Los Alamos National Laboratory Manager of Projects 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Manager of Projects 5

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name SmallPrjct/Small Projects Division Office

What You Will Do

The Associate Laboratory Directorate for Capital Projects organization (ALDCP) is responsible for supplying trained and qualified project staff to projects across the Laboratory. The Manager of Projects 5 reports directly to the Manager of Projects Director and implements projects on behalf of ALDCP. They will lead a cross-functional group of integrated project team members, assembled to successfully execute a set of project objectives.

The Manager of Projects must ensure that the project objectives meet the customer’s scope requirements and are safely fulfilled within cost and schedule constraints. The Manager of Projects and associated teams members work to support the Laboratory’s Facility Operations Directors (FOD) as well as various program sponsors and can also be assigned to manage large Line Item projects to ensure that efficient, cost-effective, and focused resources are assigned to established projects. The Manager of Projects will assign and direct employees to projects consistent with their individual qualifications and to enhance growth opportunities and develop skills. The selected candidate(s) must understand and be committed to the Laboratory's safety culture, continuous improvement process and leadership principles.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of demonstrated experience as a senior manager or similar position leading and managing a complex project management organization.

  • Demonstrated successful experience managing a portfolio of projects or large Line Item Projects greater than $20 million, delegating project work, and being able to report on project status to include delegated work.

  • Extensive, expert-level knowledge of project management functions and tools, estimating, cost, scheduling, and construction management.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of construction, engineering/architecture, procurement and other project-related activities, including their interfaces and interdependencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to assign clear authority and accountability, and effectively implementing, directing, and managing change while maintaining efficient operations.

  • Demonstrated successful experience managing the interface with program, project, and line management to ensure performance and monitor and track cost, schedule, and progress against milestones.

  • Demonstrated successful experience identifying potential portfolio risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of a program portfolio.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in providing leadership, supervision, and development of assigned employees including performance management, team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated successful record of effective interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by stakeholder interactions and collaborations, briefings, and presentations.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) at headquarters or field office level, or with state and federal regulators.

  • Experience teaming with Facility and programmatic customers on project strategic planning efforts, then being an agent of positive change and improvement to implement sound project management principles for successful strategic actions.

  • Experience reporting to and communicating with multiple supervisory organizations.

  • Q Clearance.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree Preferred) in an engineering or project management discipline.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter along with a resume detailing each minimum requirement in order to be considered for this position.

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.

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.

The Small Projects Division Office is responsible for capital project execution as required to meet the infrastructure needs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Small Projects is responsible for planning and execution of well over 100 projects that range in value from $500K to $10M. Collectively, the value of this portfolio ranges from $300M to $350M. These projects represent a range of mission critical facilities to typical infrastructure and utility upgrades or improvements .

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 140600

Maximum Salary 243500

Contact Details

Contact Name Beggs, Derrick Clayton

Email derrick.beggs@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71198