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

What You Will Do

The Program Manager 4 for Energy Infrastructure will report directly to the Science Program Office – Applied Energy (SPO-AE) Program Director. The Program Manger 4 for Energy Infrastructure will be responsible for guiding and assisting effective development and implementation of the Laboratory’s Office of Electricity (OE) and Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) portfolios within the Laboratory, and working with other agency stakeholders as required. The program manager works with customers and individual researchers or research groups/programs to determine how LANL can contribute to meet the customers’ needs, general timeframes, and funding requirements. The program manager will develop working relationships that span existing internal and/or external institutional missions and extend into new opportunities as policies, missions, and opportunities evolve.

The successful candidate will:

  • Coordinating program development activities with the OE and CESER customers by:

  • Providing an effective interface on behalf of the Laboratory within the customer segment.

  • Establishing strategic relationships with energy OE and CESER customers and providing vision and insight to support customer challenges and respond to these challenges.

  • Working with external and internal organizations, evaluate, develop, negotiate, and maintain partnerships and strategic relationships with Department of Energy, other government agencies, academic institutions, and/or private industries.

  • Ensuring coordinated interactions between customer and LANL management and staff

  • Working with line management to ensure appropriate project leads and teams are developed for opportunities .

  • Making go/no-go decision on whether to proceed with specific program development efforts with appropriate Group/Division level managers.

  • Coordinating and communicating program execution to customers by:

  • Establishing reporting and documentation requirements with the customer and serving as the primary spokesperson to report status, manage expectations, and identify upcoming issues to Laboratory senior managers and to the customer.

  • Maintaining engagement with project leads to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and recognized expertise of the national energy infrastructure community and industry and ability to identify upcoming strategic shifts of relevance to the institutional mission.

  • Demonstrated ability to seek and position institutional resources for opportunities and actions needed to address future sponsor needs.

  • Successful experience in establishing relationships and maintaining partnerships and strategic relationships with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, customers, sponsors, other government agencies, academic institutions and private industries.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate and negotiate with project and line management to accomplish programmatic work and ensure performance.

  • Demonstrated leadership, expertise, vision and strategic and tactical planning for an assigned portfolio of complex programs influencing multiple organizations, formulating plans, and implementing new program development initiatives.

  • Demonstrated ability and success in building and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams for developing programs.

  • Demonstrated, successful and effective oral and written communications skills including, but not limited to, presentations and written reports.

  • To be considered, you must provide a Resume and/or CV along with a cover letter that addresses all of the minimum requirements and desired requirement for the position.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and recognized as national/international expertise of the national energy infrastructure community and industry and ability to identify upcoming strategic shifts of a relevance to the institutional mission.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise and or knowledge of Energy and experience with technical programs.

  • Knowledge of the relevant technical/scientific discipline(s) related to national energy infrastructure community and industry

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with external customer(s) and define work scope ensuring programmatic work and performance.

  • Successful demonstration in using independent judgment to identify potential portfolio risks, develop risk mitigation strategies, and recommend risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the assigned program(s).

  • Experience with developing programs with the Department of Energy.

Lower Level Education: Position typically requires at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and at least twelve years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, an advanced degree may be expected.

Higher Level Education: Position typically requires an advanced technical degree with at least fifteen years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Maximum Salary: 219800

Minimum Salary: 126700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Lynn, Barbara Ann

Organization Name: SPO-AE/Applied Energy

Email: bal@lanl.gov

Job Title: Program Manager 4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68711