Los Alamos National Laboratory Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC75004
Job Title Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 3/4)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name AMPP-DO/Actinide Material Processing & Power
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager 3/4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The selected candidate will work for the Actinide Material Processing & Power (AMPP) Division in support of AMPP-3 for the ARIES mission. AMPP-3 supports the Nation’s objectives of nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament, fissile material disposition, and actinide fuels development by using the LANL Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES). ARIES is the process of dismantling the core of nuclear weapons (pits), converting the plutonium from pits into oxide, processing of the oxide to ensure it falls within customer specifications, and certifying this oxide for use in support of national defense and security missions.
The Technical Project Manager will report directly to the designated AMPP Division Leader and will have the responsibility, authority, and accountability to coordinate oxide production work on the process floor. The TPM will be responsible for execution of the work scope as defined in multiple Operation’s work packages and executing the production schedule, which includes bringing material to the floor, through pit disassembly and conversion, material movement, sieving, milling, blending and sampling, packaging, NDA, and vault storage. In this capacity, there are many internal interfaces that the TPM supports. These interfaces include the Integrated Plan-of-the-Day for scheduling, coordination with wing controller and Criticality Staff Officer (CSO) staff, vault appointments and retrieval or storage of material, material management areas, waste disposition, and interaction with the Facility Operations Division (FOD), the Nuclear Material Control & Accountability/SAFE-4 group, the Process Automation & Control (E-3) group, the Radiation Protection group, and several other divisions and groups. The TPM will also be responsible for working with The Production Control group to maintain records of the production process and to study and identify ways to improve processes.
Technical Project Manager 3 ($108,100 - $182,500)
The successful candidate will:
Serve as the primary interface between program and line management.
Establish technical requirements working with program management and external peers as needed.
In conjunction with the operating and technical organizations, develop work packages.
Provide technical guidance on program proposals, planning, and execution.
Manage all aspects of the ARIES Program including leadership, tactical planning, negotiation of deliverables, and successful completion of the project within the approved scope, schedule and budget.
Integrate processing schedules and costs for assigned programs across multiple internal organizations and subject matter experts.
Responsible for monitoring and tracking production and process installations.
As requested, participate as a member on the Integrated Project Team and Product Realization Team.
Technical Project Manager 4 ($129,800 - $225,200)
In addition to the duties outlined above, theTechnical Project Manager 4will be required to:
Provide leadership and tactical planning for execution of large and/or highly complex project(s) and applies broad technical or operational knowledge and expertise to achieve project objectives.
Apply broad knowledge and expertise in developing project plans and detailed work breakdown structures, negotiating work packages, and assigning various aspects of work to complete project deliverables.
Use independent judgment to negotiate with program and line managers to ensure that resources are available to accomplish the work, to identify procurement and contracting needs, and to marshal resources to complete project deliverables within the scope, schedules, and budgets defined in project work packages
Oversee large, multidisciplinary project team(s) in the planning, tracking, and execution of project plans from initiation to completion.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management of technical or operational work, including defining technical work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost, scope and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variance; and managing change control and risk.
Advanced knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to programmatic work.
Advanced knowledge and proven ability in formulating and presenting results and project information to technical and programmatic customers.
Proven ability to identify potential project and/or technical risks, develop mitigation strategies and recovery plans.
Demonstrated record of written communication that can includes reports, peer-reviewed journals, procedure development or research analysis.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus and resolving conflicts.
Additional Job Requirements for (Technical Project Manager 4):
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Technical Project Manager 4 requires:
Expert-level knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of project management of technical or operational work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions.
Expert-level knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the assigned project.
Consultative experience in developing and nurturing effective high-level internal and/or external customer relationships.
Proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts
Advanced knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the following area: ARIES program.
The ability to obtain/or current Fissile Material Handler (FMH) and glovebox worker qualification.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE Quality Requirements as found in NAP-24A, Weapon Quality Policy, SD330, LANL Institutional Quality Requirements, or other quality systems.
Active Q clearance.
Technical Project Manager 3 Education Required: Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and at least eight years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced engineering or science degree and a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this function and level.
Technical Project Manager 4 Education Required: Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and at least 12 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced engineering or science degree and a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this function and level.
Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Req ID: IRC75004