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Senior Project Manager

Job ID 3384 Date posted 09/02/2022

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 MPO mission is to design, construct, and update the physical plant of BNL to provide facilities where world class research can be performed.

Position Description

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This Senior Project Manager position will report to the Manager of Facilities Project Management within the Modernization Project Office. The major duties and responsibilities associated with this position include: 

  • Responsible for planning the work of major engineering projects and systems with significant scope and complexity. The primary focus of this position will be on hot cell design/ construction and isotope research infrastructure.
  • Leads the project(s) through the entire project lifecycle from conceptualizing, design, estimating/planning, and construction to installation of the project. Will also assist in working through regulatory, FDA, and DOE Nuclear approvals for the project(s) and incorporate requirements into the design/ construction process as applicable.
  • Detailed Knowledge of scheduling.
  • Will direct the work of a group of engineers, technicians, contractors, and outside Architects/Engineers to successfully complete the assigned projects.
  • Will act as the liaison between the senior scientific staff and design engineering staff to assure that programmatic requirements are captured, and the design meets the program requirements as established by the project stakeholders and approved project documentation.
  • Ability to use advanced principles and tools during design/ construction to assist in managing and reporting on the project from an overall Project Status and Quality Assurance perspective.
  • Demonstrates leadership to ensure adherence to project scope, schedule and budget; coupled with the use of innovative approaches to address complex problems or constructability issues.
  • Monitors and oversees the construction process and the various inspectors who monitor the construction work.
  • Ensures that solutions and engineering design comply with established procedures, programs and policies at BNL.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled project status meetings and design review meetings with design team, major contractors and consultants, and key project stakeholders. Manages detailed design work, determines resource needs for assigned projects, oversees the development and coordination of contracts, scoping, drawings, specifications, and other major procurements.
  • Makes presentations to update both organizational and senior management on a regular basis. Interacts with DOE and the local site office on a regular basis to convey the status of the project and works through challenges as they arise.
  • Develops project plans to meet customer needs within available budget and time frame.
  • Reports directly to senior level F/O and MPO management within the organization.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering
  • Minimum of 10-15 years’ experience in a combination of project management, building design and facility construction.
  • Demonstrated project experience in the development and execution of multiple projects greater than $50M and leading the project in day to day activities from conceptual through detailed design, construction and turnover to operations.
  • Experience meeting with clients, writing proposals and defining the scope of work
  • Must be capable of leading a diverse project team, developing project schedules/ cost estimates, and overseeing the construction process for assigned projects.  
  • Must be a highly professional self-starter and motivated individual who will ask questions and be proactive with their assigned work.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in Nuclear/ Hot Cell/ Isotope Research or design for construction projects.
  • Expertise in building design & construction
  • Knowledge of CAD and Primavera P6
  • Familiarity with FDA requirements
  • New York State Registered Architect RA, or New York State Licensed PE.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and or Certified Construction manager (CCM)
  • Knowledge of DOE Order 413.3b.

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand / eye coordination
  • Moderate lifting (up to 30 lbs)
  • Ability to climb a ladder to work at heights greater than 5 feet.


  • Valid NYS Driver’s License is required
  • Visa sponsorship wil not be offered for this position
  • This is an on-site position eligible for consideration of flexible work arrangement (hybrid telework) at the discretion of the department manager

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 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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