Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Staff Development Consultant in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308834

Directorate: Human Resources

Division: Leadership & Staff Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is looking for a Senior Staff Development Consultant to help retain and develop the exceptional talent necessary to achieve PNNL’s vision, mission, and goals. At PNNL, we take an interdisciplinary approach to advance the frontiers of science and address challenges in scientific discovery, energy resiliency and national security. In this role, you will work directly with the staff and leaders responsible for delivering innovation to the nation and positioning PNNL for the future.

The Senior Staff Development Consultant helps develop and execute the strategy to develop and inspire the high-performing leaders, individuals, and teams needed for PNNL to successfully deliver nearly $1 billion of world-class science and technology each year. As part of our dynamic Human Resources team, you will partner with HR and PNNL leadership in all aspects of staff development, from focusing a specific topic to supporting Lab-wide initiatives that could include mentoring, performance management, and succession planning.

The Senior Staff Development Consultant is responsible for identifying and anticipating needs; following and adopting industry best practices; designing and developing powerful, relevant and engaging curriculum; and providing classroom instruction for all levels of the organization. With a passion for continually advancing staff development, you will help develop contemporary and innovative approaches, including new tools for design and delivery that will meet the needs of changing workforce dynamics.

The successful candidate will:

  • Design, develop and execute our signature 2-year programs for future leaders as part of PNNL University

  • Provide an engaging onboarding program for new staff from their first day through the first year at PNNL.

  • Partner with our deployed Human Resource Managers to design and execute talent management strategies at the business unit level.

  • Design and deliver solutions to enhance individual and organizational performance, including coaching, mentoring, and implementation of specific tools such as 360-degree feedback.

  • Design and facilitate approaches for strategic planning and team building.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years or Advanced degree and 6+ years of relevant experience in training and development, instructional design, organizational development, or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, development and delivery of leadership and staff development programs.

  • Professional licenses and/or certifications in Building Relationship Versatility, 360 Assessments, Crucial Conversations, and Crucial Confrontations.

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: Human Resources

Job Category: HR/Legal/Communications

Group: Leadership & Staff Development

Opening Date: 2019-01-22

Closing Date: 2019-02-21