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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Building Manager- Radiochemical Processing Laboratory in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312377

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Nuclear Operations

Group:Nuclear Core Team

Job Description

The Radiochemical Processing Laboratory Building Manager is responsible for building and systems engineering management in 325 Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (325RPL) which is a Category II DOE nuclear facility. This includes serving as the occupants principal resource for conduct of research and related operational issues. Assures the availability of facility systems and the resources necessary to allow the facility mission to be achieved, and ensure the facility is operated within the requirements of the Authorization Agreement/Documented Safety Analysis and the Facility Use Agreement. Serves as primary interface to facility occupants in supporting activities and facilitating the resolution of operational issues related to the conduct of business.

Staff include engineers and specialists to maintain mission ready facilities. Assure the team completes activities safely on schedule, within budget, and quality requirements, in accordance with procedures and customer expectations. Responsible for maintaining positive relationships with regulators. Maintain strong linkages with facilities management, occupants, and other functional organizations. Knowledge of project management, work control, plant operations, and environmental, safety and health policies and procedures are required. Demonstrated ability to motivate, guide, direct and manage skilled union labor. Experience managing bargaining unit staff and contracts, handling sensitive personal matters and problems of a complex technical nature.

Responsible for the oversight function to plan and conduct assessments to determine the effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy of all systems, operations, programs and processes within 325RPL. Examines sources of programmatic or operational risk in terms of regulatory and operational criterion. Assessments and investigations are conducted to assure consistency of operation against program requirements.

The incumbent will:

  • Lead the safe, compliant, and effective operations and research support at RPL

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies.

  • Support and establish strategic plans and objectives for the facility

  • Plan, schedule, assign and maintain a work schedule to ensure customer needs are being met.

  • Identify, recommend, and implement opportunities for improvement

  • Acquire services, supplies, equipment, and materials to ensure efficient operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience. Master’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the nuclear facility operations to include a working knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) Orders DOE O 422.1, “Conduct of Operations,” 10 CFR 830 Sub Parts A and B, DOE O 425.1D, “Verification of Readiness to Startup or Restart Nuclear Facilities,” DOE O 420.1C, “Facility Safety,” and DOE Standard DOE-STD-1073, Configuration Management.”

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, guide, direct, and manage a diverse organization.

  • Strong, proven interpersonal skills (including conflict management and team building skills).

  • Demonstrated capability to establish effective working relationships with diverse occupant organizations.

  • Ability to be forward thinking and address complex issues from both tactical and strategic perspectives.

  • Knowledge of project management, work control, PNNL operations, training, environmental, safety and health policies and procedures.

  • Experience as a member of an Emergency Response Organization.

  • Demonstrated experience managing in a bargaining unit environment; demonstrated judgment handling sensitive personal matters and problems of a complex, technical nature.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

  • Must be willing and able to work in radiologically controlled or high hazard areas.

  • Position will be required to qualify under DOE O 426 nuclear training program requirements.

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • 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: Managers

Group: Nuclear Operations

Opening Date: 2021-07-20

Closing Date: 2021-08-09