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The mission of the Nuclear and Particle Physics (NPP) Directorate of Brookhaven National Laboratory is to provide state-of-the-art experimental user facilities for nuclear and high-energy physics research and to conduct world leading research in high-energy nuclear and particle physics. The Directorate consists of two departments: the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) and the Physics Department. The departments support users from U.S. and international institutions to participate in the particle and nuclear physics experiments, programs, and projects hosted at BNL, and BNL staff members participate in U.S. and international collaborations around the world.
Furthermore, Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility. The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the "glue" that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the EIC will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.
The NPP Directorate and the EIC project have an opening for a Deputy Directorate Operating Officer (DDCOO) to support operations in both NPP and EIC. The DDCOO will report to the NPP Directorate Chief Operating Officer with a focus on supporting the Physics Department and EIC in facilitating safe, secure, and efficient operations within these organizations. This position requires a dynamic and engaging leader for the development and implementation of close collaborations with other BNL organizational units. In coordination with the management of the NPP Directorate and EIC, you will also support other activities within the NPP Directorate including support for some C-AD activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the research activities and users in the NPP Directorate and EIC project and ensure that operational requirements, processes, and support resources are in place to meet the management responsibility for conducting work in compliance with Laboratory requirements
Formulate policies and goals for operational efficiency and direct effective operational initiatives. Monitor and analyze key performance data and information to assess, trend and continuously improve operations
Participate in the development and implementation of strategic vision, goals and objectives
Participate as a member of the BNL Operations Council to understand/define institutional-level risks, implementation methods to meet requirements, development of corrective action plans, and coordination of assessments
Establish cooperative relationships with and act as liaison to Laboratory support organizations (HR, ES&H, F&O, PPM, QMO) and other science directorates
Interface with BNL senior management as well as with DOE-BHSO (Department of Energy Brookhaven Site Office), collaborating institutions, program offices, regulatory agencies, and represent BNL in forums with peers and management of other National Labs
Engage daily with staff at all levels within the supported organizations to ensure effective operations
Participate as a member of the NPP and EIC Management teams
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or business management
A minimum of 15 years of directly related full-time experience with progressive managerial and leadership responsibilities
Experience in strategic planning, managing individual and team performance, and developing budgets/finances
Advanced interpersonal, conflict resolution, facilitation, and collaboration skills
Ability to provide strong counsel to decision-makers and to lead by example and influence
Proven problem solving and decision-making skills
Clear and concise oral and written communication skills, including developing and delivering presentations
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Graduate degree in science, engineering, or business management
Professional certifications in project management, facility, maintenance, or operational areas
Experience with operations as a federal contractor in a research institution/organization
Knowledge of DOE Office of Science requirements
Experience in accelerator facility operations
Occasional travel may be required
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.