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HR Manager, Operational Systems


Job Description

Job ID: 308098
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

About Us:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a Senior HR Manager to assist in enabling the success of our Laboratory. For more than 50 years, PNNL has advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world. We apply our scientific expertise to tackle some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment, and national security. PNNL has an operating budget of close to $1B and approximately 4,500 staff members enabled by a team of 65 talented HR professionals. This position will support the Operational Systems Directorate at PNNL which is approximately 660 staff members, including 200 Bargaining Unit staff.

About You:
As the Lead HR Manager, you’ll partner with the organization’s senior executives to develop a complete understanding of the directorate’s strategy, human capital needs and objectives. Your primary focus will be strategic leadership development, organizational development and talent management ensuring integration of talent acquisition, development and retention initiatives. You will get the opportunity to lead a small deployed team of 1-2 HR professionals who provide a suite of HR services to the Operational Systems Directorate. You’ll also function as a working Generalist and consult with employees and managers to address root causes of human resources issues and address employee relations issues with a systematic approach.

- Serve as consultant to the directorate’s senior executives, facilitating human capital strategies for the organization, using organizational diagnostics to inform organizational effectiveness and development.
- As a part of a team, design and execute a people strategy that aligns and drives the business strategy - this includes organization design, workforce planning and change management strategies that support business success.
- Provide expertise and thought leadership in the areas of: talent management, leadership coaching, data analysis, employee engagement, and strategic development.
- Develop, influence and implement innovative ideas to enhance business results.
- Influence policy and set direction across the organization in the HR subject area.
- Leverage data to guide decision making, anticipating trends and impacts, and educating and preparing the organization for impact.
- Coach and advise senior leadership.
- In collaboration with peers, develop and implement programs/action plans that facilitate progress towards PNNL’s Affirmative Action Plan goals.
- Conduct formal investigations pertaining to EEO complaints.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years or Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant Human Resources, Organizational Development or related experience.
- Must have an understanding of organizational design and theory, organizational behavior, financial acumen, a broad understanding of HR functional elements and basic facilitation skills.
- Experience translating strategy into specific goals and objectives including providing trusted advice and innovative solutions to complex problems.
- Demonstrating an understanding of how the activities of the serviced directorate affect HR as a whole. Uses knowledge of those actions to increase organization's effectiveness and influence.
- Providing oversight of other staff. Leading mentoring and training of senior staff succession candidates. Inspiring commitment and growing the skills of others.
- Working cross-functionally to understand problems and to develop and implement solutions.
- Functions as a project lead and gives direction to other exempt and/or nonexempt staff. Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations, exercising good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with Labor Relations, primarily working with Bargaining Unit staff and union representatives.
- Professional license and/or certification.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308098
Directorate: Human Resources
Division: HR Deployed and Shared Services
Group: Consulting Group