Los Alamos National Laboratory Control Account Manager (Program Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The program manager provides leadership and overall management of an assigned technical or operational portfolio, which may be large or small in total budget and may encompass one or more discrete programs. The program manager brokers with customers and research groups/programs to determine what work will be done to meet the customers’ needs, general timeframes, and funding requirements. The program manager is expected to develop working relationships that span existing internal and/or external institutional missions and extend into new opportunities as policies, missions, and opportunities evolve. Programs are a complex set of related activities needed to produce products or services over time to meet customer requirements within a given mission area. Programs are often ongoing over multiple years and evolve in response to the customers’ changing needs. The customer may be an external body, such as a federal agency, or may be an internal organization within the Laboratory. Programs often are funded by a specific source, but may comprise similar activities funded by multiple sources.
What You Need
Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Assures safety and security compliance, maintains required safety and security training, , and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Serves as the primary interface with one or more mid-level internal and/or external customers to develop, negotiate, and define mission goals and programmatic deliverables, in accord with Laboratory capabilities, capacities, and priorities, that balance the best interests of the customer, the program, and the institution as a whole.
Provides leadership, vision, and strategic and tactical planning for execution of an assigned portfolio consisting of one or more moderately large and/or complex programs impacting multiple organizations and may formulate, plan, and implement new program development initiatives in technical or operational disciplines.
Without considerable direction, works with internal and/or external organizations to evaluate, develop, negotiate, and maintain partnerships and strategic relationships with Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration customers, other government agencies, academic institutions, and/or private industries.
Without considerable direction, works to indentify upcoming strategic shifts of relevance to the institutional mission and seeks to position institutional resources for opportunities and actions needed to address future customer needs.
Serves as the Laboratory’s contractual agent, with authority to negotiate with the mid-level internal and/or external customer(s) and define work scope, schedules, budgets, and funding for programmatic work, priorities, and performance milestones.
Serves as the agent of the mid-level internal and/or external customer(s) within the Laboratory, with responsibility for negotiating and authorizing work and allocating resources.
Integrates complex program work with other Laboratory priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.
Applies advanced knowledge and experience to develop an execution/implementation plan that covers the programmatic work from conception to completion.
Exerts significant latitude in defining work breakdown structures to assign programmatic deliverables to projects, or develops other means to accomplish the work.
Without considerable direction, interfaces and negotiates with line managers to accomplish programmatic work not assigned to projects.
Without considerable direction, works closely with project and line management to ensure performance and monitor and track cost, schedule, and progress against milestones.
Exerts significant latitude in identifying potential portfolio risks, developing risk mitigation strategies, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the assigned program(s).
Without considerable direction, establishes reporting and documentation requirements with the mid-level internal and/or external customer(s) and serves as the primary spokesperson to report status, manage expectations, and warn of upcoming issues to Laboratory senior managers and to the customer.
Maintains advanced knowledge of the relevant technical discipline and understands and adheres to all Laboratory and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the programmatic work of assigned portfolio(s).
Fosters a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
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.
Advanced knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the assigned portfolio(s).
Advanced knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to programmatic work of assigned portfolio(s).
Successfully demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective internal and/or external customer relationships.
Successfully demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with all levels of internal and/or external personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
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.
- Receives direction from a group level manager.
- Provides technical and operational direction to assigned staff as well as deployed staff.
Regular contact with internal and/or external customers to assist in strategizing, negotiating, and defining program/project goals, deliverables, and resources.
Regular contact and consultation with Laboratory management and all levels of staff to assist in directing program/project scope, schedule, and budget.
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 2 years.
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.
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC85229
Organization Name PC-TA55/PC TA-55 LINE ITEMS AND PROJECTS
Minimum Salary 125200
Maximum Salary 210600
Req ID: IRC85229