Careers

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based organization, it leverages its network of industry, government, and academic partners to develop, demonstrate, and transition innovative technologies efficiently, with less risk and lower cost.

NCMS enables world-class member companies to work effectively with other members on new opportunities – bringing together highly capable companies with providers and end-users who need their innovations and technology solutions. NCMS members benefit from an accelerated progression of idea creation through execution.

Eligible employees can enroll in a comprehensive, market-competitive total compensation package including:

 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • 403(b) Plan with Roth options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Open positions include:

Project Manager

Contract Specialist

Project Manager

Job Purpose:

The Project Manager is responsible for planning and carrying out multiple projects while considering contingencies and alternatives. While working closely with the program and project management team, this role provides leadership and/or support for each step of full-cycle project management. This role reports to a PMO.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage collaborative projects that meet technology and business needs of NCMS customers.
  • Guide the development of project concept paper, statement of work, work breakdown structure, budget, schedule, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, and subcontractor and consultant selection and management.
  • Complete final reporting and outreach as required.
  • Provide daily management of each project by developing and maintaining all project communications, records, and files.
  • Assure proper audit material maintained and available.
  • Maintain open and frequent communication with the assigned Director as well as all NCMS departments.
  • Strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as determined by the government, NCMS customers, and NCMS best practices.
  • Proactively promote NCMS and its mission by developing relationships with industry, government, academia, and professional associations.
  • Participate in technical seminars, workshops, and trade shows as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • Flexibility to work a hybrid schedule; three days in office & two days home.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years working in R&D Project Management.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, advanced technology, or mechanical maintenance environment.
  • Demonstrated competency in communication, contributing to team success, initiating action, and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and continuous learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative duties and to use basic office equipment and applications.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to careers@ncms.org

Contract Specialist

Job Purpose:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking a Contract Specialist for its Ann Arbor office.  NCMS is the nation’s leading technology consortium that accelerates the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities to drive American competitiveness.

 Primary Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be responsible for the contract admin for NCMS as well as subsidiary business agreements. You will educate and counsel multiple stakeholders on NCMS collaborative methods and policies, as well as regulations applied to federal award contracting and agreements. Tasks will include procurement and review of cost proposals. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complex contractual negotiations in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

Requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States, have or be eligible for security clearance, and be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 unless legally exempt.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in contracts, grants, and other award administration are required.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and processes, government procurement, related laws and related policies and procedures (Uniform Grant Guidelines and/or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as well as new security requirements specified by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

This is a high-visibility, autonomous role; you will work with multiple disciplines in a collaborative work environment.

This position reports directly to the VP, of Contracts and Security Officer.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to careers@ncms.org