Senior Project Manager
Requisition # 2018-9526
Department PPPL Office of the Director
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for a Senior Project Manager. The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, commitments, and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party resources in order to deliver projects according to plan. The SPM is also responsible for defining the project objectives and overseeing quality control throughout the project life cycle. The SPM is expected to frequently engage with end user(s), PPPL, and DOE stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate awareness of project status and performance. Key project attributes leading to possible career progression for the SPM include: project complexity, risk, team size, business volume, contract type, and political/client/business sensitivities. The SPM manages the full life cycle of assigned projects and assures that these projects are completed in accordance with PPPL and DOE policies, programs and procedures.
- In conjunction with the Project Director (if applicable), collaborates with PPPL and customer stakeholders and defines project objectives, requirements and key performance parameters.
Achieves project requirements including DOE Notable Outcomes, milestones, performance and technical requirements, and key performance parameters.
- Identifies PPPL staff and other resource requirements and takes action to secure their timely acquisition in concert with project needs.
- Engages PPPL stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify hazards, potential environmental impacts and coordinates the development of plans and controls for their mitigation throughout the project life cycle.
- Communicates requirements to members of the project team and holds the team accountable for performance.
- Provides project direction, oversight and feedback to assigned project staff.
- Oversees all aspects of project execution including safety, risk, scope, cost and schedule.
- Identifies project issues and adverse trends and implements timely and effective recovery plan(s), when needed.
- Issues timely and accurate project reports and communicates project performance to PPPL and DOE stakeholders.
- Oversees project closeout including turnover to end user/operations and disposition of documents and records.
- Conducts critiques and documents lessons learned that can be applied to future PPPL projects.
- Bachelor degree in engineering or physics.
- Minimum 15 years of experience in managing complex projects at Department of Energy (DOE) research laboratories or commercial nuclear power plants.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Confidence and demonstrated ability to manage a broad range of work activities and technical disciplines involving a diverse spectrum of professional and non-professional personnel.
- Demonstrated team building skills, including the ability to work effectively with peers, other organizations, project sponsors and stakeholders and suppliers.
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to make timely, risk informed decisions.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Project Management Professional Certification.
- Knowledge and experience in working under DOE Order 413.B.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver's License Required
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