Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date: 02/12/24
Salary Range: $96,900 - $155,800 (SA-III)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on and off-site work based on business needs)

What your job will be like:

As an IT Project Manager for Jefferson Lab, you will be part of a team responsible for the successful deployment of company-wide IT projects. Jefferson Lab has embarked on a multi-year plan to substantially improve our business systems and processes, and the IT Project Manager role will be critical to ensure the success of this plan. This senior role will work closely with the MIS team and customers in the business areas to develop project requirements, research and select the best solution, plan and organize the project roll-out, and implement solutions to meet organizational short and long-term needs. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

In this role you will:

  • Partner with customers to develop and document general requirements for major IT projects identified and prioritized by the IT Governance process at Jefferson Lab. Use project management techniques to ensure successful planning, implementation, and roll-out of approved and funded projects.
  • Work with IT system vendors to identify potential solutions. Develop vendor relationships and work with customers to select vendors that meet both division/department requirements and that fits into the overall Lab IT architecture.
  • Develop project plans, resourcing/cost estimates, and project risk registers for presentation to the Lab IT Governance board, for planning, prioritization and project status/risk management updates.
  • Work with customers and vendors to develop, track and manage project budgets, schedules, scope and detailed requirements for the duration of each IT project. Identify issues, obstacles, and options that may be required to ensure successful implementation of the project. Work with team members, vendors, staff and management to mitigate project risk.
  • Work with the MIS team and customers to leverage technical in-house experience/skills and develop resourcing plans/contracts to fill resourcing needs outside of the Lab's in-house capabilities.
  • Develop and implement plans for change management throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful project rollout. As part of change management, work with customer to develop and implement communication and training plans to help transition the Lab to new systems and processes.
  • Responsible for project completion, implemented with solutions that meet the overall goal of the project.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or any appropriate/related field.


    • 10 Years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and relevant training.

        Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

          • Demonstrated experience successfully leading or playing key role in a major IT system implementation project resulting in relevant technical foundation.
          • Substantial experience using project management techniques, principles, and tools.
          • Excellent verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills.
          • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
          • Detail and results oriented, with ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced environment.
          • Ability to independently solve problems and demonstrated initiative beyond assigned scope.

          Qualifications We Desire:

          • Demonstrated experience successfully leading or playing key role in an HRIS/HCMS implementation project (Workday, PeopleSoft, UKG, other similar).

          About Jefferson Lab

          Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

          A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

          Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

          At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

          • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
          • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
          • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available)
          • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
          • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

          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 employment @ 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.