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Project Management Office Director

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThis position executes and continually enhances a codified, replicable process for delivering project management excellence and managing project risks. The PMOD supports the achievement of the Laboratory Mission Outcomes assigned to the Directorate by ensuring expert delivery stewardship for a portfolio of 160-220 projects directly contributing to sponsor mission outcomes. The PMOD oversees all aspects of expert delivery, including management of project risk and interfacing with project managers, Group Leaders, Division Directors, Market Sector Managers, and key sponsors to deliver national impact.This PMO includes delivering high-quality products and services to the international community in a wide spectrum of weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation and international security implementation projects. This PMO's has activities in nuclear and radiological threat reduction, and, broader chemical, biological and missile threat reduction and international security projects are also included. This PMO provides expert delivery of projects delivering technology and engineered systems that support the National Security missions. Rigorous attention is applied to managing the technology life cycle with the expectation that an objective of the research and development is eventual deployment of solutions into complex operational environments, and that the deliverables perform to meet client and user expectations. In addition, projects will include the actual deployment of prototypes, and operational systems across the spectrum of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:Assure all project risks are properly identified, addressed in planning, formally accepted, and there is assurance they can be fully mitigated during project execution.Assure projects effectively and efficiently produce high quality research products.Work with contracts, finance, and line management to establish adequate budgets, realistic schedules and align appropriate resources for performing the work so that high-quality products are delivered to sponsors on time and within budget.Fully understand and meet or exceed sponsor expectations for content, quality and delivery.Assure that projects are executed in a safe, secure, environmentally conscious, and operationally compliant manner.Assure that appropriate quality steps are taken to ensure that products are technically sound and can be relied upon by the client.Tailor management system processes and staffing models to support reliable delivery of high-quality results. QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:BS/BA and 15 years of experience -OR-MS/MA or higher and 13 years of relevant project management experiencePreferred Qualifications:Graduate of PMDP, MSDP, and/or ELP; PMP certification or demonstrated equivalent (knowledge competency criteria) expected.Preference is for individual having a background in either the nuclear, chemical or biological engineering fields or sciences. Demonstrated ability to identify shortcomings in organizational processes and influence change for improvement. Hazardous Working Conditions/EnvironmentThe incumbent must be familiar with laboratory and facility operations, knowledgeable enough to work with staff to mitigate potential hazards encountered in these environments and understand field research activities at the Hanford Site and remote field locations. Additional InformationThis position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.Requirements: U.S. citizenshipBackground Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter, in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.Drug Testing: All security clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be testing designated positions, which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for-cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions.Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.referral eligible Testing Designated PositionThis position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent with the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program. About PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of themAt PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs. Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at Drug Free WorkplacePNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs. Mandatory RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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