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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Portfolio Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312528

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Planning and Engagement

Group: Planning and Engagement

Job Description

The Portfolio Manager operates at the intersection of the Business, Users, and Technology to iteratively deliver capabilities that achieve the organizational outcomes for the Human Resources and Performance Management Directorates or the Business Services Directorate.

The Portfolio Manager works closely with their Directorate partners to gain a deep understanding of their domain and collaborates closely with a variety of stakeholders to develop strategic Roadmaps, Performance Metrics, and Investment Proposals. They are responsible for articulating and translating the overall Directorate vision into strategy and the tactics to make it reality.

You @ PNNL:

Your key responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Partner closely with key stakeholders to develop a clear understanding of Directorate strategy

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between IT and the Directorates around the overall Directorate portfolio

  • Develop a deep understanding of the technology landscape associated with the Directorate capabilities

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

  • Create and manage a rolling roadmap of Business and Technical outcomes

  • Create investment proposals necessary to implement the strategy

  • Provide ongoing Performance Metrics around delivery and the health of aligned Business Systems

  • Create and manage the Digital Blueprint(s) associated with the aligned Directorate(s)

  • Engage with Teams to ensure completed work meets the needs of stakeholders

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

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

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

  • Collaborate with other Portfolio Managers to share opportunities and learnings

  • Established local reputation within the information technology PNNL community and establishing national reputation through conferences, national societies and/or professional organizations.

  • Expert in at least one information technology domain with the ability to integrate multiple domains.

  • May be consulted by other laboratories or sponsors for Information Technology expertise

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience, or MS/MA with 5 years of experience, or PhD with 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

  • 5+ years in an IT Engineering role, e.g., Software Engineer, Infrastructure & Operations, etc.

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

  • Experience in transforming teams and organizations to new methodologies and mindsets

  • Experience with implementing ERP solutions

  • Familiarity human resources, organizational performance, or finance organizations/technology landscape 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

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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.

Other Information

  • Based on client and project requirements, US citizenship is required.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Planning & Engagement

Opening Date: 2021-09-01

Closing Date: 2021-09-28