Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Accelerator Operations and Technology (AOT) Division is seeking an R&D Manager 3 (Deputy Group Leader) for the Instrumentation and Controls (AOT-IC) group. The AOT-IC Deputy Group Leader will serve as part of the AOT management team to provide leadership for the Division.
The group is currently in the middle of a major upgrade and modernization of the LANSCE accelerator instrumentation and control systems. The LANSCE accelerator systems were put into operation in 1972, and while improvements to the controls and instrumentation have been made over the years, they are currently not fully to modern standards. A recapitalization program is in place that will provide $7.3M to complete this modernization. Specifically, the scope of work for this project will be the following. The new control system will be based on industry standard data bus systems for inter-module communications and will be compatible with other LANSCE systems. The system implementation will be based on industry standard communication protocols deploying flexible technology that integrates well with EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System). System Input/Output Controllers will be capable of Fast Protect reporting, Timed Data generation, Timing System interfacing, Beam Instrumentation, and Run Permit functionality. Improvements will be implemented in the areas of communication network bandwidth, data storage and retrieval, as well as data accessibility, man-machine interfaces, and accelerator related applications software. This project will complete the modernization of the LANSCE control system, which will enable fast and reliable tuning and operation of the accelerator. This is a division-wide effort lead by the Instrumentation and Controls management team.
In addition to the above project, the successful candidate will assist the Group Leader in providing strong technical and managerial leadership to the AOT Instrumentation and Controls Group. Furthermore, the Deputy Group Leader is expected to nurture and develop technical and professional excellence within the group and to work with group members to develop skills that contribute to their professional development. The position will entail solving problems (technical, fiscal, project, managerial), performing analyses needed to generate solutions, and interacting with all levels of personnel both internal and external to the Group, Division and Laboratory. Work time will be split roughly equally between management and actual technical work.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated technical knowledge of and relevant experience in a majority of the group’s core capabilities to include the following: electrical engineering, electronics, software engineering, data acquisition and process controls, beam diagnostics, control system, and operations support.
Significant experience (5 or more years) in operation and upgrade of instrumentation and control systems of a large-scale facility similar in complexity found at an accelerator facility.
Experience with identifying potential operational and/or project risks, development of risk mitigation strategies, corrective actions, recovery plans and closure of issues.
Demonstrated relevant leadership skills and experience.
Demonstrated successful record of effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
Education/Experience: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field is preferred.
Experience with one or more of the following technologies: EPICS, LabVIEW, Java, C++, Python, VxWorks, RTEMS, Linux, VPX, cPCI, National Instrument cRIO, FPGAs, and Allen Bradley PLCs
Experience with Timing Systems, Network Management, Relational Databases, Computer System Administration.
Demonstrated success in the direct management of personnel and programs.
Demonstrated training in project management.
Demonstrated knowledge of Systems Engineering principles and practices.
Active Q clearance or the ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Note to Applicants: In order to be considered for this position applicants must submit:
A cover letter describing why you consider yourself a strong candidate for Deputy Group Leader
The letter should also address each bullet point below separately explaining how your skills and qualifications meet the “Minimum Job Requirements” and “Desired Skills”
A detailed and complete Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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)
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No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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 email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC85353
Organization Name AOT-IC/Instrumentation & Controls
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC85353
Category: Operations Support