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BNL's Planning, Performance and Quality Management Office (PPQM) provides an enterprise-level perspective on planning and performance, and a focal point for Laboratory contractor assurance activities. PPQM is comprised of four areas: Policy and Strategic Planning; Project Management Center; Institutional Improvement; and Quality Management Office.
The Project Management Center (PMC) is responsible for the rigorous planning and implementation of project management and controls functions for BNL projects supporting technical Project Directors/ Project Managers and the establishment and deployment of the Laboratory's project management systems, tools, and processes.
We seek a Project Manager Center (PMC) Manager to provide leadership for the centralized Project Management Center which works with directorates and disciplines throughout BNL. The PMC Manager directs deployed project management and controls support including cost estimating, scheduling, risk management, and performance reporting through a team of technical Project Managers. The PMC Manager oversees implementation of project management and controls practices and procedures for projects across the Laboratory consistent with Department of Energy (DOE) Order 413.3b and other project management stakeholder requirements.
This position reports to the PPQM Division Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive and manage the Project Management Center implementing project management and controls functions on Lab projects
Manage and develop a team of six direct reports and over 15 indirect reports. Procure and manage PM contractors to supplement staff
Develop and implement tools, systems, and solutions that enable project managers across the Lab to be successful
Develop guidance and support the implementation of a graded approach to project management on smaller, less complex projects
Develop and maintain specific training, procedures, policies, standards, and assessment practices for utilization by Lab staff
Develop and maintain database of Lab projects and historical project information, including lessons-learned that help inform the community of project managers across the Laboratory
Serve as the Lab's Subject Matter Expert for project management
Maintain compliance and ensure successful annual review of DOE Certification and Surveillance of the BNL Earned Value Management System (EVMS) per DOE O 413.3b
Advise Lab Leadership on critical project management policy issues
Develop organizational policies compliant with Laboratory policies for Project Management
Develop, update, and deliver Project Management Training for Project Managers, Control Account Managers, and other staff who work on projects
Plan and coordinate Project Oversight Board (POB) and Project Leadership Council meetings
Participate and/or chair Project and Process Reviews, for both BNL and other DOE Labs
Report on Project Management/Controls Key Performance Parameters for critical Lab projects
Participate in the DOE Laboratory PMSC (Project Management Standing Committee) and Battelle PM CoP (Community of Practice)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field
15+ years' related experience, including at least 5 years managing a technical and/or administrative team
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Proficiency in project controls systems, processes, and tools
Experience interacting with Project Managers, Control Account Managers, Business Operations, and procurement staff
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience preparing and delivering presentations to senior management
Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, direct, and facilitate effectively among a diverse group of project management/controls personnel in a collaborative, team environment
Working knowledge of Primavera P6, Excel, Microsoft Project, Risk Analysis tools, plus familiarity with Cobra
In-depth understanding of DOE policies and procedures
Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities, and identify and analyze project risks
Experience with managing projects under an Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced degree (MS or MBA) or equivalent
Working understanding of Financial, Procurement, HR, and Labor Cost Distribution systems
Experience managing a central Project Management organization
Ability to influence all levels of organization effectively
Occasional travel nationally
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.