Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Support to CMRR Program Support Team (Technical Project Manager 1 & 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager-1 or Technical Project Manager-2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities and job complexities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The selected candidate will report to the Project Owner Representative (POR) Manager or the Transition to Operations Manager (TTO) of Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project within the Plutonium Strategy Infrastructure (PSI) organization.

The focus of the POR team is the CMRR equipment installation for the analytical chemistry (AC) and materials characterization (MC) capabilities at TA-55 in the Radiological Laboratory/ Utility/Office Building (RLUOB) and the Plutonium Facility (PF-4). The POR team is integrated with the CMRR project team to ensure that the program and user requirements are met from initial planning and design through procurement, construction, and turnover to operations.

The focus of the TTO team is on the transition from the newly installed equipment to startup of fully compliant radiological and nuclear operation at the RLUOB and PF-4. The CMRR TTO scope includes operational startup planning and preparation, multiple management assessments, operational hot testing, and transfer of AC/MC capabilities.

Technical Project Manager-1 ($78,400-$128,200):

  • Serve as the primary interface in the field between programmatic operations and the CMRR Project.

  • (POR) Provide integration of the user requirements with the instrument procurement and construction activities.

  • (TTO) Provide integration of the operational requirements with the operational startup planning and preparation activities.

  • Apply working knowledge and skills to ensure the technical requirements are met.

  • Understand procedures and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the Project and programmatic work at TA-55.

  • Apply working knowledge of all aspects of project and the integration of operations in the field.

  • Under direction, monitor performance of scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines of CMRR subprojects.

  • Support the assembly of evidence packages in order to demonstrate compliance with LANL safety and security policies and procedures.

Technical Project Manager-2 ($86,000-$141,800):

  • Serve as the technical subject matter expert and manage subsets of the TTO or POR scope.

  • (POR) Support technical resolutions related to issues in the engineering, procurement and construction area; provide input to Request for Information (RFI) and design changes; and review the construction turnover and design closeout packages.

  • (TTO) Provide leadership and tactical planning for operational requirements definition, project planning, project turnover, readiness preparation and assessment, and startup activities.

  • Understand procedures and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the Project and programmatic work at LANL and the TA-55Site.

  • Assist the CMRR TTO or POR Manager in monitoring performance of the CMRR Project scope, schedule, and budget.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Project Manager-1 (TPM-1)

  • Familiarity with nuclear facilities operations requirements, including safety, safeguards and security, radiation protection, waste management, criticality safety, conduct of operations, and QA/QC.

  • Entry-level knowledge and demonstrated experience in aspects of technical or operational work in a nuclear or radiological facility.

  • (TTO) Entry-level knowledge and experience with operational readiness and the startup of programmatic operations.

  • (POR) Entry-level knowledge and experience in design, procurement, equipment installation or instrument operations.

  • Demonstrated experience working effectively and calmly under the pressure of deadlines, changing priorities, taking initiative, and assuming responsibility to organize, prioritize and follow multiple tasks to completion.

  • Proven success working independently and as a contributing member of a team, and being able to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • Ability to develop and nurture effective mid-level internal customer relationships.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentations to various audiences.

Technical Project Manager-2 (TPM-2)

In addition to the TPM-1 requirements outlined above, qualification at the TPM-2 level requires the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in aspects of project management for a project, program, and operational activities.

  • Demonstrated working experience with capital line item integrated project team.

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with the startup of programmatic equipment and gloveboxes within a nuclear or radiological facility.

  • Familiarity within LANL or within the DOE Complex facilities and programmatic operations.

  • Proven success working within an interdisciplinary technical team on a line item project.

  • Demonstrated experience with line item construction project requirements, project management, and project control processes.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in projects.


  • Technical Project Manager-1 --- Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Technical Project Manager-2 --- Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience; post-graduate coursework preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must also submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how you meet each of the required 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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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, 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 Plutonium Strategy Infrastructure (PSI) organization is the focal point for the future of LANL’s plutonium mission. PSI is the implementation arm of LANL’s Plutonium Strategy and provides independent oversight across line-item construction projects and the TA-55 site. Plutonium operations are centered along the Pajarito Corridor, and PSI focuses its activities at the TA-55 site. PSI supports the CMRR Project, which will ensure continuity in enduring AC/MC capabilities essential to NNSA’s stockpile stewardship mission. The CMRR REI2 and PEI subprojects allow the immediate reuse of existing facilities, minimizing the new footprint; specifically, the REI2 subproject will maximize the use of the RLUOB, and the PEI subproject involves repurposing lab space in PF-4. Also, under the PSI portfolio, the Plutonium Modular Approach (PMA) project will provide a series of nuclear facility modules that can be individually configured to support a variety of plutonium mission needs.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: PSI/Plutonium Strategy Infrastructure

Job Title: Technical Support to CMRR Program Support Team (Technical Project Manager 1 & 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57844