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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contracting Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311562

Directorate: Business Services Directorate

Division: Acquisition Management

Group: M&O Contracts Office

Job Description

Responsible for providing discipline specific acquisition construction contract expertise. Acquisition responsibilities include development of acquisition strategies, development of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, Invitation for Bid (IFB) documents for construction, leading of construction and subcontractor proposal evaluations, interpretation of government legal and corporate requirements, developing strategies and leading team negotiations, and administering construction contracts, including terminations and closeout activities. Additionally, responsibilities include monitoring contract compliance and technical, financial, and contractual performance. Plans, develops and participates in training of contractual requirements. Briefs company management on proposal and subcontracting activities.

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Contracting Professional – Level 3

  • Develops contracting solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Identifies improvement/efficiency opportunities in area where assigned as SME. Recognized by peers as competent in area of expertise. Uses skills as a seasoned contract professional with complete principles, theories, and concepts in the field. Provides leadership within department. Influences policy and direction of PNNL committees. Manages projects of limited scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting contracting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel. May function as an inter-disciplinary project lead and give direction to other exempt and/or nonexempt staff.

  • Works independently with little oversight required. Provides mentoring and training for Laboratory staff. Seeks out collaborative opportunities.

Contracting Professional – Level 4

  • Demonstrates leadership by translating strategy into specific goals and objectives. Works on unusually complex problems and provides contracting and/or other business-related solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Identifies improvement/efficiency opportunities both within and outside of area where assigned as SME.

  • Recognized by managers, external clients, and peers as competent. Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional contracting and other business-related concepts and organization objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Ability to balance long-term strategic goals with short-term priorities and network across management systems. Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives. Functions as an inter-disciplinary project lead and gives direction to other exempt and/or nonexempt staff.

  • Works independently, has growing responsibility, no oversight required. Conducts mentoring and training activities for staff. Fosters collaboration and grows the skills of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Advanced Degree and 4+ years of relevant experience. Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Advanced Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

  • Previous experience with Government contracting including Bid Package preparation and Davis Bacon requirements.

  • Previous Contracting for Construction Services experience

  • Current or previous experience working within Battelle’s Acquisition Guidelines is highly preferred.

  • Previous experience with complex Best Value acquisitions for services.

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 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

  • Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Finance/Accounting/Auditing

Group: M&O Contracts Office

Opening Date: 2021-03-31

Closing Date: 2021-04-18