The UC National Laboratories (UCNL) in the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has responsibility for the governance and contract administration of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and for representation of the UC in the management of limited liability companies (LLCs) that operate two other NLs - Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). UCNL is responsible for assuring sustained excellence and integrity in the work and performance of the three UC-affiliated NLs. In total the three NLs represent an enterprise of over $5 billion in annual funding with more the 20,000 employees.
Reporting to the VP for National Laboratories (VPNL), the Associate VP for NL (AVPNL) interfaces with executive-level managers at the three UC-affiliated NLs, LLC partners, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to provide management oversight and establish strategic plans, objectives, policies, and processes related to Programs and Operations at LBNL, LANL and LLNL required for the University's contractual obligations to the DOE/NNSA. The AVPNL is a key member of UCNL and the UCOP and represents UCNL and the University in science and technology (S&T), mission and operational aspects of the University's role. In addition, the AVPNL has supervisory responsibility for the Director of NL Governance/Chief of Staff and the Executive Directors for NL Programs, NL Business & Contract Management (CM) and NL Operations.
Participates in high level reviews of S&T, mission execution, and workforce at the Labs; and, in the development of strategy to create new and enhanced partnerships between UC campuses and UC-affiliated NLs. Interactions are with senior leadership in S&T and mission at the Labs, UCOP, UC campuses, other academic institutions, industry partners, and stakeholders in the government.
Approves oversight and governance of operational and programmatic recommendations and activities which includes high consequence functions with both individual laboratory and DOE/NNSA complex-wide ramifications including ES&H, high hazard nuclear operations, environmental restoration & waste management, safeguards & security-including special nuclear materials and national security classified information, CM, legal matters, capital project management and facilities & infrastructure.
Provides advice, guidance and assistance to the executive leadership of these organizations, up to and including the Lab Directors, to address critical issues that impact the Labs' ability to execute work for the DOE which can result in significant fines and penalties and directly impact DOE's determination of the annual fee earned by the contractor and annual contract term extension.
Represents the UC and its NLs at national and state level at meetings and in discussions with the DOE/NNSA, state and federal regulators & auditing agencies, the nuclear weapons enterprise and NL community.
Recognized influential leader within the DOE/NNSA enterprise. Makes final decisions for the organization and ensures achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions have significant impact on the overall success of NLs and the UC as the management and operating contractor of LBNL and as a partner in the LLCs. Serves as the primary backup to the VPNL in the event that he/she is absent from the office.
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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.