Company Values:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest consortium devoted to North American Manufacturing in the world. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan – the 501(c)3 non-profit administers federal grants, industry consortiums and large programs on behalf of the U.S. Government. Additionally, NCMS uses its proven collaboration model to bring innovations out of the research phase and into implementation through its cross-sector, multi-partner project teams.

With branches in both Bremerton, WA and Washington, DC, NCMS is seen as the leader in collaboration, consortiums and contract administration. Historically we have managed over 300 federal awards with various Government agencies including the DoD, EPA, DoC/EDA, DOE, NSF and DOT which total over $650M. Through these awards, NCMS has executed over 1,000 contracts with collaborating industry participants. NCMS employees excel in their disciplines of accounting, contracting, project management, information technology, web and graphic design, and membership administration. Through the broad range of technology areas, government and industry partners, and member companies, NCMS employees have opportunities to grow in an exciting economic sector and be on the cutting edge of technology advancements. Eligible employees are afforded 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, 403(b) Plan with Roth options, Vacation, Sick Time, and Free Parking!

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Job Description: 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 Director of Operations.

 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 assigned Director as well as all NCMS departments.
  • Strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as determined by government, NCMS customers, and NCMS best practice.
  • 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.


  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Candidates must be citizens of the United States.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 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.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Three to five years working in R&D project management.
  • Three to five years working directly or very closely with the US Department of Defense or other federal agency or large OEM Prime.
  • Experience with SharePoint, CRM and/or database tools.

Reports to: PMO

Travel: <10%

Standards of Performance:

  • Projects are completed on time and within budget including final reporting as required.
  • All relevant parties (internal and external) are kept apprised of project status.
  • Effectiveness leads to future projects, partnerships, or members.
  • Innovate, collaborate and be accountable in each task.

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Job Description: Project Administrator

 Job Purpose:

The Project Administrator is responsible for supporting diverse projects and other activities while maintaining exceptional customer service and organization.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and assist in the creation of content for internal and external facing communications, particularly website copy.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as needed.
  • Identify customer needs and collaborate with internal NCMS departments to satisfy those needs.
  • Maintain project information and data centers.
  • Presentation preparation, and data collection.
  • Assist in the documentation and improvement of procedures.
  • Event coordination and meeting support including virtual meetings.
  • Preparation and distribution of project meeting notes.
  • Assist in proposal preparation which may include content creation, editing, organization of content from multiple sources, formatting and ensuring specified guidelines are met.
  • Complete proposal audits including financial review, content research, and compliance checks.
  • Become trained and proficient in specified core functions within the organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field or a minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative role with a customer service focus.
  • Microsoft Office suite experience.
  • Basic SharePoint functional knowledge.
  • Effective communicator in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions for complex needs.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence.

Reports to: PMO                 Travel: <10%

Standards of Performance:

  • Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of team members.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to back up various team member functions as needed.
  • Excellent, ethical customer service standards maintained for internal and external customers.
  • Innovate, collaborate and be accountable in each task.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to