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Advanced Business Specialist

Job ID JR100749 Date posted 12/06/2023

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides high-quality business services to support the Lab's research initiatives by participating in cross-functional teams with a focus on risk mitigation and cost management, which is a critical component to the Lab's success.  Led by the Chief Financial Officer, Brookhaven’s Business Services Directorate includes the Budget Office, Fiscal Services Division, Procurement & Property Management Division, Chief Financial Office, and the Business Operations Offices.  The Directorate manages a broad range of financial activities, including the planning and implementation of the Lab’s fiscal matters and its approximately $700 million annual budget.

Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe.  The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion Collider.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) has an opening for an advanced business specialist position within the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) Business Office. This individual will report to the Business Operations Manager that currently oversees the EIC Directorate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for serving as the primary point of contact and managing the contract administration function for the Electron Ion Collider Project.
  • Will initiate, recommend\, and implement internal systems, procedures and/or guidelines.
  • Coordination and review of invoices, contract extension reminders, change orders, and closing of contracts.
  • Coordinating, documenting, and reviewing monthly accruals and/or receipt of all deliverables by interacting with the Technical Representatives.
  • Monitoring contractor progress in accordance with the terms and schedule by interfacing with the Procurement and Property Management (PPM) Department.
  • Creation of PeopleSoft query reports to maximize the usage of the interface capabilities between PeopleSoft databases and other management software products.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • B.S. in a business discipline or equivalent experience on the basis of 2:1 (experience: college) years plus seven (7) years of relevant experience, which should include experience in dealing with the management of contracts.
  • In-depth understanding of all principles and techniques related to contract administration.
  • Exercises a high degree of initiative and professional judgment.
  • Ability to resolve issues with minimal management guidance using precedents and applying applicable policies.
  • Proven effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel and databases.
  • Must be able to work within a scientific facility, under stringent timelines, to meet the Laboratory’s needs; interaction with scientific/engineering staff along with EIC business operations team.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, resourceful, and organized, taking ownership of all assigned work.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and the ability to generate queries and reports.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and effectively deal with deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and understand the path to resolve most problems encountered within own area of responsibility; anticipate and establish paths to avoid problems.
  • Ability to establish routine contacts and provide detailed and complex information that will be used to make decisions of business consequence.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft Financials.
  • Familiarity with Power Business Intelligence.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • The incumbent will occasionally work protracted or irregular hours.  Computer/keyboard work is an essential duty.


  • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $89150 - $126650 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Other Information:

  • There is a possibility of remote employment in this role. If fully remote, then minimal travel to the Lab will be required.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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