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Company: University of California
Location: United States of America
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Projects & Infrastructure Modernization Division (PIMD) has an opening for a Deactivation & Decommissioning (D&D) Project Manager to join the team. 

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for the management, coordination, and administration of multiple, complex and competing large scale projects from the conceptual phase through planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, and close-out. Project size typically ranges from $50K to more than $100M; projects are of high visibility and risk for the Laboratory and are often conducted in congested areas.


What You Will Do:

  • Manage multiple complex and large scale demolition projects of legacy radiologically and chemically contaminated facilities utilizing Construction Managers, Project Coordinators, Facilities staff, LBNL support staff, and subcontractors as well as incorporating input and direction from the Environment, Health, Safety (EH&S) Division and Quality Assurance (QA) Program as necessary to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, schedule and in accordance with specifications and requirements.

  • Work with assigned staff, ensuring technical and operational activities of the group including budgets, funding, workforce planning, EH&S, waste management, and property management are aligned accordingly to meet project, Division, and Laboratory deliverables. Ensure PIMD, Facilities and other LBNL staff and subcontractors understand and follow all EH&S and QA requirements on all projects. Address EH&S, QA, performance, and conduct issues in a timely manner.

  • Work with the LBNL community to coordinate D&D project activities. 

  • Coordinate project activities closely with EH&S input and oversight requirements to ensure an accurate representation of the Laboratory on project matters with DOE/BSO, UCOP, UC, and other external organizations to achieve customer needs.

  • Coordinate client contacts, including regular correspondence with the clients, and maintain working relationships at all levels throughout the project. 

  • Ensure appropriate communication and interfaces with key stakeholders within LBNL, DOE EM, DOE SC, UCNL. Interface with regulators including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

  • Lead the planning and development of the project scope, procedure, budget, and overall project schedule. Manage and control contractual commitments to assure that all work is performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the subcontract. Review and approve project forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, financial reports. Establish and control the budget for project costs. 

  • Schedule and coordinate project reviews in accordance with LBNL and DOE requirements.

  • Ensure prompt close-out of projects and submission of final project reports.

  • Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to project management services. Develop a full understanding and accept ownership of those needs, seek relevant solutions, which meet all requirements, and follow up to ensure that the customer is satisfied.

  • Participate in DOE Complex improvement initiatives.


What Is Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science/Chemistry or professional certification in Construction, Project Management, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience and a minimum of 7 years in D&D, waste management, and/or construction facilities project management. Leading and managing the design and construction of D&D activities using project management principles and controls.

  • Experience with project management for the planning and execution of demolition projects with significant levels for hazardous and radioactive (specifically transuranic) contamination in accordance with DOE or NRC project management, EH&S, and QA requirements.

  • Extensive experience with implementing EH&S requirements in a highly regulated environment equivalent to DOEs EH&S requirements including 10CFR835, 10CFR830, 10CFR851, 10CFR850, DOE O 458.1, applicable waste management and environmental requirements, including EPA and DTSC.

  • Experience developing and managing budgets and schedules, developing project scope documents, and coordinating/managing project delivery, including team assignments and technical quality.

  • Experience with and use of industry-recognized computer project management software and managing projects utilizing a certified EVMS.

  • 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.

  • Excellent proposal development, presentation, and client relationship skills.

  • 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 staff. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • A valid professional license obtained by written examination to practice Architecture/Engineering in the State of California.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

  • Extensive experience with profiling, management & dispositioning waste.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



  • This is a full-time career appointment.

  • 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.

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

Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab 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.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) 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 Provisionunder 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here 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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