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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Coordinator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312211

Directorate: National Security Directorate

Division: Signature Sciences & Technology

Group: Detection Physics

Job Description

The Detection Physics (DP) group is seeking an outstanding individual to serve as a Project Coordinator (PC) to support the DNN R&D (NA22) Program office and the Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Program (NEMP) office. The incumbent will play an integral role in PNNL’s ongoing success by delivering high quality support throughout the project life cycle.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working with PNNL financial systems; including adhoc business intelligences (BI) dashboards, SharePoint, access queries and database development. The PC will partner with the support staff within the DNN R&D (NA22) office and the NEMP office to assist in the daily coordination of projects. The primary duties include preparing and maintaining project plans, budgets, task management, and staffing requirements. A PC also tracks progress and identifies/resolves obstacles, prepares purchase requisitions (PRs) and tracks procurements and service contracts throughout lifecycle. A project PC will be responsible for using a wide range of PNNL business systems to effectively perform these duties. A PC may also perform some administrative tasks such as arranging project meetings, developing agendas and preparing progress reports.

  • Successful PC candidate will provide support to and will be mentored by senior PCs from within the groups and the individual will work at their direction to help in supporting all stages of the project life cycle.

  • This PC will work as part of a larger team of PCs housed within DP and will work to become well versed in breadth and depth of the duties a project PC performs.

  • Coordinate with managers and support staff across the DP group and other technical groups will be essential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 8+ years of relevant experience, or an associate degree and 4+ years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate must have some familiarity with standard project management and budgeting practices, policies, and tools; and the use of project management techniques to manage/control tasks and resources.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated teaming abilities

  • Proficient with MS Office software suite

  • Experience working in sensitive or secure environments is preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively on diverse, interdisciplinary teams.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-modal environment.

  • Have experience with or received training on the following PNNL business systems:

  • Funding Application (WALS)

  • Program Documentation (EPR)

  • Procurement Systems (Purchases, Subcontracts, Workshop Agreements, B2B, PCARD, and Accruals)

  • Proposal Pricing Systems (PPS/Cost Estimator)

  • HP Records Management (RIDS/TRIM)

  • Oracle Business Intelligence (PPM)

  • Project Reporting System (PMR)

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

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

Job Category: Managers

Group: Detection Physics

Opening Date: 2021-06-04

Closing Date: 2021-06-19