Los Alamos National Laboratory SAA Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72643
Job Title SAA Technical Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name ALDX/Associate Laboratory Director For Weapons Physics
What You Will Do
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Strategic Analysis and Assessments Office (SAA) seeks an experienced technical project manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for technical projects in support of the SAA office. The technical project manager will support and, as necessary, lead SAA activities through interactions and collaboration with our sister NNSA National Security Weapons Labs (tri-lab efforts), and with the DoD, it’s Military Services and Combatant Commands, the DOE, and the wider Federal government (interagency). The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a diverse environment and effectively communicate at all levels within these agencies. The successful candidate must be able to provide support for communication within the office, within LANL, and to the interagency. The ability to identify and support these activities is essential to aiding the Laboratory’s understanding and essential supportive role in a broad range of national security programs.
Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Responsibilities include supporting the Office Director with oversight of all SAA projects including budget management, working with line management to ensure necessary resources (Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)) are available and will participate, and that deliverables are met and archived.
Maintains, prioritizes, and organizes interagency requests for information and support, ensures access and participation of interagency participants at LANL, as well as ensuring the necessary LANL resources can access the necessary requesting agencies resources.
Understands levels and scopes of efforts and tasks the SAA office supports, who and where the essential LANL resources (SMEs), program managers and/or program directorates exist in the LANL organization.
Integrates complex project work with other Laboratory priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.
Participates in the organization and conduct of internal LANL scenario-based exercises to educate participating staff (SMEs) and LANL management regarding SAA activities, and significant LANL capability strengths and gaps.
With minimum direction, serves as the primary spokesperson for SAA reporting project status and issues to the program manager, Laboratory senior management and relevant staff.
Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the project work.
Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management of technical work, including support in developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages.
Advanced knowledge of and ability to work with significant latitude in identifying, working with, and managing risks in the activities of the SAA office.
With minimum direction, monitor, anticipate, and support the needs of the SAA Office and supporting staff.
Proven success working independently as a valuable and contributing team member, as well as the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff and Laboratory management.
Demonstrated experience with tools and processes used support project management activities.
Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture customer relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the delivery of presentations and briefings to all levels of internal and interagency management and customers.
For consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and desired requirements of the position.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance.
Demonstrated experience organizing and maintaining a technical office.
Experience working with upper level management, technical performers, and support staff.
Experience with project management methodologies, concepts and tools.
Knowledge and experience producing effective presentations and reports.
Demonstrated record of success in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with researchers, staff, administrators, and other internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Broad knowledge and experience with SAA-relevant technical work.
Broad knowledge of various LANL organizations and their missions
Familiarity with interagency organizations and their organizational structures
Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Notes to Applicant: An advanced degree and a PM institute certificate is desired for this function and level.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.
Compensation and Benefits
Flexible work schedules
Exercise facility free for staff use
Choice of comprehensive medical plans
Paid maternity leave, sick time
Paid parental leave
401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)
Fully vested in 401k day one
Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 108100
Maximum Salary 182500
Contact Name Montoya, Jessica M
Req ID: IRC72643