Los Alamos National Laboratory Project-Program Director 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory has established a new Directorate to manage the execution of major capital projects related to infrastructure required to meet plutonium pit production and actinide mission deliverables. This is an opportunity for exceptional project and program professionals that will work directly with senior leadership to ensure execution of the new Plutonium Infrastructure Directorate capital construction project portfolio. The Directorate is at the center of execution of capital projects in and around the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plutonium pit production facilities for U.S. nuclear weapons and is focused on sustaining the current stockpile; providing life extensions of the stockpile; and helping shape a globalized nuclear world. Reporting to one of the ALDPI Office Directors, these positions are critically important to the safe, compliance and efficient execution of infrastructure projects. This is truly an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply your project/program management expertise while leaving a lasting legacy on global security and world peace.
The Project-Program Directors (PD) report to one of the Office Directors to lead the strategic and tactical processes for technical, financial, critical decision and project management requirements across the ALDPI portfolio. You will interface with internal and external stakeholders to provide input to the congressional budget process, funding authorization, and project performance evaluations. Provide technical support and management review to the critical decision packages, planning and executions for ALDPI projects. The expectations to have quality and executable packages for the customers’ approval. Represent ALDPI projects in leading, coordinating, or participating the internal and external project reviews and workshops.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Successful experience as a senior leader or manager of projects or programs with significant total cost or complexity. Experience as a recognized authority and primary interface with one or more executive-level external and internal customers to strategize, develop, negotiate, and define mission goals and program / project scope. Must have direct experience working across multiple organizations formulating, planning, initiating and implementing new program / project development initiatives. Successful experience with NNSA Critical Decision, or equivalent scope, planning and budgeting processes with respect to technical content and/or program development. Advanced knowledge of project or program development and execution within highly complex projects preferably within a nuclear operations environment.
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience of project, program, and portfolio management, estimating, cost and scheduling, and change control, issues management, and corrective action development and methods. Background and experience in all aspects of Engineering/or Operations, Procurement, Finance, Proposal Development, and Performance Evaluation of a complex portfolio of projects. Experience assisting with, or lead, reporting and documentation requirements with the executive-level external and internal customers.
Demonstrated success building and growing both internal and external relationships with a variety of constituencies, sponsors, other internal and external organizations, higher-level managers, direct reports, and other employees. Demonstrated success guiding and leading various technical and project review efforts with expertise in building and managing integrated teams. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills for multiple levels of employees and stakeholders a must.
Strong leadership characteristics including personal integrity and accountability, fiduciary responsibility, trustworthiness in relationships, commitment to quality and excellence in programs and operations, commitment to workforce diversity and human resource development, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Compliance, Safety and Security
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing plans or programs to meet or exceed contractual requirements, performance measures, regulations, and laws, including the proven ability to do so while operating within a highly sensitive national security and strict operational requirement environment.
Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q clearance, which requires US citizenship. Dual citizenship permitted in very limited circumstances.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in a related business, scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum twelve years of experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly relating to the occupation.
Successful record of assisting in the development of complex institutional messages necessary to communicate to federal, state and local government leaders. Experience within DOE/NNSA complex under DOE O 413.3B requirements preferred. Direct experience with oversight agencies, such as DNFSB, preferred.
Demonstrated experience interfacing with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) management and a broad knowledge of current LANL operations and activities.
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. Position will close on October 8, 2021
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Vacancy Name: IRC90013
Organization Name ALDPI/Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC90013
Category: Project Management