In this exciting role, you will be responsible for the design, development, modification, execution, and implementation of scientific construction projects in the LBNL Physical Sciences Area. You will closely interface with science division management and project scientific leadership. Your responsibilities will evolve as projects mature and advance through different project execution phases. LBNL contributions to the generally large and international scientific construction projects can also evolve over time.
You are going to be assigned to projects that have meaningful electronics and software components. Your primary job duties will focus on projects with a will include strategic planning and translation of initial scientific requirements into engineering designs. You will work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. You will exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. It will include all core project management functions, including the development of project cost and schedule documents as well as quality and risk plans. These plans have to evolve as projects go through initial planning as well as later execution phases. Since you will act in a leadership role, success will be defined in how well such project plans will be implemented to ensure project success. Management techniques need to be adapted according to project phases. Initially, project plans and engineering designs have to be developed based on often incomplete information. Once a project is baselined, the focus will shift to ensuring that the project stays within its initial cost and schedule targets and that project risks are adequately managed. Often projects are part of large international scientific collaborations which requires frequent travel and can complicate project management effort.
What You Will Do:
Having broad expertise or unique knowledge uses skills to contribute to the development of LBNL's objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
Design, develop, modify and evaluate electronic parts, components or other hardware systems. Determine design approaches and parameters. Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning & execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing of projects.
Interact with cross-functional and geographically dispersed project teams including engineers and scientists, manage the day-to-day operations, and serve as the primary internal point of contact for the project.
Manage, together with the WBS Level 2 managers, engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, assembly, and pre-installation effort.
Create and implement, together with the WBS Level 2 managers, project plans and oversee their successful execution. Develop and manage project timelines, budgets, and financial forecasts.
Manage and report on budget and schedule utilizing reporting accepted techniques, possibly including earned value management systems (EVMS).
Contribute to the development of project policies, systems, procedures, processes, or protocols.
Support the effort of recruiting, hiring, organizing, and managing staff.
Ensure project documents are complete, accurate, current, and stored appropriately.
Coordinate with EH&S and management on work safety and ensure that work performed by the teams follow safe work practices.
Communicate project status, issues, and successes to the project team and senior management. Report at regular team meetings, advisory committee meetings, and other venues.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Act as risk manager overseeing and maintaining the project risk registry.
Together with the Project Engineer, develop, identify and manage requirements and interfaces.
What is Required:
Degree in science or engineering. Minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience.
Experience leading and overseeing complex scientific construction projects.
Experience estimating project costs and resource requirements, generating project schedules, and tracking progress to meet deadlines.
Familiarity with project management and tracking tools and methods typically acquired with 8 or more years of experience. Practical knowledge of the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework.
Demonstrated ability to make accurate manpower, time, and expense estimates for completion of projects.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and lead other scientists and engineers in defining goals and implementing activities to realize the goals.
Ability to interface and work within a large diverse team and help manage technical activities at other institutions.
Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects. Proven leadership and problem-solving skills. Ability to delegate effectively.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Master or PhD degree.
Experience in DOE 413 scientific construction projects.
Practical experiences with scientific construction projects.
Exceptional external relationship and skills to effectively interact with senior level Laboratory, UC, DOE, and other high-level staff.
Understanding of risk management; cost and risk management skills
PMI Certification or equivalent.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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