Los Alamos National Laboratory Isotope Program Manager (Program Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The LANL Isotope Program (IP), an important component of LANL’s Office of Science program portfolio, is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Program Manager 4 (PM 4). The LANL IP has unique capabilities at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator and robust hot cell capabilities within Chemistry Division that enable the production, purification and qualification of radioisotopes for distribution through the DOE Isotope Program. The role of the Program Manager 4 is to provide overall leadership and management for the LANL IP in strategic planning and execution of work at the Isotope Production Faciliy (IPF) and the Hot Cell Facility to deliver on a diverse set of production, service and research missions for the DOE IP. The program also maintains a glovebox line within the Plutonium Facility for DOE IP. The PM 4 is responsible for communication with the DOE program managers, with the National Isotope Development Center (NIDC, for interface to customers), and with multiple levels of management across LANL where work for the program is executed. The program manager also oversees a robust research portfolio that spans across isotope-related disciplines including high current targetry, nuclear physics, radiochemistry, and exploring new capabilities for future production.
The PM is responsible for preparing the annual budget requests, monthly reports and updates to DOE, and production planning to meet the needs of DOE IP and NIDC. The program manager interfaces with the technical and operational divisions to ensure programmatic and research deliverables are met, and provides leadership and strategic planning to ensure the long term health and growth of the isotope portfolio. The PM is also responsible for oversight of a $24M programmatic project to outfit a building with hot cells and associated infrastructure for the processing of radioactive targets to produce actinium-225, working with the technical project manager to complete subcontracts for the final design, construction, and installation of the hot cells and associated processing equipment, and to oversee commissioning of the facility.
Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. The PM assures safety and security compliance throughout the program along with their line management partners. The PM fosters a mutually respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment throughout the program.
The successful candidate will:
Serve as the primary interface to the DOE IP and NIDC to establish the annual production plan, respond to changing requirements and customer needs, and develop cost and schedule estimates to execute required scope
Ensure delivery of production isotopes as requested, balanced with execution of world-class R&D, and development of new capabilities to meet future demands.
Integrate significant and complex program scope with other Laboratory priorities and commitments, working with different levels of management across LANL to balance the needs of the program and the institution as a whole.
Apply advanced knowledge and experience in developing project plans and detailed work breakdown structures, negotiating work packages, and assigning various aspects of work to complete project deliverables.
Work with external and internal organizations, and individuals, to evaluate, develop, negotiate, and maintain partnerships and strategic relationships needed for the success of the Isotope Program
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expert-level knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of project and program management of technical or operational work, including defining program work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost, scope, and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variance; and managing change control and risk.
Expert-level knowledge of isotope production or a highly related technical or operational discipline.
Expert-level knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to conducting radioisotope production and research activities, or a highly related discipline.
Demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective internal and/or external customer relationships.
Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with all levels of internal and/or external personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills as evidenced by publications and (inter)national presentations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflicting priorities and deadlines.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US Citizenship
A comprehensive cover letter addressing each of the minimum requirements and applicable desired skills for the position is required to be considered for the position.
Ph.D. in a technically relevant field.
Knowledge of FDA requirements for good manufacturing practices.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
Education/Experience : This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a technically relevant field and 12 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Ph.D. in a technically relevant field is highly desired.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Notes to Applicants:
Occasional travel is needed to meet with DOE Isotope Program management, to other National Laboratories, for project reviews, and to represent the program at scientific conferences.
A comprehensive cover letter addressing the minimum requirements of the position is required to be considered for the position.
Where You Will Work
The Program Manager will work closely with the Science Program Office, Chemistry Division, and the Accelerator Operations Technology Division to ensure delivery of radioisotopes for customers and to facilitate essential R&D activities. The PM must successfully represent this high profile program within schedule and budget while meeting a diverse array of safety and quality requirements.
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC90615
Organization Name SPO-SC/Science Program Office - Office of Science
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC90615