Senior Architectural Designer

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Facilities, Maintenance, and Engineering


The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory and administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, and planning, design, and construction management activities at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.


The Senior Architectural Designer is responsible for:

  • Working with the scientific users to develop floor plans and equipment layouts for laboratories
  • Detailed design of laboratory floor plans and elevations, including casework, laboratory equipment and safety equipment
  • Designing modifications/repairs to building exteriors, structures and site
  • Providing technical guidance to contractors, a&es, scientific personnel and maintenance shops
  • Reviewing architectural engineering plans and specifications
  • Ensuring compliance with engineering practices and established laws, codes, regulations, and standards, including the NIH design requirements manual
  • Performing on-site technical inspections of equipment and systems to ensure design and specification compliance



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

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of six (6) years of experience in drafting or architectural design
  • Experience designing using AutoCad software
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Familiarity with scientific/laboratory casework and equipment

Expected Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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