Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Controls Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306271

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Project Lifecycle

Group: EED Project Controls

Job Description

PNNL is seeking a mid-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. This staff member will primarily support line and/or project managers and project teams in developing, implementing, and maintaining project controls systems (e.g., planning, scheduling, control, reporting, and performance measurement activities) and participating in the following activities:

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

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

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

- Creating project workflows (e.g., Gantt charts, PERT, and CPM network diagrams).

- Playing a key role in promoting, developing, and implementing project controls processes and systems.

- Providing internal consulting services in project planning, scheduling, cost tracking, variance reporting, and milestone progress reporting.

The staff member reports to a Directorate Group Manager, but works independently with occasional oversight by more senior staff and develops a sustaining workload for themselves consistent with the organization’s core competencies. The staff member typically has accountability and authority to make recommendations in the following areas:

- Appropriate procedures for implementing project controls methodologies or project controls tools

- Deadlines and schedules for report production

- Methodology for project change control and milestone tracking

- Tailoring of project controls systems and tools

- Training, coaching, and/or mentoring activities.

Major challenges involve the ability to interact with internal and external customers to translate their needs into value-added products and services. The staff member may work simultaneously with multiple customers or on different projects with increasing complexity, risk, or Laboratory impact.

The staff member demonstrates the following:

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

- Sensitivity to organizational needs and a high degree of personal organizational ability

- A familiarity with overall project management concepts and principles

- Ability to work within team to apply project controls processes and knowledge on large/complex projects.

- Ability to assert the benefits of effective project controls to potential customers and to recommend project controls services and systems to line and project managers.

- The staff member identifies high-risk issues that could impact a project's success and brings them to management attention.

- The staff member is developing an expertise in one or more significant project controls areas including but not limited to critical-path project scheduling, earned value management systems, cost estimating, or risk management and is sought out by coworkers and internal customers for this expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- The staff member possesses a thorough knowledge of project controls concepts including terminology, and methodologies (i.e., earned value management, critical path analysis, and baseline management).

- Experienced in integrating critical path schedule and cost control information using industry established techniques including resource loading in Primavera P6 and/or Microsoft Project.

- Experienced in tailoring project controls systems and processes to a diverse project environment and project resources with varying degrees of project management expertise.

- Experienced user in Microsoft Excel and Access Database, particularly in developing custom tracking and reporting processes.

- Certifications including AACE’s Earned Value Professional or PMI’s Project Management Professional.

- Thorough understanding and use of project controls applications and tools; organizational, problem-solving, negotiating, teamwork, and interpersonal skills; and good verbal and written communication skills.

The staff member must be able to adapt to changes, be creative with solutions, and have a tolerance for ambiguity.

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.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: EED Project Controls

Opening Date: 2017-02-08

Closing Date: 2017-03-02