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Office of Radiological Security Deputy Reduce Project Manager

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

**Overview** The National Security Directorate (NSD) Physical Detection System & Deployment Division's Systems Integration (SI) Technical Group is seeking an Associate level Project Manager for the Domestic and International Reduce portfolio. In this role, the candidate will support the Global Material Security Office of Radiological Security in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Radiological Security. Specifically, the position will serve as a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Deputy Reduce Project Manager for the Domestic and International Reduce portfolio of the Office of Radiological Security (ORS), offering technical data that supports the transition from radiological sourced to alternative machined based devices at civilian locations throughout the United States and foreign countries. The candidate will report directly to the assigned ORS Reduce Project Manager for day-to-day execution of project activities and be accountable to the ORS Deputy Program Manager for expert delivery and customer relationship development. This position requires frequent high-level interactions with senior government, political, and industry partners, including senior management at the U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters, hospital administrators, university deans, security directors and other collaborators and site stakeholders as required. The incumbent will provide technical and project management leadership for all project tasks, including project planning, execution, and reporting. The candidate will reside as a member of the Systems Integration Group within the National Security Directorate and will be directly accountable to PNNL's ORS Program for project execution. Collectively this program has an annual budget in excess of $150M. As a Deputy Reduce Project Manager, the incumbent will provide technical and project management leadership and oversight for the execution of all reduce activities. The candidate will directly work with each Regional Project Manager for tracking reduce metrics and tracking projected scope for BOE planning activities. This support provides direct management and technical oversight to international regional projects having a total annual budget of approximately $4-6M. The incumbent will support complex, politically sensitive, nationally critical, and technically challenging projects within the Global Security Implementation Project Management Office. Successful experience in a wide array of technical, teaming, and complex operational situations, plus a demonstrated ability to interact positively and professionally with customers, senior executives, key stakeholders, and project managers is essential. The candidate will provide direct technical and project management expertise. In this capacity, the candidate will utilize their own technical and project management expertise, supplemented by management and staff from other DOE National Laboratories and subcontractors. Specific requirements include: Demonstrated ability to work proactively with HQ sponsors and counterparts, and to independently initiate and carry out new technical activities to provide project management to various reduce projects in a leadership capacity. Provide a consistent communication link with internal and external clients. Demonstrated organizational skills with an ability to adapt and prioritize work assignments in a rapidly changing environment. Possess the ability to effectively work with and manage widely dispersed multi-laboratory staff and interagency teams. Perform project management and technical activities as directed by the PNNL program manager. Provide project management oversight for assigned project activities, including project planning, scheduling, budgeting, change control, project documentation, performance tracking, and reporting. Interface with PNNL project controls and contracts staff to implement assigned project activities. Demonstrated knowledge of disciplined project management practices, with familiarity of industry recognized project management tools, concepts, and software knowledge of contracting principles and business practices within government, commercial and international arenas; knowledge of a wide range project management, marketing, and financial practices; advanced knowledge of business standards and practices. **Responsibilities** Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources in order to deliver projects according to plan. Also responsible to define the projects objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. Key attributes leading to the determination of upward progression in this career family include: project complexity, risk, team size, business volume, contract type, and political/client/business sensitivities. This position is accountable to the assigned ORS Reduce Project Manager and the ORS Portfolio Manager for: + Overseeing assigned technical and project management tasks with exquisite detail to ensure project activities comply with technical scope, budget and schedule commitments, while complying with all Program policy requirements. + Providing technical expertise and coordination. + Identifying opportunities for expansion of PNNL business within the NA-21 Account and providing recommendations to the ORS Program Management team. + Providing immediate and first-hand communications between PNNL and ORS Headquarters for NA-21 business opportunities and performance assessment. + Contracting actions related reduce scope: writing SOWs and acting TOR for assigned contracts. This position is accountable to the assigned Technical Team Lead for: + Adherence to laboratory policies and procedures including, but not limited to: timely time reporting; annual refresher training as well as project-specific training; adherence to expense report policies, etc. + Communication and commitment to professional development activities. Successful experience in a wide array of technical and management situations, as well as a demonstrated capability to interact successfully with senior program managers and the NNSA/GMS customer is essential. The position requires the candidate to understand and implement the objectives and goals of NNSA's ORS and to aggressively tailor programmatic activities to meet those goals. Specific requirements include: + Demonstrated ability to work in a highly politically sensitive environment due to the nature of business dealings with senior federal staff and the high visibility of the program. + Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to prioritize work assignments and adjust schedules based on changing requirements. + Expert knowledge of project management, database applications, custom reporting systems, and system integration. + Knowledge of contracting principles and business practices within the government, commercial and international arenas; knowledge of a wide range project management, marketing, and financial practices; advanced knowledge of business standards and practices. + Pre-existing experience/relationships with NA-21 Program/Client strongly preferred. + Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability for writing concisely and clearly. **Qualifications** Minimum Qualifications: + BS/BA and 5+ years of relevant project management experience -OR- + MS/MA or higher and 3+ years of relevant project management experience Preferred Qualifications: + Background and/or technical education in a science/engineering, project management, international relations, law enforcement, or security related field are highly desirable and will allow the incumbent growth opportunities in the ORS program + Successful experience in a wide range of business and management situations, as well as a demonstrated capability to interact successfully with Government sponsors and senior program managers is essential. + This position requires the incumbent to understand and assist with implementation of the objectives and goals of Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Global Material Security and to support programmatic activities to meet those goals. + Knowledge of contracting principles and business practices within the government, commercial, and international arenas + Knowledge of a wide range of project management and financial practices **Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment** + Frequent domestic and/or international travel is required (not to exceed 40%), and if the candidate is required to visit nuclear or radiological facilities, completion of PNNL ORS radiological training for offsite nuclear facilities will be required. **Additional Information** This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, no dual citizenship, and have no foreign national immediate family members. Requirements: + U.S. Citizenship + Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance with 10 CFR 710, Appendix B. + Drug Testing: All Security Clearance positions are Testing Designated Positions, which means that the candidate selected is subject to pre-employment and random 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 (QNSP). 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 months can be demonstrated. **Testing Designated Position** This 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 PNNL** Pacific 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 them! At 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 Opportunity** Our 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 careers@pnnl.gov . **Drug Free Workplace** PNNL 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 Requirements** Battelle 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. **Rockstar Rewards** Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance*, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave**, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan* and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year. * Research Associates excluded. **Once eligibility requirements are met. 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