Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division has an opening for a Computing and Data Center Program Operations Analyst to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will provide support for the NERSC Facility, with a particular focus on NERSC's operational teams including the Storage Systems Group, Security and Networking Group, and Infrastructure Services Group. You will predominantly focus on providing support for managing and tracking hardware and software purchases, including ongoing support contracts, managing vendor and partner relationships, actively participating in annual budgetary planning and tracking, and scheduling roadmap and technical reviews with vendors who provide cutting edge computer technologies. You will work closely and regularly communicate with LBNL procurement and NERSC's financial analysts to ensure that purchases follow lab business practices and are completed on time. You will manage and coordinate a wide range of program needs as well as manage complex and diverse activities for NERSC, including but not limited to; budget requests, project coordination, operational planning, and risk management and analysis
What You Will Do:
Provide project management support to track and monitor costs and budgets; Develop and document program and project support processes.
Manage procurement of small and large items; obtain competitive quotes, coordinate with vendors, analyze and validate budget, execute purchases via procurement card or in coordination with the Procurement Department, reconcile invoices and charges. Track and manage shipping and delivery, coordinating with LBNL departments as needed. Manage contract renewals to maintain ongoing support for systems and services.
Partner with department heads and group leads to help forecast equipment needs and plan budgets and track expenditures. Provide independent and professional follow-up on a variety of pending actions and complex requests.
Oversee the development and implementation of task analysis and Subcontractor Job Hazard Analysis (sJHA's).
Work regularly with teams to understand implementation plans and schedules, as well as retirement schedules of infrastructure.
Coordinate vendor meetings, road map discussions, and product briefings and build and maintain productive relationships with vendors. Manage equipment inventory, storage, and transport.
What is Required:
BA/BS degree in a related field and/or at least 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to analyze data/problems and provide practical and resourceful solutions.
Familiarity with procurement practices.
Strong knowledge about program/project management.
High level of organizational skills to independently initiate and prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple/competing projects within an environment of changing priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication, and organizational skills.
Proven experience in planning, prioritizing, and organizing frequently competing and changing duties/tasks.
Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Professional level administrative experience, preferably in a computing, IT, or data center environment.
Experience as a computing, IT or data center professional.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
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