Berkeley Lab's Scientific Networking (SN) Division has an opening for a Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Sr. Project Manager. This role will work closely with leadership to ensure that projects are aligned with strategy and stay on track. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and managing the Project Management Office (PMO), which includes shaping the project portfolio governance processes and coordinating the portfolio across the SN Division/ESnet. You will serve in a hands-on project management role working closely with the ESnet Project Director to upgrade ESnet's network architecture and technology (a ~$99M project). The incumbent will coordinate and partner with other technical project managers throughout the division on smaller projects to provide insight and guidance as required. This includes providing guidance on various aspects such as resource availability, budget allocation, communication, documentation and project prioritization in order to balance projects with our day-to-day operational commitments without necessarily being directly responsible for implementation.
ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities, and other research institutions, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's most important scientific challenges including energy, climate science, and the origins of the universe. As an international infrastructure and Department of Energy (DOE) User Facility, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources.
What You Will Do:
Responsible for leading project teams and managing all activities in a project life-cycle (initiation, executing, and closing) associated with high visibility projects that are long-term, across one or more lines of the organization and carry a substantial impact to the DOE.
Work closely with senior leadership and major stakeholders to establish strategic objectives for project management within the division.
Develop and implement division and project level processes, procedures and performance metrics.
Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Consult with technical leads to clarify and define complex project requirements, budgets and timelines, including statements of work and resources.
Prepare, coordinate and run appropriate meetings and reviews for projects.
Prepare reports/documentation to reflect project status, cost, schedule trends, manpower adequacy, funding, project uncertainties and risks. Report out to staff, collaborators and external funding agencies.
Ensure that the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and Quality Assurance requirements are properly implemented.
In collaboration with the project sponsor/director, develop, review, and endorse the budget requests, baselines, and the change control processes of projects.
Oversee the planning for, and coordination of commissioning, and turnover of completed projects to the user.
As needed, create and deliver presentations on program or project goals and plans, including progress reports.
Routinely interact with project managers, ALDs, Division Directors, agency sponsors, and other project representatives. Interact with external agencies, industrial consortia, other national laboratories, universities, and other collaborators. May serve as the LBNL primary point of contact to the sponsor/client.
May supervise staff. Includes develop staffing plans, participation in the selection of project team members, and performance management.
What is Required:
Bachelor's/advanced degree in a related field and preferably 10+ years education and/or related experience in management of large complex projects with moderate to high performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
Very highly skilled in all aspects of project management, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, EVMS, and risk management.
Experience managing Federal Government and technical projects including IT, networking and/or software development.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact effectively at the management level of the organization and with external agencies. Proven ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels throughout the organization. Ability to present complex technical project deliverables to management and external agencies.
Outstanding organizational and managerial skills.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions consistent with organizational goals, policies and procedures. Sound judgment and ability to take decisive action without all desired information.
Experience with organization-wide strategic planning and experience implementing outcomes.
Able to build teams and nurture relationships across the organization using influencing skills.
Ability to quickly ramp up on the organization's scientific and technical capabilities and expertise, including LBNL, DOE, and other sponsor project management and budget requirements.
Experience with computerized project-tracking databases and google apps.
Project Management Professional (PMP) through PMI.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree in computer science or network related field.
Experience with software development projects/methodology.
May be a licensed professional engineer (PE) or architect, and/or certified.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 2 years, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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 to be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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