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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Coordinator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310059

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Group: Project Management Office

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding individual to fill a Project Coordinator role to join the Communication and Information Management Project Management Office (PMO) team, with focus on supporting the Integrated Management and Operations (IMO). The successful candidate will play an integral role in PNNL’s ongoing success by delivering high quality support throughout the project life cycle. The PMO is responsible for bringing together people, process and technology to successful execute IMO lab level strategic initiatives and projects for the laboratory.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be customer focused, comfortable engaging with a broad range of audiences, and works well in a teaming and learning environment. Work assignments are received from the lead Project Coordinator and PMO Director. This position is expected to ensure the PMO activities are coordinated across the portfolio and follow up of pending actions. They will be required to take the initiative in completing project administration and management processes and procedures to ensure a smooth operation. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops solutions to a wide range of challenges which may require creativity. Identifies improvement/ efficiency opportunities. Identifies potential issues impacting project execution

  • Demonstrates sound judgment in executing and customizing the selected methods and techniques for obtaining solutions with minimal oversight

  • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel, specifically, Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, internal sponsors, and clients and users

  • Has knowledge of a wide range of PNNL business systems. May perform administrative tasks such as arranging meetings, developing agendas and preparing progress reports

  • Works independently with minimal oversight required

  • Support project managers on a variety of tasks related to the planning and implementation of investment initiatives including preparing and maintaining project plans, budgets, note taking in support of facilitation efforts and project meetings, and monthly reporting

  • Assists the to track progress, identify and resolve obstacles

  • Support the PMO’s Lead Project Coordinator in activities as needed to keep the PMO running effectively and efficiently including project closeout

  • Assist projects and project managers in the coordination of software pilot activities including manage pilot invite lists, monitor and triage pilot feedback, send pilot communications and respond to feedback emails

  • Support user acceptance testing activities

  • Support project managers on procurements, accruals, contract tracking and general work with the business office

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and up to 2+ years of relevant experience, or advanced degree

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; specifically, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and experience using JIRA and confluence is desired

Preferred Qualifications

  • Can learn, understand, and apply new technologies

  • Experience delivering exceptional service to customers

  • Knowledge of project management practices and principles including agile

  • Scrum knowledge is desired but not required

  • PNNL experience is preferred

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

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Project Management Office

Opening Date: 2019-11-04

Closing Date: 2019-11-19