Junior Project Manager (non-IT)

Bethesda, Maryland
Up to $70,000 / year based on experience and/or education
Apr 20, 2018
May 25, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Space & Facilities Management

Junior Project Manager (non-IT)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) / Dept of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Full-Time Position Available

Metro/Bus/Bicycle Accessible

The NIH, NHLBI, Office of Intramural Management, Space + Design Branch acts as an internal owner’s representative in Support of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  The Space + Design Branch maintains an extensive, multi-user database of all NHLBI space, coordinates day to day workplace needs through service requests, and manages renovation projects varying $50K-$3M in scale.  The Junior Project Manager will work on a team with 7 other members of the Space + Design Branch to execute all aspects of this mission. The candidate will work with renowned scientific, clinical and administrative staff to translate their workplace needs into architectural solutions.  Project types range from biomedical research laboratories, hospital clinics and commercial offices. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

The NHLBI stimulates basic discoveries about the causes of disease, enables the translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice, fosters training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians, and communicates research advances to the public. It creates and supports a robust, collaborative research infrastructure in partnership with private and public organizations, including academic institutions, industry, and other government agencies. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs. The NHLBI also collaborates with international organizations to help reduce the burden of heart, lung, and blood diseases worldwide.


Salary Range:  Up to $70,000 / year based on experience and/or education

Necessary Skills/Background: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher  
  • 3-5 years experience in architecture, construction, engineering, or planning industries
  • Dynamic personality with a high level of interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively and persuasively with all levels of an organization
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office, with ability to apply other project management tools
  • Exposure to writing scopes of work, estimating costs, developing programs of requirement, reviewing construction documents for compliance, and managing schedules
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize complex tasks
  • Ability to manage and simultaneously coordinate high-priority short and long-term projects
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience with assembly of concept and construction drawings

Position Duties:

  • Coordinates & executes service requests for the institute and maintains budgets associated with these efforts ~ 1,600 requests annually
  • Works closely with Senior Project Manager to develop programs of requirement for new renovation projects >$250K
  • Independently manages large scale laboratory/office moves
  • Independently manages small-mid scale renovations <$250K, i.e. laboratory modifications, furniture layout and installation and office renovations
  • Incorporates all as-built drawings into NHLBI space database after renovation projects
  • Updates architectural plans to reflect furniture, fixtures & casework
  • Implement workplace solutions for all levels of the organization and navigates the NIH Office of Research Facilities
  • Conducts project close out reviews to reflect on current processes and identify areas for improvement
  • Contributes to team meetings and collaborative branch improvement efforts
  • Initiates, coordinates, and implements special Division programs and projects.

Submit resumes to: OIM_recruit@nih.gov

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