Los Alamos National Laboratory Team Lead (QPA Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Institutional Quality Group Leader, and deployed to the Division Leader Manager of Functions, the Team Leader will provide management and operational oversight for the PADCAP/ADPM/MOF Quality Execution Team, managing a staff of approximately 14 Quality professionals. The Team Leader is responsible for the supervision of staff, tactical execution, oversight, and management of the staff. The Team Leader will have oversight for Quality Operations at CMRR, and PADCAP including: strategic leadership and coordination of quality improvements in all PADCAP functional areas. The Team Leader is responsible for the overall management of the QPA-IQ program management within PADCAP to include the relevant policies, functional area processes and personnel, and addressing customer input. The Team Leader will be a voting and key member of the MOF Management Review Board, and will play a key role in the management of issues that may arise in PADCAP in the area of Quality. The Team Leader will be responsible for presenting the PADCAP Quality & Productivity Leadership Workshop as well as other special purpose programs as needed.

The Team Leader will participate in the achievement of organizational goals for programmatic, business, and operational excellence. The Team Leader will be responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining qualified staff, promoting safety, security, and quality in all operations; exercising prudent fiscal and property management; promoting teamwork within the organization, and promoting a positive work environment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or technical lead experience in Quality disciplines and/or related experience and capability to manage and lead at the team level.

  • Demonstrated client/customer focus, team building skills, business acumen and orientation, and a focus on results.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of DOE Order 414.1 D and ASME/NQA-1 2008 with 2009 addendum associated with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and projects. Demonstrated expertise in quality assurance with environmental programs and/or capital projects.

  • Knowledge and experience implementing quality improvement programs to include behavior based management systems, as well as use of predictive analytics and contemporary causal analysis tools to drive improvement in project execution.

  • Demonstrated experience managing, working and completing nuclear and non-nuclear projects.

  • Demonstrated experience in Issues Management, including application of a graded approach to the management of issues, and development of causal analyses.

  • Possess demonstrated experience in development of capital project cost estimates, managing several teams of technical and administrative professionals; understand design drawings, FCRs, NCRs, and possess demonstrated experience performing surveillances and audits.

  • Demonstrated successful application of sound professional judgment, awareness of human performance principles and evidence of sound strategic and tactical planning capabilities.

  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills including briefings, technical or administrative reports, publications, or similar products that represent a group or higher level office, or a product that represents a technical evaluation.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated successful development and maintenance of constructive working relationships with internal and external customers to include PADs, ADs, and the local field office for DOE/NNSA.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of S/CI program and Software Quality Assurance.

  • Experience in a national laboratory environment combined with recent experience in complex EPC project settings.

Education: BS/MS degree in an engineering or other relevant technical discipline, with 6-8 years of relevant technical experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in project management, engineering, construction, project controls or procurement.

Notes to Applicants: Please submit a comprehensive Cover letter addressing minimum and desired skills

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.

The Institutional Quality and Assurance (IQ) group supports the Laboratory by helping organizations ensure quality work is executed consistently and effectively across the institution. IQ includes internal assessments, supplier evaluations, NQA-1 audits, receipt inspection, suspect/counterfeit items, product certification, procurement quality, HLR inspections, quality support, quality program, document control/records and software quality functions. The IQ mission is to integrate quality requirements into engineering processes, validate that Policies and Programs meet regulatory and customer requirements, and to develop and manage electronic systems to support the QPA division institutional programs.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/Institutional Quality and Assurance

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Team Lead (QPA Manager 3)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC62677