Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 1 (Technical Project Management) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Technical Project Manager (TPM) reports to the Chemistry Division Office and works as a Division resource to provide leadership and tactical planning for execution of discrete technical or operational projects aligned with Division goals and needs. A key role of the TPM is to serve as liaison between Chemistry Division and maintenance and facilities operations representatives working on Chemistry Division facilities across multiple technical areas, to assure proactive engagement and communications on facilities service requests, necessary facility upgrades, and other appropriate issues impacting the execution of programmatic work. The TPM will assist our research groups in planning, tracking and executing short- and long-term upgrades, clean-outs, and moves within our laboratory facilities and office spaces, defining and integrating needs and requirements across the groups, in consultation with the Division Office, and interfacing with necessary laboratory support services. The TPM will participate in the C-Division Ops Council and Directorate teams addressing facilities issues, as assigned. The TPM will serve as a Divisional Subcontract Technical Representative for technical purchases, repairs and installations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years in technical management or operations (e.g., chemical, engineering, manufacturing or similar).

  • Demonstrated experience managing technical or operational projects, including establishing requirements, defining necessary organizational resources (people, infrastructure, and material) and managing project scope to achieve defined milestones and objectives.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating project work with other business or institutional commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, regulatory guidance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills as evidenced by successful internal/external interactions, reports, or presentations.

  • Demonstrated logistical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to anticipate challenges or obstacles and to tactfully resolve them with minimal supervision.

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in technical or operational work within a science or engineering laboratory facility.

  • Basic understanding of facility mechanical or electrical systems.

  • Proven ability to foster effective internal and external customer relationships and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, building trust, gaining consensus and resolving conflicts.

Physical Job Requirements:

Carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds

Work Environment:

Work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near electrical power supplies, work in and around chemical laboratories which may contain toxic chemicals, irritants, dusts or powders, vapors, fumes, and carcinogens (all managed under approved protocols), work environment will sometimes require use of PPE (safety glasses, head protection, gloves) and hood use.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume with a comprehensive cover letter that addresses all of the minimum job requirements and desired skills of the position.

Job requires work in an office environment and in or around general chemistry and low-level radiological laboratories. Training will be assigned, as appropriate.


This position generally requires a Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or other technical field, or an equivalent in advanced coursework and relevant, technical job experience.

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.

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 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.

Chemistry Division serves the Laboratory's core national security mission areas of weapons science and threat reduction with innovative chemical science and technology. Our capabilities are also essential for the emerging mission areas of energy security, civilian-sector R&D;, and industrial partnering. Chemistry capabilities include analytical chemistry and measurement science; physical chemistry and molecular spectroscopy; isotope and actinide science; nuclear and radiochemistry; nanoscience; material processing and characterization; and chemical engineering.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: C-DO/Chemistry

Email: amduran@lanl.gov

Job Title: Technical Project Manager 1 (Technical Project Management)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69104