Los Alamos National Laboratory NSDD Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The International Threat Reduction Group (NEN-3) provides test readiness and deployment of radiological and nuclear materials detection systems for the Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program (NSDD) in support of national and international nuclear security and nonproliferation objectives. NEN-3 is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a Technical Project Manager to serve as the Project Management Oversight specialist for NSDD. The TPM will assist the NSDD Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager, and members of the program in effectively and proactively building cost and schedule baselines for specific testing campaigns, sponsor deliverables and management tasks. Each baseline will include well defined scope, assumptions, deliverables, an integrated critical path schedule, and resource loading, as well as a forecasted spend plan. The selected candidate will also coordinate assigned projects and maintain cost and schedule data as well as a recovery plan and proposed corrective actions for addressing schedule slips or cost overruns.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Based on established work processes, build project plans and baselines that incorporate cost, schedule, forecasting, resource loading, scope, and deliverables.

  • Coordinate with technical staff and Program Management to formulate effective communications and reporting requirements that define the current status of each project in relation to the baseline, reasons for deviations, and assist with implementing corrective action plans to address schedules and overruns.

  • Extensive interaction with engineers and scientists at a variety of levels- working to translate their projects and test plans into project plans and baselines.

  • Help determine necessary resources for each project based on cost estimates, scheduling, and budgetary constraints.

  • Evaluation of technical documents, test plans, sponsor developed work charters, and other programmatic material to ensure sound project controls oversight and practices.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience in aspects of project management of technical or operational work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions

  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple deliverables and requests from a variety of sources.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff

  • At least two years of demonstrated experience using the principles of project controls, cost estimating, and resource management

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to colleagues, management, and sponsors.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and make decisions, solve problems, exercise good judgment, work under pressure, work with minimal supervision and prioritize workload.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated success working effectively with program and technical staff in defining and accomplishing program milestones (scope, schedule, and budget).

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and excellence as evidenced by exemplary work products.

  • Demonstrated experience with international nuclear security programs.

  • Demonstrated experience with MS Project

  • Demonstrated experience with NNSA’s G2 Project Management System or similar project management systems.

  • Active DOE Q clearance.

Education:Position requires a degree in engineering or related technical discipline and at least two years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Notes to Applicants:Along with a resume, a detailed cover letter addressing each of the Key Position Requirements is required.

Additional Details:

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.

*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. See DOE 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.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen

Organization Name: NEN-3/ International Threat Reduction

Email: samanthad@lanl.gov

Job Title: NSDD Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 1)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC63077