Heart disease: the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Utilize your resourcefulness to help us solve this—and other public health issues—by joining the Office of Intramural Management (OIM) within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at NIH!
The junior project manager executes service requests and renovation projects to improve research laboratory and office workplace environments as a member of the OIM Space + Design Branch (SDB). The OIM SDB acts as internal owner’s representatives in Support of the NHLBI. SDB 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.
This full-time, contract position is located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, which is bus/bicycle/Metro (Red Line: Medical Center) accessible.
You’re passionate about solving problems through architecture and want to use that passion to improve people’s workplace environment.
You enjoy building relationships to get work done. Client interactions, contractor management, team collaboration and influencing others excites you.
You take ownership over your work to deliver well thought, creative solutions.
About the Position
We provide world-class support to world-class scientists and clinicians investigating such critical areas as pulmonary functionality, aplastic anemia disease, and cell biology, and we're looking for a dynamic team member with a proactive approach to support the day-to-day processes within the OIM Space + Design Branch.
You 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. We need someone who thrives with autonomy, seeks information resourcefully, and implements projects seamlessly. To do so, you’ll:
Manage & execute service requests such as scientific equipment installations, furniture installations/reconfigurations, personnel relocations, laboratory casework modifications, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing trade coordination
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
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
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
Additional Salary Information: A selection of health and wellness benefits will be available.
About National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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 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, colla...borative 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.