Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Deputy Project Manager to strengthen finance and risk management support for the Cosmic Microwave Background Stage 4 (CMB-S4) project, a next generation cosmic microwave background experiment. The ideal candidate will have a well-established record of successfully developing or supporting scientific engineering projects.
CMB-S4 is a combined National Science Foundation/Department of Energy (NSF/DOE) project to build more than 20 radio telescopes at the South Pole and in Chile, incorporating highly sensitive superconducting cameras with sub-Kelvin detectors. You will be part of a dedicated project team developing a scientific instrument that will enable dramatic leaps forward in our understanding of the fundamental nature of space and time and the evolution of the Universe.
The successful applicant will be hired into the LBNL Engineering Division and matrixed to the LBNL Physics Division.
What You Will Do:
Assist the CMB-S4 Project Manager in the planning and implementation of CMB-S4 project plans focused on finance and risk management.
Coordinate and collect the project monthly report.
Liaise with project stakeholders concerning project details and deliverables.
Track and report project progress, as well as track and analyze financial data.
Manage and report on budget and schedule utilizing earned value management systems.
Contribute to the development of needed CMB-S4 project policies, systems, procedures, processes, or protocols.
Support the effort of recruiting, hiring, organizing, and managing staff.
Manage space, equipment, and facilities utilized for project effort.
Establish and proactively manage the project procurement tracker. Plan major procurements together with the project financial liaison and the procurement department.
Oversee the creation of Statements of Work and the distribution of funds to partner institutions.
Ensure project documents are complete, accurate, current, and stored appropriately.
Oversee preparations for project reviews. Maintain the project recommendation tracker.
Coordinate with EHS and management on work safety and ensure that work performed by the teams follows safe work practices.
Apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing of projects.
Clearly communicate project status, issues, and successes to project teams and senior management. Report at regular team meetings, advisory committee meetings, and other venues.
Represent the Laboratory externally through, for example, participation in design reviews, workshops, and conferences.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Act as risk manager overseeing and maintaining the project risk registry.
Maintain and program project tracking databases (Atlassian Confluence and Jira).
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in science or engineering and minimum of 8 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience leading and overseeing complex scientific construction projects.
Familiarity with project management and tracking tools and methods. Practical knowledge of the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework.
Experience estimating project costs and resource requirements, generating project schedules, and tracking progress to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to make accurate resource, time and expense estimates for completion of projects.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and lead other scientists and engineers in defining goals and implementing activities to realize the goals. Ability to make important decisions under pressure.
Self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who can work both in teams and independently. Ability to interface and work within a large diverse team and help manage technical activities at other institutions.
Effective organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects. Proven leadership and problem-solving skills. Ability to delegate effectively.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Masters or Ph.D. degree.
PMI Certification or equivalent.
Demonstrated project management experience, preferably including DOE Order 413.3.
Demonstrated, hands-on experience in a leadership role on a project using an Earned Value Management System.
Exceptional internal and external relationship and teambuilding skills as well as adept leadership skills to effectively interact with senior-level Laboratory, UC, DOE, and other high-level staff.
Experience working in UC, DOE, or national laboratory areas strongly preferred.
Understanding of risk management; cost and risk management skills.
Possess an understanding of project tracking databases.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
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Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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