Procurement/Gov’t Contracts Attorney

Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Job ID: 2024-8724

Job Title: Procurement Attorney 5


As a member of the Office of General Counsel team, you will be part of a dynamic team of attorneys providing legal advice and guidance and risk-balanced solutions to all levels of management and subject matter experts at PNNL.  This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel and will work with management and staff at all levels within PNNL.   The individual selected for this position will be expected to partner closely with PNNL managers and subject matter experts that advance, promote, and accomplish the PNNL mission.

If selected for the position, your key responsibilities and accountabilities will be focused on business services and business practices and will include:

  • Providing legal advice and counsel to the business teams with respect to acquisitions, contracts, subcontracts, agreements, and other matters as assigned;
  • Partnering collaboratively with Business Services Division to provide advice and counsel on general business strategies and practices;
  • Proactively identifying solutions to challenges and risk mitigation strategies that support compliance with Federal Acquisitions Regulations and other requirements;
  • Working with all levels of PNNL management and staff to address organization and mission needs and legal issues that may arise;
  • Leading efforts and working collaboratively with outside counsel when warranted to represent Battelle in matters involving litigation, Court of Federal Claims, Board of Contract Appeals, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, investigations, and other proceedings;
  • Managing litigation to include ensuring compliance with applicable litigation management regulations, rules and procedures;
  • Participating on multi-disciplinary teams to identify and address issues and develop risk-balanced solutions that accomplish the PNNL mission;
  • Identifying and analyzing a range of general and business law legal issues, drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance;
  • Researching and analyzing case law, statutes, and regulations as well as drafting appropriate legal guidance;
  • Working with the Office of General Counsel team to provide legal support on a range of general law subject areas and issues as necessary to properly represent Battelle and its efforts to successfully accomplish the PNNL mission


  • Provides legal advice, counsel and service to Battelle management and business and other subject matter experts.
  • Represents Battelle directly or through outside counsel on legal claims including but not limited to litigation, contractor claims/appeals, and transactions (commercial and government), security (physical and information), national security and tax.
  • Develops, reviews, or implements PNNL-wide and/or functionally specific training. Maintains currency on applicable federal laws, statutes, decisions and administrative orders.


Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school; Licensed to practice law in at least one state in good standing; and 8+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with and understanding of Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)
Demonstrated ability to team with others
Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all management levels
Experience working for or representing a federal contractor
Litigation experience (including administrative hearings), alternative dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings

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