Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)Energy Science Network (ESnet) has an immediate opening for a Business and Finance Program Manager to join the team. Are you passionate about being on a team that provides efficient and innovative business services to empower ESnet Staff to deliver world-class network connectivity? Do you have exceptional financial skills and like working on continuous improvement, designing processes, financial models, and creating customer-focused financial reports? If so, consider joining the Business Office for Berkeley Lab's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely regarded as a technical pioneer and is currently the fastest science network in the world.
We're a dynamic organization, highly-motivated, and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.
What you will do:
Manage the budget process for ESnet business operations and programs including tracking day-to-day operations and partnerships, procurement planning, subcontract management, and resource planning.
Determine program and business needs, estimate budget requirements, develop proposals, and recommend strategic objectives.
Develop and provide solutions to potential issues or hurdles resulting from funding uncertainty, variance analysis, lack of policy, or resources.
Collaborate with ESnet departmental leadership, Principal Investigators, and staff to ensure effective and efficient financial and business support of the ESnet programs and mission.
Aide strategic planning by developing budget practices that are compliant with Berkeley Lab, Department of Energy (DOE) and UC policies, processes, guidelines, and reporting.
Compile financial presentations for sponsors, reviewers, and LBNL leadership.
Provide effective communication between constituencies and maintain and build relationships with our partner organizations.
Manage and supervise procurement and financial administrative staff to ensure the overall quality of work, accuracy, and timely delivery of financial services.
Produce dashboards, forecasts, specialized reports, and presentations to help facilitate transparency of data and improve processes.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's or Advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience with preferably a minimum of 8 years of work experience.
Experience leading the financial or business services of a large organization including program planning, scheduling, and budgeting
Expertise in advanced decision making, problem-solving, and analytical skills to independently solve highly complex issues; ability to evaluate situations and escalate if needed.
Experience utilizing accounting and budgeting principles and computer-based reporting systems. Advanced Excel skills are essential to this position (data analysis, pivot tables, advanced formulas, charts).
Supervisory experience, including performance management of both exempt and nonexempt employees.
Knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of program/ initiative planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of staff and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.
Experience in developing new organizational structures, processes, and policies in accordance with emerging strategies.
This is a full-time 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
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 be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91963
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.
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