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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Manager, Construction Management in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311740

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development and Nuclear Operations

Group: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 for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

The Manager for the Construction Management organization has formal management and leadership responsibilities for the team of 13 construction managers and estimating staff. The manager is an individual contributor to the team in addition to the manager role. The Manager provides technical leadership through strong construction management domain expertise, fostering a healthy culture of innovation and an ethical code of conduct. Serve as a role model for safety, quality, and security performance.

  • Responsible for the effective management of processes and teams for planning, directing, and coordinating activities pertaining to facility and infrastructure construction projects while maintaining strong linkages with facility operations, building occupants, and other functional support organizations.

  • Effectively implement the discipline of construction management through policies, procedures, and the execution of work within the division and directorate. Develop and maintain construction management processes and tools, train and qualify staff, and conduct compliance reviews.

  • Build strong relationships with relevant managers, leaders, peers, and other relevant internal/external stakeholders to advocate for staff members, as well as assist the team members in forming strong professional networks.

  • Develop the team members through coaching, mentoring and feedback to ensure team members have appropriate technical, business, and operational skills, training, and experience. Promote a healthy culture through supportive and inclusive work environment. Participate in hiring new construction managers.

  • Promote a strong safety culture among PNNL staff and subcontractor personnel. As a leader in safety, the Manager for Construction Management may conduct pre-job meetings/safety toolbox meetings, participate in development of job site analysis (hazard identification and mitigation), participate in event investigations/root cause analysis, seek prompt resolution of unsafe conditions at the construction work site, communicate and flow down new or changing safety requirements or best practices to staff and subcontractors, and set high expectations for safety.

  • Supports preparation of cost estimates, functional studies, and construction plans and schedules and reviews design drawings for constructability, completeness, and accuracy prior to release for construction.

  • Assures that construction work is properly inspected and that an acceptable level of quality assurance is maintained and that projects are completed according to project plans.

  • Assures that the project package is in order and that all necessary paperwork, permits, reviews, pre-job briefings and approvals are completed prior to the start of construction and monitors construction project safety.

  • Possesses working knowledge of OSHA/WISHA.

  • Understanding of configuration management and project file organization and importance.

  • Works on unusually complex projects/problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Identifies improvement/efficiency opportunities both within and outside of area where assigned as a subject matter expert.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 8+ years of relevant experience; or a master’s degree plus 6+ years of relevant experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive working knowledge of construction management fundamentals and industry best practices

  • Experience with construction facilities with total project cost greater than $50M

  • Safety certification (OSHA-30, STSC, etc.)

  • Experience using ProCore, P6, Microsoft Project, ProEst, RS Means Online, and/or AutoDesk Vault software

  • Design-Build Professional (DBIA certification or Associate DBIA certification)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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.

Closing Statement

  • Work includes both office work and construction field work oversight, 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: 2021-03-01

Closing Date: 2021-04-12