Los Alamos National Laboratory Strategic Partnerships Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 2 ) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Strategic Sponsored Work (SSW) group under the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) is hiring a Strategic Partnership Project Manager (SPP-PM). The SPP-PM is an experienced contracts strategist, a prolific executer, a relationship-builder, and a problem-solver with advanced emotional intelligence, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse set of individuals at all levels within and outside of the organization.
As the SPP-PM you will work with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists and management to identify and execute on Strategic Partnership Project (SPP) agreements, Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), and other agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Federal agency and Non-Federal Entities (NFEs) such as companies, universities, and foreign entities. A As you quickly establish yourself in the LANL organization as a recognized leader within your field of expertise in the technology transfer domain you will leverage your project management skills to support agreement activities including workflow lifecycle and developing and/or managing project scopes of work (SOW) and deliverables. You will support the full SPP project lifecycle, working with scientists to ensure project and DOE requirements for SPP s are being met, while ensuring appropriate integration of overall FCI business strategies for the agreement as part of a larger portfolio.
As the SPP-PM you will consistently produce high quality work products which may include: proposal preparation/coordination/submission, award negotiation, internal reviews/approvals; project statements or work; project deliverables; training materials; business models; analysis derived from business intelligence to inform technology transfer decisions and strategies; detailed metrics reports; data management systems; SPPs; CRADAs; or other contracts. You will accomplish this by:
Independently identifying and developing internal relationships to build consensus within FCI, legal counsel, Line and Program; and external relationships with regional, state and national stakeholders.
Recommending appropriate technology transfer outcomes to pursue based on viability of the technology, the business opportunity and the goals of the line and program stakeholders as they support broader Laboratory objectives.
Analyzing and assessing opportunities and risks to identify appropriate tasks, scope, and deliverables on multiple moderately complex and concurrent projects to meet FCI, line and program goals.
Defining and managing project requirements, scope and deliverables. Overseeing projects through their lifecycle informed by project duration, intellectual property associated with the project, or other variables that might impact project outcomes and deliverables.
Developing and sharing best practices through professional organizations such as NIH Regional Seminars, AUTM®, Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) to promote growth of subject matter expertise and team-based collaborations.
Establishing the goals and boundaries for these projects and how to operate within DHHS policy, Federal technology transfer guidelines, regulatory and prime contract requirements, and LANL policy.
Designing and executing on training and data management systems to facilitate DOE, NNSA and/or LANL/TRIAD technology transfer and commercialization goals and objectives.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Contracts and Technology Transfer
Full understanding of applicable legal contract terms and conditions, and an ability to analyze business practices in light of contractual requirements. Detailed knowledge of intellectual property (IP) to inform technology transfer decisions and strategies to include, translating and interpreting advanced or complex business concepts.
Working knowledge of and experience in project management of technical or operational work, including reviewing funding opportunity announcements (FOA’s), developing proje ct plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions.
Demonstrated analytical and reading comprehension skills, with proven attention to detail for managing multipleproposals/ projects simultaneously and consistently meeting deadlines.
Proven track record of working independently in a high-pressure environment, negotiating a high-volume and variety of agreements, while creatively maneuvering obstacles, resolving conflicts, adhering to policy and procedure, and communicating situational awareness to management and peers.
Communication and Coalition Building
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills with a proven history of developing and nurturing effective internal and external customer relationships to build and foster trust, gain consensus, build collaboration, transparency, and accountability with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and potentially conflicting interests.
A Project Management Institute certification is preferred but not required.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in marketing, business development, and/or technology commercialization is desired; as is previous experience working with government or university organizations and laboratories.
Demonstrated agreement or project scope drafting skills.
Familiarity with Laboratory regulations, technologies and operations.
Active memberships in Technology Transfer organizations such as AUTM or other such organization, and certification such as Registered Technology Transfer Professional or Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Paralegal or Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification.
Previous DOE “Q” or other Top Secret clearance; current DOE “Q” or other Top Secret clearance 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 .
Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, you must include a cover letter expressing how you meet this job’s requirements and qualifications.
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 Weber, Paul Harlan
Vacancy Name: IRC90695
Organization Name FCI-DO/Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC90695