Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
We are seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our collaborative and dynamic team! The ideal candidate will be a terrific communicator, self-motivated, and a proficient multi-tasker with a strong desire and capacity to learn. The Space Instrument Realization Group (ISR-5) provides engineering and technical expertise to develop and deploy high-quality, innovative measurement systems to space for national security applications and NASA missions. ISR-5 is composed of electrical and mechanical engineers, systems engineers, technicians, project control specialists, and technical project managers, all of whom engage on interdisciplinary, high performance project teams that span conceptual development to deployment. The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air, and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years; including space-based measurement systems for verification of international nuclear treaties, basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness, and remote sensing. In addition, we lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Curiosity and Perseverance Mars Rovers, Van Allen Probes, IBEX, and the upcoming IMAP, NACHOS, and BeamPIE missions.
On any given day, you may be called to:
Manage, coordinate, and communicate regarding parts production, design elements, and component deliveries to LANL project leaders, engineers and scientists, and internal machinists, as well as third party vendors.
Lead procurements supporting space instrument development, fabrication, and testing.
Write and deliver status reports as needed to stakeholders.
Research and implement quality assurance practices.
Receive, verify and distribute components and materials, and update inventory documents/systems.
Read and interpret mechanical design documents, ensure compatibility with machining resources/capabilities, and recommend changes to facilitate production.
Manage and maintain documentation for all mechanical parts orders, change requests, and final deliveries.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Communication & Teaming:
Demonstrated ability to contribute to effective, intellectually diverse teams, and interact with colleagues with diverse professional, educational, and experience backgrounds. Experience leading and working with a technical team. Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills. Demonstrated record of fostering a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Advanced knowledge of machining, production, vendor selection, and procurement best practices. Working knowledge of quality assurance requirements. Self-directed in determining technical objectives/requirements for mechanical parts, ability to determine suitability of delivered parts without established procedures. Ability to advise engineers in design and procurement strategies. Mentor lower-level designers; provide drafting checks ahead of ordering. Strong working knowledge of production, assembly, and testing techniques used to develop high reliability mechanical components. Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing best practices.
Working knowledge of and experience in project management of technical and operational work, including developing project plans and work packages, and managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines. Ability to read and interpret project schedules and milestones as related to mechanical parts availability. Manage ordering and component deliveries in an organized and timely fashion. Established skills for multi-tasking, displaying initiative, and problem solving.
Demonstrated expertise in procurement process and policies for government agencies. Strong organizational skills to manage multiple procurements in parallel, keep and track documentation related to procurement, and work in collaboration with procurement specialists. Capacity to lead in devising and implementing procurement strategies across ISR.
Demonstrated record of commitment to safety, security, environment, and quality.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Project Management Institute certification is preferred for this level.
Expert knowledge of engineering, design, and drafting concepts related to a mechanical discipline. Subject matter expert providing practical solutions and perspective on product, process, and practice improvements.
Familiarity with Windchill and Creo Parametric configuration control and CAD software.
Working knowledge of LANL procurement process.
Active Q and/or SCI clearance.
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 .
Where You Will Work
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.
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. Employment Status
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC95173
Organization Name ISR-5/SPACE INSTRUMENT REALIZATION
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC95173
Category: Project Management