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Los Alamos National Laboratory Project Program Director 5/6 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Project Program Director 5/6 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 Associate Laboratory Directorate for Capital Projects (ALDCP) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic leader to lead a complex portfolio of projects. The successful candidate will provide the capabilities to the ALDCP and relevant Laboratory elements to successfully deliver excellence in safe execution of construction projects and assure performance against relevant prime contract elements. Specifically, the Project-Program Director is expected to be the lead portfolio manager, direct DOE O 413.3B project activities, oversee small projects including some that may be commercial scope, assist in all ALDCP planning and execution activities, and serve as line manager for senior level personnel in support of innovative, disciplined solutions for Laboratory’s Excellence in Capital Projects execution.

The Project-Program Director provides senior program/project leadership and management of a complex and technically challenging portfolio, which is large in total budget and/or has strategic significance, requires multidisciplinary integration across multiple Laboratory organizations, and encompasses one or more discrete programs/projects. The Project-Program Director 6 is responsible for developing programs/projects/capabilities that support and/or diversify the Laboratory mission and build and draw upon technical strengths of the Laboratory. The Project-Program Director contributes to defining and articulating strategic visions and goals and to developing and executing programs/projects to support them. As the recognized authority within the Laboratory, the Project-Program Director brokers and partners with executive-level external and internal customers to determine what work will be done to meet the customers’ needs, general timeframes, and funding requirements. The Project-Program Director has direct line management responsibility or draws upon deployed staff from line organizations to manage the planning, tracking, and execution of assigned program(s)/project(s).

Job Duties

  • Understands and implements Integrated Safety Management (ISM) line management responsibilities for their organization including but not limited to integrating safety into every task, pausing/stopping work, modeling exemplary behavior, fostering open communication, engaging workers in the field, rewarding positive behavior and addressing deficiencies through accountability. Integrated Safety Management (means worker health and safety, environment, security, and quality) is a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees and managers.

  • Functions as the 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, in accord with Laboratory capabilities, capacities, and priorities, that balance the best interests of the customer, the program/project, and the institution as a whole.

  • Provides leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and overall direction for execution of one or more large, complex, and technically challenging portfolios requiring multidisciplinary integration across multiple organizations and may formulate, plan, initiate, and implement new program development initiatives of strategic significance in technical, operational, and/or programmatic disciplines.

  • Directs the planning and coordination with executive-level external and internal organizations to evaluate, develop, negotiate, and maintain partnerships and strategic relationships with Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration customers, other government agencies, academic institutions, and/or private industries.

  • Serves as the Laboratory’s lead for defined program/projects, with authority to negotiate with the executive-level external customer(s) and define work scope, schedules, budgets, and funding for that program/project work, priorities, and performance milestones.

  • Serves as the lead agent of the executive-level external customer(s) within the Laboratory, with responsibility for developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for programs/projects and for negotiating, authorizing, and directing the use of resources to meet work scope, schedules, budgets, and Laboratory goals.

  • Exercises responsibility for direct reports or draws upon deployed staff from line organizations to manage large, multidisciplinary team(s) in the planning, tracking, and execution of program/project plans.

  • Directs the integration of significant, unique, and/or complex program/project work with other Laboratory priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.

  • Applies advanced, expert-level knowledge and expertise to direct the development of an execution/implementation plan that covers the program/project work from conception to completion, the definition of work breakdown structures to assign programmatic deliverables to projects, or the development of other means to accomplish the work.

  • Manages the interface with program, project, and line management to ensure performance and monitor and track cost, schedule, and progress against milestones.

  • Identifies potential portfolio risks, develops risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommends risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the assigned program(s)/project(s).

  • Establishes reporting and documentation requirements with the executive-level external customer(s) and serves as the lead spokesperson to report status, manage expectations, and warn of upcoming issues to Laboratory executive managers and to the customer.

  • Implements and enforces all Laboratory and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the program/project work of assigned portfolio(s).

  • Ensures that all workers have completed the requisite training on safety and security.

  • Responsible for all aspects of personnel management, including but not limited to: managing headcount, forecasting and budget(s) associated with group, directing assignments, employee hiring and onboarding processes, providing continuous performance management and feedback to further develop staff including annual performance discussions, identification of growth opportunities and ensuring proper team recognition and appreciation.

  • Fosters a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements for Level 5 ($162,900-$291,400)

  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in all aspects of program or project management of technical or operational work, including defining 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, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the technical or operational discipline of the assigned portfolio(s).

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing, planning, and managing technically complex and multidisciplinary programs/ projects.

  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated experience in implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for governmental regulations related to technical or operational work of assigned portfolio(s).

  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated experience in implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.

  • Demonstrated expertise in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees.

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and nurturing effective executive-level external and internal customer relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

Education for level 5

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

  • This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Minimum Job Requirements for level 6 ($179,900- $329,600)

  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of consultative experience in all aspects of program or project management of technical or operational work, including defining 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.

  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the assigned portfolio(s).

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully developing, planning, and managing technically complex and multidisciplinary programs/ projects.

  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for governmental regulations related to technical or operational work of assigned portfolio(s).

  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of implementing, enforcing, and providing guidance for Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.

  • Demonstrated expertise in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees.

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and nurturing effective executive-level external and internal customer relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

Education

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 15 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

  • This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 2 years.

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)

Additional Details

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details
Contact Name Weber, Mary-Jane
Email mjweber@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84306
Organization Name ALDCP/Associate Laboratory Director for Capital Projects
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC84306
Category: Executive

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