Project Director (Projects and Infrastructure Modernization)

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Project Management
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PM-Proj and Infrastruct Modern
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86368 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Project Manager who will serve as Project Director in the Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division. You will manage a range of complex and competing projects from the conceptual phase through planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and close-out. You will work on issues in which analysis of various situations requires review of relevant factors, analysis and recommendations based on scope, complexity and operational needs. You will exercise judgment within range of procedures, practices and policies to determine appropriate action. You may manage more than one large project simultaneously. The incumbent will direct the planning and development of project schedule and budget and is responsible for the development, preparation, and implementation of project plans. You are accountable for overall project deliverables and success. You may serve in an advisory capacity to senior level management and the Laboratory Project Management Officer.

What You Will Do:

  • Manage highly complex and very large-scale construction projects managing Project Managers, Construction Managers, Project Coordinators, other PIM and Facilities staff and subcontractors as well as incorporating Environment, Health & Safety and Quality input and direction as necessary to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, schedule and in accordance with specifications and requirements.

  • Responsible for supervising staff, ensuring technical and operational activities of the group including budgets, funding, workforce planning, Human Resource activities, Environmental, Safety and Health (EHS) and Facilities and other staff and subcontractors understand and follow all safety requirements on all projects.  Manage direct reports’ performance by providing clear deliverables and metrics. Address safety, performance and conduct issues is a timely manner.

  • Expert advisor on project activity with internal scientific customer division and represent the Laboratory on project matters with DOE/Berkeley Site Office, University of California Office of the President, University of California 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 to further project management processes and to exchange lessons learned.

  • Direct the planning and development of the requirements, project scope, procedure, budget and overall project schedule.  Manage and control contractual commitments, project reviews and report-outs 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, and financial reports. Establish and control budget for project costs.

  • Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to the 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.

  • Formulate and recommend management policies, plans and programs that are in concert with the PIM mission and institutional goals of the Laboratory.  Establish, implement and maintain quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

What Is Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or professional certification in Construction, Project Management or a related field or equivalent relevant experience with substantial (preferably 15+ years) in construction facilities project management with significant performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, and budgeting or a combination of education and/or experience. Experience with computerized project-tracking databases.

  • Significant experience leading a diverse team that would include contractors and/or subcontractors on projects.  Provide project staff with performance expectations, guidance and training to ensure customers are provided with quality, comprehensive and effective services/deliverables.  Ability to delegate assignments to project team members.

  • Proven experience developing and managing budgets and schedules, developing project scope documents, and coordinating/managing project delivery, including team assignments and technical quality.

  • Extensive experience with and use of industry recognized computer project management software and managing projects with understanding and utilizing certified EVMS techniques.

  • Extensive experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment and provide solutions to ensure results.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of groups and individuals.  Excellent collaboration skills and ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization.  Ability to effectively interact, and communicate with a variety of project staff. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach.  Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team. Proven planning, prioritization and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Excellent proposal development, presentation, and client relationship skills.

  • Expert knowledge and skills applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and applicable DOE Orders for project management, including Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) concepts.

  • MS Project, Primavera, and/or other project management system experience

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Valid professional license obtained by written examination to practice Architecture/Engineering in State of California.

  • Project Management Certification (PMI).

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • 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.


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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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."

 

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