Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Work Planning & Control Manager to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will lead efforts for maintenance work planning across Berkeley Lab. This position will ensure effective integration and alignment of maintenance work planning at Berkeley Lab within the institutional WP&C processes and will oversee Berkeley Lab's Stores. The Work Planning and Control Manager will interact with other managers from across the Laboratory and oversee the efforts to define the functionality for work requests and work orders within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) while ensuring that maintenance service providers are engaged in the development process. This position will provide oversight and daily direction to the Facilities Mechanical and Electrical Planners to ensure that maintenance work is properly prioritized and planned in support of organizational objectives. The Work Planning and Control Manager will develop and implement strategies to ensure WP&C teams deliver effective throughput while working with cross-functional teams, including Engineers, Craft Supervisors, Managers, and other key stakeholders. The WP&C Manager will develop and maintain processes, procedures, and tools for planners to ensure safety is integrated into work planning and execution.
What You Will Do:
Effectively provide leadership and management to a large-scale, mission-oriented organization consisting of cross-functional teams with varying levels of oversight and technical and operational staff.
Responsible for supervising and managing the Work Planning and Control teams by ensuring processes, operational methods and procedures are followed.
Effectively work on issues where analysis of situations and data is required, and in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives are reviewed.
Establishes operational objectives and work plans and effectively delegates assignments and tasks to direct reports.
Provides thoughtful, data-driven improvement methods and techniques in an effort to support strategic planning within the department and division.
Work on issues of diverse scope and be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure WP&C teams deliver expected outcomes timely and cost-effectively.
Lead coordination efforts with Facility Area Managers, Engineers, and Project/Construction Management teams to ensure work priorities are understood, and work is executed accordingly within the WP&C teams.
Ensures integration and alignment of maintenance work planning with the institutional WP&C process. Ensures that work is scheduled in a manner that optimizes craft resources; planning process provides the identification of accurate resource requirements associated with maintenance work to support schedule adherence to meet Science demands.
Evaluate procedures, analyze work requirements, and develop effective and collaborative solutions applying advanced technological skills and knowledge.
Interact with other managers from across the Laboratory and oversee the efforts to define the functionality for work requests and work orders within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), ensuring that maintenance service providers are engaged in the development process.
Lead, develop, and implement the Work Planner Qualification for Work Planning and Control.
Integrate the maintenance work planning processes with the institutional T-week scheduling process, working closely with the Master Scheduler.
Provide leadership in the development of preventive maintenance instructions needed to facilitate efficient work planning.
Train and mentor the responsible managers and supervisors for both mission and site-wide maintenance service provider organizations to ensure work control requirements are met within their areas of responsibility.
Lead working groups comprised of maintenance service providers and application developers to define business processes and system functionality.
Develop metrics and performance indicators for maintenance planning, and status the Facilities Operations Department Head and responsible managers of the maintenance service provider organizations regarding performance, and recommend improvements.
Ensure that emerging issues are addressed effectively and efficiently, and complex work activities are properly coordinated.
Serve as an organizational representative to DOE, DNFSB, and other external reviewers for the maintenance planning function.
What is Required:
Minimum of 8 years related work experience.
Experience working in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
Experience leading maintenance WP&C processes; management of schedules.
Proven leadership experience with a diverse team and demonstrated experience in delegating and assigning work.
Experience planning and organizing support efforts and materials needed to complete an array of maintenance work order types.
Experience leading change and mentoring various levels of staff, including technicians, engineers, and managers, through a change process.
Significant experience leading, developing, and championing creative and innovative solutions to complex issues and problems related to WP&C.
Experience evaluating procedures and processes and applying procedures and method improvements.
Experience generating time-based plans.
Proven experience working with skilled-craft maintenance work.
Experience making decisions based on stated organizational goals and objectives.
Skilled in project management tools and methods.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to create data-driven presentations and documents.
Ability to create a high-quality work environment to support highly productive teams.
Ability to analyze and solve complex problems meeting a management or budget goal.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of expertise.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously.
Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, and customer service skills.
Ability to write or interpret specifications of equipment and customer requirements.
Experience working at DOE or non-government hazardous facilities in work planning and control roles.
A minimum of 8 years of related work experience and a Bachelor's degree OR 5 years of related work experience and a Master's Degree.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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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