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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Project Coordinator – Defense Energy Programs in Richland, Washington


The Economics, Policy and Institutional Support Group is made up of staff engaged in institutional change for federal operations, policy formulation and impact analysis, economic analysis and valuation methodologies, and technology adoption. We work closely with over 300 subject matter experts across the broader Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings Division to support the Nation’s transition to a sustainable, efficient, resilient, and secure energy system through innovation and actionable solutions.


We are looking for a Senior Project Coordinator with strong business planning, performance tracking (financial and deliverables), project administration, and proposal development skills.

Work assignments are received from Project Managers and Program Leads primarily working in the Department of Defense – Energy subsector. The Senior Project Coordinator is expected to take the initiative in completing project administration and management processes and procedures to ensure a smooth operation. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assist project managers (PM), principal investigators (PI), and task leads as needed.

  • Assist PM/PI with business planning and proposal development, including drafting Electronic Prep and Risk, developing statement of work/annual operating plan, generating cost sheets, and submitting proposal material in the work authorized lifecycle system.

  • Support the PM/PI with the overall health of the projects. Tasks will include setting up the project in Fusion, managing the work breakdown structure and financial allocations, clearing invalids, maintaining labor and spend plans, drafting the project management plan (PMP), tracking deliverables/ milestones, filing project records, and completing the project closeout process. Regular communication with the

  • Project Management Office Director (PMOD), business offices, and contracts teams is excepted.

  • Provide acquisition support as a technical oversight representative and initiate procurement activities. This may be in the form of a purchase requisition for Purchase Orders, B2B, or Purchasing Card transaction.

  • Manage project/program priorities and deadlines independently with the use of good judgment. Maintain a schedule and track actions items.

  • Communicate with internal and external sponsors, collaborators, stakeholder.

  • Prepare project management documents for meetings and monthly/quarterly reports; facilitate electronic communication links with internal and external collaborators through the use of websites, share drives, SharePoint sites, Teams, and video conferences.

  • Arrange meetings for project/program teams on and off campus, carefully following PNNL guidelines.

  • Maintain the project/program templates for reports and presentations. Submit items in Information Release (IR) and mark as delivered/published. Limited distribution access is essential for this process with CUI documents.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert as it related to PNNL/DOE/DOD policies, procedures and guidelines related to travel, publication, purchasing, project management, and contracts.

  • Mentor and coach junior project coordinator/administrative staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and up to 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Advanced degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ Years of experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of Battelle, PNNL, and DOE project management, proposal, and financial policies, procedures, resources, and organizational structures.

  • Experience with Department of Defense programs and/or projects.

  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced Microsoft Project and Excel skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

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

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

Additional Information

Office location options include: Richland WA, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Washington DC

Testing Designated Position

Not Applicable

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.

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.