222-S Facility Manager

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Job Summary:

The Facility Manager will have the overall responsibility for the management of the 222-S Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Laboratory complex (referred to as the 222-S laboratory) with a mission of supporting the Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup mission at the Hanford Nuclear site. The 222-S laboratory has 280 staff and an annual operating budget of approximately $80M.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for providing analytical chemistry production services, research studies, and analysis, and has ownership of the 222-S laboratory operations to support the Hanford Site environmental cleanup. The lab processes over 40,000 samples per year including chemical analyses (inorganic, organic, radiochemical, materials), process engineering development, and hot cell operations, radiological control and building maintenance. The laboratory also conducts Research and Technology Development programs in support of waste cleanup analytical needs, emergent technologies, physical and chemical characteristics of high-level nuclear wastes, field instrumentation, and mechanisms of equipment failure.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management website provides additional information regarding the 222-S laboratory and the contract.


Reporting directly to the 222-S Laboratory Manager, the Facility Manager will lead the programmatic objective/goal setting, plan development and performance assessment and reviews of all facility systems. The incumbent is responsible for the safe and effective operation of buildings in a mission-ready state and works closely with building management, occupants and laboratory customers, and other site contractors.

The Facility Manager leads all facility operations, facilities engineering, project managers, crafts/services staff, subcontractors, and construction management to ensure the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, and its highly experienced staff will execute on its primary objectives. Also, the Facility Manager will be improving the facility while in a production environment and preparing the laboratory for future demands of the Hanford site.

The Facilities Manager will evaluate the effectiveness of Predictive, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance programs by quantitatively identifying impact failures and ensure buildings are in a ready-to-use state (operations, cleanliness, accessible and safe) by partnering with the Analytical Operations Managers and other stakeholders. This role explains, promotes, and implements facility management policies, procedures, and methods relating to facility services and performance measures, identifies potential improvements and efficiencies and implements changes, and supports annual work planning and system/structure/component life cycle strategy.

The Facility Manager has accountability for facility budgets, maintenance, engineering, upgrades, new construction, quality, scheduling, workforce planning, human resource management, environmental health and safety. This position will also have primary line authority over all facility systems and function as the primary interface with other site contractors for site services.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 years of experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S in Facilities Management, Engineering, Facilities Engineering, or equivalent scientific or engineering field with 20 plus years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience including operation of DOE nuclear facilities with of similar size, scope, and Prior leadership role in operations, project management, program management for facility maintenance and upgrades. PMP/Project Management or equivalent related certification a plus.
  • Facility Professional Management Qualification and demonstrated understanding of DOE Orders, National Laboratory work controls, safety and environmental, and project management processes. Broad knowledge of best business practices and industry and regulatory standards (federal, state, and local).
  • Must be skilled in articulating and communicating operational goals and objectives, managing others, developing, motivating and empowering staff and union-represented workforce. Must be able to; create a positive learning environment in which all staff can excel, encourage and support teamwork and positively motivate the members of the technical groups, effectively communicate and foster the flow of information in all directions in the organization and demonstrate superior listening skills and the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Must be knowledgeable of disaster planning, emergency preparedness and general facility safety including federal, state and application laws, regulations, procedures and guidelines. Ability to constructively and collaboratively interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, and appropriately representing 222-S.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record-keeping, report writing and communication and use computer applications such as MS Office, Databases, or Facilities Management/Maintenance Systems at a level of competence to do analysis, produce presentations and reports suitable for Facilities and Laboratory management.


RJ Lee Group, Inc. offers full-time employees a total benefits package that includes:

Competitive salaries

Paid time off benefits

Medical, dental, vision and medical/dependent care flexible benefits

Group life insurance and disability insurance

401(k) savings and investment program


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