Los Alamos National Laboratory B61-12 LEP Flight Test Program Manager 3 (Program Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The B61-12 Life Extension Group (Q-15) is responsible for technical and programmatic oversight, and execution of all matters pertaining to the Life Extension Program (LEP) of the B61-12 nuclear weapon system. The role of the Program Manager 3 (PM-3), as part of the B61-12 LEP program management team, is to provide leadership, overall integration and management for the execution of the B61-12 LEP Flight Test Program. In this role, the PM-3 will reside in Q-15 and report directly to the B61 LEP Program Manager. The PM-3 will be responsible for the program execution of the NNSA and DoD programmatic requirements associated with the NNSA’s B61-12 LEP flight test program and the Special Projects Program (SPP). In the execution of the flight test scope, the PM-3 will lead a management team consisting of the Team Lead for Flight Execution and the Program Manager for Flight Test Qualification Evaluation and Development. The PM-3 roles and responsibilities are further described below.
Meet all project deliverables and schedule deadlines.
Interpret, clarify and communicate customer’s system technical requirements.
Manage the available B61-12 LEP and SPP plan budget and authorized funding of the flight portfolio by analyzing the budgets/spending at a local level; verifying that the funding allocations for authorized work are properly distributed; and monitoring, tracking and reporting performance to ensure schedule and cost performance adhere to the approved plan.
Work with test leads to plan, program, and budget SPP work scope and schedule; and regularly status activities throughout each fiscal year.
Conduct monthly variance analysis reviews (VARs) and prepare Baseline Change Requests (BCRs) and Joint Impact Assessments (JIAs) as needed for work scope changes.
Oversee reporting and documentation in support of NNSA and USAF deliverables as required.
Oversee and coordinate requirements, hardware acquisitions and management of technical risks.
Attend regular internal and external customer meetings to communicate and responding to LEP and SPP programmatic needs.
Generate Statements of Work and proposals for emerging work and disposition memorandums and proposals as needed.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Nuclear Weapons Knowledge
Advanced working knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile.
Advanced knowledge of and successfully demonstrated experience in all aspects of program management of technical or operational work, including defining program work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost, scope, and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variance; and managing change control and risk. Successfully demonstrated experience in managing multiple, major programs for NNSA and/or DoD government customers. Successfully demonstrated experience in program development and strategic planning. Successfully demonstrated experience in meeting complex, integrated schedules and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
Advanced knowledge of the USAF organizations (MAJCOMS, POGs, etc.) and execution of programs within the DoD and DoD/NNSA arena. Successfully demonstrated experience in working with NNSA and the DoD to manage and execute to nuclear weapon stockpile requirements.
Advanced knowledge of Project Controls related tools (e.g. P6, Earned Value Management System, etc.) to conduct budgeting, scheduling, planning, program execution, tracking and executive reporting.
A record of successful teamwork and consensus-building demonstrated by working with diverse teams as well as across organizational and program boundaries. Advanced knowledge of and successful demonstrated experience in developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Successfully demonstrated experience building trust, gaining consensus, and successfully resolving conflicts.
Excellentinterpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, both with internal and external DOE and DoD customers.
Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level an advanced degree may be expected.
Experience with NNSA and/or DoD program review processes and deliverables (e.g. Design Reviews, Baseline Change Requests and Cost Control Board and/or other program management activities and committees.)
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the Engineering Authorization System (EAS) and the document management system (e.g., PDM Link) to execute nuclear weapon activities.
Demonstrated experience in personnel and resource management.
Derivative Classification (DC) certification desirable.
Certification[JKC1] in Program Management related skills (i.e. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification).
An advanced degree is preferred.
Active Q Clearance or equivalent clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.
Note to Applicants: Please submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and any desired requirements of the position.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Vacancy Name: IRC85841
Organization Name Q-15/B61-12 Life Extension Program
Minimum Salary 125200
Maximum Salary 210600
Req ID: IRC85841