Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Exciting opportunities currently exist in the Associate Directorate for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing (ADPSM). The Technical Project Manager 2 reports directly to the Group Leader of the High Explosive Detonator Fabrication Group (DET-1) and is responsible for planning, tracking, and reporting against programmatic scope through the development of work packages, resource loaded schedules and project management plans for one or more weapons-related, experimental, or surveillance detonator product lines.

DET-1 is responsible for detonator manufacturing, process development, operations, and surveillance. The Technical Project Manager 2 assists, with limited direction, product engineers, group, and division managers in the planning and execution of mid-sized and moderately complex programs. The Technical Project Manager 2 takes the lead role in preparing monthly reports and compiling information for internal and external programmatic reviews, works closely with the DET-1 program teams and group leadership to ensure that programmatic and technical risks are identified, quantified, and mitigated consistent with DOE/NNSA and LANL policies and procedures, and that a formal change control process is implemented for all changes affecting program approved baselines. The Technical Project Manager 2 works closely with Integrated Program Management (IPM) within the Plutonium Science and Manufacturing Directorate to maintain continuity in national detonator manufacturing by executing assignments supporting programmatic deliverables for one or more detonator production programs. The Technical Project Manager 2 collaborates with the Detonator Production Division’s lead project manager to define the work to meet customers’ requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Five or more years of experience in technical (e.g., nuclear, explosive, chemical, or manufacturing) operations

  • Experience planning and organizing organizational resources (people, infrastructure, and material)

  • Experience defining work unit objectives and tasks in alignment with organizational objectives while tracking and reporting on progress

  • Demonstrated experience planning and defining program scope through the development of work packages, resource loaded schedules, or project management plans

  • Experience managing cost and schedule commitments for mid-sized projects or programs

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying project management principles to include, cost and performance reporting, variance analysis, and using cost and schedule control tools

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting strategic and tactical planning and execution of a mid-sized project

  • Demonstrated record of successfully supporting or leading cross-organization teams to ensure complex technologies or products are delivered within budget and on schedule

Desired Skills:

  • Commercial or war reserve production experience

  • Demonstrated experience leading or presenting formal project or program reviews to stakeholders

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Earned Value Management principles to meet cost and schedule performance reporting requirements

  • Experience with work package development and execution, identification of resource requirements and development of resource loaded schedules and financial stewardship

Education:Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in science or an engineering field with minimum of five years of program, project, or line management related experience. Post-graduate coursework in a science or an engineering field, and at least three years of program, project, or line management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Environment:Work with weapons or explosives, safety glasses or eye protection.

Notes 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.

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.

Participate in something great by joining one of the most innovative and dynamic R&D; engineering communities in the world! Located in beautiful northern New Mexico (Santa Fe area), home of outdoor and cultural activities, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) ensures the safety and reliability of our U.S. nuclear stockpile while developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, it is a center for research and development in a wide range of scientific disciplines, related to renewable energy, environment, infrastructure, geophysics, health and medicine, space exploration, supercomputing, nanotechnology, and global security concerns.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: DET-3/ Detonator Operations

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Technical Project Manager 2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66037