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Assistant Project Management Specialist

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8774 

This position is located on-site at our facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.



The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks entry level Project Management Specialists to lead the project controls efforts on either large-scale scientific research and development projects or large scientific instrument projects.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the research staff to develop and maintain schedules, provide budget management, assist with deliverables, and develop plans to make monitoring and controlling the project/program streamlined;
  • Assist with sponsor required reports;
  • Provide day-to-day support to the project and/or program with project management support. 
  • Perform ad-hoc activities as directed by the principal investigator or project lead;
  • Support the project management staff in preparing for various project reviews, including internal and external project status reviews.


Qualifications Required:

  • BS/BA in project or construction management, business, science, engineering or equivalent;
  • One year of relevant experience;
  • Very strong communications skills, with the ability to successfully interact with DOE, project sponsors, senior research staff and senior laboratory management.


Qualifications Desired:

  • Completed project management training and/or certification;
  • Master’s degree in project or construction management, business, engineering or equivalent;
  • Two years of experience in project management


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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