Los Alamos National Laboratory Project-Program Director 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology. Residing within the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), the Nuclear Security Production Integration (NSPI) Organization is responsible for providing professional program management of activities that support the nation’s defense, energy and security science needs. More specifically, NSPI is responsible for providing Directorate and Laboratory interface, negotiating program requirements and budgets with external customers, providing programmatic oversight of production, scientific operations and equipment installation, and assuring that the Laboratory’s Production Agency commitments are met as well as resolving any priority conflicts that arise between programs. Within the NSPI Organization, Weapon Modernization Production (NSPI-WMP) is responsible for providing programmatic oversight of production in support of NA-125 Modernization Programs.
There are currently two positions available for Project-Program Directors with Nuclear Security Production Integration, Weapon Modernization Production (NSPI-WMP) in support of NA-125 programs: one vacancy is for the management and oversight of W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) and the other vacancy is for management and oversight of B61-12 LEP. The Project-Program Directors at level 4 will report directly to the Project-Program Director 5 for NSPI-WMP. These Directors will assist in the management and oversight of a team of Program Managers and associated deployed staff to meet programmatic deliverables and achieve required milestones. It is critical that the chosen candidates have a demonstrated record of achievement in effective leadership, mentoring, coaching, and communication with junior staff.
The Project-Program Directors will serve as program leads for NA-125 Modernization Programs and provide overall leadership and management responsibility for ensuring baseline schedules are met and the 6.x process is followed for their respective program portfolio, the W80-4 LEP or B61-12 LEP. The Directors will be responsible for ensuring life-cycle or multi-year resource loaded schedules are maintained or developed and that the schedules are managed and statused on a routine basis with the appropriate level of Earned Value Management (EVM) rigor (including Enhanced Management Level A). In conjunction with the use of EVM to manage our programmatic scope, the Directors are expected to provide guidance and leadership to define and actively manage risks including the formality of dedicated Schedule Cost Uncertainty and Risk Analyses (SCURA). Active involvement and engagement with both internal and external program stakeholders are expected - Product Realization Teams (PRTs), Integrated Product Team (IPT) members, Project Teams (PTs), Federal Program Offices (FPOs), other M&Os [Design Agencies (DAs) and Production Agencies (PAs), e.g. LLNL, LANL DA, KCNSC, SNL], LANL line organization management.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Leadership: Demonstrated record of achievement in leadership responsibilities from both a line management and program management perspective to include excellence in strategic and tactical planning, and providing clearly defined direction for the execution of large, complex, and technically challenging scope that requires multidisciplinary integration across organizations; track record of implementing new program development initiatives of strategic significance in technical, operational, and/or programmatic disciplines; demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees.
Project and/or Program Management Experience: Expert knowledge and demonstrated consultative experience in all aspects of program and project management of technical or operational work, including experience working across the National Security Enterprise (NSE) sites to facilitate communication and realize national-level objectives; serve as the Laboratory’s deputy lead agent for the defined programs within NSPI with the authority to negotiate with executive-level external customers and define work scope, schedules, budgets, and negotiate funding.
Collaboration: Demonstrated experience in working effectively and calmly under pressure of deadlines and changing priorities, including taking the initiative and assuming responsibility for organization, prioritization, and driving multiple tasks to completion. Proven success working independently and as a contributing member of a team: being able to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
Communication: Excellent communication skills are required for this position including demonstrated experience in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees; demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective executive-level external and internal customer relationships to include a record of achievement in effectively interacting with Federal Program Managers and Directors within the Department of Energy.
Education Requirement: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation; an advanced technical degree is preferred.
Modernization Program Experience: Knowledge and experience with the overall mission for NA-12 (Office of Stockpile Management) based programs, and more specifically within NA-125 (Stockpile Modernization) in relation to the production mission within ALDWP. Experience working directly with multiple design and production agencies on recent modernization programs; experience managing a multi-disciplinary program with adherence to rigorous EVM standards including formal variance analysis, risk management, and change control; a detailed understanding of the mission within ALDWP and the programmatic scope managed within the NSPI-WMP organization.
Detonator Producti on Operations Knowledge: Detailed knowledge and experience with any of the high explosive Detonator Production operations at TA-22.
Communication: E xcellent oral and written communication and presentation skills & experience interacting in an effective manner with NNSA and/or other federal customers.
Team Building: Demonstrated experience developing and managing a team to achieve a defined set of deliverables and milestones.
Project Management: Experience utilizing formal Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles to help manage a project/program.
Education / Experience: Advanced engineering or science degree; Project Management Professional or equivalent industry credential and multiple years of experience in a managerial capacity strongly preferred.
Clearance: An active DOE Q Clearance and HRP endorsement.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
This vacancy will close on June 30, 2021, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as June 7, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC85738
Organization Name NSPI-WMP/NSPI Weapon Modernization Production
Minimum Salary 150700
Maximum Salary 261000
Req ID: IRC85738