Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The mission of the Legal Office of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is to further the Laboratory's strategic goals by protecting and preserving the Laboratory's legal, ethical, and financial integrity and reputation. The objective is to provide superior legal services to support the world-class science being performed at BNL. This is accomplished by providing strategic legal advice and counsel and seeking to ensure that all members of the Laboratory staff conduct their activities in accordance with applicable law and standards consistent with the goals, vision, and values of the Laboratory.
The legal department's services include drafting and negotiating legal agreements; providing counsel on employee relations matters, environmental safety & health regulatory compliance, intellectual property rights, and administrative proceedings and litigation. Members of the legal department are expected to participate in various Lab committees and initiatives, and be readily accessible to assist management and staff members.
Reporting to the General Counsel, the candidate will join a small, energetic and responsive legal team.
The candidate will provide comprehensive support to the Lab's Procurement and Property Management (PPM) organization, specifically: full responsibility for providing accurate, timely, business-oriented legal advice in support of procurement projects that are time-sensitive, highly visible internal and external to BNL, and key to BNL's mission in support of the Department of Energy (DOE).
Responsibilities will include:
Provide legal advice to PPM personnel on a daily basis for full range procurement and government contract matters: legal interpretation of standard agreement modifications, issuance of solicitations, support in negotiations with vendors.
Provide support to PPM Management by interpreting DOE-approved standard agreements, the Procurement Operations Manual, and procurement process.
In tandem with the PPM Compliance Officer, ensure that PPM processes and documents are compliant with current laws and DOE requirements.
Assist the PPM Compliance Officer with training.
Review subcontract and related documentation ensuring consistency with the BNL Prime Contract, federal laws and regulations, and DOE Orders pertaining to procurement.
Collaborate with other staff specializing in export, intellectual property, finance, and science and operations departments to provide seamless, high-quality legal counsel.
Counsel on government contracts-related business and regulatory issues at the direction of the General Counsel.
Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
Juris Doctorate degree with NY state bar admission.
At least seven (7) years of legal experience with a law firm and/or in-house with at least two (2) years of directly transferable experience advising clients on U.S. Government procurement or government contract matters.
Demonstrated experience in supporting large, sensitive agreements within aggressive timeframes.
Experience in proposal development, negotiations, contract performance and dispute resolution.
Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management and Government agency personnel clearly and effectively.
Must possess sound judgment.
Strong writing and advocacy skills.
A desire for significant responsibility, client interaction and teamwork.
Preferred knowledge, skills & abilities:
Experience in construction and supporting global sourcing.
Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Experience with Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR).
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
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.