Construction Administrator

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

Construction Administrator

Job ID: req2350
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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction related field or 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
  • Experience using the USACE Three Phase of construction Quality Assurance Program
  • Ability to read mechanical and engineering, electrical, piping, HVAC, architectural, etc. drawings
  • Experience in auditing construction projects for compliance to specifications
  • Experience with OSHA standards related construction safety practices and possession of OSHA 30 certificate
  • 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
  • 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 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)


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