Technical Project Manager

Advantage Resourcing

(LBNL) (ALS-U) Division has an opening for a Technical Project Manager to join the team.

The has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades, and the upgrade project (ALS-U) currently underway will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities and ensure future leadership. You will join the project team that delivers new and upgraded experimental facilities for the ALS, and will have responsibility for defining scope areas, developing cost and schedule, and interacting with a large, cross-disciplinary team to find solutions for complex issues involving multiple project subsystems.

In this exciting role, you will oversee the planning, coordination, and achievement of all work within one or more experimental facility Control Accounts, valued in the $10-15M range, and will be the responsible authority for Control Account scope and its successful execution to completion. To accomplish this, you will review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost, schedule and technical scope baselines, using methods established by the organization that ensure timely and accurate earned value reporting. Furthermore, you are a Team Lead, who will determine methods and procedures for new assignments, and coordinate activities of assigned personnel on a daily basis.

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

What You Will Do:

Manage the technical, cost, and scheduling activities of one or more Control Accounts.

Consult with managers, engineers and scientific personnel as necessary to understand project requirements and needs.

Identify the tasks required and their sequence for the control account statement of work. 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.

Direct the work of engineering staff as required to execute the project in the area of responsibility.

Use Earned Value Management System (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.

Act as the primary technical interface for subcontractors. Develop procurement documentation, participate in contract management, and approve invoices to verify work completed.

Identify potential technical, schedule and cost risks for tracking in a Risk Registry. Actively manage those risks within the project risk management process.

Specify the opening and closing of projects and activities to the designated Finance Officer.

Create material necessary for project reporting purposes and participate in reviews.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

Lead and manage the technical, cost, and scheduling activities of one or more Control Accounts and demonstrates clear leadership in all areas of project management.

Lead the work of engineering staff as required to execute the project in the area of responsibility.

Assume responsibility for specific subtasks within the project.

Participate in defining and evaluating candidate positions for team roles to be filled.

May serve in advisory capacity to senior level lab management and to the Laboratory Project Management Officer.

What is Required:

BS degree, or equivalent in mechanical/electrical/manufacturing engineering or a related field and/or 6 years of relevant experience; or equivalent experience.

Project management or related management experience in management of large and complex projects and/or projects with moderate to high performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.

Demonstrated experience managing to budget and schedule.

Relevant knowledge and experience in Earned Value Management System (EVMS) concepts, practices, and tools.

Ability to develop control account status reports, variance reports, and Estimate at Completion.

Ability to lead work of others and give work direction.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of technicians, engineers, scientists, managers, and vendors.

Can regularly interact with Senior level management, external agencies and other collaborators.

Sound judgement and knowledge of current principles and practices in mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineering.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Advanced MS/PhD degree, or equivalent.

Familiarity with policies and procedures at Department of Energy (DOE) National Labs.

Experience using EVMS software tools such as Oracle Primavera P6.

Familiarity with agile project management methodologies.

Broad proficiency using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools.

Knowledge of management support software tools such as Microsoft Project.

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.


This is a full time, 2 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.

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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