Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Program Director, ASC (Project-Program Director 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program Director in the Weapons Physics Directorate (ADX), the Deputy Program Director for the ASC Program will provide leadership and strategic planning for ASC Program at LANL.

The ASC Program develops and advances the predictive capability of multi-physics weapons science simulation codes. The Program also provides the large scale high performance computing capability for the weapons program, including the supporting computer science research. The overall goal of the ASC Program is to provide the computational tools required for Stockpile Stewardship, and to counter threats of nuclear proliferation.

The successful applicant will be responsible for working with the Program Director to set strategic direction for and steward an annual portfolio of approximately $200M. The principal customer base for this program area is the DOE NNSA Defense Programs.

The principal responsibilities of the position may include teaming with the Program Director to:

  • Lead programmatic and financial elements of the ASC Program at Los Alamos, including working with the Program Managers, CFO, and the stakeholder Division Leaders to manage the program

  • Enable delivery of ASC Program products and milestones

  • Foster effective partnerships with HQ; LANL program and line leaders (e.g., in PADGS, PADWP, and in the Science Program, ICF, DSW, and GS programs); counterparts at LLNL and SNL; and other external customers and stakeholders

  • Advocate for the development and funding of new initiatives to meet DSW and GS drivers

  • Effectively address Laboratory goals for programmatic, business, and operational excellence

  • Mentor the ASC Program leadership team in program leadership

  • Demonstrate commitment to the Laboratory mission of excellence in science, technology, and engineering, demonstrating integrity, establishing trust, and commitment to diversity and excellence in the workforce.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership, strategic and tactical planning, and overall direction for execution of a large, complex, and technically challenging program requiring multidisciplinary integration across multiple organizations

  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive-level external and internal customers to strategize, develop, negotiate, and define goals/milestones and scope

  • Demonstrated experience managing programs with significant fiscal and programmatic responsibilities

  • Demonstrated experience in resource planning and allocation, setting objectives and meeting milestones

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more technical areas overseen by this portfolio, such as the development and/or use of complex multi-physics codes, analysis of nuclear test data, quantitative assessment of codes and algorithms, development of material models and data, operation of large scale high performance computers and/or computing facilities, or computer science for multi-physics codes and/or high-performance computers

  • Demonstrated ability to build and grow both internal and external organizational relationships and programs and effectively team across a multidisciplinary institution

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a broad range of audiences

  • Demonstrated record of effective management in the following areas: financial management, safety, security, environmental compliance and personnel management

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Laboratory's goals in assuring the health and safety of workers, and the public, security, environmental protection, workforce diversity, and employee development

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship

Desired Skills:

  • Working programmatic knowledge of the ASC Program

  • Demonstrated successful experience interacting/interfacing with the Department of Energy program offices, programmatic secretarial offices, NNSA sponsors, and the tri-lab ASC community

  • Prior change-of-station and line-management experience

  • An active Q clearance

Education:Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Material Science or related technical field. Doctorate degree preferred.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills (save and attach cover letter with job number and name).

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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We are committed to work-life balance, as well as both personal and professional growth. We consider our creative and dedicated scientific professionals to be our greatest assets, and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their successes. We provide mentoring to help new staff build a solid technical and professional foundation, and to smoothly integrate into the culture of LANL.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Multiple options for work schedule

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid sick time and disability insurance

  • 401k (100% match up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k on day one

Los Alamos, New Mexico enjoys excellent weather, clean air, and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking & biking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of rugged canyons and mesas as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Maximum Salary: 238500

Minimum Salary: 137700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: ADX / AD Weapons Physics

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Deputy Program Director, ASC (Project-Program Director 5)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57548