Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contracting Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308899

Directorate: Business Services

Division: Contracts

Group: Funding Management

Job Description

  • The position reports to Funding Management in Contracts, in the PNNL Business Services Directorate (BSD), and operates in a small team environment

  • Responsible for providing discipline specific sales contract and funding expertise involving the nearly $300M annual sales volume of federal and non-federal Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP), as well as Department of Energy, Inter-entity Work, Joint Appointments, and other funding and non-funding contract mechanisms

  • Develops strategy, manages sponsor relationships, and monitors compliance management

  • Interacts regularly within internal laboratory customers and external sponsors

  • Performs data analysis and querying from relevant business systems

  • Performs administrative review of SPP activities to ensure appropriateness, viability, acceptable risk level, and contractual and regulatory compliance with the Management and Operating contract, DOE Orders, and federal regulations

  • Serves as a liaison between PNNL, DOE and clients to create effective working relationships by communicating procedures, policy, requirements and providing guidance. Interfaces with PNNL, DOE and clients on status funding actions

  • Coordinates with other elements within BSD (e.g. Accounts Receivable, Business Offices, and Sales Teams) and other PNNL customers, such as Project Coordinators and Principal Investigators, as needed

  • Responsible for processing SPP funding actions, funding and proposal analysis, policy and guidelines review, and reporting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years relevant experience or Advanced Degree and 0-2 years relevant experience.

  • Manages contractual issues between and within organizational lines

  • Exercises judgment within defined contracting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action

  • Works independently with oversight

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience interacting with federal oversight and business service support

  • Experience in federal funds-in contracting and/or with university partnering

  • Familiar with the Work Authorization Lifecycle (WALS) and Proposals and Contracts Information System (PCIS)

  • Inter-office experience within BSD and/or at the laboratory to support coordinating role of position

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

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Finance/Accounting/Auditing

Group: Funding Management

Opening Date: 2019-02-07

Closing Date: 2019-02-21