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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Coordinator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310306

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Signatures Science & Technology

Group: Nuclear Engineering & Analysis

Job Description

We are searching for an Associate Senior (Level 2) Project Coordinator to assist externally funded projects with project and budget management, proposal development, and direct support to tasks within projects.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The Project Coordinator will assist task leads and the project manager in daily coordination of activities including tracking progress and identifying/resolving obstacles. He/she communicates to internal and external clients; prepares purchase requisitions (PRs) and tracks procurements and service contracts throughout lifecycle; supports development of financial structures, work breakdown structures, and maintains financial integrity of projects. The Project Coordinator may perform some administrative tasks such and arranging meetings, developing agendas and preparing progress reports.

The Project Coordinator will primarily receive work assignments and direction from the project manager and task leads. In a matrixed capacity, the Project Coordinator may also receive taskings from the group leader, technical team lead, and other project staff according to project portfolio.

The position requires flexibility and the ability to balance competing priorities and resolve issues in a timely manner. He/she will be expected to identify potential budget and project management problems and recommend solutions; demonstrate sound judgement in taking appropriate actions and solving issues (seeking guidance from the group Project Coordinators as needed); identifying areas for continuous improvements, and working with others to develop solutions.

Knowledge of a wide-range of PNNL business systems is expected.

This position will be expected to work with non-sensitive, sensitive, and classified information as appropriate for individual projects. The person in this position must recognize and accept that they will be working in technical areas associated with topics related to the National Security of the United States.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating monthly financial and status reports, participating in weekly and monthly project team meetings

  • Requesting and uploading monthly project reports and milestone deliverables to the Sponsor’s Confluence site

  • Formatting and transmitting project deliverables to Sponsors as needed.

  • Maintaining project SharePoint site documents, announcements, and calendars when requested.

  • Developing basic tracking tools and financial reports for new projects.

  • Acting as custodian for project records and ensuring records are uploaded into ERecords on a timely basis.

  • Making project purchases within B2B as needed.

  • Assigning project budgets and managing WBS structures.

  • At time, assist project managers and other project coordinators with updates to statements of work, EPRs, preparing cost sheets and WALS entries to accept new funding.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 8+ years of relevant experience. Associate's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with internal PNNL programs (such as EPR, PPM, B2B, ATR, etc.)

  • Experience supporting Department of Defense Projects

  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience supporting projects using agile/scrum methodologies

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

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: National Security Dir

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Nuclear Engineering & Analysis

Opening Date: 2020-01-13

Closing Date: 2020-01-20