Berkeley Lab's Building Technology & Urban Systems Division has an opening for a Program Manager within the Electronics Lighting and Networks Group (ELN). The ELN Group conducts technical analysis and field research contributing to the body of knowledge for energy efficiency in electronic devices, lighting, networks, and sensors and controls. The Program Manager will apply project management skills and expertise to meet assignments and contribute toward ELN objectives. Under general supervision, the program manager will contribute to project planning efforts for programs of limited to moderate scope and complexity, and/or manage a sub-element of a larger project. The Program Manager will also formulate project plans, and in concert with the principal investigator (PI), senior program manager, and research team, will develop the scopes, budgets, schedules, and staffing plans. For ongoing projects, the PM1 will track and update task schedules and budgets and ensure that expenses are assigned to proper sub-accounts.
What You Will Do:
Work with PI and research team to develop and execute project plans and portfolios for programs of limited to moderate scope and size, including funding allocations, scope, budget, schedule, deliverables, quality, risk management, and workforce plan.
For ongoing projects, the PM1 will track and update task schedules and budgets and ensure that expenses are assigned to proper sub-accounts.
Create detailed project forecasts, by task or subtask, and breakdown to monthly time steps.
Work with PMs and PIs to create and manage subcontracts including scope, budget, contracting, tracking, and control.
Analyze cash flow and maintain adequate cash for expected project disbursements.
Plan, schedule, document, track, and manage project objectives, milestones, tasks, deliverables, and accomplishments.
Work with PMs and PIs to communicate goals, progress, and accomplishments to key internal and external stakeholders.
Coordinate monthly and quarterly reporting to client; participate in program review meetings with sponsors and advisory committees; and interface with the client on project administrative and technical issues.
Capture, track, and verify completion of programmatic requirements from project funders and sponsors.
Develop a risk plan for the project, and update during contract negotiation and execution phases.
Close out and launch projects for various sponsors.
Organize meetings, workshops, briefings, and other technical and research events; provide coordination, logistical support, and assistance in outward-facing materials, i.e. presentations, web pages, documents, videos, etc. appropriate for diverse internal and external audiences.
Conduct ad hoc analyses and create reports in response to informational needs from group, division, area, lab, or sponsor, as needed.
Assist in the development of project proposals.
Apply proactive and innovative approaches to recognize needs and problems and identify appropriate resolutions across a broad range of group goals and objectives.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience in program and project planning and management.
Two or more years of experience in program and project planning and management.
Project Management Certification or current enrollment in project management certificate program.
On-going training as required by candidate's Project Management Certificate
Understanding and familiarity with academic, state, and federal accounting and budgeting rules and principles. Strong knowledge of an organization's financial system for developing proposals, and tracking funding and costs for on-going projects.
Demonstrated ability to plan, track, execute, and control research projects and/or portfolios of modest scope and budget.
Demonstrated ability to organize and work with complex spreadsheets and database programs to perform analyses using large amounts of information on complex subjects from diverse sources of data.
Expert proficiency essential in MS Excel and Google drive applications, especially Docs, Sheets, gcal, and gmail.
Strong computer skills, including high proficiency in MS Office (Word and Powerpoint)
Experience with video, photography, graphics, and web streaming for conferences, seminars, workshops, deliverables, and reporting to sponsors, and for posting on project and sponsor websites.
Proven experience in preparing Deliverables for submission to clients, including monthly and quarterly reports, and final reports.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and diplomacy necessary for working in a diverse team environment with sensitive material. Writing sample requested.
Great team player with an eagerness to learn.
Proven ability to work independently to complete work assignments in a fast-paced environment; excellent judgment to establish priorities and resolve problems under short deadlines and with interruptions.
High level of integrity along with the ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Five or more years of experience supporting and coordinating R&D programs and projects in an academic, scientific, R&D, or technical environment.
Additional computer skills highly desirable, including project management software, web development, and others.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 1, 2019.
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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