Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Controls Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308800

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

Division: Project Lifecycle

Group: EED Project Controls

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing support to high risk and complex projects at PNNL focusing primarily on supporting line or project managers and project teams in developing, implementing, and maintaining project controls systems (e.g., planning, scheduling, control, reporting, and performance measurement requirements) and in participating in the following activities:

  • Preparing Proposals

  • Developing detailed project control plans, statements of work, and other types of planning documents

  • Constructing time-phased budgets, work schedules, work breakdown structures, and cost account plans

  • Creating diagrams of workflow (e.g., Gantt charts, PERT, and CPM network diagrams).

Within this framework, the Project Controls Professional plays a key role in promoting, developing, and implementing project controls procedures and systems throughout the Lab and with external customers. May play a leadership role in the organization by providing training, coaching, and mentoring; developing a sustaining workload; and contributing to or leading special activities. This mid-level position works independently with occasional oversight by more senior staff.

Utilize your effective communication, problem-solving, negotiating, and teamwork skills to identify high-risk issues that could impact a project's success; bring them to management’s attention, and interact with internal and external customers to translate their needs into value-added project controls solutions, products and services. Incumbent may simultaneously work with multiple customers or on different projects with increasing complexity, risk, or Laboratory impact.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Thorough knowledge of project controls concepts including scheduling and earned value management.

  • Proficient user of project controls applications and tools including Primavera P6 and/or Microsoft Project.

  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, negotiating, and teamwork skills; and good verbal and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of general business administration; government performance measurement systems; and financial, administrative, and reporting systems.

  • Record of adapting to changes, being creative with solutions, and having a tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Certified Earned Value Professional (EVP) and/or Project management Professional (PMP).

  • Experience and/or coursework in management information systems and databases (e.g. SQL, Access, and Visual Basic).

  • Preferred Degree Programs: Management Information Systems (MIS), Operations Management, Project Management, Finance, Construction Management, Engineering Management, Accounting.

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.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: EED Project Controls

Opening Date: 2019-01-16

Closing Date: 2019-02-16