Los Alamos National Laboratory Project-Program Director 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology. Residing within the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), the Nuclear Security Production Integration (NSPI) Organization is responsible for providing professional program management of activities that support the nation’s defense, energy and security science needs. More specifically, NSPI is responsible for providing Directorate and Laboratory interface, negotiating program requirements and budgets with external customers, providing programmatic oversight of production, scientific operations and equipment installation, and assuring that the Laboratory’s Production Agency commitments are met. Within the NSPI Organization, Space and Stockpile Management (NSPI-SSM) is responsible for providing programmatic oversight of production in support of space and defense programs. The Project-Program Director 4 will report directly to the Project-Program Director 5 for NSPI-SSM.
The Project-Program Director 4 will supervise a team of NSPI-SSM program managers and deployed staff to meet programmatic deliverables and milestones. It is critical that the chosen candidates have a demonstrated record of achievement in effective leadership, mentoring, coaching, and communication with junior staff.
The Project-Program Director 4 will serve as the program lead for Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) production, responsible for integrating, and balancing the needs of a wide variety of programs and customers. The Project-Program Director 4 will be responsible for ensuring the development and maintenance of multi-year budgets and resource-loaded schedules and earned value management-based analysis and reporting. The Project-Program Director 4 will provide guidance and leadership on risk management, defining and managing risks. Active engagement with internal and external program stakeholders is required and excellent communication skills are necessary.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Leadership: Demonstrated record of achievement in leadership from both a line management and program management perspective to include excellence in strategic and tactical planning; providing clearly defined direction for the execution of large, complex, and technically challenging scope that requires multidisciplinary integration across organizations; implementing new program development initiatives of strategic significance in technical, operational, and/or programmatic disciplines; management and development of assigned employees; team building to achieve a defined set of deliverables and milestones. Demonstrated experience working effectively and calmly under pressure of deadlines and changing priorities, including taking initiative, assuming responsibility for organization, prioritizing work, and driving multiple tasks to completion.
Project and/or Program Management Experience: Expert knowledge and demonstrated consultative experience in all aspects of program and project management of technical or operational work, including experience working across the National Security Enterprise (NSE) sites to facilitate communication and realize national-level objectives; negotiating with executive-level external customers and defining work scope, schedules, budgets; performing variance analysis and reporting; managing risk.
Collaboration: Proven success working independently and as a contributing member of a team including effective interaction with all levels of internal and external personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
Communication: Excellent communication skills are required for this position including demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees; demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective executive-level external and internal customer relationships to include a record of achievement in effectively interacting with Federal Program Managers and Directors within the Department of Energy or other government agencies.
Education Requirement: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation; an advanced technical degree is preferred.
Radioactive Power Supply Experience: Experience with plutonium-238 production operations that manufacture heat sources / power supplies.
High-Hazard Manufacturing Experience: Experience working in or managing manufacturing programs performed in high-hazard facilities.
Project Management: Experience utilizing formal Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles to help manage a project/program.
Education/Experience: Advanced engineering or science degree; Project Management Professional or equivalent industry credential and multiple years of experience in a managerial capacity strongly preferred.
Clearance: An active DOE Q Clearance and HRP endorsement.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
This vacancy will close on July 3, 2021, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as June 11, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
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 Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC85798
Organization Name NSPI-SSM/NSPI Space & Stockpile Management
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC85798