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Nuclear Nonproliferation Program Execution

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4899 



ORNL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Division (NND) within the National Security Sciences Directorate is a world-class leader in the development and deployment of technology for nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security technology, threat reduction, material and transportation security, export control, and nuclear security. The key elements necessary to reach this vision are an experienced and professional staff; state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and instrumentation; and challenging programs and projects of national importance. The Project Planning and Logistics (PP&L) group within NND seeks applications for a Nuclear Nonproliferation Project Management Support staff member. The candidate will be responsible for monitoring and managing various tasks across the suite of projects/programs conducted within the NND.



Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of scientific and technical projects including international engagements.
  • Apply technology and commercially available software to automate processes and facilitate tracking of project status.
  • Interact with all project participants including project and engagement leads, sponsors, and international participants.
  • Develop and monitor project plans alerting project team leads of any issues or concerns related to deliverables and schedules.
  • Develop and deliver monthly cost and status reports, quarterly program or project reviews, and other ad hoc reports. Consolidate monthly reports into quarterly and annual reports as requested.
  • Contribute financial and status details to presentations, reports, proposals or other project outputs as needed.
  • Utilize ORNL financial resources and systems to provide required projections and reports.
  • Partner with engagement leads to identify and adjust project scope, schedule, budget, and other project elements to ensure successful implementation.  
  • Monitor project costs and identify issues, including potential risks to successful project completion.  Work with managers, customers, and finance officers to promptly resolve issues and implement mitigation plans as directed.
  • Monitor subcontract expiration dates and funding levels. 
  • Contribute to statements of work, define periods of performance, and monitor the status of the request through approvals and authorizations.
  • Monitor all close-out processing and documentation for each project or engagement and produce final reports.
  • Coordinate program/project lessons learned processes and procedures, process improvements, and develop plans for resolution.
  • Act as Technical Project Officer (TPO) on contracts.
  • Provide logistics support for international engagements.
  • Maintain compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of ORNL’s core values and standards of business ethics.



Qualifications Required: 

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Business Administration, Logistics or technical field with a minimum of three-years’ experience related to international engagement management and/or project/program management. 
  • Customer and vendor relations and leadership qualities commensurate with experience. 
  • Candidate will often work independently of direct supervision domestically and internationally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Smartsheet and other similar software packages.
  • A self-starter able to set priorities to accomplish goals and meet milestones independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Willingness to engage in domestic and international travel.
  • Experience with ORNL-specific systems and tools including SAP, BI Tool, Resolution, SPPS and Marketplace.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.



Special Requirement:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


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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