Los Alamos National Laboratory J Division Leader R&D Manager 6 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Division Leader (R&D; Manager 6) will have responsibilities for the technical, programmatic, and operational leadership, management, and development of the Division. Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Provide effective leadership to enable the J workforce to succeed in division milestones and deliverables, including developing and fostering effective teams to meet customer goals;

  • Participate in the development of the programmatic directions for the Division and the completion of assigned deliverables;

  • Integrate closely with partner organizations, internal and external to the Laboratory, to identify, influence, and accomplish priorities relevant to the Weapons Program;

  • Plan, organize, and manage the activities of the Division;

  • Determine and promote long-range goals to ensure that the Division performs the highest quality research and execution relevant to national needs;

  • Identify and act on opportunities to influence directions, policy, and vision, both internal and external to the organization;

  • Plan, advocate for, and represent all aspects of the conduct of integrated experiments, from large-scale to small, and for all experiment teams, both within and external to the Division;

  • Oversee strategic hiring and investments to maintain core capabilities and emerging opportunities. Serve as a collaborative member of the Weapon Engineering & Experiments Directorate management team with a broad institutional perspective;

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated record of excellent leadership, management, and supervisory skills that includes development of personnel, Formality of Operations, and the development and management of budgets.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons Program and the U.S. Stockpile

  • Demonstrated successful line management experience including effective decision-making as demonstrated through prudent risk-taking and effective delegation in a technical field relevant to the Division's mission.

  • Demonstrated experience with experiment design and execution, or facility operation, associated with complex experimentation involving fast transient phenomena and/or engineering measurements.

  • Successful experience in leading a management team in executing a complex technical program, strategic planning, setting objectives, and meeting milestones.

  • Experience building collaborative relationships across LANL, with other national laboratories, universities, and/or industry.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers, past success attracting and coaching talented people, and managing conflict among staff.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in the application of Human Performance Improvement Principles.

  • Significant, formal management training or demonstrated record of professional enrichment of a diverse workforce.

  • Experience with operations at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), Washington, DC, and/or change-of-station experience.

Education:An advanced degree in engineering or related science discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save 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 beautiful Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe area), Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier research and development institution focused on national and international security. The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division addresses national security challenges by executing mission-driven, large-scale, integrated experiments, emphasizing sub-critical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, focused experiments, and tests of engineered systems. The Division develops the workforce, facilities, technologies, and systems necessary to generate, analyze, and disseminate unique, high-quality data with integrity and scientific excellence. J Division utilizes professional engineering management, and Formality of Operations and Conduct of Engineering processes, to effectively integrate high-fidelity test objects, multiple diagnostic technologies, sophisticated experiment design, and multi-disciplinary teams assembled across organizational boundaries. The Division executes its responsibilities in a sustainable, safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. J Division operates the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and also operates or utilizes other LANL firing sites and facilities. The Division serves the laboratory as the source of explosives machining and is in charge of the execution of significant upcoming capability investment in SCORPIUS for the Enhanced Capability for Subcritical Experiments (ECSE). The Division collaborates to collaborates to execute sub-critical and other integrated experiments at ESCE/SCORPIUS and HE machining capability for the lab, DOE, and partner organization facilities as needed.

Maximum Salary: 293700

Minimum Salary: 164900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Wallin, Scott Michael

Organization Name: J-DO/ J Intergrated Weapons Experiments

Email: smwallin@lanl.gov

Job Title: J Division Leader R&D; Manager 6

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57741