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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Campus Development Facilities Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312077

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Campus Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work-life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes. We are seeking a Campus Development Facilities Manager to contribute to PNNL’s ongoing projects and the Campus Development organization.

  • Leads the Campus Development group of approximately 65 staff in the areas of Campus Planning, Project Management, Construction Management, Design Engineering, and Design and Drafting.

  • Campus Development provides the architecture, lab planning, engineering, design, drafting, project management, and construction management services to deliver projects to continually optimize the functionality, reliability, utilization, operating cost of facility and infrastructure capabilities to ensure a mission ready campus.

  • Responsible for developing the 10-year campus plan for PNNL. Leads facility and infrastructure planning to ensure mission needs and business strategies are met, provides space management support, and includes moves and relocations services.

  • Campus Development establishes and implements all engineering and drafting standards for conduct of work at the Laboratory and oversees all engineering and construction performance by subcontractors.

  • Partners with both PNNL and the DOE site office senior management to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand.

Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

  • Responsible for setting the organizational approach, setting the standards, and overseeing the process of realizing the campus plan.

  • Managing relevant investment portfolio, planning, directing, and coordinating activities pertaining to infrastructure and facilities construction projects. Managing performance and metrics of the project portfolio.

  • Ensure facilities are designed and constructed in a manner that protects the health and safety of staff, the public, and the environment.

  • Maintain strong networks within relevant technical community and internal staff and stakeholders to include Laboratory leadership, customers in research and development and operations, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site office.

  • Provides guidance on career development, mentoring, goal setting and feedback.

  • Establish strong safety and continuous learning cultures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in engineering, project management, construction management, or business) plus 12+ years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree plus 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Typical related management experience should include initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive working knowledge of campus development, project and construction management, and design engineering.

  • DOE or U.S. Department of Defense experience.

  • Experience and solid working knowledge of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.

  • Experience in assignments of growing complexity and authority in an engineering and/or project management.

  • Experience with construction of facilities >$100M.

  • Project Management Professional certification.

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

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment : Complexities related to the position, working environment, special challenges, etc.:

  • Must be able to effectively lead a distributed work force (staff both onsite and offsite) as the laboratory operates during the pandemic. Once the laboratory returns to normal operation, staff may continue to work a mixture of onsite and offsite.

  • Work may include construction field site access, and exposure to normal/typical construction site hazards, e.g. uneven terrain, welding, cutting, grinding operations, open excavations, noise, vibrations, heavy equipment operation, ladder use, exposure to weather.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Campus Development

Opening Date: 2021-05-05

Closing Date: 2021-06-12