The primary role of the National Security Directorate (NSD) Operations Office is to integrate operational capabilities, requirements, and solutions across NSD and the Support Organizations to enable and enhance effective and efficient project execution in support of the NSD mission.
The incumbent for this position will report to the Manager of the NSD Operations Office. The incumbent will interface daily with and provide critical operational support to NSD’s management team and staff. This will include, at a minimum, acting as the NSD interface for facility modifications, resolution of R&D operational issues, event response, equipment startups and coordination and prioritization of matrixed staff supporting these activities on behalf of the R&D groups. The incumbent will set operational expectations and priorities, and ensure compliant operations.
The incumbent shall also interface, as required, with Facilities & Operations building managers, engineers and construction project managers, and the assigned Environment, Security, Safety & Health subject matter experts. The person must be able to oversee operational processes and staff supporting those processes, evaluate performance, make recommendations for improvements and respond to upset conditions. This role must be able to establish strong, positive working relationships within the NSD organization and across other PNNL organizations, identify high risk issues and work with staff and management to develop mitigation. Finally, the incumbent must be able to manage by influence with all levels of staff and management.
Integrates operational capabilities, requirements, and solutions across Research and Support Organizations to enable and enhance effective and efficient project execution in support of the Lab’s mission. Maintains an awareness of existing and planned changes in the operational risk profile of assigned envelope. Maintains situational awareness of both operational needs and emerging regulatory requirements, providing analysis of options and recommendations to mitigate exposure to operational risk and reduce the frequency of operational upset conditions. During upset conditions, assists management in the identification and implementation of immediate actions. This may include leading or participating in critiques, accident investigation, participating in causal analyses, and identifying and managing corrective actions and lessons learned. Evaluates the need for, and provides necessary Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to line management, staff, and Project Management Offices (PMOs) to assist with assessment activities and risk identification and mitigation. Manage the day-to-day work being conducted in Integrated Operations System (IOPS) spaces including coordinating, scheduling, and logistics of research staff, crafts personnel, and other visiting researchers and also maintains and manages the utilization of equipment, systems, and capabilities within the IOPS space. Coordinates operations and preforms duties within the DOE and appropriate regulatory agencies requirements.
NSD is a team of over 1,000 staff working in a dynamic research environment, with frequently evolving operational needs. This staff member will recommend improvements and provide input into operational strategy.
Equal Employment Opportunity
PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Bachelor's degree (science preferred) and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Certification may be preferred.
Experience working at a research complex with a significant inventory of laboratory spaces (e.g., university)
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 307433
Directorate: National Security
Group: Operations Office
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.
Job ID: 307433