ORNL's Nuclear Nonproliferation Division (NND) within the National Security Sciences Directorate is a world-class leader in the development and deployment of technology for nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security technology, threat reduction, material and transportationsecurity, export control, and nuclear security. The key elements necessary to reach this vision are an experienced and professional staff; state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and instrumentation; and challenging programs and projects of national importance. The Project Planning and Logistics (PP&L) group within NND seeks applications for a Nuclear Nonproliferation Technical Specialist. The candidate will be responsible for providing technical and project leadership throughout project lifecycles.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Partner with Nuclear Nonproliferation Program Managers in establishing programmatic requirements.
- Develop and manage Nuclear Nonproliferation stakeholder interactions between ORNL Program Managers, Federal agency and other sponsors, international vendors, technical integrators, in-country partners, and other ORNL collaborators such as Counterintelligence, Export Control, audit, and procurement.
- Provide direction in nonproliferation program proposals and other business development activities.
- Plan and manage scope, schedule and budget for complex nonproliferation programs; provide reporting and milestone tracking for multiple projects.
- Provide trend analysis, maintain awareness of legislative and policy developments that impact program efforts, and recommend new capabilities and improvements for more effective and efficient nonproliferation program execution.
- Analyze current processes and develop and implement process improvements focusing on current project and portfolio management processes and systems.
- Develop contract statements of work assuring they align with mission objectives and ORNL policies and other procurement specifications. Monitor contractor performance.
- Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
- Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL core values and ethics.
- M.S degree with four years' experience or B.S. with seven years' experience in related scientific or technical field, project management, and/or program management.
- Ability to create and utilize workflows to automate and standardize processes and templates.
- Excellent time management, interpersonal, communication, presentation, organization, decision-making, and planning skills.
- Must be reliable, self-motivated, and focused on high quality delivery of work products and possess superb organizational and time management skills.
- Possess leadership qualities commensurate with experience.
- Must be a self-starter and able to set priorities to accomplish goals and meet milestones independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Capability to define work requirements and accurately translate those into performance work plans, project plans and other written forms, including those sent to external collaborators such as vendors.
- Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance.