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Manager-Project Controls

Job ID 3264 Date posted 06/16/2022

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Position Description

The work will be based at BNL, or domestically in the US subject to an approved remote work agreement.

Candidate will report to the PMC Manager and will support implementation of 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 and Cobra to successfully ensure compliance with BNL and DOE Project Management requirements, and train PMC staff as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all aspects of an earned value management system implementation and support to maintain EVMS System Description
  • SME for all aspects of training Project Controls staff
  • SME for all aspects of developing resource requirements to support the development of the project cost estimate
  • SME for analyzing the project schedule using critical path methodology and project metrics
  • SME for implementing changes to the baseline
  • SME for developing performance measurement monthly report templates for the management team and stakeholders including DOE.
  • SME capable of training project technical staff to define scope of work, project risks, baseline changes variance analysis, and implementation of corrective actions
  • SME capable of reporting data/status from various projects at meetings and EVMS surveillance reviews
  • Lead and support the development and deployment of new techniques and tools
  • Chair BNL Project Controls Forum (PC Forum) and represent BNL at various Project Controls communities within DOE laboratories
  • Support to improve project management practices on small and medium size projects
  • Develop templates, serving as a scheduling tool specialist, and counsel program managers/control account managers on the maintenance of their schedules
  • SME on proposal preparation, procedure development and Project Management Training

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Project Management or closely related field.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional Project Controls experience, of which 10 years are within DOE environment
  • Advanced understanding of Project Management/Controls principles (cost estimating, budgeting, cost/schedule baseline development, performance management tracking, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of Earned Value Management System processes and requirements
  • Expert user of Primavera P6, Cobra, Integrated Project Database and Excel software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Solid analytical and reasoning skills and proven ability to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively handle one’s own time to deliver results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with presentation experience
  • Must be a self-starter, a team player, willing to take initiative and able to perform independently.
  • Demonstrated experience training project controls staff
  • Demonstrated experience with DOE0413.3B projects and EVMS compliance by directly supporting large projects and also by means of participation in internal/ external Project CD reviews and EVMS surveillance reviews

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree
  • Professional Certifications such as PMP, RMP, SP, EVP etc.
  • Experience in a DOE SC project environment
  • Experience with PowerBI
  • Experience with designing new project management tools

Other Information

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.

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