Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking an experienced, senior-level Director to lead the Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division under the Laboratory Directorate's Operations Area. With full line management and operational responsibility, the Division Director is accountable for leading a large multi-disciplinary team charged with construction project management activities at the Laboratory, which include the initiation, planning, risk management, design, construction, transition to operations, of civil construction and infrastructure projects. Leadership responsibilities and accountabilities include a clear focus on the successful execution of the Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division's $2-billion construction and research project portfolio according to scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, efficiency, and meeting customer and stakeholder expectations. This position serves as the intellectual leader for the provision of project management infrastructure and services, and partners closely with senior Laboratory leadership and the Strategic Campus Planner to execute the projects to meet Berkeley Lab's mission. As a key member of the Laboratory Operations Leadership Team, the Division Director is expected to actively support Lab-wide initiatives, especially our responsible stewardship of Berkeley Lab's research, people and assets, and promote a diverse and welcoming culture at the Lab.
This is an exciting career opportunity for a senior leader to make substantial leadership contributions that advance Berkeley Lab's fundamental mission of providing world-class science, forging important internal and external partnerships and pursuing best management practices to meet Laboratory performance goals.
What You Will Do:
Provide strategic leadership and operational line management direction to ensure successful completion of more than $200 million of annual infrastructure, construction, and facility improvement projects under the purview of the Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division.
Serve as a key member of the Operations Area leadership team, managing with a high degree of independence, responsibility, and accountability for all areas within the Division, including construction, project management and execution, with a focus on operational discipline and continuous project improvement to efficiently deliver outstanding project performance as measured by scope execution, schedule and cost performance, safety, quality, and stakeholder engagement.
Proactively partner, develop, and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations with fellow Operations leaders, leadership across the Laboratory, and with the University of California's National Laboratory Office, the local Department of Energy (DOE) Site Office, and the Strategic Laboratory Infrastructure Office in DOE Office of Science Headquarters.
Cultivate an employee-oriented organizational and inclusive culture that emphasizes collaboration, continuous improvement and commitment to excellence.
Ensure the effectiveness and capabilities of Projects and Infrastructure Management Division staff matrixed to other divisions, including estimating and specialized project management expertise.
Ensure that short- and long-term requirements for projects are aligned with Laboratory strategic goals and objectives and the Division actively supports and is integrated with the Laboratory's scientific/technical research programs.
Accountable for effectively planning, executing, and controlling an annual capital budget spend in excess of $200 million against established schedules to achieve committed performance targets.
Model leadership behaviors of respect, inclusiveness, integrity, opportunity equity, customer service and accountability to Division staff, and demonstrate responsiveness, cooperation and consistent problem solving when representing the Division with internal and external stakeholders.
Address management challenges and tightening resources to achieve optimally effective and efficient staffing; guide strategies for hiring, retaining and developing diverse staff.
Understand and manage to the governing Federal, Regulatory, State and LBL/UC contractual requirements.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, project management or related discipline, and 15+ years of progressively accountable experience in leading complex organizations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated successful experience managing a large and complex project management organization, directing large, complex projects to successful outcomes and leading culture change with improved performance as a measured outcome.
Successful senior-level leadership experience, including demonstrated experience with -- and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability -- in hiring, coaching, mentoring, and employee career development.
Ability to interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, in a constructive and collaborative manner and in a way that represents the best interests of the Laboratory.
Ability to directly and effectively communicate with engineers and architects regarding campus utility systems and the operation, maintenance, design and construction of the various building types that are present on the Berkeley Lab campus.
Diverse knowledge of various project execution and support areas, including project controls, estimating, design, commissioning, project finance, engineering, risk management, project documentation, quality assurance, and construction management.
Demonstrated record of effectively managing operational risk through disciplined operations by integrating subject matter experts into work planning, execution, financial and personnel management, field oversight, and acquisition and contractor management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively influence, negotiate, advise, explain and present to senior technical and administrative managers.
Superior interpersonal skills to effectively build/maintain working partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Advanced / Masters degree preferred.
Experience working for a contractor administering a Federal (e.g., GOCO) agency, such as DOE, NASA or NSF.
Professional engineering license from the State of California.
Project Management Professional certification.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please submit your CV/resume and letter of interest by July 15, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
The Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division Director is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
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.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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.