Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Project and Infrastructure Modern Division has an opening for a Project Director to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will be responsible for managing all activities of assigned very large and complex projects from the initiation of a project through its completion. Responsible for the direct line management of Design and Construction project team members as well as matrixed project team members from across the Operations Area. Holds complete responsibility for the successful completion of the project including managing design and construction subcontracts as well meeting project cost, schedule and safety goals. Reports progress to DOE and LBNL management. May serve in advisory capacity to senior level Division and/or Lab management.
What You Will Do:
Responsible for management of highly complex and very large-scale construction projects managing Project Managers, Construction Managers, Project Coordinators, other staff and subcontractors 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 Resources activities, Engineering, Environmental, Safety, and Health (EH&S) and property are aligned accordingly to meet project, Division and Laboratory deliverables. Ensure direct reports, matrix team members, and other staff and subcontractors understand and follow all safety requirements on all projects. Manage direct reports performance by providing clear deliverables and metrics as well as prompt and direct feedback. Address safety, performance and conduct issues in a timely manner.
Expert advisor on project activity with internal scientific customer divisions and represent the Laboratory on project matters with 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 or University of California system to further project management processes, promote operations effectiveness, and to exchange lessons learned.
Direct the planning and development of the project scope, procedure, budget and overall project schedule.
Integrate related project "constellation" activities to ensure the overall success of Laboratory initiatives and projects.
Manage and control contractual commitments 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, financial reports. Establish and control the budget for project costs. Partner with Procurement to improve Laboratory contracts on an ongoing basis.
Schedule and coordinate project reviews in accordance with DOE orders. Schedule and coordinate Director's Reviews with the Laboratory Project Management Officer.
Ensure prompt close-out of the project and submission of the final project report.
Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to 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 mission and institutional goals of the Laboratory. Establish, implement and maintain quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
Promote the integration of all dimensions of Laboratory Operations within project execution.
Responsible for delivering project to meet applicable Codes and Standards. Partner with Laboratory Authorities Having Jurisdiction to enable clear and transparent assurance activities.
Provide management oversight and guidance to a subset of other Project Managers within the PIM Organization
Perform all duties in compliance with applicable Environment, Health and Safety rules and regulations.
Proactively promote and participate in matters relating to safety and environmentally sensitive work practices.
Participate in various formal ES&H training activities as required by specific duties and responsibilities.
Support the detailed planning of project activities to ensure effective integration with Operations Area functions including, but not limited to, Facilities Engineering and Shops, EH&S, and OCFO.
Be sensitive to all employees needs and contribute toward a workplace environment which is respectful, nurturing and rewarding for all employees.
Adhere to LBNL policies related to Diversity and Inclusion. Create the appropriate work environment.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Participate in external professional organizations.
Participate in the Laboratory's project management community of practice.
Mentor early and mid career staff.
Support PCO and Operations improvement activities.
What is Required:
A Bachelors/advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field with a minimum of 15 years of experience in overall management of projects in complex, scientific environments.
Highly skilled in all aspects of project management including scope development, project planning, and project execution.
Demonstrates clear and effective leadership in all areas of project management.
Demonstrates clear and effective leadership in line management function.
Serve in advisory capacity to senior level lab management as well as represent the Laboratory in project matters with DOE-BSO, DOE HQ, UCOP and UC Berkeley.
Expert knowledge and skills in the initiation, planning, and management of very large and complex projects utilizing Earned Value Management Systems techniques.
Strong ability to distill scientific goals and objectives into concrete project requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to interact effectively with others.
Licensed professional engineer (PE) or licensed architect or equivalent experience
A Masters degree in an architecture/engineering/business discipline from an accredited college or university.
Hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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