Associate, Research and Development in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 9/20/2022

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Associate, Research & Development

The R&D Associate is responsible for supporting the departments overall growth strategy by executing administrative tasks, managing special projects, and the day-to-day oversight of the Co|Lab facility. From day one, this individual will contribute to a budding research and development team, tasked with solving our industry’s toughest challenges. They will help execute leadership’s vision to drive innovation and excellence in the construction industry by managing R&D project mockups in the facility, and leveraging our expertise for client events, educational seminars, and engagement activities.

This individual should have a basic understanding of commercial design and construction processes with a special passion for marketing. Key to this position are strong written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, creative thinking, relationship management, and be comfortable in front of a crowd. The ideal candidate is skilled in customer service and is excited about operating in new project territory without fear of failure. They are highly organized, self-motivated, able to multi-task on diverse projects and meet tight deadlines. They should be able to roll up their sleeves when needed, and most importantly, they should be curious and have a desire to learn something new.


  • Execute tasks associated with varying R&D projects and strategic initiatives as directed by leadership
  • Participate in key leadership meetings to ensure timely access to information and documentation of agendas, meeting minutes, and action items
  • Support the department quality control process, acting as a second set of eyes on varying deliverables, presentations, and content
  • Support the development and maintenance of internal tools, job aides, and standard operating procedures to ensure consistent management of the facility
  • Day-to-day management of Co|Lab including coordinating internal and external use of the facility, ensuring that the space is always ready for guests.
  • Manage Co|Lab activity tracker including managing cross-departmental contributors and ensuring deliverables are completed on a timely basis
  • Act as a brand ambassador for HITT and the Co|Lab – welcoming our internal and external team members to the facility
  • Executing creative events (such as Masters Series) and ideas to engage team members within the space including team member engagement, networking, and learning opportunities.
  • Prepare monthly Co|Lab activity reports and metrics for measuring success


  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and a minimum of 3 years of experience in marketing or project management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with comfort level in front of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven writing skills to capture project information and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Strong and creative problem solver is required.
  • Ability to balance speed with quality of results
  • Detail oriented, organized, and disciplined
  • Friendly, courteous, and positive in nature
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task

HITT Contracting, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer providing opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

HITT Contracting, Inc. promotes a drug-free workplace.


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