Capital Infrastructure Planner

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7109377 (Ref:414038)

Posted: August 31, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne National Laboratory is searching for a Capital Planner to join its Strategic Planning and Sustainability team within the Infrastructure Services Directorate.

The Capital Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining a multi-year portfolio of capital facility and infrastructure projects (capital projects) to support mission readiness and Laboratory Operations goals by reducing deferred maintenance and operations risks through addressing repair needs, infrastructure modernizations, compliance obligations and improved resilience and sustainability investments. Annual budget of $8.5M is dedicated to repair and maintenance projects with additional funding available based on justification for campus-wide institutional benefit. The Capital Planner is responsible for ensuring capital planning and budgeting efforts for the laboratory’s facilities and utility systems comply with Department of Energy Order 430.1C, Real Property Asset Management. The Capital Planner provides technical direction on project requirements and prepares program planning documents, preliminary cost estimates, comparative cost studies and funding option analysis for capital project proposals and facility improvements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate facility and infrastructure deficiencies and other data, provided by the Infrastructure Services Data Manager, to identify, develop and prioritize capital projects investments.
  • Manage process to develop capital project business cases, working with Facility Engineers, Utility System Engineers and consultants, as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a multi-year capital facility and infrastructure investment plan with needed funding profiles and work to identify appropriate funding sources (Major Repair, Laboratory General Benefit, Institutional General Plant Projects, and Sustainability).
  • Develop annual Work Project submissions to request laboratory overhead funding for projects as appropriate.
  • Identify scope and budget for planning studies, preliminary designs and further evaluations needed to support business case development and the multi-year capital investment plan. Lead internal teams or manage consultants to conduct studies as appropriate.
  • Participate in capital project design reviews and project meetings to provide feedback and ensure strategic alignment to the investment plan.
  • Review monthly progress of infrastructure project execution and provide input, as necessary, to Infrastructure program and project managers on optional scope, risk/contingency or sequencing of work to align with goals of the multi-year capital investment plan.
  • Serve as point of contact for resilient infrastructure and incorporate resilience and sustainability requirements into capital planning
  • Maintain standard approach to performing rough order of magnitude cost estimates and project durations for planning purposes.
  • Respond to stakeholder and customer requests for project initiation and planning support and provide planning level cost estimates and schedules as requested.

Position Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles as applied to design, construction, and management of research facilities and related infrastructure.
  • Communications and leadership skills as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, including negotiation, facilitation, and managing processes across matrix teams.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop productive relationships with ANL managers and staff, and collaborators from other institutions.
  • Considerable ability to deliver successfully against demanding cost, schedule, technical goals and within all regulatory guidelines.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices, Laboratory and DOE policies and Laboratory accounting and procurement procedures.
  • Considerable capability in decision making for planning and prioritizing technical and other required programs. 
  • Knowledge and skill level requires formal education with a Bachelor`s Degree in engineering (civil, mechanical or electrical), environmental, urban planning, or architecture, and 10 years or more of technical experience with broad-based strategic planning and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, developing and executing facility programming and capital project planning activities.
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD, GIS, word processing, spreadsheets, graphic presentation development, and database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior leadership, customers, and service personnel.
  • Registration as a professional architect or engineer and/or certified project management professional is highly desirable.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile

Project Management and Planning 4

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7109377 (Ref:414038)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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