Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74905
Job Title R&D Manager 3
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name M-7/HE Science And Technology
Minimum Salary 119700
Maximum Salary 201700
What You Will Do
The Deputy Group Leader will have responsibilities in the leadership of the scientific, technical and administrative aspects of managing the group. This includes promoting program development activities, ensuring effective program execution and sound fiscal management, promoting personnel development, and ensuring that operations are conducted in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner. The Deputy Group Leader will team with other M Division managers to determine and promote long-range goals to ensure that the Division performs the highest quality research relevant to national needs. As the Deputy Group Leader, you will partner with the Group Leader in managing multiple staff and technical activities of the group to meet programmatic deliverables and milestones. You will also 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; and manage human resources related functions including: annual performance appraisals, hiring and conflict resolution. You will work with the Group Leader and Energetic Materials Characterization (EMC) team to execute the construction of the EMC Facility. You will collaborate with Weapon System Program Managers as well as Global Security Program Managers for integrated project planning efforts, including fostering the development of new research.
The Deputy Group Leader for the High Explosives Science and Technology Group will report to the M-7 Group Leader. The M-7 Deputy Group Leader will have regular interaction with Facilities Operations Directorate personnel. The position is funded at a 50% level and the selected candidate is expected to have or develop technical work for the remaining 50% time related to work within M-7.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong background in Explosive Science, Explosive Chemistry or related field; the ability to contribute technically to one or more group projects, and the ability to develop programs in associated complementary technical areas.
Familiarity with the basic nature of energetic materials and the response of those materials to various stimuli with working knowledge of the DOE Explosives Safety Manual, DOE-STD-1212-2012 or equivalent safety standard.
Demonstrated successful leadership of projects and personnel. Able to set goals, with demonstrated follow through to completion via effective tasking of teams and individuals.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers.
Demonstrated knowledge of and record of commitment to promoting objectives in safety, quality, security, environment, health, diversity, etc.
Is a derivative classifier (DC) or is willing to become a DC.
Ability to provide direction and vision through positive example and action, effective and timely decision making, prudent resource/fiscal management, and application of sound business practices.
Demonstrated experience with staff development including mentoring, team building, conflict resolution, and performance issues.
Advanced experience with explosives science and explosives operations, including knowledge of DOE Standard 1212-2012 and LANL P 101-8.
Knowledge of LANL business systems, including financial, budget, forecasts, and tracking progress towards milestones for technical projects.
Knowledge of operations processes and procedures at LANL, including high-explosive operations, facilities maintenance and upgrades, and IWDs.
Formal project management training or demonstrated equivalent on the job experience.
Formal management training or equivalent on the job experience.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or STEM discipline. Advanced degree in engineering or STEM discipline or equivalent engineering/science experience, preferred.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Lifting 10-20 pounds
Work Environment: Working alone, working overtime or irregular schedule, domestic/foreign travel, work near sources of ionizing radiation, and work with weapons or explosives.
Notes to Applicants: : All applicants must submit a cover letter addressing how he/she meets the required and desired skills of the position, in order to be evaluated for this position.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Explosive Science and Shock Physics (M) Division is responsible for current and evolving explosive science and shock physics efforts. We support National Security through the application of energetic materials and our static and dynamic compression science capability for understanding material response at extreme conditions to address conventional, nuclear, and homeland defense needs.
M-7, the High Explosives Science and Technology Group, serves the Laboratory and the Nation providing the knowledge base in High Explosives (HE) for the Nuclear Weapons Program and other critical National Security areas. The Group's capabilities are diverse and include: chemical synthesis of new explosives, energetic materials, and inert materials; preparation of composite energetic materials; reactive materials research; complete analytical and physical characterization services; small-scale safety, sensitivity, and performance testing of energetic materials; and applied problem solving. Additional capabilities include expertise in the material science and physics of energetic materials and the high explosives engineering required for the cradle to grave care of explosives and energetic materials developed and used by Los Alamos. M-7 is also responsible for engineering and manufacturing precision high explosives and mock components for a diverse R&D customer base to meet present and future National Security needs in a safe, secure and efficient manner. The Group is seeking a Deputy Group Leader (R&D Manager 3) to be a strong member of the group management team.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Stults, Diane M
Req ID: IRC74905