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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Q-6 Deputy Group Leader(R&D Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Partner with the Group Leader to lead the Detonator Design Agency & manage staff and technical activities of the group to meet programmatic deliverables and milestones.

Serve as a contact for staff regarding professional development, facilitation of resources, and managerial guidance. Develop and foster effective teams to manage the group’s capabilities and resources to meet customer goals. Manage human resources related functions including: annual performance appraisals, hiring and conflict resolution.

Collaborate with Weapon Systems program managers and DET Production Agency organizations for integrated program/project efforts. Champion operational excellence in the areas of quality assurance, conduct of operations, high explosives safety, budget and other aspects of integrated work management. Provide engineering oversight of Q-6 programmatic objectives, including detonator design and production process implementation.

Facilitate explosive and firing operations for the group and collaborate with internal and external partners and customers of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Through day to day operations, recognize and initiate opportunities to advance the Detonation Science & Engineering Group within Q Division and across the Laboratory.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Demonstrated successful leadership of technical projects and personnel. Excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution. Demonstrated successful teamwork and consensus building consistent with appropriate delegation and recognition of others with the ability to team, collaborate, or integrate across program lines to accomplish larger program goals.

Technical Competence

Demonstrated experience in Mechanical Design and Engineering, specifically with Nuclear Weapon Project Definition, Configuration Management of project definition including 3D models, drawings, specifications and Engineering Authorizations (EAs). Demonstrated experience using and administering design definition product life-cycle software packages. Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) and related standards.

Institutional Acumen

Demonstrated experience with developing staffing plans, recruiting, and staff development. Demonstrated commitment to Laboratory goals and SCoR principle for ensuring the health and safety of workers and the public, environmental protection, workforce diversity, and employee development. Demonstrated commitment to Laboratory goals in assuring the security of classified information, assuring the health and safety of workers the public and environment, work force diversity and employee development.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board or Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. An advanced degree in engineering is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or physical sciences

  • Expertise in mechanical design, electrical design, product engineering, and/or process engineering (5+ years work experience).

  • Formal training in personnel management/leadership.

  • Project Management Professional certification.

  • Fundamental knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile.

  • Familiarity with Los Alamos National Laboratory weapons research and programmatic activities.

  • Experience with weapon component design, fabrication and assembly techniques, as well as advanced fabrication processes.

  • Knowledge of detonator test hardware and experimental design methodologies.

  • Applicants must currently hold, or have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing each key requirement of this position.

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)

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



Contact Details
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Email leslief@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84403
Organization Name Q-6 Detonation Science and Technology
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC84403
Category: Other