In the role, you will provide project planning and controls support to scientific and capital/infrastructure Project Directors (PD's), Project Managers (PM's) and Principle Investigators (PI's), for small to moderately sized science and capital improvement projects. You will apply project management and controls practices as applicable during the life cycle of projects from conception to closeout [e.g. DOE Order 413.3x (Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets; DOE Guide 413.3-10 (Earned Value Management System), the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK/Project Management Institute); as well as other LBNL policies and procedures as appropriate.
You will identify and apply specialized project management and controls procedures needed to advance the project through the DOE Critical Decision (CD) process, as required.
This positing will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
Apply project planning, scheduling and controls skills and professional project management concepts to scientific projects.
Assists in planning and scheduling efforts for projects of moderate complexity and limited performance risk.
Works independently on day-to-day scope. May require limited supervision on special projects or complex issues.
Participates in the development and implementation of project plans that address project requirements.
Develops project reports and presentations.
Works on problems of small to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review.
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
Unique assignments may be reviewed for accuracy and overall adequacy.
Regular interaction with Project Managers, Project Directors, outside contractors, and general IT and finance staff.
Bachelors/advanced degree in a related field or commensurate experience and at least 2 years education and/or related experience in scheduling, planning and control of projects of limited to moderate complexity.
Skilled in all foundational aspects of project planning and controls, including planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Working knowledge of project reporting requirements for earned value, scheduling technique, risk assessment practices, and modeling.
Ability to understand and apply project management standards and project controls practices to multifaceted situations.
Proven ability to manage conflicting priorities and develop strategies that lead to successful completion of tasks.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Knowledge and experience with Software / Computer Applications (i.e. scheduling systems Primavera P6/MS Project, databases, MS Excel / similar, etc.).
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Must be a team player.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
An understanding of the federal budgeting and funding process as well as the impact of various funding choices is valued.
Working knowledge of PMBOK and applicable DOE Orders for project controls, including EVMS is desired.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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