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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader / (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

As the Deputy Group Leader (DGL) of the Process Automation and Control (E-3) Group, the selected candidate will team with the E-3 Group Leader, the E-3 first line managers, E-3 staff and the E Division leadership team to provide engineering leadership and technical management for the group. The DGL will report to the Group Leader and serve on the E Division management team. The Deputy Group Leader will assist and supplement the Group Leader in ensuring effective program execution, sound fiscal stewardship, adherence to safety and security policies, program development, personnel development and other business administrative issues. As this is a 0.5 FTE position, the applicant will be expected to conduct funded (the remaining 0.5 FTE) research activities which are in alignment with the capabilities and direction of the group. E-3 is responsible for providing design, fabrication, testing and installation of process automation and control systems for various customers across the Laboratory. This includes providing support for plutonium processing and sustainment. The E-3 group deploys resources providing engineering R & D solutions that enable the Lab's programmatic mission. E-3 includes personnel with capabilities in robotics, electrical-mechanical hardware and software design and engineering, electrical drafting, project management, systems development and integration. The group is comprised of engineers, scientists, development and fabrication technicians and technologists.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrated success in leadership and/or management of a program, line organization or large engineering project.

  • Experience in recruiting, evaluating, mentoring and retaining talented undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs (including promoting diversity and fostering teamwork).

  • Demonstrated successful application of sound business practices and promoting objectives in such areas as performance improvement and budget management.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the group’s mission areas (data acquisition systems, process automation and control systems, robotics). Effective interpersonal and communication skills, which include the ability to engage in technical conversations with all levels of staff, the ability to discuss program strategies with current and potential funding agencies, an ability to delegate tasks to staff and administrators and an ability to interact with all levels of Laboratory management.

Nuclear Weapon Program Initiatives

Demonstrated experience in building collaborative partnerships across LANL internal organizations and demonstrated success in developing and sustaining engineering programs that attract support from the Nuclear Weapons Programs, Global Security Programs, NNSA, DOE, LDRD, DoD, or private industry.

Education/Experience :

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Safety & Security

Familiarity with LANL administrative, safety and security policies. Active DOE Q Clearance.


Process controls design, programming, or application experience. Advanced knowledge of one or more of the group’s mission areas (data acquisition systems, process automation and control systems, robotics), as demonstrated by technical development and implementation. Experience implementing formality into an engineering organization.

Nuclear Weapon Program Initiatives

Familiarity with work/project execution in a nuclear facility environment. Experience in interactions between national laboratories, universities or private industry.

Note to Applicants:

Each applicant must submit a cover letter addressing the required skills along with a resume for full consideration.

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)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 -Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA SupplementalDirective 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.

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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85164
Organization Name E-3 / Process Automation & Control
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC85164
Category: Engineering