Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Facilities Space and Site Planner

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Operations and Business Office
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103268
Job Code: Senior Eng Associate (339.2)
Date Posted: January 10 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Facilities Space and Site Planner to provide planning in support of the Laboratory’s long-range facilities and infrastructure development complying with DOE Real Property Asset management (RPAM) Order 430.1b.  You will engage in and advocate a holistic and collaborative approach to facilities planning activities at both strategic and tactical levels, generating creative options to siting of facilities and migration of space based on investigation, analysis, and negotiation after resolving issues with variable technical criteria. This position is in Laboratory Strategic Infrastructure (LSI).

Essential Duties
- Use independent judgement and latitude in performing space and site inventory surveys, utilization studies, and other metrics analysis to support Program strategic planning, Laboratory-wide organizational objectives, and DOE audit/reporting; analyze Laboratory databases for the retrieval and manipulation of specific site planning applications.
- Coordinate with other design disciplines, the Institution and internal programs’ high-level operations management to provide space, site planning and management best practices related to developing integrated Program facility strategies and conducting design reviews.
- Develop project-specific Findings and Determinations reports, Associate Director-level internal decision memos approving land use and setting site expectations for proposed projects of substantial site impact.
- Facilitate issue-specific analysis, findings, develop project plans to solve them, and negotiate and resolve conflicts in space and site issues, ensuring work products comply with project objectives/timelines.
- Design, prepare and conduct individual or team presentations to Laboratory management/user groups on planning proposals and other work status reviews.
- Support the Laboratory’s efforts in space consolidation and DOE footprint balancing: perform feasibility studies on space use alternatives, utilization improvements and migration planning, addressing impacts of scope, cost, and schedule in coordination with funding strategies and space disposition plans.  Prepare budgets and manage available resources.
- Provide subject matter expertise on space and site planning guidelines, policies, and regulations and interpret, generate and analyze technical data in support of space and facility project proposals.
- Develop relevant space and site planning material for the Laboratory-wide Master Plan that outlines substantial long-term expenditures of resources and potential impacts on operations and mission-critical work.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree in Facility/Architectural Design, City and Regional Planning or an environmental design-related field, or equivalent level of demonstrated facilities and infrastructure knowledge and extensive related experience.
- Technical knowledge and experience in space planning, utilization analysis, urban planning, infrastructure assets and tools to ensure long-term stewardship of infrastructure portfolios and/or site management including metrics development and validation in a facility complex with multiple user groups.
- Significant experience conceptualizing and exercising independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to resolve complex issues requiring in-depth analysis and creative approaches to generate resolution alternatives.
- Advanced written and verbal communications skills for facilitation, collaborations, and for effectively presenting, explaining, and advising technical information to management and stakeholders.
- Strong customer service and exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work with customers and stakeholders, and leadership in negotiations and conflict resolution.
- Experience collaborating and coordinating with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced team environment.
- Technical, analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and often concurrent tasks with good follow-through; proven ability to work independently with minimal instruction as a highly motivated, self-directed individual.
- Advanced proficiency with personal computers and discipline-specific facility type software (such as AutoCAD) and using MS Office applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications
- Expert knowledge and use of publishing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and PowerPoint.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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