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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Advisor – Geophysics in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311119

Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Subsurface Science and Technology

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) is seeking a Senior Advisor responsible for maintaining an awareness of the national and international competitive landscape of ESSD capabilities within subsurface science to inform and advance division strategies. The Strategic Advisor will lead the development and execution of the ESSD strategy for engineered and computational geophysics and will be a key member of the ESSD Leadership team, partnering with colleague-, group-, and division-level leaders to align engineered and computational geophysics capabilities with ESSD strategies in subsurface science. The Senior Advisor will be expected to partner with Sector Managers from across the organization to deliver successful outcomes tailored to PNNL and sponsor needs. The Senior Advisor should be comfortable working with key sector and program managers to establish new programs and forward-reaching capabilities based on innovative combinations of the division’s core competencies in response to PNNL and national needs.

  • Foster collaborations while communicating the Division’s capabilities and accomplishments with internal and external partners to advance the organization’s reputation.

  • Develop and maintain a strategic vision for the Division within engineered and computational geophysics.

  • Establish and maintain a culture of integrity, commitment to scientific and technical excellence, and delivery on commitments and operational effectiveness.

  • Implement all applicable security, quality, compliance, and administrative policies.

  • Collaborate with group and team leaders to assess depth and breadth of division capabilities to develop a recruiting strategy to meet ESSD strategy goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advisor 4: BS 10+ years of experience; MS 6+ years of experience; PhD 3+ years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in geophysical or computational subsurface science or engineering and 10 or more years of progressively responsible leadership, program leadership, or line management experience.

Outstanding scientific research and technical leadership in interfacial biogeochemistry, geophysical or computational subsurface science or engineering as evidenced by publications, citations, presentations, and/or other relevant metrics.

A record of success in developing new program funding initiatives within engineered and computational geophysics and a network of contacts with program sponsors relevant to ESS.

A record of effective leadership and teamwork (interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills) in a complex scientific organization and a demonstrated scientific vision and ability to collaborate across business units to build, maintain, and market capabilities.

Ability to obtain and maintain radiological worker qualification.

Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Closing Statement

Based on project and client requirements:

  • US citizenship is required.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a future Department of Energy clearance is required

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Subsurface Science & Technolog

Opening Date: 2020-08-28

Closing Date: 2020-09-26