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

Vacancy Name: IRC78202


Job Title Project Manager (Manager of Projects 5)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US


Minimum Salary 144000

Maximum Salary 249400

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will lead a talented cross-functional project team tasked with delivering the Transuranic Liquid Waste (TLW) Project, a congressionally funded line item construction project that is essential to our Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) national security mission. This is a senior-level project leadership position that is key to continuing our extraordinary company and directorate cultures and delivering real results for our federal client.

The new TLW facility will be a Hazard Category 3 nuclear facility constructed by a NQA-1 qualified subcontractor. As currently envisioned, the approximately 3,750 square foot facility will be constructed in a congested area at LANL that will require world-class planning, communication, and risk management. To execute this complex project, the Project Manager will lead a robust Integrated Project Team (IPT) consisting of engineering, procurement, construction management, project controls, risk management, operations, quality and other necessary disciplines.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Lead and sustain a cohesive and high-functioning Project Team; this will require all of the tools in the project management toolbox—including earned value management—giving special attention to all of the soft skills that support effective communication, team cohesion, mutual trust, teamwork, goodwill, and client understanding and satisfaction. It is essential that the entire IPT be fully engaged in worker safety, including the safety of all subcontractor personnel. Worker safety is a vital element of project success.

  • Manage subcontractors by working closely with Control Account Managers (CAMs) and Subcontractor Technical Representatives (STRs) to ensure strong relationships and communication that yield maximum subcontractor performance.

  • Switch seamlessly between the routine (meeting minutes, variance analysis, status reports) and the complex (subcontractor negotiations, coordinating with CAMs, Integrated Master Schedule changes)

  • Lead the Project Team’s engagement in all strategic and otherwise critical project decisions that are made collectively by the Federal IPT, which is led by the Federal Project Director. The planning, preparation, execution, and documenting of critical project meetings is an essential aspect of this role

  • Manage and control project requirements, ensuring that all deliverables are met with attention to quality and effective communications with the client and other stakeholders.

  • Create and maintain the records and historical files that document IPT decisions in a fast paced, highly-complex environment.

  • Lead the Project Team to a successful CD-2/3 decision that aligns with client expectations and LANL Operations’ needs. Manage the development and maintenance of the project Integrated Master Schedule, monthly Contract Performance Reports, Baseline Change requests, and all other controlling plans and documents. The Project Total Project Cost was previously established; the Project must be delivered within this constraint.

  • Collaborate with the Risk Manager to identify risks, propose effective mitigations to the IPT, and take timely mitigating actions.

  • Present the Project to senior LANL and Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) executives ensuring effective upward communication.

  • Work within the Laboratory’s Facility Operations Director (FOD) structure to ensure that efficient, cost-effective, and focused resources are assigned where and when needed.

  • As an important leader, engage in broader directorate activities, including working closely with the other directorate managers on strategic, tactical planning, and budget planning.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Record of effective senior leadership and management in the following areas: personnel management, client engagement, financial and schedule management, and safety and security excellence

  • Thorough knowledge of construction, engineering/architecture, procurement and other project-related activities, including their interfaces, interdependencies and industry standards

  • Strong management experience in all project management functions—including formal earned value management system (EVMS)—that includes financial analysis and planning concepts

  • Proven track record of developing effective management teams, delegating work and developing/implementing project management processes and training

  • Record of success in managing construction projects including proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying crisis areas, and devising successful contingency plans

  • Demonstrated success working with the federal clients at the headquarters or field office level in a strategic manner to maximize client satisfaction

  • Experience planning, organizing, leading, and monitoring a wide variety of team efforts to their successful completion with expertise and experienced counsel

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills that includes reporting on project status to senior level management, project stakeholders, as well as regulatory inquiries

  • Demonstrated success working with the federal clients at the headquarters or field office level in a strategic manner to maximize client satisfaction

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of LANL management systems and requirements, including personnel, budgeting, procurement, and safety

  • Demonstrated record of success in project risk management

  • Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or equivalent

Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and five-to-seven years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and desired requirements of the position, along with a resume.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann

Email mbroge@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC78202