Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Technical Project Manager (TPM) reports to the Facility Integration Team (FIT) leader in the Chemistry, Earth and Life Sciences Directorate (ALDCELS) Offices and works as a Directorate-wide resource to provide leadership and tactical planning for execution of discrete technical or operational projects aligned with Division goals and needs. The TPM will serve as a POC for the ALDCELS Directorate with Capital Projects and Project Management personnel and subcontractors for the planning, procurement and execution of new construction projects. A key role of theTPM is to team with our other TPM to serve as liaison between the three Divisions in ALDCELS (Chemistry, Bioscience, and Earth and Environmental Sciences) and maintenance and facilities operations representatives working on 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 Offices and Directorate Office, and interfacing with necessary laboratory support services to support small scale projects.
The TPM will participate in the Division level Ops Councils and Directorate teams addressing facilities issues, as assigned. The TPM will serve as a Subcontract Technical Representative for technical purchases, repairs and installations.
This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager 2/3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Technical Project Manager 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
The Technical Project Manager 2 (TPM2) will create, develop, and maintain effective projects that enable programmatic execution in Bioscience Division and the Associate Director’s Office for Chemical, Earth, and Life Sciences (ALDCELS). Bioscience Division (B) comprises a diverse group of experimentalists and computer scientists who work closely with other interdisciplinary scientists across Los Alamos National Laboratory. Bioscience Division serves the Nation by developing science and technology to reduce natural and deliberate threats to human populations, their way of life, and the global environment. The TPM2 will frequently need to reprioritize their efforts while managing a diverse array of projects and issues. Functioning as a Programmatic Subcontract Technical Representative (PSTR) the TPM2 will initiate, surveil, manage, and close subcontracts pertaining to the procurement, delivery, installation, maintenance, repairs, and the final disposition of programmatic equipment. The PSTR also performs many of these tasks for both on site and off site service subcontracts.
The TPM2 plays a key role communication programmatic requirements to the Facility Operations Division (FOD), and to other support organizations through virtual and face-to-face meetings, phone calls, site visits, walk downs, and through clearly crafted documents. The TPM2 will assemble and lead ad hoc teams to address and manage local as well as institutional issues.
The TPM2 may lead or participate in the issues management process.
Technical Project Manager 3 ($113,100 - $190,900)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the TPM3 may be assigned various roles in the issues management process.
They may be assigned to perform and report on extent of condition assessments.
The TPM3 will both lead and participate in projects that benefit both the programs they represent and the ALDCELS.
The TPM3 may be assigned to LANL policy boards to address safety, security, compliance, or operations issues. The TPM3 must consider information from a wide range of internal and external policies and procedures to develop a range of solutions that address complex operational challenges.
The TPM3 must understand and convey programmatic requirements to facility operations, engineering services, project management organizations, crafts, subcontractors, and other internal and external stakeholders.
The TPM3 must organize, facilitate, and document meetings involving workers of all classifications and management levels.
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 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.
Additional Job Requirements for Technical Project Manager 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
The Technical Project Manager 3 (TPM3) will possess and exhibit an expert level of knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines such as project management, construction, safety (i.e. electrical, pressure, laser, Etc.), cyber security, chemical or biological laboratory operations management, or similar associated disciplines.
The TPM3 should possess and demonstrate an expert knowledge of LANL, New Mexico, or Federal policies and regulations.
The TPM3 must be decisive and able to present compelling arguments on behalf of the organizations they represent.
The TPM3 requires leadership in preparing, leading, and documenting both regular and ad hoc meetings.
Education/Experience at lower level: A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or other technical field and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related.
Education/Experience at higher level: A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, or other technical field and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related.
A Project Management Institute certification
Active DOE Q/SCI clearance
Demonstrated experience in technical or operations work within a science or engineering laboratory facility
Demonstrated experience in construction operations or construction management
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.
Note to Applicants: In addition to a resume, please provide a detailed cover letter addressing both the required and desired skills listed for this position.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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
The ALDCELS is home to three scientific Divisions (Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Biosciences), whose work spans the Laboratory's major mission areas of stockpile stewardship, global security, and energy security. Bioscience (B) Division comprises a diverse group of experimentalists and computer scientists who work closely with other interdisciplinary scientists across the Laboratory. Their work serves the Nation by developing science and technology to reduce natural and deliberate threats to human populations, their way of life, and the global environment
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)
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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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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: 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.
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Contact Name Sutton, Jennifer Anne
Vacancy Name: IRC84756
Organization Name B-DO/Bioscience
Req ID: IRC84756
Category: Project Management