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Construction Administrator/Superintendent

Job ID: req3064
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Facilities, Maintenance & Engineering
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) mission is to support the NCI at Frederick in their mission to cure cancer and AIDS. FME is responsible for the physical campus - its research laboratory space, administrative space, the infrastructure that supports the buildings, and the landscape that surrounds them. In addition, we are responsible for managing, planning, designing, and construction management of renovations at the FNLCR.


  • Monitoring construction projects performed by subcontractors
  • Reviewing and processing of subcontractor submittals (e.g. coordination of EHS review of safety plans), ensuring compliance by subcontractors of approved plans, specifications, safety guidelines and standards
  • Checking the equipment, material, and supplies for conformance to contract documents
  • Performing Quality Assurance checks against the Construction Contractors Quality Control Plan
  • Written approval to subcontractors
  • Evaluation of contractor productivity, quality and schedule adherence
  • Reviewing and approving technical data for incorporation into work.
  • Providing project status reports
  • Conducting construction progress meetings with subcontractors and FME engineering and shop supervisors as necessary
  • Providing relevant data on subcontractor’s performance to project management
  • Approving payments and administering warranty claims


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in construction related field from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Ability to read mechanical and engineering, electrical, piping, HVAC, architectural, etc. drawings
  • Experience in auditing construction projects for compliance to specifications
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written
  • Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.; Position includes walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, and exposure to dust or particulates
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Four (4) years of experience managing commercial construction including two (2) years in the capacity as a construction superintendent
  • Experience with OSHA standards related construction safety practices and possession of OSHA 30 certificate
  • Experience using the USACE Three Phase of construction Quality Assurance Program
  • Previous experience with laboratory and or health care related construction and renovations with complex HVAC and mechanical systems on projects in excess of $2M
  • Experience in good judgment and the ability to analyze data and situations and make sound decisions
  • Current USACE Certification


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a
    respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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