1+ months

Senior Scientific Program Manager

Rockville, MD 20850


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a Senior Scientific Program Manager to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Support senior federal facility specialists in managing and coordinating efforts of two concurrent new construction projects for a federal laboratory building and a federal vivaria which are in two separate locations.
  • Align these two federal projects so that they complement one larger program which is of high visibility.
  • Lead meetings and organize complex information into understandable efforts.
  • Coordinate consultants and contractors including engineers, architects, and construction contractors in order to deliver projects on time and on budget, following plans and specifications.
  • Manage submittal review, information management and document retention within a document repository managed by others.
  • Coordinate with the construction and property management teams to ensure organized and efficient transfer of buildings from construction to property management.
  • Prepare regular project progress reports for internal management and partners
  • Support internal design and construction teams in concept development and planning.
  • Manage all changes in scope, requests for information and proposed change orders
  • Build and maintain relations with governmental agencies/departments including planning staff, building and safety and other pertinent permitting departments.
  • Awareness of the NIH culture and ability to successfully engage with broad ranges of staff, on diverse topics as associated with relocation planning, execution and follow up.
  • Survey and plan complex facility projects, providing point-to-point management as requested by the customer, and in support of larger requirements as defined by the scientific program as well as OWS.
  • On-site presence with customers, can quickly assess a situation, offer on-site recommendations and follow up so that the project is executed near flawlessly and with minimal interference in ongoing biomedical research or other facility related activities.
  • Inspect the work of other vendors for completeness and quality, inform OWS, to ensure that the project end results are suitable for both OWS and customer requirements.



  • Masters degree in Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of institutional biomedical buildings types; specific knowledge of federal construction is valuable.
  • Understanding of the federal construction process, and the role of a construction manager supporting a complex owner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to individuals from diverse backgrounds and education levels to solve complex, multi-dimensional challenges within fast moving project execution timeframes.
  • Understanding of complex scheduling that includes multiple construction phases and parallel efforts of activation development.
  • Understanding of critical path definition and schedule evaluation to find most efficient effort forward and advise federal leadership accordingly.
  • Ability to see and understand risk in decision of the construction contractor and offer suggestions to federal managers as to how to overcome such risk.
  • Diverse experience in all facets of facilities project management which includes customer interface, planning, understanding current project management methodologies, risks associated with hand offs to vendors, dealing with difficult clients and vendors, and complex relocations (i.e. laboratory moves, expensive equipment, biological specimens, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels and functions within an organization including executive, finance, operations, IT, sales and human resources.
  • Strong, motivational team builder with experience in managing small and large diverse teams with varying backgrounds and experience levels.
  • Understanding on how to work directly with interior design teams on matters concerning office furniture and laboratory equipment configurations
  • Excellent ability to work with senior management in a multi-cultural and multi- generational workplace.
  • Solid business acumen and decision-making skills, with ability to identify and resolve issues.
  • Awareness of the NIH culture and ability to successfully engage with broad ranges of staff, on diverse topics as associated with relocation planning, execution and follow up.
  • Understanding on how to work under pressure during current COVID-19 working conditions.
  • Demonstrated experience in working well with other NIH organizations which support projects such as biosafety, IT, physical security, accountable property, and warehousing.
  • Ability to write and verbally resolve conflicts in a mature and non-combative manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Institute environment and recognizes the high- quality standards and expectations of the NIH and Institutes communities.



Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



Posted: 2020-10-16 Expires: 2020-12-10

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