Berkeley Lab is currently seeking a Deputy for its Project Management Office (PMO). The PMO Deputy reports to the Laboratory Project Management Officer (LPMO) and is responsible for helping ensure that the Office identifies, prioritizes and achieves needed strategies and objectives to ensure a successful project management environment and culture at Berkeley Lab.
This position will provide and improve project management discipline and oversight to assure consistently effective leadership and management of construction, scientific, engineering and operations projects within the Laboratory. Responsibilities include leveraged support through conceptualization, design, planning, risk assessment, implementation, and completion of multiple assigned projects and tasks having a high degree of flexibility and range in scope.
This position may oversee matrixed resources that are deployed to the PMO. In working under the direction of the LPMO, will provide assessment and development (dotted line) oversight of Project Directors and Managers in the Operations, Facilities, Projects and Construction Office, and Engineering divisions as well as throughout the Scientific Areas. Incumbent must be a recognized expert in the area of project management, and will have responsibility for ensuring the conceptualizing, conducting, coordinating and overseeing the successful management and completion of large mission critical high-risk projects as required.
This position may be hired at the Project Manager Level 3 or Level 4 depending upon many factors, including the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities of the successful incumbent.
About Berkeley Lab Project Management Office
The Berkeley Laboratory Project Management Office (PMO) is chartered with the mission of assisting and ensuring that LBNL projects, whether they involve scientific facilities, infrastructure modernization, or systems development, are managed to the highest standards of performance.
The PMO achieves these objectives by ensuring the quality of preparation and execution of projects in the face of risk and uncertainty, providing an institutional project management framework, oversight mechanisms, training and competency assessment and development, and leveraged project support.
The PMO assists and advises the respective line organization to strengthen their capability and competency for developing and executing projects. The PMO engages with projects throughout all phases with special emphasis on early project planning and development as well active assistance and oversight throughout the lifecycle of the project.
What You Will Do:
Work with the LPMO to contribute to the development and improvement of successful project execution throughout Berkeley Lab by creating a successful project management culture.
Ensure quality preparation and execution of projects by assisting scientific and operations divisions to strengthen their capability to organize and execute projects.
Provide oversight to assure that large, high-profile projects across the laboratory are consistently being led and managed effectively. Institute project controls, reviews and documentation, and utilize EVMS techniques as necessary. Help maintain and assure a certified earned value management system (EVMS) necessary for large projects.
Help to ensure effective project oversight mechanisms, including organizing reviews, and vetting to ensure the quality of project management throughout all phases of a project. May include the identification and implementation of quantitative metrics or qualitative measures to track performance in individual projects and the LBNL project portfolio.
Assist in developing a successful project management organization and implement effective project management processes in highly collaborative multi-institutional projects, and ensure effective leadership of projects across the institution.
Distill scientific goals and mission objectives into concrete project requirements.
Proactively seek out customer and sponsor needs, developing a full understanding and accepting ownership of those needs, seeking relevant solutions which meet all requirements and following up to ensure that the project sponsor is satisfied.
Serve as a resource for subordinates and peers; effectively provide team leadership, and make innovative contributions to Group, Department, and Division projects consistent with the mission.
Provide leadership for implementation of quality assurance and conduct of operations principles, policies, and procedures by assisting subordinates and peers with application of national, industry, and professional standards into task solutions and setting documentation standards for task/project activities including preparation of engineering and scientific reports and manuscripts, as appropriate.
Act as advisor to scientific personnel, advisory groups and other project representatives. Interact with external agencies, industrial consortia, other national laboratories, universities and other collaborators.
Effectively interact with program managers, external customers, and other program /project representatives. As necessary interact with other national laboratories to develop subcontract arrangements and critical reviews.
Develop policy, procedures, guidance, methodologies, tools and training materials to improve project management at LBNL.
Participate in independent project reviews for projects at other DOE sites and serve as the Lab's primary contact to the sponsor/customer as needed.
Serve as a role model in establishing a workplace environment, which is inclusive, equitable, inclusive, sensitive, respectful, nurturing, and rewarding for all employees.
Serve as a role model for conducting work in a safe and responsible manner and fulfilling stewardship obligations to all stakeholders.
In addition to the above, the Level 4 position will:
Direct and control activities of one or more large projects, which may be abstract in nature, and/or functional areas with overall responsibility for the direction of those assigned areas.
May serve in an advisory capacity to Senior Lab Management and to the LPMO.
Manage very large and highly complex projects with high to very high performance risk.
May propose new initiatives and champion the business and technical planning and conceptual efforts for major projects and initiatives.
Develop and/or provide strategy and direction for major functional areas.
Bachelor's Degree in science or related field or equivalent experience
Recognized project management expert with demonstrated broad knowledge, skills and clear leadership in all aspects of project/initiation planning with at least 10 years of relevant experience including very large projects, highly complex projects, managing multiple projects at a time, and projects conducted in a scientific environment.
Working knowledge and application of the major project management process groups and knowledge areas with the ability to tailor to specific project needs, including but not limited to earned value management, risk management, scope, schedule and budget management, and stakeholder management.
Demonstrated ability to influence and lead with 8 years of management experience.
Working knowledge of agile project management methodology.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and lead support staff in defining overall objectives and the implementation of the necessary controls and monitoring to realize these objectives.
Experience in evaluating and representing project status, reporting, controls, and execution status to management or independent evaluation or review boards
Extensive knowledge and skills in the initiation and planning for, and management of, very large and complex projects, including utilization of EVMS techniques.
Skilled in the development of successful project organization and structures in highly collaborative, multi-institutional projects.
Strong ability to distill scientific goals and objectives into concrete project requirements.
Capable of effective leadership in a collaborative environment, including the ability to serve as a chair of a committee or task force regarding project management in a scientific environment.
Experience in management of complex technical projects.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
In addition to the above, Level 4 requirements include:
15 plus years of relevant experience, including managing projects with a very high performance risk.
Experience in the development of successful project organization and structures in highly collaborative, multi-institutional projects.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in fields related to the mission of the laboratory.
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Licensed professional engineer (PE) or licensed architect, scientist and/or
Knowledge of DOE and US Government project management orders, policies, guidelines and budget requirements including DOE Order 413.3 and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) techniques
Training and experience in computerized project scheduling, budgeting and tracking tools.
Supervisory experience including performance management, career development, succession planning, and work load leveling.
This is a (full time) career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.