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Assistant Project Controls Analyst

Job ID 3167 Date posted 06/12/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

The mission of the Project Management Center is to provide the Laboratory with a Project Management process and system that will lead to achieving outstanding project management capability and foster an on-going process of sizing Project Management methodology implementing a graded approach that optimally aligns resources and methodology to achieve our management goals of successfully completing projects on time and within budget.

Position Description

Candidate will report to the PMC Manager or to a Project Controls Manager and will implement cost and schedule project planning and control functions for large scientific construction projects and smaller Research and Development projects. The Project Management Center is responsible for providing Project Management expertise to the Principal Investigator or Project Director/Manager including expertise in initial planning, cost estimating, scheduling, risk assessment, EVMS reporting, change control and project management training and documentation. The project management/controls experience should be in the earliest stages of project planning through execution including change control and project closeout. Selected candidate will draw upon a sophisticated understanding of project management methodology, project control principles, and hands-on experience with Primavera to successfully lead work, resources, and dollars using project controls tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in implementing all aspects of an earned value management system, which consists of developing a fully integrated resource loaded schedule
  • Assist technical management in developing resource requirements to support the development of the project cost estimate
  • Assist in developing the resource loaded schedule using Primavera software.
  • Assist in the Analysis of the project schedule using critical path methodology and project metrics
  • Assist in Managing and implementing changes to the schedule and/or baseline
  • Generate performance measurement monthly reports for the management team
  • Interact with project technical staff to support the development of scope of work, cost estimates and schedules, project risks, baseline changes, variance analysis, and implementation of corrective actions
  • Prepare project monthly cost/schedule reports of project financial data for monthly reporting and project meetings or reviews
  • Support the development and deployment of new techniques and project management tools

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline e.g. Finance, Engineering or Business Degree Equivalency is based on a 2:1 (experience:college) years experience
  • Minimum four (4) years of professional cost/scheduling experience
  • Working knowledge of cost estimating, budgeting and scheduling
  • Experience with using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project
  • Understanding of project management principles including EVMS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge and use of Excel pivot tables
  • Solid analytical and reasoning skills
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills with some presentation experience
  • Must be a self-starter, a team player and able to work independently
  • Understanding of scheduling theory, techniques, and methodologies

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree
  • Professional Certifications such as PMP, RMP, SP, EVP etc.
  • Experience in a DOE project environment
  • Experience with Cobra or similar EVMS software

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) 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.

BNL 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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