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Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Manager 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position:

  • Modification Manager for Plutonium Facilities responsible for implementation of the institutional modification processes and engineering standards in assigned facilities and delivering quality design products which meet customer requirements and protect the workers, public, and environment.

  • Design Authority Representative for assigned modifications in the main high security production facility for plutonium pit fabrication and heat source manufacturing responsible to his/her line management and the Design Authority for Facility Engineering for approving design requirements, ensuring that design output documents appropriately and accurately reflect the design basis, and accepting completed designs.

  • Develop budgets and schedules for facility modification design and project engineering support for the TA­55 deployed design and project engineering functions in support of the plutonium related facilities.

  • Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintain required safety and security training, assure safety and security compliance, and make 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.

  • Reviews and makes decision regarding concise engineering and administrative studies that identify problem areas, investigate alternative solutions, establish cost implications, and recommend solutions.

  • Prepares organizational staffing plans and champions all aspects of personnel management and capability development.

  • In implementing the institutional Conduct of Engineering processes associated with modifications in the assigned facilities define the interfaces with programs and facility groups for effective prioritization, management, issuance, and closure of designs.

  • Communicate with all levels of internal and external customers to define and recommend cross­ organizational objectives, develop specific short­term and long­range plans, and monitor progress to assure long­term objectives are attained and customer requirements are met.

  • Ensure daily open communication with workers (including subcontractors) that promotes an environment where workers feel comfortable bringing errors, mistakes, system weaknesses and issues to management attention.

  • Acknowledge and reward those who comply with safety and security requirements and hold accountable those who do not follow safety and security requirements with counseling and discipline when warranted.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Significant record of leading a multidiscipline engineering team in support of nuclear facilities and projects including design, project engineering, construction support and acceptance testing.

  • Demonstrated success in effectively interfacing with all levels of contractor management, NNSA/DOE staff, DNFSB staff and board members.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully develop effective customer relationships. Skills in negotiation for dealing with customers and support organizations and resolving conflicts.

  • Experience in developing and implementing design related processes, configuration management, engineering document control, schedules, and cost estimates.

  • Knowledge and experience in contractor activities and operations including procurement, project management, construction, environmental safety and health (ES&H), and quality assurance.

  • Working level experience and knowledge of DOE Orders and Standards related to engineering in support of nuclear facility engineering, maintenance, projects, and operations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in both verbal and written communications and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and staff, foster teamwork, and build consensus.

  • Demonstrated experience in applying broad, cross­-discipline knowledge and providing leadership in the resolution of complex technical issues.

  • Experience in DOE/NNSA non­reactor nuclear facilities and radiological facilities or projects.

  • Significant Management experience.

  • Significant level of knowledge and experience of engineering codes and standards for a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience interfacing with LANL management and a broad knowledge of LANL policies, operations, and programs.

  • Demonstrated experience in management of complex nuclear project design, execution, testing, and turnover.

  • Broad background by having work experience in R&D Programs, Projects, Operations, and Maintenance.

  • Registration as a professional engineer.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university required, master's degree preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Please submit a cover letter addressing the specific requirements of the position.

  • The position will require office work and management walk arounds.

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.

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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position Eligible to participate in the Traid 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 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.

Engineering Services (ES) Division of LANL develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission. The Engineering Manager 4 position will be the plutonium facilities modification manager responsible for the design and project engineering for multiple projects ranging from facility maintenance and upgrade modifications to support of multi­million dollar line item projects. Responsibilities include configuration management of existing facilities, establishing technical baselines for modified systems, structures and components, assisting customers in development of design inputs, resolution of design comments, transitioning engineering documents from projects to meet operation’s needs, and maintain the safety envelope and technical baseline of the key Hazard Category 2 and 3 plutonium facilities in the defense mission of the United States. Facilities included in the portfolio of the plutonium facilities include the main high security production facility for plutonium pit fabrication and heat source manufacturing, the liquid radioactive waste treatment facility for LANL, and two key plutonium related laboratory facilities.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Email rchristensen@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78732
Organization Name ES-55/Facility System Engineering TA-55
Minimum Salary 119700
Maximum Salary 201700
Req ID: IRC78732
Category: Engineering