Los Alamos National Laboratory NEN-1 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Safeguards Science and Technology Group (NEN-1) develops and deploys techniques, training, and technologies to nondestructively assay, detect, and monitor special nuclear materials (SNM) in support of national and international nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation objectives. The group's core competencies and R&D; areas include nuclear engineering, nuclear measurement physics, custom instrumentation development, mechanical/electrical engineering design and prototype production, and training. Key customers and programs include DOE, NNSA/NN, and IAEA safeguards, programs, technology development, and training for domestic and international safeguards programs.

The Group Leader (GL) will provide leadership and management of approximately 57 employees and students with an approximate annual budget of $26.6M. The GL coordinates the efforts of Team Leaders and Principal Investigators and provides technical direction to maintain and improve capabilities, work quality, and cost and technical effectiveness. The GL will foster the building of synergistic teams and be able to effectively identify and deal with personnel issues.

The GL will be responsible for sustaining and enhancing the staff, facilities and infrastructure that are integral to NEN-1. The GL must successfully address security, ES&H; conduct-of-operations, and facility/infrastructure issues associated with handling nuclear materials in a dynamic policy and experimental environment. The GL must support group members in their everyday activities including but not limited to: domestic and international travel and hosting domestic and foreign visitors. The GL must work effectively with Laboratory line, program, and facility managers in strategic planning, program development, program execution, and capability development and maintenance. The GL will serve as part of the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division management team, providing strategic direction and priorities for the Division.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated professional-level experience and scientific and technical excellence in at least one of the following areas: nuclear instruments and methods, nuclear safeguards, or experimental nuclear science and engineering.

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading a technical organization, project, or program involving diverse disciplines and technologies related to one or more of NEN-1's core competencies and requiring priority-based allocations of funding, facilities, and human resources.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including: personal integrity and accountability, effective oral and written communications, commitment to quality and excellence, broad institutional motivation and focus, and people development including mentoring, team building, and resolving conflicts among personnel.

  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with program and technical staff in defining and accomplishing program milestones (scope, cost, and schedule) while building technical capabilities within a team or group.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering (advanced degree preferred).

  • Experience in conduct of operations associated with handling nuclear materials and operating in laboratory type facilities.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated success in program/project development, including proposal preparation and presentations to program managers, sponsors, and end users.

  • Experience working with NEN-1 customers, both internal and external.

  • Active Q Clearance.

  • Ph.D. in nuclear physics or nuclear engineering.

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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Maximum Salary: 219800

Minimum Salary: 126700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen

Organization Name: NEN-1/Safeguards Science & Techno

Email: samanthad@lanl.gov

Job Title: NEN-1 Group Leader (R&D; Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC67664