Berkeley Lab is looking for a skilled and highly organized professional to serve as the Operations Deputy for the Advanced Light Source Upgrade (ALS-U) The Deputy reports to the Project Director and is responsible for the development and delivery of ALS-U operations, infrastructure, finance and administration in support of the successful implementation of the ALS-U project including the transition of operations to the Advanced Light Source (ALS) and close out of the project. The core ALS-U operations group will fluctuate from 30 – 200 people throughout the life of the project with total budget of $350M over six years. This position will partner closely with Berkeley Lab Operations and the ALS to develop, implement and direct budget/financial management, human resources, facilities, the project and construction office, PMO, assurance, environment, health & safety (EH&S), and ALS-U staff needed to accomplish the project.
This position participates as an active member of the ALS-U senior management team including: strategic planning, formulation and direction and implementation of the project to enhance the effective and efficient delivery of the ALS-U project.
The ALS-U Deputy:
Provides overall development, leadership, direction, and management of ALS-U operations, infrastructure, and administrative functions including staff, space, facilities planning, and EH&S activities.
Manages and directs the work performed by the ALS-U Operations Group, including Administration, Budget Management and Financial Planning, Procurement and Materials, Human Resources, Facilities/Space Planning, Property Management, and Environmental Health & Safety.
Acts on behalf of the ALS-U Project Director in day-to-day direction, management and planning related to ALS-U's infrastructure and business functions. Supports the ALS-U Project Director and Project Manager in day-to-day management of the project and in short- and long-term planning.
Serves as ALS-U principal point of contact for the ALS-U project with LBNL Operations (HR, OCFO, OAIA, EH&S, PCO, PMO, IT, etc) as well as for the BSO and DOE program management.
Develops critical networks, build alliances and engage in cross-functional activities; collaborates across boundaries, and finds common ground with a widening range of internal and external stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases on behalf of the ALS-U project.
Acts as liaison/spokesperson and represent the ALS-U to DOE, external agencies, industrial contacts, national laboratories and other organizations with regard to ALS-U project operational issues.
Acts as resource and provide advice and counsel regarding current DOE, national laboratory, UC, federal and state policies and procedures impacting management of the ALS-U project throughout its development.
Makes decisions or final recommendations on all operational issues, which significantly affect the ability of the project to achieve its overall objectives and long-range goals.
Plays a lead role in the goal to implement a project management and process reengineering culture within ALS-U to drive effectiveness and reduce costs.
Participates in DOE, UC and other reviews for ALS-U activities and prepare and give presentations as required.
Serves on LBNL institutional strategic initiatives, committees and panels as well as external reviews that contribute to or benefit the ALS-U project.
Reports monthly to DOE Office of Basic Energy Science, and takes directives as requested.
Supports and sustain an organizational culture which permits others to provide the quality of service essential to high performance.
Contributes to the development of needed ALS-U projects, policies, systems, and procedures, processes or protocols.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or field related to areas of expertise, or equivalent education, training, and experience.
Substantial senior level program, project, and financial management experience to successfully integrate diverse resources and projects that achieve strategic objectives and goals.
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.
Demonstrated high-level experience in planning, organizing, and leading business, administrative, operations, and/or project-related activities in large programs or projects.
Demonstrated experience in developing best practices and managing major process reengineering initiatives in a rapidly changing and technological environment.
Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to determine priorities and identify and resolve highly complex problems having multi-lab-wide impact.
Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, direct and lead effectively among a diverse group of scientific, technical, and administrative personnel.
Demonstrated experience in implementation and oversight of environment, health and safety functions, including familiarity with major federal and state environmental and workplace safety mandates and regulations.
Significant and demonstrated experience in space and facilities planning.
Demonstrated senior-level experience in development of staffing plans and requirements within a large, complex organization, including knowledge of human resources management principles, practices, and labor and employee relations.
Interpersonal skills necessary for working in a diverse team environment.
Superb oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational development, change management and interpersonal skills--recognized use of discretion, tact, and diplomacy of a senior manager.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working in UC, DOE, or national laboratory operations areas strongly preferred.
This is a full time, career appointment.
This is an at-will position.
This position is exempt 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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