Project Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
Job ID
Standards Research Center


Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge. 

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects and initiatives ensuring consistency with SRC business needs, company strategy, commitments and goals. The Project Manager understands the scope and expectations of assigned projects and has responsibilities and accountabilities related to those projects. The Project Manager will manage relevant projects within SRC. The Project Manager will serve as a point person for assigned projects and will manage relationships internally and externally with project stakeholders and externally with customers. The position actively supports and complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.



  1. Supports the SRC business unit in the assessment and development of new custom  services opportunities, and coordinates successful responses to funding solicitations, including requests for information (RFI), request for quotes (RFQs) and requests for proposals (RFP).
  2.  Manages project and program teams in the initiation, planning, execution, control and completion of specific projects and initiatives.
  3. Develops and maintains detailed project requirements, documentation and schedules.
  4. Coordinates and leads Project Team Meetings.
  5. Prioritizes own and team’s work, anticipates potential problems and clearly defines what is expected from team members.
  6. Files all project documents as appropriate.
  7. Is responsible for tracking project changes as agreed on with management.
  8. Understands and assists in development and execution of process flows in ATCC business environment.
  9. Translates external project stakeholders’ needs and SRC business requirements into analytic requirements, budgets or related project costing and return on investment (ROI) for associated projects.
  10. Serves as a member of or leads matrixed project teams to meet the scope, goals and needs of the projects within a determined budget and defined operational processes.
  11. Serves as a liaison to ATCC functional departments, contractors, clients, and others for relaying requirements for design, maintenance and enhancements of ATCC processes.
  12. Analyzes complex process flows in ATCC business environment and identifies areas for continued improvement or innovation.
  13. Will work with the international distribution team. 
  14. Must be able to work flexible hours
  15. Performs other ancillary duties as assigned.



Education and Experience:


A bachelor’s degree in a life science, preferably one related to the assigned products, is required. An advanced science degree and/or MBA with two or more years of industry related experience is desired. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in project management, process analysis, and/or financial analysis is required. Demonstrated ability to lead diverse project teams in all phases of project management cycle. PMP® certification is required.  Prior experience with project databases is preferred. Prior experience with cGMP, CAP, and/or ISO compliance is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organization and developmental skills
  • Time management skills with ability to function in high throughput setting to meet project needs
  • Ability to understand process flows and operational systems to meet the defined requirements of the business
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to resolve conflicting situations
  • Computer or technical knowledge
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to explore data, discover patterns, and find meaningful relationships, anomalies as well as trends
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Efficient team management and leadership skills
  • Financial management skills relating to cost analysis and ROI
  • Excellent business management and developmental skills
  • Motivated self-starter with a bias towards action and results
  • Effective problem solving skills including the ability to resolve conflicting situations in a constructive manner and the ability to effectively deal with ambiguity
  • Excellent computer skills including use of MS Office, MS Project, SharePoint and data mining from ERP databases

ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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