Berkeley Lab is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. We are looking for a Department Head of Facility Operations will lead the optimization of operations and maintenance in over 90 facilities that support world-class science funded through the Department of Energy/Office of Science (DOE/SC).
We are seeking a proven leader that is results-driven, makes critical decisions using data and sound judgement, is fiscally responsible, and serves in the best interest of the Lab community and sponsors.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
What You Will Do:
Provide comprehensive strategic vision, oversight, and leadership for operations and maintenance of the Laboratory's 90+ facilities in a mission ready state.
Improve and maintain key processes, procedures, tools, metrics, and systems for facility operations, and work management.
Lead and manage a team of approximately 25 staff, and provide guidance and counsel for effectively executing corrective and preventive maintenance and small projects (ranging from $50K to $1M) that will optimally support the Lab's scientific programs and requirements.
Hire and supervise staff at various levels, developing, coaching, and managing for high performance.
Promote values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as safety and security.
Provide transparent, relevant, and current communication with staff, Laboratory colleagues, and senior management.
Proactively build and sustain partnerships within the Lab, University of California, Department of Energy, and the community.
Create strong partnerships within operations, maintenance, work planning and control and stakeholders.
Balance competing demands and priorities in planning, managing, and executing the Lab's corrective and preventive maintenance work.
Direct and converse technically with facility managers, work management staff, EHS, scientists, tenants, vendors and contractors.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Facility Management, or a related discipline and a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in industrial maintenance, facilities operation, maintenance, engineering and people management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in facilities operations/maintenance management, work management, and hazards analysis in a complex industrial plant or laboratory facility with multiple buildings.
In-depth knowledge of office building and scientific laboratory building maintenance.
Knowledge of disaster planning, emergency preparedness and general facility safety.
Experience working with union staff through collective bargaining agreements.
Must be able to perform the following physical duties:
Exposure to all weather conditions, noise, dust and odors.
Must be able to frequently climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders.
Must be able to walk to and from job sites.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree in a related field.
Certification in IFMA or BOMI.
Knowledge and/or direct experience with DOE policies and procedures.
Experience working in a research, university, or academic environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
The Facility Operations Department Head is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, this appointment is at-will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.