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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Manager 3 in Richland, Washington


The Project Integration & Execution (PIE) Division delivers mission ready projects from concept inception through readiness and beneficial use in support of the forward looking PNNL Campus Strategy, emerging research needs, and the ongoing investments in modernizing and maintaining the Laboratory’s existing facilities, utilities, and infrastructure. Project lifecycles begin in Campus Development Planning as part of the campus wide Facilities and Infrastructure (F&I) Planning Process and are executed by PIE staff with support from the Engineering and Design & Drafting.

PIE excels in actualizing projects that maximize safety, functionality, and reliability, while optimizing the efficiency, sustainability, and life-cycle operating costs of our facility and infrastructure capabilities to enable a mission ready world-class research and development campus for the Department of Energy.


Responsible for safe delivery and the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources to deliver projects according to plan. Also, responsible to define the projects objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. Key attributes leading to the determination of upward progression in this career family include project complexity, risk, team size, business volume, contract type, and political/client/business sensitivities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 9+ years of relevant project management experience -OR-

  • MS/MA or higher and 7+ years of relevant project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to safely manage large high-risk projects with diversified cross-functional project teams and/or build teams that may be geographically and culturally dispersed.

  • Project Management Certification

  • Construction industry experience in a commercial or industrial environment.

  • Prior experience with U.S. Government [e.g., DOE (DOE O 413.3B)] project management, proposal, and financial policies, procedures, resources, and organizational structures.

  • Prior experience with Earned Value Management System implementation.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in project management, construction management, engineering or business administration.

  • Demonstrated ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and effectively work in hybrid work teams (mixture of staff members working onsite and remote).

  • Experience in developing construction management documents including statements of work, project plans, and project progress reports.

  • Government document control experience.

  • Experience inputting, tracking, and processing construction submittals and other documentation.

  • Experience using ProCore Construction Management software (creating project templates, inputting construction contract documents, tracking submittals).

  • Strong software utilization skills including Microsoft Office 365 Power Platform tools (PowerApps, SharePoint, Power BI, and PowerAutomate), Microsoft Project and Access.

  • Strong ability to organize large amounts of information and summarize for project portfolio reporting using multiple software tools.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not Applicable.

Additional Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignments Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Testing Designated Position

This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP).

About PNNL

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.

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.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential. To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation. This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year. This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.

Mandatory Requirements

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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  • Research Associates excluded.

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Notice to Applicants

PNNL lists the full pay range for the position in the job posting. Starting pay is calculated from the minimum of the pay range and actual placement in the range is determined based on an individual’s relevant job-related skills, qualifications, and experience. This approach is applicable to all positions, with the exception of positions governed by collective bargaining agreements and certain limited-term positions which have specific pay rules.

As part of our commitment to fair compensation practices, we do not ask for or consider current or past salaries in making compensation offers at hire. Instead, our compensation offers are determined by the specific requirements of the position, prevailing market trends, applicable collective bargaining agreements, pay equity for the position type, and individual qualifications and skills relevant to the performance of the position.

Minimum Salary

USD $134,500.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $219,500.00/Yr.