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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Contracting Professional, Senior Level 4 in Richland, Washington

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.


The Business Services Directorate (BSD) delivers essential financial, contractual, and project management capabilities to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that are required as part of our management and operations contract to operate PNNL on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE).

Our BSD purpose in delivering these capabilities is to provide efficient, effective, and compliant business services in order to increase the scientific impact of PNNL.


Responsible for providing discipline specific acquisition and sales contract expertise. Acquisition responsibilities include development of acquisition strategies, development of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, leading of subcontractor proposal evaluations, interpretation of government legal and corporate requirements, developing strategies and leading team negotiations, and administering contracts, including terminations and closeout activities. Sales responsibilities include strategy development, leading bid-no-bid decisions, client relationship management, proposal development, leading contract negotiations, and monitoring contract compliance technical, financial, and contractual performance. Plans, develops and participates in training of contractual requirements. Briefs company management on proposal and subcontracting activities.

Demonstrates leadership by translating strategy into specific goals and objectives. Works on unusually complex problems and provides contracting and/or other business-related solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Identifies improvement/efficiency opportunities both within and outside of area where assigned as SME. Recognized by managers, external clients, and peers as competent. Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional contracting and other businessrelated concepts and organization objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Ability to balance long-term strategic goals with short-term priorities and network across management systems. Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives. Functions as an interdisciplinary project lead and gives direction to other exempt and/or nonexempt staff. Works independently, has growing responsibility, no oversight required. Conducts mentoring and training activities for staff. Fosters collaboration and grows the skills of others.

Additional job duties/expectations:

  • Ability to write concisely, have well developed negotiating skills and be able execute documentation correctly. Possess the ability to have direct communications with customers and landlords of varied backgrounds and personality types.Understanding of contracting for services as may be assigned in the M&O environment.Ability to multi-task with many high level projects simultaneously. Ability to work in a collaborative team virtual environment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Advanced degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.

  • Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Educational requirements, certifications/licensures, subject matter expertise, and experience:

  • Current or previous experience working with Government Leasing contracting, including GSA Leasing certification.

  • Previous experience with Government contracting including contracting activities for facilities operations.

  • Current or previous experience working within Battelle’s Acquisition Guidelines is highly preferred.

  • Previous experience with government purchasing of IT Hardware and Software, including the negotiation of software license agreements.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not applicable

Additional Information

Based on client and project requirements, US citizenship is required.

Testing Designated Position

This is not a Testing Designated Position.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.