Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has a new opening for a Partnerships & Proposals Program Manager to join the Strategic Partnerships Office. This position will provide leadership and expertise to champion the use, coordination, improvement, development, and implementation of Berkeley Lab's business processes and systems related to Department of Energy (DOE) direct-funded and other sponsored projects from the public and private sectors. The Partnerships & Proposals Program Manager will apply their general knowledge of proposal, partnership processes and expertise to Laboratory and DOE requirements to manage and track project documentation and reporting. Representative systems include proposal and award workflow management databases, project management tools, and customer relationship management applications.
As a Program Manager representing the Office, this position will build and maintain an effective Laboratory interface with University of California (UC), DOE, external agencies, and public and private sector stakeholders regarding Strategic Partnerships Office matters. This role will also build and maintain strong relationships internal to the Laboratory between its research Divisions and Areas as well as the Directorate and Operations (e.g. IT, HR, Finance).
What You Will Do:
Support the overall business and proposal development process, including the tracking of proposal and award requirements and deliverables, the development and implementation of policies, procedures, training, and metrics that support Berkeley Lab organizations in managing proposal and award requirements, and integrating new and revised requirements into existing operating and business processes.
Gather and input data to verify opportunities for process improvement and integration, working with internal stakeholders as well as DOE and UC.
Manage and coordinate the implementation of process improvements, working cross-functionally with all necessary teams at Berkeley Lab, DOE and UC, including any needed procurement, hiring, training, documentation, risk management and proactive communication of progress and issues.
Develop and implement tools, metrics and dashboards to track adoption and effectiveness of current and future processes being managed and coordinated by the Strategic Partnerships Office.
Coordinate the development of reporting and feedback mechanisms to inform Berkeley Lab, DOE and UC stakeholders of performance trends and issues, and to alert appropriate staff when actions are required.
Build and maintain strong relationships across Berkeley Lab for the Office, to be able to identify needs for additional process improvements or changes beneficial to the organization.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study and 8 years of work experience in program planning and implementation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Broad knowledge of contract administration, planning, budgeting, resource allocation and principles/practices applicable to ensuring effective program compliance and operations.
Experience developing proposals, organizational and project plans, and presentations.
Knowledge of pertinent contractual and regulatory requirements within a multi-program academic and/or research environment; subject matter expertise in proposal and award regulations and requirements, such as DOE, other Federal, California state, and/or UC.
Experience providing leadership, guidance, and interpretation of complex process requirements to a variety of staff members and line management.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain collaborative, constructive and cohesive working relationships with key internal and external contacts and deal diplomatically and effectively with people in a wide variety of job classifications.
Demonstrated experience utilizing computerized databases, information systems, and spreadsheet and report generation.
Bachelor's or an advanced degree in a relevant field of study and a minimum of 12 years of work experience in program planning and implementation, or an equivalent combination of education, academic training and experience.
Experience working in Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) research and development environment.
For full consideration, please apply by November 24, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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 will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively, until 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91397
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.