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

What You Will Do

Pit Mission Integration (PPMI) is responsible for providing professional program management activities that support the nation’s defense, energy and security science needs. PPMI 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, assuring that the Laboratory’s Production Agency commitments are met as well as integrating the programs to resolve any priority conflicts that arise between programs. The PPMI Project-Program Director is a member of the Weapons Production Directorate’s senior management team and reports to the Pit Production and Chief Planning Office (CPO). This recognized leader will have a record of programmatic accomplishment, delivery, advocacy, and commitment to technical and operational excellence.

The Program Director will also:

  • Provide senior program/project leadership and management of a $500M portfolio.

  • Develop programs/projects/capabilities that support and/or diversify the Laboratory mission and build and draw upon technical strengths of the Laboratory.

  • Contribute to defining and articulating strategic visions and goals and to developing and executing programs/projects to support them.

  • As a recognized authority within the Laboratory, broker with executive-level external and internal customers to determine what work will be done to meet the customers’ and general resource needs, timeframes, and funding requirements.

  • Be a proactive member of the PPMI leadership team in defining and supporting the Laboratory’s National Security missions.

  • Demonstrate integrity, the ability to establish trust, commitment to technical excellence and operational effectiveness.

  • Attract, develop, and retain the highest caliber of technical staff.

  • Work effectively to build collaborative relationships with our external partners and across the Laboratory, including resolving any priority conflicts that arise between programs.

  • Integrate multiple programs and meet customer commitments on schedule and within budget.

  • Integrate and foster relationships between Program Office, Line Execution and Facility Operations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated successful experience functioning as the primary interface with one or more executive-level complex program to strategize, develop, negotiate, and define mission goals and program/project scope, in accord with company capabilities, capacities, and priorities, that balance the best interests of the customer, the program/project, and the company as a whole and serve as the lead spokesperson to report status, manage expectations, and warn of upcoming issues to company executive managers and to the customer.

  • Demonstrated successful experience serving as a lead contractual agent, with authority to negotiate with the executive-level external customer(s) and directing the use of company resources to define work scope, schedules, budgets, and funding for program/project work, priorities, and performance milestones.

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

  • Demonstrated successful experience integrating multiple programs and meet customer commitments on schedule and within budget.

  • Demonstrated successful experience identifying potential portfolio risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of a program portfolio during the planning phase, as well as during the execution phase of the program.

  • Demonstrated successful experience directing 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 other means to accomplish the work.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in providing leadership, supervision, and development of assigned employees including performance management, team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated successful experience integrating priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.

  • Demonstrated successful record of effective interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by stakeholder interactions, seminars, briefings, and/or presentations.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in plutonium science and weapons manufacturing, as it relates to the Directorate’s nuclear weapons mission responsibilities.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or production environment, specifically in a nuclear or other high hazard environment.

  • Knowledge and experience in high explosive engineering and/or manufacturing.

  • Experience managing moderate to high-hazard facilities, such as those with chemical, radiological and/or nuclear hazards.

  • Experience working under nuclear industry quality standards, (e.g. ASME NQA-1).

  • Experience working with Government Agencies and Boards, such as DOE, DOE/NNSA, DoD, and DNFSB.

  • Experience working with the NNSA Production Agencies and Design Agencies.

  • Advanced degree in a technical discipline and Project Management Institute certification.

  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated successful experience in at least two of the following areas: nuclear operations and production facility management, stockpile stewardship and management, life extension programs, pit development, plutonium strategy, pit surveillance, weapon quality, DoD nuclear programs, or civilian nuclear programs.

  • Active DOE Q clearance.

Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and twelve years plus relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree in a technical discipline and Project Management Institute certification preferred.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

Additional Details

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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position Eligible to participate in the Traid 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 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



Contact Details
Contact Name Vigil, Jessica Marlene
Email jessica_m@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78785
Organization Name PPMI-DO/Pit Production Mission Integration
Minimum Salary 171900
Maximum Salary 306200
Req ID: IRC78785
Category: Other