Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. The Site and Environmental Planner will apply planning principles in preparing the site and environmental planning analyses and documents, including space and population projections and studies involving land-use zoning, building siting, campus aesthetics, etc. You will also prepare defensible environmental impact analyses and documentation to ensure that the Laboratory complies with NEPA, CEQA, and other environmental regulations, as well as incorporate environmental considerations in the project and campus-wide planning phases.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Review, analyze, make, and record determinations on Laboratory research and construction proposals. Prepare written analyses and supporting documentation, as necessary.
Conduct site and environmental planning studies and analyses, prepare documents, and prepare and delivers presentations including:
NEPA & CEQA documents, such as Environmental Impact Reports.
Historical and Archaeological Reports/ Native American Tribal Consultations.
Supports key Laboratory-wide Campus Planning activities including, but not limited to:
Portfolio Management and the prioritization process in developing 5-year and 20-year project lists.
Infrastructure Planning and the multi-year systematic approach for maintaining and expanding the utilities and roadways to accommodate the future growth of the Lab programs.
Space Planning and the management tools needed to analyze space requirements, assess space utilization, facilitate space move coordination, create standards for furniture and furnishings, and to manage conflict and facilitate change.
Environmental Planning and the stewardship responsibilities in analyzing environmental impacts on research, construction, and future campus planning scenarios to determine responsible mitigation management measures.
Manages and supports various environmental planning programs, including:
LBNL Cultural Resources Management Program.
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Biological Resources, including overseeing training and protocols for sensitive on-site species.
Effectively manages consultants in developing campus plans, technical studies, and presentations; reviews and takes responsibility for consultant work products.
Conduct compliance reviews and uses judgment to resolve competing regulatory requirements with other needs and priorities.
Work collaboratively across all operational and scientific organizations to gather, assess, analyze, and prioritize, and advises Senior Lab Managers on matters influencing the Laboratory's future success.
Interact with all levels internal and external to the Laboratory community, including the Department of Energy, the UC Berkeley campus, the UC Office of the President, the City of Berkeley and its communities, and regulatory agencies, on issues that are generally of a complex and sensitive nature. Interacts with DOE officials on a broad range of planning issues. Collaborates with the Facilities leadership team in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures, and performance measures.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Environmental Planning, Project Management, or related fields in Site and Environmental Planning from an accredited college or university.
Work experience (5+ years) in campus planning, environmental planning, architecture, or project management at a University, National Laboratory, or Research Park.
Experience working with planners, architects, engineers, project managers, drafters, and public affairs staff.
Experience managing a budget and other resources, such as contract employees and consultants.
Demonstrated site and environmental planning experience; development and implementation of strategic master plans and strategies involving the site and environmental, building, and infrastructure requirements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate, influence, negotiate, advise, explain, and present to high-level chief executives and deliver unfavorable recommendations in a diplomatic way. Very strong technical writing and editing skills.
Conflict resolution skills and ability to resolve complex operational issues while performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating priorities and resources.
Knowledge of project management principals and systems including needs assessment, estimating, planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Demonstrated ability to interact, manage, and work effectively with diverse groups, including management, technical, scientific, administrative, union and non-union staff; outside stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies and the public; and potentially antagonistic groups, such as activists and project opponents.
Experience in handling complex financial/budget operations issues.
Experience with computers and electronic information systems, including databases, and related office-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet, calendaring, communications, etc.).
Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and goals across the division, institutional, and customer objectives.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Working knowledge of LBNL, UC, and DOE policies and procedures, missions, history, and culture.
Working knowledge of: planning and visual communications applications (AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Bluebeam, etc.); corrective action tracking systems; project management applications.
Knowledge of City of Berkeley, local residential concerns regarding Laboratory facilities and infrastructure.
LBNL/UC/DOE contract and contract performance criteria.
Experience working in a research environment.
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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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.