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CST Project Manager
Job ID #: 12327 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: IT Division Summary
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 10+ years Relocation Provided: Yes

SALARY RANGE:  $105,200 - $166,200 (SCS III)

Jefferson Lab seeks a project manager with DOE 413.3b experience to join the management team for Computational Sciences and Technology Division (CST). As part of its mission the division develops and operates the Scientific Computing program at the laboratory. This includes current and future scientific computing related projects.

Reporting to the head of the Scientific Computing Department in Computational Science and Technology (CST) division the CST Project Manager (CPM) will be closely involved in activities influencing the design, construction, and readiness for operation of computing projects. The CPM is responsible for working with the CST staff on the technical performance of projects within cost and schedule requirements, and for reviewing the required project plans and status reports. The CPM will work in close collaboration with the head of Scientific Computing, the Associate Director for CST division, and other CST staff to ensure that the project priorities are well communicated and carefully balanced with the needs of the laboratory and science programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with CST management team developing project scopes, cost estimate, and schedule.
  • Work with CST management to track project goals and priorities and delivery of technical performance within cost and schedule requirements.
  • Work with the Head of Scientific Computing to ensure that effective project management systems and tools are used to develop, document, and monitor cost controls and milestone schedules to assess project performance and achieve project deliverables.
  • Lead efforts to develop project plans and documentation required for project reviews in accordance with DOE Order 413.3b.
  • Ensures that DOE requirements are adhered to including project documentation and reporting, risk assessments, and EH&S.
  • Provide coordination for NDA and export control efforts.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field plus 10 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Extensive knowledge of project management practices for computing or other large technology-based projects.
  • Advanced understanding of project management practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of DOE reporting requirements for 413.3b as tailored for computing projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex technical projects.   Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, assess competing resource demands and make decisions that optimize project performance.  
  • Proven ability to promote teamwork and collaboration as well as generate innovative solutions to ordinary and extraordinary challenges
  • Excellent planning and assessment skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate highly technical information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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