Project Planning and Controls

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

(LBNL) has an immediate opening for a Project Planning and Controls to support the scientific projects across LBNL.

You will be reporting to the Department Head in the Project Planning and Controls Department, work independently to provide substantial and highly skilled project planning and controls capability and professional project management concepts to Project Directors (PD's), Project Managers (PM's) and Principle Investigators (PI's) in the Project & Infrastructure Modernization Division for large and complex projects with moderate to high risk. Apply a broad range of project management and controls practices as applicable during the life cycle of projects from conception to closeout [e.g. Order 413.3b (Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets; DOE Guide 413.3-10 (Earned Value Management System), the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK/Project Management Institute); as well as other LBNL policies and procedures as appropriate]. Identify and apply specialized project management and controls procedures needed to advance the project through the DOE Critical Decision (CD) process. Represent project planning and controls to Independent Project Review (IPR) panels sponsored by the DOE/OECM or other external or internal entities.

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for the planning and controls functions of large and highly complex projects.

Lead and supervise a functional unit of project controls professionals

Manage more than one project. Determine the tools and approaches used to address planning and controls requirements for the unit.

Oversees client projects assigned to the unit. Interfaces with DOE HQ and BSO on project planning and controls issues and requests.

Collaborates with LBNL PMO to establish institutional standards, systems descriptions, software applications, protocols, and practices.

Selects software, methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results - identifies and disseminates best practices throughout the project controls unit.

Works on complex and sometimes unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Creates or participates in formal project management and controls networks and working groups.

May be called upon by sponsors or other organizations to provide advice and consultation. In consultation with PM, Pl, and/or division management, may interact with senior external and internal personnel.

Works with internal and external clients to anticipate future demand and secures the necessary resources to address project controls requirements.

Delegates assignments to subordinate personnel.

May select team members for internal or external advisory committees.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors/advanced degree in engineering, construction management or other related field

At least 8+ years education and/or experience in the planning and control of moderate to large projects.

Supervisory experience required.

Demonstrated experience in applying DOE Order 413.3b to project planning and execution

Cost and schedule experience with large-scale construction projects.

Has in-depth knowledge of project planning, budgeting and scheduling.

Proven experience and expertise with Primavera P6, MS Project, Deltek Cobra, MS Excel, enterprise-wide financial software systems, work order planning systems, and other PM software packages.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate, influence, negotiate, advise, explain and present initiatives to senior technical and administrative managers.

Knowledge of business processes and work systems including scheduling, estimating and supply chain.

Ability to work in highly independent manner without direct supervision and handle multiple highly complex projects, goals and priorities, simultaneously, across a large organization

Experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, and provide solutions to ensure results.

Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once

Has wide-ranging, broad experience, uses professional concepts and project objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

Experience in performance management, career development, succession planning, and workload leveling

Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Excellent collaboration skills and ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization. Ability to effectively interact, and communicate with a variety of project and supporting staff. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach.

Demonstrated track record in providing a high degree of customer service under stressful and highly complex conditions.

Experience in representing project controls and reporting integrity to external and internal review committees

Must be a team player.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Project Management Professional (PMP/Project Management Institute) or Earned Value Professional certification strongly desired.

An understanding of the federal budgeting and funding process as well as the impact of various funding choices is valued.

Broad and extensive knowledge of DOE and DOE laboratory project management requirements including DOE Order 413.3 and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) techniques.

Proven experience as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in project controls within the DOE complex.


This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

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.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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. Click to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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