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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Project Coordinator 2 in Topeka, Kansas


We are seeking an outstanding individual to fill a Project Coordinator role to join the Management and Operations Project Management Office (PMO) team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in PNNL’s ongoing success by delivering high quality support throughout the project life cycle. The PMO is responsible for bringing together people, process and technology to successful execute IMO lab level strategic initiatives and projects for the laboratory.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be customer focused, comfortable engaging with a broad range of audiences, and works well in a teaming and learning environment. Work assignments are received from the lead Project Coordinator and PMO Director. This position is expected to ensure the PMO activities are coordinated across the portfolio and follow up of pending actions. They will be required to take the initiative in completing project administration and management processes and procedures to ensure a smooth operation.


Assists in daily coordination of project(s) including preparing and maintaining project plans, budgets, reporting, and staffing requirements. Tracks progress and identifies/resolves obstacles. Communicates to internal and external clients. Prepares purchase requisitions (PRs) and tracks procurements and service contracts throughout lifecycle. Supports business office in setting up financial structures, work breakdown structures, and maintains financial integrity. Has knowledge of a wide-range of PNNL business systems. May perform some administrative tasks such and arranging meetings, developing agendas and preparing progress reports.

Additional responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assists the project managers to track progress, identify and resolve obstacles.

  • Support the PMO’s Lead Project Coordinator in activities as needed to keep the PMO running effectively and efficiently including project closeout.

  • Assist projects and project managers in the coordination of technology pilot activities including manage pilot invite lists, monitor and triage pilot feedback, send pilot communications and respond to feedback emails.

  • Support user acceptance testing activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 2+ years of relevant work experience -OR-

  • MS/MA or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Can learn, understand, and apply new technologies.

  • Experience delivering exceptional service to customers.

  • Knowledge of project management practices and principles including agile.

  • Scrum knowledge is desired but not required.

  • PNNL experience is preferred.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Not Applicable

Testing Designated Position

Not Applicable

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Beginning 05/01/23, if you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Rockstar Rewards

Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.

  • Research Associates excluded.

**Once eligibility requirements are met.

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