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Technical Project Manager

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California 94720
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Technical Project Manager - 85725
Organization: EG-Engineering

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Engineering Division (http://engineering.lbl.gov/) has an immediate opening for a Technical Project Manager to join the team.

This is a matrix position within LBNL’s Engineering Division that supports ALS-U (the Advanced Light Source Upgrade project, https://als.lbl.gov/als-u/overview/).  The Advanced Light Source (ALS, https://als.lbl.gov/) has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and is currently undertaking a new upgrade project (ALS-U) that will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting time to join our growing team!

The Technical Project Manager is primarily responsible for technical, cost and scheduling activities of one area of the project.  Under the general direction of an Area Manager, you will oversee the planning, coordination and achievement of all work within a Control Account and will provide a single authority for scope, technical and cost issues.  Furthermore, you will fulfill a critical role in keeping the project on track and following earned value methods that ensure timely, accurate and honest earned value reporting. Technical Project Manager manages all activities of assigned project scope from initiation through completion and reviews, evaluates, approves, and monitors cost, schedule and technical scope baselines.

The successful candidate is someone with a basic technical background and an aptitude for adherence to policy, organization, accounting and budget management. Specific skills and knowledge required include project management, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), technical writing, and oral communication.

This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

What You Will Do:
• Plan all work scope for the project from inception to completion.
• Identify the tasks required and their sequence for the control account statement of work to be executed.
• Develop detailed schedules that will depict horizontal dependency, float and the critical path.
• Develop supplemental schedules for use in day-to-day operational planning and management.
• Integrate the project work scope, schedule and cost objectives into a performance measurement baseline against which accomplishments may be measured.
• Use EVMS information in developing and carrying out management processes.
• Objectively assess monthly cost and schedule status at the work performance level.
• Analyze significant variances from the plans and impacts on the control account. Develop variance reports and corrective action plans for management review and approval.
• Monitor, draft and present Budget Change Requests (BCRs) for management approval.
• Serve as the primary technical interface for subcontractors and approve invoices, verifying actual work completed.
• Identify potential technical, schedule and cost risks for tracking in a Risk Registry.
• Create materials for upper level managers for project reporting purposes.
• Specify the opening and closing of projects and activities to the designated Finance Officer.
• Consult with managers, engineers and scientific personnel as necessary to understand project requirements and needs.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:
• May assume responsibility for specific subtasks within the project.
• May direct the work of technical staff as required during progression of the project.


What is Required:
• BS degree, or equivalent, in engineering or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
• Project management or related management experience.
• Demonstrated experience managing to budget and schedule.
• Relevant knowledge and experience in Earned Value Management System (EVMS) concepts, theories, practices, and tools.
• Experience developing control account status reports, variance reports, and Estimate at Completion.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Ability to lead work of others and give work direction.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or MBA.
• Experience with management of scientific construction projects.
• Familiarity with policies and procedures at DOE National Labs.
• Experience using EVMS software tools such as Oracle Primavera P6.
• Knowledge of and experience with DOE Order 413.3B: Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.
• Knowledge of and experience with the American National Standards Institute Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Standard 748-C.
• Earned Value Certification.
• Prior experience working in engineering, operations, supply chain or quality.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

• This is a 3-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
• 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.
• Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA  94720.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Learn About Us:
Working at Berkeley Lab (https://www.lbl.gov/) has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (https://commons.lbl.gov/display/hr/Benefits).

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html).  Click here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".


Posted: 2018-12-06 Expires: 2019-01-20

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