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Project Manager - Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9924 


We have an opening for a Project Manager in support of the Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

We are 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 spectrum 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.


Major Duties & Responsibilities:

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing maintenance expense activities from conception to turn over to operations. The PM leads project teams to successful project completion. The PM develops project definition and scope, methods of accomplishment and project schedule and cost baselines. Baselines include establishment of work activities, milestones, and task schedules. PM reports project status and meets with ORNL senior management, DOE, and the ORNL customer. PM is responsible for project success, and is required to:

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Promote and lead site safety
  • Bring standard commercial best practices and lean construction techniques to government projects
  • Be proficient in reading plans and specifications, and contributing to their development
  • Possess a solid knowledge of PM best practices
  • Coordinate activities among design groups and construction subcontractors to achieve overall objectives
  • Review and approve design documents, change orders, material requisitions and specifications for construction or procurement use
  • Monitor project budget, schedule, scope, and risk and provide transparency to the customer
  • Follow UT-B project procedures
  • Maintain effective communication with the team, the customer, and other stakeholders
  • Resolve problems and conflicts within the project and the project team
  • Conduct periodic project and customer meetings to promote and facilitate communication, review progress and performance, discuss issues and facilitate problem resolution.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or project management.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience supporting and managing maintenance expense activities.
  • Field management and oversight experience.
  • Familiarity with safety standards and their practical application in the field.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institute preferable
  • Experience required across the full project life cycle (initiation, planning, design, construction and startup/commissioning of projects)
  • Ability to prepare and provide presentations to senior management
  • Ability to lead and develop teams in project delivery
  • Ability to understand risk management and its practical application to projects
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills




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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