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Senior Project Risk Analyst

Engineering/Engineering Techs

Job Description

Job ID: 307020
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Risk and Decision Sciences Group (R&DS) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) provides an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment solving challenging and interesting problems with national and international impact. The R&DS team develops novel analytical methods and integrates them with state-of-the-art technologies to help clients, define the decision workspace, prioritize risks, and develop defensible risk management strategies. The team provides innovative solutions throughout the entire decision-making process that serve as the foundation for developing strategies to minimize risks to individuals or the public, program life cycles, facility designs and operations, and the environment.

We are seeking a Senior Project Risk Analyst to identify, analyze, and implement solutions to problems specific to nuclear-related risk analysis projects and programs. The successful candidate will have the ability to apply risk and decision analysis skills to develop strategic approaches in support of a diverse range of nuclear and other science-related projects including project risk, regulatory assessments, and engineering alternative studies. The successful candidate will apply knowledge and experience to develop strategic approaches to compiling, analyzing and interpreting decision support data.

The successful candidate will:
• Support the application of risk analysis techniques to a variety of programs that the group supports.
• Assist senior staff with risk elicitation and the production of risk results to communicate with the sponsor.
• Provide leadership into the development of applicable project plans, schedules, and resource needs.

The incumbent will generally work under the guidance of senior scientists and engineers. In addition to providing high-quality support for sponsors, a critical part of the position is the ability to quickly and effectively develop and demonstrate skills and abilities (technical, project management, and business development) that will lead to growth in responsibilities and career progression.
Leading and providing technical support to projects, including:
• Provides technical input for planning, development and communication of risk analysis results in support of solving client problems.
• Applying technical expertise in risk assessment and analysis to project activities to achieve successful project outcomes.
• Ensuring that technical products for assigned projects are delivered with the required level of quality, timeliness, and cost to meet or exceed client expectations.
• Leading and contributing to the technical content of proposals.
• Supporting Federal Program Managers that may be located at various locations throughout the government, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and/or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
• Participating in interdisciplinary engineering and scientific project teams, and interacts with sponsors.
• Proactively identifying, promoting and developing new technical capabilities.
• Independently managing and completing recurring project specific tasks; working autonomously but knows when to seek technical guidance.

• Program/Project Managers for performing assigned project roles for following applicable project and laboratory procedures and performance of assigned tasks on time and within budget.
• The Risk and Decision Sciences Technical Group Manager for general staff performance and development, operational discipline (e.g., maintaining training qualifications, procedural compliance, safe operations), and promoting cooperation and teamwork within group and projects.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Minimum Qualifications

• BS/BA with 5 years of experience, or MS/MA with 3 years of experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in nuclear engineering or related field with at least 8 years of experience, or an advanced degree and at least 6 years of experience.
• Demonstrated experience (four years or more) in project risk assessments and applying risk assessment skills to support business development and project implementation for nuclear-related projects, e.g., @Risk, Crystal Ball, Pertmaster.
• Knowledge of the integrated application of risk assessment techniques, risk models, statistical analysis, risk elicitation, scheduling tools and engineering design principles.
• Past performance must demonstrate attributes of being self-motivated and self-directed, and must demonstrate experience in working with technical teams on specific projects and assignments.
• Must be able to prioritize activities and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

A current Department of Energy Q clearance is preferred.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307020
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Division: Earth Systems Science
Group: Risk & Decision Sciences

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.