The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for a Manager – Institutional Risk and Performance Management (IRPM). The incumbent Manager – IRPM is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the Laboratory’s risk and performance management programs intended to guide monitoring, performance assessment and resulting strategies and decisions needed to meet its goals in delivering the PPPL research mission. The Manager will frequently engage Laboratory managers and staff at all levels as well as Princeton University and DOE stakeholders in the collection and analysis of risk and performance data and information, and its subsequent analysis and use.
The Manager – IRPM owns the timely and effective implementation of the Laboratory’s risk and performance management programs. Specific responsibilities are noted as follows:
Establishes strategies, processes, communications, and reporting tools to implement effective risk and performance management programs
Works across departments and partnering with stakeholders, manages the development of a formal, published schedule that defines the annual cycle of performance management events and activities
Manages the alignment and documentation of organizational goals and action assignees with the Director’s Office to ensure the successful delivery of Annual Laboratory Plan (ALP) and Performance Evaluation and Management Plan (PEMP) objectives and Notable Outcomes
Manages the development and use of key performance indicators (KPIs) at the institutional, department and management system levels including the analysis of resulting data, consultation with data stream owners and distillation into relevant, meaningful use by Laboratory management and staff
Reviews and analyzes performance data and information with Laboratory stakeholders and data stream owners in the development of conclusions and messaging needed to alert Laboratory management of adverse trends at the incipient stages in their manifestation as performance threats;
Coordinates data collection, analyses, reviews and intervention of the PPPL Institutional Risk Management Committee in the identification, documentation, mitigation and monitoring of institutional risks
Facilitates Laboratory meetings and workshops to review risk and performance data and information and take timely and effective action(s) to deal with adverse performance and trends
Utilizes benchmarking of other Laboratories, Lessons Learned, and other best practices to inform management of improvement opportunities to effectively implement the institutional performance management programs
Bachelor degree in engineering, science or business administration
Minimum 15 years of experience in working with management systems intrinsic to managing and operating a DOE Office of Science research laboratory
Experience in the analysis of performance data and information
Experience in the conduct of event and issue causal factor analyses
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Confidence and demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of work activities and subject matters
Demonstrated team building skills, including the ability to work effectively with peers, other organizations and key sponsors and stakeholders
Strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to make timely, risk informed decisions and recommendations
Master degree in business administration.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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