations, setting clear objectives and tactics to achieve them.
  • Confirmed Architectural and Engineering Skills. Understands architectural design concepts, construction, mechanical or design engineering, sustainability principles, building systems and equipment as applied to large comprehensive construction and renovation projects.
  • Detailed knowledge of institutional commercial interior design and practices.
  • Detailed knowledge of base building ground up construction, design and practices.

  • Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.
More Information on World Bank Group
World Bank Group operates in the Financial Services industry. World Bank Group was founded in 2022. It has 32283 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 30 open jobs at World Bank Group, click here.
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