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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Portfolio Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310253

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Software Engineering

Group: Software Engineering

Job Description

The Portfolio Manager operates at the intersection of the Business, Users, and Technology to iteratively deliver meaningful outcomes for the Operations Systems Directorate (OSD). The Portfolio Manager works closely with their organizational partners to gain a deep understanding of their domain and collaborates with a variety of stakeholders to develop a Vision, Roadmaps, Performance Metrics, and Investment Proposals. They are responsible for articulating and translating the overall Directorate vision into the strategy to make it a reality.

You @ PNNL:

Your key responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Partner with key organizational stakeholders to create an iterative strategy based an understanding of the current state and future vision

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between IT and the OSD Directorate on strategy

  • Develop a deep understanding of the technology landscape for the OSD Directorate capabilities

  • Engage with users across the organization to ensure user experience is simple and intuitive

  • Create the investment proposals necessary to implement the strategy

  • Prioritize and manage a rolling roadmap of meaningful outcomes

  • Work with key stakeholders to define minimum viable product (MVP) for delivery

  • Define metrics (KPIs/OKRs) to assess the performance of the strategy

  • Engage with agile teams to ensure investments meets the needs of stakeholders

  • Work closely with Project Managers and Team Leads on planning and budgeting

  • Collaborate with other Portfolio Managers to collaborate and share learnings

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

  • Level 3: Developing and optimizing capabilities at the division level. Developing external reputation. Building effective project teams with membership across a group, S&E domain and/or directorate. Makes key contributions in setting technical direction. Supports scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or major task level. Generates new ideas for proposals and business development opportunities while leading development of technical section of small to medium proposal.

  • Level 4: Proven track record of peer review publications and participation in events as an invited speaker, along with attracting new work and successfully bringing funds to the lab. Experience managing diverse teams of people. Ability to manage business situations and influence positive outcomes. A background to lead the program to be view favorably and will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to manage and grow a biogeochemistry program, building on the facilities and expertise that already exist at PNNL. Develops, and realizes new significant project opportunities, leading the development of technical sections of large proposals. Takes lead in scope, schedule, and budget for projects or large tasks Demonstrates ability to acquire funding for self and task level teams. Serves as a role model for quality, safety, and security. May contribute to directorate level operational improvement activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience; A minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree

  • MS/MA with 3 years of experience

  • PhD with 1 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience.

  • MS/MA with 5 years of experience

  • PhD with 3 years of experience

  • 5+ years working with business partners to shape strategy and requirements

  • 3+ years acting in a Product Owner, Program/Project Manager, Systems Analyst, Team Lead, or similar role

  • Deep understanding of Agile and its various implementations (Scrum, Kanban, etc.)

  • Experience in a technical role or working with technical teams with knowledge of modern technologies

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence with partners and users

  • Experience with Design Thinking, Journey Mapping, and User Experience a plus

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 participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Software Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-01-06

Closing Date: 2020-02-05