Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division (PIMD) has an opening for a Department Head, Infrastructure Projects to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will lead, manage, and oversee all activities of a large portfolio of construction projects for the Laboratory from initiation through completion. As a key member of the PIM Division leadership team, the position has direct line management responsibility for the delivery of 10-20 projects valued from $250K-$20M in three distinct areas: General Plant Projects, projects that have direct impacts on DOE large scale investments, and maintenance projects. Responsible for the line management of 12+ Design and Construction project team members as well as matrixed project team members from across the Operations Area. You will be responsible for the successful completion of the project including managing design and construction subcontracts and meeting project cost, schedule, and safety goals. You will report progress to DOE and LBNL management.
What You Will Do:
Responsible for management of a wide range of projects including highly complex and very large scale construction projects and smaller maintenance project managing Project Directors, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Project Coordinators, matrixed staff and subcontractors to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, schedule and in accordance with specifications and requirements.
Line management responsibility for department staff. Ensure direct reports, matrix team members, other staff, and subcontractors understand and follow all safety requirements on all projects within the scope of responsibility. Manage direct reports performance by providing clear deliverables and metrics as well as prompt and direct feedback. Address safety, performance, and conduct issues in a timely manner.
Expert advisor on project activity with internal scientific customer divisions and represent the Laboratory on project matters with DOE/BSO, DOE/HQ, UCOP, UCB, and other external organizations to achieve customer needs. Coordinate client contacts, including regular correspondence with the clients, and maintain working relationships at all levels throughout the project. Participate in activities throughout the DOE complex or University of California system to further project management processes, promote operations effectiveness, and to exchange lessons learned.
Direct the planning and development of the project scope, budget, and overall project schedule.
Integrate related project "constellation" activities to ensure the overall success of Laboratory initiatives and projects.
Manage and control contractual commitments to assure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the subcontract. Review and approve project forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, financial reports. Establish and control the budget for project costs. Partner with Procurement to improve Laboratory contracts on an ongoing basis.
Schedule and coordinate project reviews in accordance with DOE orders. Schedule and coordinate the Director's Reviews with the Laboratory Project Management Officer.
Ensure prompt close-out of the project and submission of the final project report.
Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to project management services. Develop a full understanding and accept ownership of those needs, seek relevant solutions which meet all requirements and follow up to ensure that the customer is satisfied.
Participate in the formulation of and recommend management policies, plans and programs that are in concert with PIMD mission and institutional goals of the Laboratory. Establish, implement and maintain quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
Promote the integration of all dimensions of Laboratory Operations within project execution.
Responsible for delivering projects to meet applicable Codes and Standards. Partner with Laboratory Authorities Having Jurisdiction to enable clear and transparent assurance activities.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Participate in external professional organizations.
Participate in the Laboratory's project management community of practice.
Mentor early and mid-career staff.
Support PCO and Operations improvement activities.
What Is Required:
Bachelor/advanced degree in a related field with substantial education and/or related experience in the overall management of projects with a minimum of 10 yrs related experience.
Highly skilled in all aspects of project management including scope development, project planning, and project execution.
Demonstrates clear and effective leadership in all areas of project management.
Demonstrates clear and effective leadership in a line management function.
Serve in an advisory capacity to senior-level lab management as well as represent the Laboratory in project matters with DOE-BSO, DOE HQ, UCOP, and UC Berkeley.
Expert knowledge and skills in the initiation, planning, and management of very large and complex projects utilizing Earned Value Management Systems techniques.
Strong ability to distill scientific goals and objectives into concrete project requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with others.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Licensed professional engineer (PE) or licensed architect, scientist, and/or certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Masters degree in an architecture/engineering discipline and /or related field from an accredited college or university.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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