Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Supervisory Watch (SSW) (Technical Project Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Operational Readiness and Execution Group is seeking a Technical Project Manager to support important national security missions at LANL. ORI-2’s primary core functions are to support Causals and Trending Assessments; Readiness & Conduct of Operations; Safety Management & Engineering; Manufacturing Systems; Tactical Scheduling; Nuclear Materials Management; and Industrial Engineering.
The Technical Project Manager (TPM) 4 reports to the Readiness and Conduct of Operations First Line Manager. As a TPM4 you will lead efforts related to the start-up and operational readiness verification of equipment and processes for all facilities managed by the Associate Laboratory Director for Weapons Production (ALDWP). The TPM4 will support in the conduct of Management Self-Assessments (MSAs) of new or restarted nuclear operations, conduct of operations coaching and mentoring of facilities and operations, and serves as Senior Supervisory Watch (SSW) of assigned operations and activities. The TPM will work within established Laboratory requirements for verifying readiness for the startup of new nuclear facilities, equipment, and operations, as well as for the restart of existing operations or equipment. The selected candidate will need to be an excellent problem-solver, and be able to anticipate challenges or obstacles and tactfully resolve them with minimal supervision. This position works collaboratively with a broad range of staff from different organizations, as well as staff and contractors assigned to the organization. The TPM will develop and implement process improvements, provide on-going technical conduct of operations/readiness and support group initiatives as directed by the Division.
Serves as senior supervisory watch (SSW) in the safety oversight of nuclear operations and activities as assigned.
Provides conduct of operations mentoring and coaching to workers and supervisors.
Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Serves as the primary interface between the division and line management for mid-sized, large and/or complex assignments.
Provides leadership and tactical planning for execution of large and/or complex assignments and applies technical or operational knowledge and experience to achieve the objectives.
For assignments supporting implementation of a site wide LANL program such as Conduct of Operations, acts as a broker between programs and line managers.
Applies knowledge and experience to develop instructions, procedures, standing orders, and reports.
Demonstrates good judgment in negotiating with line managers to ensure that resources are available to accomplish the work, and to marshal resources to complete assigned deliverables.
Monitors performance and manages, under change control, the assignment scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines.
Demonstrates good judgment in identifying potential project risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the project(s).
Under limited direction, serves as the primary spokesperson to report assignment status and issues to various levels of management and workers.
Serves as a subject matter expert in Conduct of Operations.
Serves as a subject matter expert in work planning and control processes.
Integrates moderately and highly complex project work with other LANL priorities and commitments and business imperatives.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in leading management self-assessments.
Expert knowledge of Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities process within the Department of Energy.
Expert knowledge and experience with document control, and records management processes required for work conducted in a nuclear facility.
Demonstrated history of performance of nuclear operations including expert knowledge of interpretation and implementation of Technical Safety Requirements and Unreviewed Safety Question Determination process.
Expert knowledge and experience in nuclear facility operations requirements, including safety, safeguards and security, radiation protection, waste management, criticality safety, conduct of operations, and the integration of these requirements into a functional operational strategy.
Expert knowledge and experience with aspects of technical project management of programmatic readiness assessment requirements in a nuclear facility including plans of action, readiness review categories, finding evaluation and corrective measures, NNSA collaborative efforts in Federal Readiness Assessment; and managing change control and risk.
Extensive experience in an advisory role (e.g., subject matter expert, senior supervisory watch, conduct of operations mentor, etc.), interacting eﬀectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust; gaining consensus; and resolving conflicts.
Extensive experience developing, leading, managing, mentoring diverse project management teams, including supervision and development of employees.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills as evidenced by presenting to stakeholders, etc.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Project Management Institute certification is desired for this level.
Active Q clearance
Demonstrated history maintaining effective relationships with both internal and external oversight organizations
Advanced knowledge in technical or operational disciplines of the TA‐55 programmatic operations.
Experience using SharePoint document management and storage system.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of new methods and process improvement initiatives.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
This vacancy will close on August 14, 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 July 21, 2021.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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.
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 call1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC86554
Organization Name ORI-2/Operational Readiness & Execution
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC86554
Category: Project Management