Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD) has an opening for a Program Manager 2 for the Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) Program. The AQT program is focused on constructing, enhancing, and operating an open, fully accessible gate-based quantum computer. Under the guidance of the AQT Director, Co-Director and Scientific and Technical coordinator the Program Manager 2 will be responsible for defining and executing program plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables, including: internal project and external user meetings, conference coordination, sponsor interactions, etc. Will also manage conflicting priorities and assist in the development of action plans leading to successful completion of AQT tasks; and identify new areas of collaboration and sponsorship.
What You Will Do:
Plan and deploy structure to enable the AQT milestone/deliverable targets to be successfully fulfilled.
Plan and maintain external-user roadmap; application process, logistics of hosting and achieving science goals.
Periodically meet with all team members to ensure logistical and operational needs are being met.
Facilitate communication with external users and sponsors, keeping track of deliverables and messaging.
Aid in hiring technical staff and postdocs.
Work with administrative staff to secure smooth integration of project into lab infrastructure.
Exercise independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Act as POC for small subprojects, such as lab-space management.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree or an advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent training experience with preferably a minimum of 5 years' work experience with increasing responsibility.
Demonstrated experience planning elements of scientific research projects.
Experience writing documents and developing presentations for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Knowledge of campus or national lab processes, protocols and procedures.
Ability to understand and apply program manager principles to programs of moderate scope.
Ability to develop and execute a communications plan for AQT, focusing on building a community of external users.
Ability to learn quickly and think strategically about project resources and find ways for them to run smoothly in complex environments.
Demonstrated analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage conflicting priorities and assist in the development of action plans leading to successful completion of tasks.
Strong communication skills to effectively communicate with staff, faculty, students and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.
Intermediate knowledge of common (Word, Excel, PowerPoint or related) computer applications.
Skill to analyze basic financial data.
Ability to function well under pressure and take quick and effective action.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to use a high level of discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
MBA in a related field
Ability to persuade or guide others effectively, particularly in a non-hierarchical environment (experience with management styles that utilize persuasion rather than using authority to achieve collaborative goals and solutions).
Advanced knowledge of common (Word, Excel, PowerPoint or related) computer applications.
Basic project management skills, e.g. define a simple work breakdown structure, develop a simple resource-loaded schedule with dependencies
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, 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.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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