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Los Alamos National Laboratory Safety Basis Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Safety Basis Deputy Group Leader will report to the Group Leader and will be responsible for managing a discrete scope of work within the group’s portfolio. The position will include managing personnel, such as safety analysts and unreviewed safety question (USQ) qualified evaluators (QEV) as well as executing technical work and managing projects. This includes ensuring project, program and operational USQ needs are met, the new information process is entered when warranted, review and management of the resulting deliverables: potential inadequate safety analysis (PISA), evaluation of the safety of the situation/justification for continued operations, etc. Additional work scope is creating and managing discrete project schedules and personnel executing project work, as well as understanding and providing input on line item or capital project DOE-STD-1189 safety basis deliverables. Lastly, the deputy group leader will help to manage the normal day to day deliverables such as DSA annual updates, DSA addendum and Temporary Modifications to the Safety Basis.

The selected candidate will report to and work with the Group Leader to provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning to the SB Group. Interfaces with customer organizations and members of Safety Basis core and field services to provide safety basis information and activities. Regularly interacts with Laboratory senior management and National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office [NA-LA] Safety Basis team leader in support of safety basis activities for assigned faculties and supporting deliverables for all LANL nuclear and high hazard facilities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience as a manager of people, projects and programs, including the ability to develop and mentor a diverse staff. Demonstrated effective leadership in fiscal management of large organizations and/or technical projects. Demonstrated leader of managing technical projects and expertise in complex problem solving.

  • Knowledge of and experience with performing hazard and accident analyses.

  • Knowledge of and experience with safety basis, under DOE regulations.

  • Knowledge of and experience with nuclear radiological, and toxicological risk assessment methodologies and consequence analyses.

  • Knowledge of safety basis program development, administration, and project management, including budget preparation, planning, scheduling and cost controls.

  • Good interpersonal management skills in order to foster a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports, including, safety basis documents.

  • General familiarity with criticality safety, fire hazards analysis, natural phenomena, maintenance, human factors, hazardous materials, facility operations, and environmental protection.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to delegate assignments to subordinates.

Desired Skills

  • PMI Certification

  • Working knowledge of Conduct of Operations, Engineering and Maintenance.

Education: Position requires a bachelor’s degreein Engineering or Science, [preference given to master’s in nuclear, chemical or mechanical engineering]and a minimum of three years related management experience. Equivalent combination of education and management experience may be considered.

Notes to Applicants: Regularly interacts with Laboratory management and National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office(NA-LA) as well as the Defense Nuclear Safety Board (DNFSB) personnel in support of safety basis activities for assigned facilities.For full consideration, please provide a cover letter addressing each of the minimum requirements and the desired skills described above.

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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

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.

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.

The Safety Basis organization is responsible for providing qualified regulatory and safety basis support resources to various FODs and programmatic organizations for meeting 10 CFR 830 and DOE Directives and Standards requirements related to nuclear and non-nuclear hazards and accident analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. The action is often self-initiated and virtually self-supervised. Identifies the interrelationship of system safety basis requirements to facility design and process operations.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Email rchristensen@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC79358
Organization Name SB-DO / Safety Basis Division
Minimum Salary 110400
Maximum Salary 186300
Req ID: IRC79358
Category: Engineering