Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 09/08/2023
Pay Range: $136,700 - $205,100 (SSA)
Work type:
Hybrid (Combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

What your job will be like:

At Jefferson Lab, you’ll have the chance to build a career as exceptional as you are, supporting a world-changing scientific mission. We’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help JLab make tangible positive impact on the world around us as we explore the frontiers of advanced science. Join us and help forge the future.

Our Computational Science and Technology division provides advanced computational tools and solutions to support an ecosystem of scientists, researchers, engineers, and staff. We are on the cusp of a new program that will accelerate the speed of scientific discovery through data stewardship and management, and next-gen computational capabilities. As part of CST and this ground-breaking project, your managerial talent will be integral in helping us gather and prioritize requirements, clarify and manage to the scope and alternatives, and solidify the project’s financials. We have a bright future ahead and want you to be part of it.

You will work with technologists, scientists, and cross-functional specialists to manage various project management elements under the guidance of a senior project manager and the management team. Versatility, broad project-related experience, and the ability to coalesce solutions in ambiguity are keys to success in our earliest stages. These, and many other opportunities, translate to professional growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, positive career trajectory, and the chance to make significant impact.

In this role you will...

  • Support the HPDF leadership team in the implementation of HPDF mission and goals.
  • Work closely with the HPDF leadership team and the DOE Federal Project Director to develop supportive project management relationships, processes, and strategies.
  • Able to intake, prioritize, and manage complex project requirements across internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the management, technical, operational, and business organizations to set the project up for success under the framework and review processes of DoEO413.3b.
  • Supports development, implementation and ensure integrated effectiveness of all aspects of the HPDF project management efforts, including project planning, scheduling and budgeting; project management controls, information and reporting systems, including earned value management, risk management, and contingency management.
  • Assist with performance baseline and change management
  • Understands, and is able to establish key project performance parameters, and track success against them
  • Able to resolve complex inter-and intra-organizational conflicts relating to schedule, scope, cost, budget; drives project forward toward achieving goals within agreed ranges
  • Generate, analyze, and model performance reports, metrics, and forecasts
  • Interface with the PSSO and other operational organizations on controls functions such as budget preparation and analysis, scheduling, and risk modeling. Prepare project budgets, analyses of alternatives, and financial models.
  • Pivot information and coordination among operational matrix support organizations and the project team(s).
  • Help define and effectively use software toolsets and able to implement and improve management processes

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 15 years of project-management-related experience on large scale, complex projects
  • DoE/DoD or other government contracting project-related experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior attention to detail, communication, and coordination skills
  • Versatile, and able to simultaneously handle multiple assignments
  • Confidence to work both independently and with all levels of executive leadership, researchers, and staff in a team-based, but frequently virtual environment
  • Advanced skills in solving problems and driving solutions, particularly in ambiguous, initiation and planning phases.
  • Customer service mindset for interacting with and assisting Users in requirements gathering and prioritization
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and experience creating, managing, analyzing, and reporting project financial information; skilled with MS office suite; versatile across software tools and platforms
  • Remote work is allowable for this position, with the expectation of flexibility for occasional travel for events, workshops, reviews, etc.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Project management or earned value management qualifications or demonstrated related experience
  • Government experience, particularly financial, will be very helpful for this position

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) 269-7100 and select option #1 between 8am and 5pm EST 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.