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Los Alamos National Laboratory Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Group Leader is expected to lead the tactical and strategic planning for the Group, ensuring mission needs and programmatic deliverables are met. The Group Leader is also expected to maintain a broad-based and integrated set of capabilities for plutonium R&D initiatives supporting science and manufacturing. The Group Leader will work with leaders in and external to the group to develop new programs based on innovative combinations of the Group’s core competencies. This includes leading the Group’s efforts to maintain adequate and stable funding and partnering with programmatic and line organizations across the Laboratory – particularly in the Weapons Physics, Weapons Engineering, and Weapons Production Directorates. The Group Leader is responsible for business management of the group, including fiscal, salary, property, quality, resource allocation, and capital/space issues. Of particular importance is adhering to Conduct of Operations to maintain safe and secure operations while meeting mission deliverables. This includes aggressively pursuing the Laboratory agenda in coordination with Environment, Safety and Health, Integrated Safety Management, Security, and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity objectives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated technical leadership and excellence, including: scientific vision development, strategic thinking/planning, recruitment, development and retention of personnel.

  • Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in management and oversight of technical projects and teams, development of innovative operational solutions enabling mission delivery in both a timely and cost-effective manner, including the ability to respond to rapidly changing tactical drivers.

  • Demonstrated strong record of technical accomplishments and professional experience in materials science, plutonium science, nuclear weapons materials, and manufacturing.

  • Experience in working with relevant MST-16 sponsors/stakeholder organizations that exist within LANL, throughout the DOE complex, DoD, DHS, etc. This includes experience with or previous involvement in Pit Manufacturing, Pit Certification, Pit Surveillance, Stockpile Stewardship projects, or LANL’s LDRD program.

  • Demonstrated record of effective teamwork, including mentoring and motivating employees, building consensus, and effectively resolving conflicts.

  • Demonstrated record of excellent fiscal management, including budget preparation and oversight. This includes the ability to develop innovative operational solutions enabling mission deliverables to be met in a timely and cost-effective manner while ensuring adherence to compliance requirements.

  • Working knowledge of the operational rigor needed to maintain safe, secure and regulatory compliant operations in a Nuclear Facility

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in both R&D and manufacturing environments. (Highly desirable)

  • Active “Q” clearance and HRP certification.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the work authorization basis and process for installation of new equipment at the Plutonium Facilities, including familiarity with current compliance and regulatory requirements for nuclear facilities.

Education Required: : Minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. Advanced degree in materials science or metallurgy is preferred.

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.

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.

Materials, Science, & Technology (MST) Division is the Laboratory’s focal point for structural materials research, development, and application at the Laboratory. MST Division also provides the materials science and technology base needed to maintain confidence in the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons, and applies its technical expertise to a broad range of non-proliferation, intelligence, energy (especially nuclear energy), environment, infrastructure and conventional defense challenges.

The Nuclear Materials Science Group (MST-16) focuses on materials science and engineering solutions for the Laboratory’s nuclear weapons, energy security and threat reduction programs, as well as fundamental science. The group consists of teams in the following competency areas: Metallography, Microscopy, Corrosion, Surface Science, Materials Properties, and Dynamic Testing. MST-16 is a group of about 75 employees whose main work areas are the plutonium facility at TA-55, the actinides lab at the Target Fabrication Facility, the Materials Science Laboratory, and the upcoming materials characterization labs in the Radiological Laboratory Utility and Office Building (RLUOB). The main programmatic support for the group comes from the nuclear weapons program. There are also significant programs in energy, and global security.

Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC78253
Organization Name MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science
Minimum Salary 129800
Maximum Salary 225200
Req ID: IRC78253
Category: Other