Project Manager S4 HANA

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10448 


The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a Project Manager to lead the planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closeout of our SAP S4 HANA Project.  This project will upgrade our current SAP software to SAP S4 HANA.


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.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

The position will report to the PMO and be matrixed and interact directly with the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as well as all other levels within the business services organization, IT, and Research organizations including section heads, Group and Team Leaders, Enterprise Architects, vendors, principal investigators, R&D staff, and others.  


Specific responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning: Develops and manages Project Management Plans (PMP), Configuration Management Plans, work breakdown structures, project tasking and sequencing for project schedules.
  • Leadership: Assembles, manages, and directs extremely complex matrixed project teams. Ensures projects are delivered on time, within scope, budget and are of acceptable quality.
  • Communication: Ensures projects execute adequate communications plans, rolls up project status, Interfaces with project principal investigators, project sponsors, Service Portfolio Managers (SPM), ITSD leadership teams and resources.
  • Risk Management: Identifies, diagnoses, and consults on project risks, identifies mitigation strategies.
  • Project Salvage: Takes leadership, assesses project risks/issues, problems, implements corrective actions, re-baseline where necessary.
  • Mentoring: Acts as an advocate for project management by providing information, recommendations, guidance, and assistance to business & IT staff regarding PM best practices to elevate overall staff project management knowledge.
  • Reporting: Prepares and presents presentations and reports as required, providing recommendations and findings on matters relating to projects.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferably in project management, computer science, business management, information systems, or related disciplines.
  • Experience: a minimum of 8 years of related project management experience with two years or more in a lead role, understanding of IT hardware, software, and systems.
  • IT Experience: Demonstrated practical experience in IT project work, especially application development and major infrastructure/technology deployments and upgrades.
  • ERP Experience: Extensive experience in SAP ERP (SAP ECC, SAP S/4 Hana) for all areas supporting the business functions in Supply Chain Management, Procure-to-Pay, Order to Cash, MM, WMS
  • IT PM Experience: Knowledge of modern application software development lifecycle processes such as Agile.
  • PM Experience: A thorough understanding of PMI/PMBOK Process Groups and Knowledge Areas, and hands-on experience with the processes within the Knowledge Areas of Integration, scope, time, cost, communication, risk, and stakeholder management.
  • PM Practitioner: Significant experience with project controls and project management tools, particularly in terms of scope organization, defining deliverables & requirements, detailed scheduling & cost estimation, resource loading, budgeting, status & reporting, change control, and maintaining post-project lessons learned.
  • Security Clearance: Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance. This position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in which employees are subject to being randomly selected for testing. The occupant of this position will also be subject to an ongoing requirement to report to ORNL any drug-related arrest or conviction or receipt of a positive drug test result.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Education: An advanced degree in project management, business management, computer science, information systems, or related discipline.
  • Project Management & Agile Certification(s): Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), or equivalent.
  • Advanced IT PM Experience: Experience with IT-specific project management methods, such as Agile and its associated processes.
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): Experience operating with the rigor of a Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Self-Directed: Ability to organize and coordinate work on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated interpersonal skills working in a matrix/collaborative environment with a broad range of individuals, particularly including scientists, engineers, managers, administrators, and technicians.
  • Communicator: Strong communicator at all levels of an organization, as well as to external stakeholders.


Visa Sponsorship Allowed: No Visa Sponsorship Allowed


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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