Reporting to the Deputy Laboratory Director for Operations/Chief Operating Officer, the Project Management Division Director oversees and assumes operational responsibility for leading the Berkeley Lab Project Management Division. Activities of the Division include the initiation, planning, design, construction, transition to operations, of civil construction and infrastructure projects. Oversight and assurance responsibilities include the Project Management Office, infrastructure engineering, and complete project portfolio oversight emphasizing quality, safety, efficiency, and stakeholder expectations.
This position serves as the intellectual leader for the provision of all project management infrastructure and services, and partners closely with laboratory leadership and internal/external key stakeholders to execute projects needed to meet the LBNL mission. As a key member of the Laboratory Operations Leadership Team, the Project Management Division Director will be responsible for making substantial leadership contributions that advance Berkeley Lab's fundamental mission of providing world-class science, forging partnerships inside and outside of the Lab and pursuing best management practices to meet Laboratory performance goals.
The Project Management Division Director:
Is a key member of the Laboratory Operations Leadership Team and will be called upon to make substantial leadership recommendations and contributions toward achieving the Laboratory's performance goals, forge partnerships inside and outside of the Lab and to pursue best management practices, in support of Berkeley Lab's scientific mission.
Leads collaboration and partnership efforts with the scientific community, Facilities Division, Environmental Health and Safety leadership teams to develop and execute a strategic, risk-managed implementation and safety plan for infrastructure projects, building, upgrades and scheduled, unscheduled and delivered maintenance. This includes short term and long-term requirements for projects aligned with Laboratory strategic goals and objectives, ensuring the Project Management Division actively supports and is integrated with the Laboratory's scientific/technical research programs and scientific mission.
Provides strategic, technical and operational leadership over the Project Management Division. This includes full management responsibility for all areas within the Division, including operations, finance, human resources, environmental health and safety.
Partners with others to continuously build a highly innovative, engaged, committed and productive team. Cultivate an employee-oriented organizational and inclusive culture that emphasizes collaboration, continuous improvement and high performance. Ensure the effectiveness and capabilities of PM Division staff matrixed to other divisions including estimating and specialized project management expertise.
Develops and maintain strong working partnerships with Scientific division leaders and senior management, ensuring Manage effectively a capital budget in excess of $100 million; personally model and promote integrity, customer service and accountability to a staff of approximately 35; and provide advice and counsel on the planning for appropriate infrastructure and operational services that will support the Lab's scientific programs and the ongoing operational maintenance requirements.
Oversees site planning in accordance with a long-range development plan, space planning, and programmatic moves, working closely with infrastructure-funding managers in the DOE Office of Science for infrastructure renewal and investment consistent with that plan.
Works through the Project Management Office Officer, ensure the effective delivery of project guidance, processes, tools and lab wide project oversight.
Proactively builds partnerships with and serve as a key liaison to Department of Energy and University of California officials to help influence implementation of DOE policies as they impact the Facilities Division. Seek effective business relationships with Department of Energy (DOE) stakeholders, the local community, other National Laboratories, UC campuses, and the UC Office of the President (UCOP) to provide innovative leadership for quality and excellence in customer service.
Provides leadership and direction to build a Division continuous process improvement program, including validated measurement systems, benchmarking, and surveys.
Evaluates and manage the performance of the Project Management staff while promoting a harmonious and productive, quality-oriented work environment that fosters staff development, training and advancement. Address management challenges and tightening resources to achieve optimally effective and efficient staffing; guide strategies for hiring, retaining and developing diverse staff.
Partners closely with the EH&S and Facilities to ensure that projects are executed safely and meet the requirements of the Laboratory.
Understands and manages to the governing Federal, Regulatory, State and LBL/UC contractual requirements.
Bachelors degree in engineering, architecture, facilities management, or related discipline or equivalent level experience.
10+ years of progressively responsible management experience for the total execution of large capital projects.
Extensive experience in a large complex organization in project financial management and/or, capital planning.
Extensive experience managing the facilities organization of a private industry complex, university, or government research complex or campus with demonstrated improvement in efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Successful senior-level leadership experience, including demonstrated experience with employee development, mentoring, coaching and ensuring career development.
Experience with managing large capital and or scientific projects of $>100M, and knowledge of advanced project management tools.
Ability to direct and converse technically with engineers and architects regarding campus utility systems and the operation, maintenance, design and construction of the various building types that are present on the lab campus.
Demonstrated record of effectively integrating Environment, Health & Safety considerations in all work execution and organizational management.
Demonstrated experience leading and managing a complex organization, providing effective oversight and guidance of operational, people management and administrative matters. Experience hiring, developing, mentoring and coaching staff for high performance.
Excellent interpersonal, listening, written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills. Ability to tailor verbal, written communications and presentations to key stakeholders including C-Suite.
Experience assessing and implementing new concepts for continuous improvement.
Experience influencing both internal and external key stakeholders and decision-makers with supporting data and metrics.
Demonstrated commitment to work practices that foster personal and social safety. Ability to interact effectively with a diverse populations and at all levels; and commitment to work practices that foster the health and safety of the workforce and the protection of the environment.
Proficiency with computer systems, such as Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Google applications.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in related field.
Experience working for a government owned/contractor operated organization or Federally funded research and development center.
A professional engineering license from the State of California.
Project Management Professional certification.
The Project Management Division Director is a proven leader that is results driven, makes critical decisions using using data and sound judgement, is fiscally responsible and serves in the best interest of the Lab community, University of California and Department of Energy - Office of Science. The Project Management Division Director promotes values of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as safety and security.
This is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
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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