Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Site and Environmental Planner to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will be part of a team that provides a comprehensive and integrated physical planning framework that is essential for the Laboratory to meet its mission. You will apply planning principles in preparing the site and environmental planning analyses and documents, including space and population projections and studies involving land use zoning, building siting, campus aesthetics, etc. You will also prepare defensible environmental impact analyses and documentation to ensure that the Laboratory complies with NEPA, CEQA, and other environmental regulations, as well as incorporate environmental considerations in project and campus-wide planning phases. You will review, analyze, and make determinations on research and construction project proposals; review, edit, and assume ownership of consultant work products; and prepare and execute presentations to high-level officials and the public. You will develop and implement policies, procedures, design guidelines, and mitigation and performance measures to support a structured approach in delivering a vision for the future development of the Campus. You will maintain staff-level interactions with all levels of the Laboratory community, University of California (UC), DOE, regulatory agencies, and surrounding communities to convey an understanding of evolving research programs and strategic initiatives to meet the operational requirements of the scientific divisions.
What You Will Do:
Review, analyze, make, and record determinations on Laboratory research and construction proposals. Prepare written analyses and supporting documentation, as necessary.
Conduct site and environmental planning studies and analyses, prepare documents, and prepare and deliver presentations including:
Long Range Development Plan.
NEPA & CEQA documents, such as Categorical Exemptions and Environmental Impact Reports.
Historical and Archaeological Reports/ Native American Tribal Consultations.
Support key Laboratory-wide Campus Planning activities including, but not limited to:
Portfolio Management and the prioritization process in developing 5-year and 20-year project lists.
Infrastructure Planning and the multi-year systematic approach for maintaining and expanding the utilities and roadways to accommodate the future growth of the Lab programs.
Space Planning and the management tools needed to analyze space requirements, assess space utilization, facilitate space move coordination, create standards for furniture and furnishings, and to manage conflict and facilitate change.
Environmental Planning and the stewardship responsibilities in analyzing environmental impacts on research, construction, and future campus planning scenarios to determine responsible mitigation management measures.
Manage and support various environmental planning programs, including:
LBNL Cultural Resources Management Program.
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Biological Resources, including overseeing training and protocols for sensitive on-site species.
Manage consultants in developing campus plans, technical studies, and presentations; review and take responsibility for consultant work products.
Conduct compliance reviews and use judgment to resolve competing regulatory requirements with other needs and priorities.
Work collaboratively across all operational and scientific organizations to gather, assess, analyze, and prioritize; and advise Senior Lab Managers on matters influencing the Laboratory's future success.
Interact with all levels internal and external to the Laboratory community, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the UC Berkeley campus, the UC Office of the President, the City of Berkeley and its communities, and regulatory agencies, on issues that are generally of a complex and sensitive nature. Interact with DOE officials on a broad range of planning issues. Collaborate with the LBNL Facilities leadership team in the development and implementation of new policies, procedures, and performance measures.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Environmental Planning, Project Management, or related fields in Site and Environmental Planning from an accredited college or university.
Work experience (2+ years) in campus planning, environmental planning, architecture, or project management at a University, National Laboratory, or Research Park, or an advanced degree, or equivalent work experience. Experience working with planners, architects, engineers, project managers, drafters, scientists, and public affairs staff.
Experience managing a budget and other resources, such as contract employees and consultants
Site and environmental planning experience; development and implementation of strategic master plans and strategies involving the site and environmental, building, and infrastructure requirements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate, influence, negotiate, advise, explain, and present to high level chief executives and deliver unfavorable recommendations in a diplomatic way. Very strong technical writing and editing skills.
Conflict resolution skills and ability to resolve operational issues while performing effectively under conditions of fluctuating priorities and resources.
Knowledge of project management principles and systems including needs assessment, estimating, planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Skill in analyzing problems, formulating logical and objective conclusions, achieving directional consensus, and implementing directives. Ability to efficiently process large amounts of information and cull essential facts; construct logical arguments and articulate them effectively to diverse, targeted audiences.
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and provide services to a variety of division, institutional, and agency customers.
Working knowledge and application of industry and regulatory standards (planning and environmental).
Experience with computers and electronic information systems, including databases, and related office-based applications (word processing, spreadsheet, calendaring, communications, etc.).
Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and goals across the division, institutional, and customer objectives.
Working knowledge of LBNL, UC, and DOE policies and procedures, missions, history, and culture.
Working knowledge of: planning and visual communications applications (AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Bluebeam, etc.); corrective action tracking systems; project management applications.
Knowledge of City of Berkeley, local residential concerns regarding Laboratory facilities and infrastructure.
Knowledge of relevant California laws, regulations, and agencies.
LBNL/UC/DOE contract and contract performance criteria.
Experience working in a research environment.
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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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: 92253
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.