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The Organization

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit About NHLBI.  The National Institutes of Health is located in Bethesda, Maryland conveniently accessible by Metro rail, bus, bicycle and car. 

The Role

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is recruiting for an Architect in support of its mission to provide global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and improve the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

The Architect is a member of the NHLBI Space & Facilities Management Branch, which has three primary responsibilities - maintain a comprehensive database of all NHLBI space, coordinate day to day facility needs through minor alterations, and act as an owner’s representative for all major renovation projects.  Projects will include 100,000 sqft commercial office fit-out; 25,000 sqft office renovation; 1,500 sqft bio-medical laboratory design and renovation. 

About You

  • Have architectural/planning/project management experience pertaining to corporate interior programming, design, construction administration and activation
  • Ability to inventively engage end users throughout the project life cycle
  • 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 or facility planning tools
  • Experience writing detailed project scopes, 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 lead and coordinate high-priority short and long-term projects at a time

More Information

  • Leads a major change effort of the NHLBI workplace, affecting over 800 employees
  • Acts as Project Architect/Manager to collect data, program, plan, engage end users, develop design, and review A/E construction document submissions
  • Develops scopes of work for furniture procurement, occupant equipment, and move management contracts
  • Establishes budgets and tracks expenses for all project related costs in conjunction with Space & Facilities Management Section Chief
  • Provides regular updates on project status to all affected parties within the organization
  • Conducts independent research to gather industry best methods for corporate interior architecture
  • Researches and proposes strategies to craft healthy, energy efficient, ecologically aware office environments
  • Maintains accurate project records based on current record management system
  • Initiates, coordinates, and implements special Division programs and projects
  • Coordinates and tracks day-to-day minor alteration requests generated by end-users
  • Salary Range: Up to $90,000 based on experience and/or education


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