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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Manager, South Facilities Ops in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309429

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

Division: Facilities & Infrastructure Ops.

Group: South Facilities Ops. Division

Job Description

  • Position provides the leadership to operate and maintain facilities at a mission ready status and ensure PNNL’s Science & Technology staff receive the necessary support for their critical programs. The South Facilities Operation Division Manager is responsible for the leadership of operations and maintenance associated with the south region of PNNL’s Richland campus, leased facilities, and other facilities not located in Richland, including PNNL’s Marine Science Laboratory. The South Facilities Operations Division Manager leads a multidisciplined team consisting of technical, engineering, management, and bargaining unit staff and leverages numerous PNNL capabilities and resources that support safe, compliant, and reliable operations of PNNL.

  • Provide management and development of institutional capabilities, both processes and infrastructure, in support of PNNL’s science mission.

  • Management of operational risk by translating Laboratory requirements and guidance into the implementation practices necessary to assure efficient and effective execution of mission outcomes.

  • Develop and execute an organizational vision and strategy which aligns with the PNNL strategy and includes goals and objectives which ensure long-term success and delivers desired outcomes tailored to Science & Technology needs.

  • Create, model, and reinforce a culture of excellence, including safety, security, and operational discipline while implementing practices to recruit, develop, assess performance, and retain talented people to support current and future mission needs for a staff of up to 150 .

  • Implement assigned operational/regulatory programs which may include; Project Lifecycle, Worker Safety & Health, Safeguards & Security, Radiation Protection, Environmental Management, Transportation, Emergency Management, Facility Management, Nuclear Safety, Compliance Training and Sustainability. Assesses and evaluates programs and processes to provide executive level governance and assurance for stewarded facilities and operational programs.

  • Required to function with a high level of autonomy to provide leadership for staff at a wide variety of levels including bargaining unit, technical, engineering, professional, and management.

  • Responsibility for management of PNNL facilities and resources, state of the art research facilities, and office/support facilities encompassing much of PNNL’s >2.2M sq/ft. of facility operating space.

  • Budgetary spans of control may be up to >$50 Million.

  • Routinely interacts with senior management, customer, and executive levels.

  • Coordinates with internal departments in identifying and implementing applicable internal and external requirements and continuous improvement projects.

  • Serves on both corporate and institutional advisory boards and Communities of Practice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree 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

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or other related discipline plus 12+ years of relevant experience; OR, a Master's degree in engineering, science or other related discipline plus 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Proven ability to develop and translate strategy into implementable actions.

  • Track record of successfully operating and maintaining a wide variety of facilities in a DOE research environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the organization and external industry trends.

  • Experience in management and administration of facilities through contract/lease agreement.

  • Familiarity with DOE operating and reporting requirements.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with staff at all levels within the organization

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

Other Information

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.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • May work around radiation, chemicals, asbestos, lasers, carcinogens and other material in a laboratory environment.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Facilities & Infrastrctur Oprs

Opening Date: 2019-06-05

Closing Date: 2019-06-25