Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Controls Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306281

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Project Lifecycle

Group: NSD Project Controls

Job Description

PNNL is seeking a senior-level Project Controls Professional who is proactive, enjoys working in a dynamic team environment, and can develop innovative project controls solutions tailored to a diverse set of projects.

The staff member in this leadership position performs the following:

- Prepares proposals to deliver breakthrough science and technology to meet key national needs

- Develops detailed project controls plans, statements of work, and other types of planning documents

- Constructs time-phased budgets, work schedules, work breakdown structures, and control account plans

- Creates project workflows (e.g., Gantt charts, PERT, and critical path method network diagrams).

- Plays a key role in promoting, developing, and implementing project controls processes and appli-cations to meet specific customer needs or performance measurement and reporting requirements.

- Provides strategic guidance internally and externally to assist line and project managers in meeting their organizational and programmatic objectives

- Provides organizational leadership, which typically includes serving as a Project Lead.

The staff member works independently and markets project controls services to internal and external customers to develop business for themselves and others consistent with the organization’s core competencies.

The staff member shares their project controls expertise with coworkers and internal and external customers. The areas of expertise include but are not limited to critical-path project scheduling, earned value management systems (EVMSs), cost estimating, or risk management.

The staff member demonstrates the following:

- Excellent communication, problem-solving, negotiating, and teamwork skills

- Expert knowledge and proficiency across all core competencies (technical and disciplinary skills, business insight and judgment, and relationship management); transfer of that knowledge to coworkers and internal and external customers.

- Expert knowledge of overall project management concepts and principles

- Ability to independently apply project controls processes and knowledge on large/ complex projects with life-cycle budgets greater than $100 million; these projects may require the full implementation of EVMS.

The staff member develops productive systems that may involve innovative or unfamiliar approaches or unique requirements for projects of importance to the Laboratory. The staff member then implements, monitors, and further analyzes the systems or oversees these activities. The staff member identifies high-risk issues that could impact a project's success and recommends solutions to management. The staff member provides training, coaching, and/or mentoring to coworkers, management, and internal and external customers. The staff member keeps current with emerging project controls technology trends and philosophy and applies that knowledge to new systems, long-term strategic guidance for customers and the organization, and training staff or customers.

The staff member demonstrates leadership in professional activities and is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi), or equivalent certification program. The staff member plays a leadership role in the organization and leads higher-level special activities (e.g., strategic proposal development, Laboratory-directed assess-ments, project execution causal analysis, or organizational core capability development). The staff member provides strategic guidance to the organization and internal and external customer organizations.

The staff member typically serves as a Project Lead in instances where multiple Project Controls Professionals support the needs of a single project, As the lead, the staff member provides leadership and appropriate levels of supervision, training, coaching, and mentoring to staff assigned to the project; provides input to the Directorate Group Manager on each staff member’s performance; ensures that staff assigned to the project meet the goals and expectations of the project; and interfaces with the project’s management team.

This position is accountable to a Directorate Group Manager and has the following responsibilities:

- Provide efficient, effective, and responsive project controls support so that assigned projects comply with PNNL and customer project management and project controls requirements.

- Build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, internal and external customers, other support staff, and coworkers.

- Consistently apply project controls principles by actively promoting the use of standardized project controls procedures and applications and by recommending improvements.

- Expand professional reputation by keeping current with emerging project controls technology trends and philosophy, being recognized for one or more areas of expertise, and expanding networks.

- Strive to make project controls systems (including components such as cost, schedule, budget, milestones, and change control) efficient, effective, and responsive by conducting or overseeing the following activities: auditing, analyzing, and evaluating current systems; recommending changes; designing, developing, and implementing new systems.

- Demonstrate leadership by providing training, coaching, and/or mentoring to coworkers or other Laboratory staff, management, or internal and external customers; developing business for other staff; providing strategic and/or budget guidance to the organization and internal and external customers; leading projects of increasing complexity, visibility, and importance; and leading higher-level special activities.

- If in a Project Lead position, provide leadership and appropriate levels of supervision, training, coaching, and mentoring to staff assigned to the project; provide input to the Directorate Group Manager on each staff member’s performance; ensure that staff assigned to the project meet the goals and expectations of the project; and interface with the project’s management team.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The staff member possesses expert knowledge of project management and project controls concepts, terminology and methodologies; extensive experience in implementing complex project controls systems; in-depth knowledge of government performance measurement systems; in-depth knowledge of business administration; in-depth knowledge of financial, administrative, and reporting systems; ability to design, develop, and implement innovative systems in the context of the environment; expert understanding and use of project controls applications and tools; excellent organizational, analytical, negotiating, teamwork, and verbal and written communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: NSD Project Controls

Opening Date: 2017-02-09

Closing Date: 2017-03-03