Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Plant Engineering, Department Head. You will provide strategic leadership for Plant Engineering activities and in this function is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of the design of facilities, systems, and infrastructure. This position is the LBNL equivalent of the UC Designated Campus Building Official, Campus Architect. As such, this position is either responsible for or cognizant of the Design Authority and Authority Having Jurisdiction, managing design specifications, and building inspection programs.
What You Will Do:
Direct, manage and lead the Plant Engineering organization. Overall responsibilities for staffing, budget, processes, procedures, tools, goals, objectives, training and equipment to meet performance requirements. Align departmental, division, and institutional goals to ensure services meet the needs of the Laboratory.
Provide effective leadership to employees. Proactively develop a positive employee relations climate. May coach, counsel, manage and direct personnel in assignments relative to changing priorities, sense of urgency and utilization of multiple skill sets.
Responsible for the oversight of design disciplines for facilities, systems, and infrastructure including civil, structural, architectural, electrical, controls, mechanical and CAD.
Coordinate project planning and engineering design with LBNL Lab Facilities Strategic Planning, Projects and Infrastructure Modernization Division and LBNL Planning Officer.
Participate with other senior managers to establish strategic plans, objectives and conflict resolution.
Initiate and lead strategic improvement efforts to address risks, performance gaps and deficiencies, and new and revised requirements.
LBNL Design Authority and LBNL Authority Having Jurisdiction for all site projects and engineering work.
Manage or interface with Building code officials and inspectors.
Manage or be cognizant of the documents and records, including engineering files, drawings, case files on all investigations, inspections, code enforcement actions, and other job related activities.
Accountable for system design specifications, primary authority for design changes, procurement actions, modification of installation instructions, and commissioning test parameters.
Responsible Technical System Owner
Ensure each technical system has a responsible plant engineer.
Develop maintenance strategy for systems, equipment and infrastructure.
Responsible for system engineering, including design basis, configuration control, sequence of operations, subject matter expertise, and reliability for system and utility infrastructure.
Conduct and report results of system condition including identifying unauthorized modifications or improper configurations, and identifying abnormal equipment performance through routine inspections.
Maintain safety culture and management accountability consistent with the Lab Integrated Safety Management program.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Serve on major Laboratory project teams and committees on initiatives from the earliest phases of strategic planning to implementation and assessment.
What Is Required:
Significant experience in an engineering/architectural/technical leadership role with the proven ability to lead, direct and coach.
Significant breadth and depth of experience in specific engineering disciplines and in the integration of multidisciplinary technologies.
Ability to resolve highly complex and challenging technical and programmatic requirements, while meeting budget and schedule.
Significant involvement in developing, modifying and executing policies, procedures, projects and initiatives that impact institutional and organizational strategies.
Broad knowledge and application of national, state and local industry laws, regulations and standards of engineering, construction, materials, and practices.
Experience in regularly meeting and presenting to senior management and/or customers.
Demonstrated record of integrating EH&S, safety, and security into the strategic planning.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills commensurate with position.
Ability to assess risks and develop specific planning to address division and institutional goals.
Experience representing an organization in management, professional and public meetings.
Competent with computer software i.e., scheduling software, and web-based tools.
Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 12-plus years of demonstrated work experience in facilities/utilities infrastructure engineering with 5 years of management experience.
Professional Engineer or licensed Architect, or proven engineering experience at an exempt California industrial or research and development corporation.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management or Business preferred.
Relevant industry certifications, ie LEED AP, or PMP
Demonstrated knowledge and application of DOE orders preferred.644128
Experience with computerized documentation and maintenance management systems.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
The Plant Engineering, Department Head 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.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
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.