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!

Find open positions below and see if NCMS might be a fit for you!

Program Coordinator

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to act as primary support POC for the Program Director for all program-specific activities associated with the development, coordination, documentation and continuous improvement of tasks and processes driving project/program results associated with the successful transition of technologies and metrics.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • First-rate interpersonal skills
  • Professional-level writing and editing skills
  • Microsoft Office suite experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and work with minimum supervision
  • Attention to detail.

Preferred candidates will have writing and interviewing skills, preferably in technical areas.  Experience with SharePoint, CRM and/or other database tools a plus.

In keeping with our government contracts, all NCMS employees must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Project Manager


The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking Project Managers who will be 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 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.

Preferred candidates will have 3 to 5 years working in R&D project management; 3 to 5 years working directly or very closely with the U.S. Department of Defense or other federal agency or large OEM/Prime; and experience with SharePoint, CRM and/or database tools.

In keeping with our government contracts, all NCMS employees must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Contract Specialist

Job Purpose:
The Contract Specialist is responsible for supporting contract administration and record retention for NCMS and subsidiary business agreements while maintaining exceptional customer service.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of contracts/agreements in accordance with requirements and program objectives.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with company policies.
  • Educate and counsel multiple stakeholders on NCMS collaborative methods and policies as well as other regulations as applied to federal award contracting and agreements.
  • Perform all other acquisition and administrative tasks to ensure timely close-out of all NCMS agreements. Tasks may include procurement, reviewing cost proposals, and a broad range of other follow-up activities with various stakeholders.
  • Maintain knowledge of current procurement laws and regulations.
  • Provide backup support to the Accounting Department as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and minimum 3 years’ experience in contract, grant and other award administration.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of contract principles.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written, ability to interact with high-level management and legal disciplines both internally and externally, and ability to work simultaneously with multiple parties in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complex contractual negotiations in a fast-paced innovative environment.
  • Demonstrated customer service to internal customers, external customers and third parties.
  • Ability to act with little supervision and be self-motivated.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Three to five years’ experience in corporate, government, non-profit or university contract, grant, or subcontract negotiation, award and administration.
  • 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).
  • Experience in procurement in a government setting.

Reports to: Director, Contracts                        Travel: minimal

Standards of Performance:

  • Meet all established deadlines in the administration of business agreements.
  • Be knowledgeable in the area of procurement laws and regulations.
  • Ensured compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • 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