Associate Senior Project Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302436

National Security
Division: Systems Engineering & Integration
Group: Nonproliferation Systems Integration
Job Description
What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.
At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.
Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems.
This position provides direct support to PNNLs Global Security Implementation (GSI) Project Management Office by serving as either a Project or Sustainability Manager on multiple projects within the NA-25 Office of International Material Protection & Emergency Cooperation.

The position will be a project/sustainability manager for the Second Line of Defense program which is comprised of both the Implementation and Sustainability programs.

The SLD Program partners with foreign governments and industry leaders to build capacity to deter, detect, and interdict the trafficking of special nuclear and radiological materials. The Program deploys and sustains radiation detection systems at major international seaports, land border crossings, airports and other ports of entry utilizing fixed and mobile systems to address the proliferation threat.
This position requires high-visible interaction with senior government and industry officials in the United States and in Foreign Countries.

The position will provide management oversight for one or more Second Line of Defense projects, including project planning, documentation, performance tracking, budgeting and reporting.
The position requires management and coordination of day-to-day program office activities to include management and direction of project field teams, direct interaction with DOE-HQ management, coordination of internal management needs including policy development, planning, and management briefings, and coordination of internal program office support activities.
Additionally, the position will provide direct management oversight of the client approved work scope, budget and schedule, working to ensure the successful implementation of the project.

The position will require the candidate to oversee those support staff that assist with project management and implementation activities.

The candidate will also assure appropriate coordination with program staff at other National Laboratories and have the lead responsibility for all project planning activities on the assigned Second Line of Defense projects.

The position will also be responsible to evaluate the appropriateness and technical credibility of the work scope and will develop criteria and performance metrics to evaluate project progress.

The successful candidate will routinely interface with senior DOE management, contractor personnel and other inter-agency and foreign governmental officials in support of the equipment deployment and program management activities. In this capacity, the incumbent will utilize his or her own management and technical expertise, supplemented by staff from the DOE National Laboratories and contractors.
  • Successful experience in a wide range of business and management situations, as well as a demonstrated capability to interact successfully with Government clients and senior program mangers is essential.
  • The position requires the incumbent to understand and implement the objectives and goals of DOEs Office of the Second Line of Defense and to aggressively tailor programmatic activities to meet those goals.
  • A bachelors degree in an engineering, international relations, security or business related field with 6 years of related experience or Masters degree with 4 years of related experience in project implementation.
  • Demonstrated track record of project management, including three or more years of experience relevant to task leadership and/or project management depth of knowledge in science and/or methods needed to deliver project.
  • Strong working 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 PNNL business standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively with clients at the director level as well as senior national laboratory staff level and to independently initiate and carry out new activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or proficiency in foreign languages and international travel is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly politically sensitive environment due to the nature of business dealings with countries cooperating with the Second Line of Defense Program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability for writing concisely and clearly.
  • Must possess a DOE Q clearance or be able to obtain one in a timely manner.
  • The position requires travel to remote regions including the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Africa, and other regions of proliferation concern.
This travel will sometimes involve difficult physical conditions and potentially hazardous working conditions.
Minimum Requirements
A bachelors degree in an engineering, international relations, security or business related field with 6 years of related experience or Masters degree with 4 years of related experience in project implementation.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Other Information
This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner.

Which requires:
  • US 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 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
  • Drug Testing:
All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing.

In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs 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 for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated

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