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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Management Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311498

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development and Nuclear Operations

Group:Campus Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration and work–life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

The Project Management Manager has formal management and leadership responsibilities for the Project Management team of 10 staff. The Manager is an individual contributor to the team in addition to the Manager role. The Manager provides technical leadership through strong project management domain expertise, fostering a healthy culture of innovation and an ethical code of conduct. Serve as a role model for quality, safety, and security performance.

  • Effectively implement the discipline of project management through policies, procedures, and execution of work within the division and directorate. Develop and maintain project management processes and tools, train and qualify staff, and conduct compliance reviews.

  • Build strong relationships with relevant managers, leaders, peers, and other relevant internal/external stakeholders to advocate for staff members, as well as assist team members in forming and maintaining strong professional networks.

  • Develop the team members through coaching, mentoring and feedback to ensure team members have appropriate technical, business and operational skills, training and experience. Promote a healthy organizational culture through supportive and inclusive work environment. Participate in hiring new Project Managers.

  • As an individual contributor, effectively manages scope, schedule and cost for assigned construction projects within the portfolio. Projects are typically facility or utility related with a budget between $200k and $20M.

  • Maintain an understanding of the activities and work scope critical to the campus strategy and research mission executed by the team and monitor changes to ensure work progresses appropriately.

  • Portfolio Lead for the annual Minor Construction portfolio. Responsible for the execution of the entire portfolio, balancing resource needs, setting priorities, identification and mitigation of project risks, and identifying and resolving issues or concerns related to the portfolio. Monitor and report portfolio performance to the Project Management Office Director. Work with Project Managers to optimize portfolio performance by developing and monitoring performance metrics.

  • Review and approve acquisition documents for construction projects.

  • Qualify as Technical Oversight Representative (TOR) for all subcontract levels (TOR-1, TOR-2 and TOR-3). TOR-1 is for goods and services with no hands-on work; TOR-2 is for non-construction hands on work; and TOR-3 is for construction activities. Similar industry terms comparable to TOR include: Buyer’s Technical Representative (BTR) or Subcontract Technical Representative (STR).

  • Once qualified at TOR-3, teach the training course for TOR-2 and TOR-3 for the directorate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10+ years of relevant experience; or Master’s degree plus 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Related management experience should include initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing processes.

  • Requires extensive working knowledge of project management.

  • Facility and/or utility construction project management experience for complex projects great than $1M.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognized and proven track record with DOE for leadership in the areas of project management, operations, construction and engineering management.

  • A proven ability to establish improved ways for interfacing with stakeholders and integrating strategies for dealing with the changing needs of research customers and provide creative service models to enable research objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions to customer and DOE challenges, drawing on the full resources available.

  • Well-developed strategic planning, organizational development, operational excellence and financial acumen skills.

  • Experience with Department of Energy Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE Order 413.3B.

  • Project portfolio experience which includes, line item, general plant projects, institutional general plant projects, and DOE Program funded and expense projects.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

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 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.

Closing Statement

  • Must be able to work remote if necessary while effectively leading the Project Management team and fostering a collaborative environment.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Campus Development

Opening Date: 2021-03-22

Closing Date: 2021-04-12