Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Systems Development Program Manager (Program Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Advances Systems Development Group (Q-18) is responsible for technical and programmatic oversight of for system and sub-system technology development that is directed toward application of improved weapon system safety and use-control performance; design of advanced systems that reduce age-related degradation, improved reliability, and reduced system lifecycle maintenance. The role of the Program Manger 3 is to support Q-18’s three integrated teams: 1. Systems Engineering Design, 2. Surety Systems, and 3. System Safety Assessment Methodologies. Additionally, the Program Manager 3 will support Q-18 management, owning responsibility for monthly financial and Earned Value Management related reports as well as being a part of the Q-18 management team.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple, major programs for NNSA and/or other government customers.

  • Advanced knowledge of PM fundamentals and processes including the Earned Value Management System and other Project Controls related tools.

  • Demonstrated experience with independent peer review for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management Software and NNSA policies and procedures.

  • Successful demonstrated experience meeting schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.

  • Advanced knowledge of and successful demonstrated experience in program development and strategic planning.

  • Advanced knowledge of and successful demonstrated experience in of developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.

  • Demonstrated experience building trust, gaining consensus, and successfully resolving conflicts.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of Laboratory personnel and internal and external customers.

  • Knowledge of and successful demonstration with the document management systems (e.g., PDM Link).

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with Independent Baseline Reviews, Baseline Change Request and Cost Control Board and/or other program management activities and committees.

  • Experience with the NNSA milestones, milestone reporting tool and relationship to define performance tracking and updates.

  • Experience with NNSA program review processes and deliverables.

  • Experience interacting with and presenting to upper level LANL management, NNSA and Navy customers.

  • Advanced knowledge of and successful demonstration with the document management systems (e.g., PDM Link) and applications to stockpile maintenance.

  • Demonstrated experience in load leveling and resource management.

  • Project management certification

  • Derivative Classification (DC) certification desirable.

  • An advanced degree preferred; MBA is beneficial for this role.

  • Active Q Clearance

Education:Requires a Bachelor’s degree and eight years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Work Environment:

Domestic and foreign travel.

Notes to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

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.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division (Q) provides the system engineering, program management, component technology development and system and sub-system testing necessary to field the modernizations authorized to extend the life of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s assets in the active United States nuclear stockpile. Currently, these modernizations are directed at the B61 and the W88. This role demands expertise in design, engineering, fabrication and testing of multiple components using state-of-the-art computational simulation tools and engineering test facilities. The Division works in close liaison with the several production facilities across the nuclear security complex as well as with the customers in the US Navy and Air Force. The Division is also tasked with broadly anticipating the scope of possible future modernizations and with enabling the various technology advances that they might require

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-5993

Contact Name: Vonharders, Jeremy E

Organization Name: Q-18/Technology Development

Email: jeremyv@lanl.gov

Job Title: Advanced Systems Development Program Manager (Program Manager 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69381