In this exciting role, you will manage, coordinate, and administer the commissioning scope of a range of complex and competing projects through all stages of project execution leading to successful start-up, commissioning, and turnover to operations. Work will be on issues in which analysis of various situations requires review of relevant factors, analysis and recommendations based on scope, complexity, and operational needs. This position exercises judgment within a range of procedures, practices and policies to determine appropriate action. The Project Manager (Commissioning) will manage the commissioning scope of multiple projects/subprojects simultaneously. You will coordinate and prepare the commissioning schedule and budget and be responsible for the development, preparation, and implementation of commissioning plans.
What You Will Do:
Manage commissioning of complex projects/subprojects of moderate size with a project team of Project Managers, Construction Managers, Project Coordinators, other laboratory staff and subcontractors. Incorporate Environment, Health & Safety and Quality input and direction, as necessary, to ensure project commissioning is performed in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule and in accordance with specifications and requirements.
Coordinate commissioning activities as part of a project team to work with Environment, Health and Safety input and oversight requirements to ensure accurate representation of 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.
Coordinate and prepare the planning and development of the commissioning scope, procedure, budget, and overall commissioning schedule. Manage and control contractual commitments, project reviews and report outs to assure that all commissioning work is being performed in accordance with the specifications and terms of the subcontract. Review and approve project commissioning forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, and financial reports. Prepare and manage the budget for project commissioning.
Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to project commissioning 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.
Attend management planning and review meetings as needed.
Ensure prompt close-out of project commissioning activities leading to efficient transfer of project to operation.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or professional certification in Construction, Project Management, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience and 2+ years in management of project commissioning with moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, budgeting and execution.
Familiar with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and applicable DOE Orders for project management, including Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) concepts.
Experience working on and/or 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.
Experience developing and managing budgets and schedules, developing project commissioning scope documents, and coordinating/managing the execution of commissioning activities, including team assignments and technical quality.
Knowledge and experience in planning, prioritization, and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Experience in proposal development, presentation, and client relationship skills.
Experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to routine and moderately 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. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
Commissioning experience with commercial and laboratory systems (HVAC, BMS, MEP, Fire Protection, Life Safety).
Valid professional license obtained by written examination to practice Architecture/Engineering in the State of California.
MS Project, Primavera, and/or other project management system experience.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).
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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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