Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Strategic Initiatives Program Manager for Operations. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, this position will be responsible for the integration, coordination, and collaboration of operational strategic initiatives and projects that impact multiple areas of the laboratory. This position will also work in close coordination with the Office of the Chief Operations Officer to identify and plan projects that need an integrated management approach to ensure effective coordination of effort as needed across the Lab. As a recognized leader, the Strategic Operations Program Manager will make substantial high-level contributions and interface effectively with senior and middle levels of management at the Laboratory, University of California (UC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. This is a high-profile opportunity to work with scientific and operational leaders on a wide variety of strategic operations programs at a dynamic, world-class research institution.
What You Will Do:
Manage strategic Operations planning projects on behalf of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer that have far reaching impact across the laboratory.
Coordinate and monitor project teams comprised of subject matter experts and managers across operations to ensure appropriate project development and completion to meet the needs of the laboratory.
Act as the liaison between scientific division operations and central operations management to identify opportunities for cross-operational project planning.
Work directly with Divisions and departments to determine project requirements as well as the subsequent cross organizational operations services needed to achieve internal customer needs. Coordinate client contacts, including correspondence with the client, and maintain working relationships at all levels throughout each project.
Build and maintain an effective working relationship with the DOE Bay Area Site Office on matters pertaining to Operations.
Work collaboratively and cohesively with other Senior Staff members to participate in and/or lead a variety of Operations/Laboratory-wide initiatives.
Function in a lead capacity to provide program management for and participate in strategic planning for the Office of the Chief Operations Officer. Develop innovative solutions and provide effective consultation and guidance on matters of broad impact and complexity.
With appropriate subject matter experts, initiate and direct the planning and development of the project scope, budget and overall project schedule, and monitor project commitments. Ensure that all requirements are well clarified and resourced appropriately.
Direct the preparation of progress and special reports to Berkeley Lab management.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 12 years of related experience, including at least 5 years in an operations or program leadership role; or equivalent years of education and/or experience.
Demonstrated experience with program management for complex organizational functions.
Experience developing and coordinating budgets and schedules, developing proposals and project scope documents, and coordinating project delivery, including team assignments and technical quality.
Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and client relationship skills.
Excellent planning, prioritization, organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and bring them to a successful completion.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Laboratory, DOE, and UC policies, procedures, and practices.
Experience with federal government operations.
Advanced degree a plus.
For full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 4, 2020.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.