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Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Director for Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory has established a new Directorate to manage the execution of major capital projects related to infrastructure required to meet plutonium pit production deliverables. This is an opportunity for an exceptional project professional that will work directly with senior leadership to ensure execution of the new Plutonium infrastructure Directorate capital construction project portfolio. The Directorate is at the center of execution of capital projects in and around the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plutonium pit production facilities for U.S. nuclear weapons and is focused on sustaining the current stockpile; providing life extensions of the stockpile; and helping shape a globalized nuclear world. Reporting to the Senior Director for Project Execution this position is critically important to the safe and efficient execution of infrastructure projects. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply your project management expertise while leaving a lasting legacy on global security and world peace.

The Senior Director for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project (CMRR) is accountable to the Senior Director for Project Execution to lead and to ensure that the processes and staff that manage the portfolio and all related functions are in place and effectively implemented. The necessary functions of PM include Project Management, Cost and Scheduling, Estimating, Construction Management, Startup and Commissioning, and the incorporation of deployed functions from other Directorates across the Laboratory, such as engineering, safety, QA, procurement, and records management. The Senior Director for CMRR manages and ensures the Project Managers responsible for parts of the portfolio as well as all disciplinary functions are effectively and efficiently executing the capital asset projects within the CMRR portfolio.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Leadership

Successful experience as a senior leader or manager of at least billion-dollar class, complex technical project organizations, including demonstrated experience leading strategic and tactical planning and execution, customer service, project management, continuous improvement, and management systems such as safety, security, configuration management, conduct of operations and earned value management. Position requires advanced knowledge of design, construction, and transition to operations of highly complex projects preferably within a nuclear operations environment.

Technical Excellence

Advanced, expert level knowledge and demonstrated experience of project, program, and portfolio management, estimating, cost and scheduling, and construction methods and management.

Coalition Building

Demonstrated success building and growing both internal and external relationships with a variety of constituencies, sponsors, other construction project organizations, higher-level managers, direct reports, and other employees. Demonstrated success guiding and leading field efforts with expertise in building and managing multiple integrated project teams. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills for multiple levels of employees and stakeholders a must.

Personal Leadership

Strong leadership characteristics including personal integrity and accountability, fiduciary responsibility, trustworthiness in relationships, commitment to quality and excellence in programs and operations, commitment to workforce diversity and human resource development, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Compliance and Security

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing plans or programs to meet or exceed contractual requirements, performance measures, regulations, and laws, including the proven ability to do so while operating within a highly sensitive national security environment.


Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q clearance, which requires US citizenship. Dual citizenship permitted in very limited circumstances.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in a related scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum fifteen years of experience in engineering, construction, or project management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Government Relations

Successful record of working with federal, state and local government leaders in communicating complex institutional messages. Experience within NNSA complex under DOE O 413.3B requirements preferred.


Demonstrated experience interfacing with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) management and a broad knowledge of current LANL operations and activities.

Project Work

Background and experience in all aspects of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction projects preferred.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume and cover letter reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above. Position will close on June 25, 2021.

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. 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: 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 Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Email danaj@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85952
Organization Name ALDPI/Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure
Minimum Salary 183900
Maximum Salary 368000
Req ID: IRC85952
Category: Executive