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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

Fermilab Batavia, IL

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Full Time
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Batavia, IL
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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Bachelors Degree
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The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) / Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Project is seeking a highly experienced manager to join the Fermilab team as the LBNF Far Site Facilities (FSF) Manager. The LBNF/DUNE Project is hosted by Fermilab in Batavia, IL and includes participation from universities and laboratories from around the world and partnerships with CERN and the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) in Lead, SD. The LBNF/DUNE Project will design and construct the world s largest proposed neutrino experiment to answer the most compelling questions about the makeup of our universe. In support of DUNE, LBNF will construct the world s most powerful neutrino beamline at Fermilab and surface and underground conventional facilities (CF) to host DUNE s large liquid argon neutrino detectors nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Lab.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:Under limited direction and having substantial latitude to make decisions and take action, the LBNF FSF Manager is responsible for the delivery of the CF and cryogenic infrastructure to be constructed at the Sanford Lab to support the DUNE Far Detector, with an estimated U.S. construction value approaching $400M. The FSF Manager leads the coordination of logistics, material movement and interfaces with existing Sanford Lab operations as well as simultaneous construction and installation of CF, cryogenics, and the DUNE detectors at the Sanford Lab.

The FSF Manager also functions as the Head of the LBNF Far Site Facilities Division at Fermilab, which is the line organization for the Fermilab members of the FSF project team. The FSF Manager is responsible for all personnel and management activities for these employees, who are based in both Batavia, IL, and Lead, SD. The FSF Manager is expected to reside in South Dakota but spend up to 40% of his/her time traveling to Fermilab, CERN, and other locations as necessary to support LBNF.


* Leads the Far Site Facilities team in the design, procurement, installation, construction, and commissioning of the CF and cryogenic infrastructure Far Site facilities in compliance with allocated requirements.

* Coordinates with international partners who are delivering in-kind LBNF components for cryogenic infrastructure to facilitate their contribution.

* Responsible for all Environmental, Safety, and Health (ESH) aspects related to the design of and construction of LBNF at SURF and ensures the Far Site Facilities scope is delivered safely in accordance with all applicable safety policies and standards.

* Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Implements or maintains quality assurance processes; makes improvements, solves problems, or takes corrective action when problems arise.

* Coordinates all Far Site Facilities work within allocated DOE cost and the overall LBNF/DUNE schedule baselines.

* Oversees internal and independent external project-level reviews to assess performance and identify areas for potential improvement.

* Manages and administers project resources. Conducts negotiations to obtain and maintain resources with other Fermilab , DUNE Collaboration, and Sanford Lab managers.

* Provides input to LBNF reporting processes including earned value management and other reporting to the LBNF Project Director, Project Manager, Fermilab Director, DOE, and international partners.

* Supports LBNF management systems and processes including reviews, risk management, quality assurance, configuration management, and value engineering.

* Ensures close coordination with Sanford Lab operations activities to facilitate construction and commissioning of LBNF.

* Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risk.

* Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.

* Participates in project reviews as requested.

* Abides by and is responsible for performing all duties as assigned and in accordance with all ESH regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Qualifications and Essential Job Function

* Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience working on projects valued at over $100M with significant contractor involvement.

* Master s degree in engineering, management, or related field, preferred.

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills to enable effective interaction with project, Fermilab, and stakeholder personnel.

* Strong analytical, organizational, and management skills, including ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines, and control several activities simultaneously.

* Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and partnerships across a wide range of stakeholders to deliver complex projects.

* Ability to use MS Office and document management systems.

* Ability to work independently.

* Experience in working on $250M+ projects with multiple stakeholders and significant contractor involvement, preferred

* Experience working with international partners and contractors is advantageous.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Heights, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding, Work Outdoors and Underground.

Ability to Travel in Cars and Planes

Chemical Factors: Combustion Engines, Dust, Epoxies, Fumes, Solvents, Welding

Physical Factors: Confined Space, Environment: Cold, Dry, Hot and Wet, High Noise Level, High Voltage

Personal Protection Equipment: Eye/Face, Foot, Hand, Hearing

Biological Factors: Hearing Protection, Insects, Poisonous Plants

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

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Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/ Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply


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