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Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Technical Project Manager will provide leadership to a diverse set of programmatic activities encompassing manufacturing programs. The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for a programmatic portfolio including: definition and establishment of project deliverables with the Program Manager, definition of project technical requirements, status of deliverables, and interface with technical and support organizations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Program area for Alt 940 cable manufacturing

  • Provides leadership and tactical planning for execution of moderately large and/or complex project(s) and applies advanced technical or operational knowledge and experience to achieve project objectives.

  • Manages all aspects of the Alt 940 cable manufacturing project and is responsible for successful completion of the project within the approved scope, schedule, and budget baseline.

  • Exerts significant latitude in identifying potential project risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the project(s).

  • Applies advanced knowledge and experience in developing project plans and detailed work breakdown structures, negotiating work packages, and assigning various aspects of work to complete project deliverables.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the integrated processing schedules and costs for assigned programs across multiple internal organizations and subject matter experts.

  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking production using different manufacturing related business systems.

  • As requested, participate as a member on the Integrated Project Team and Product Realization Team.

  • Help coordinate and integrate operational costs and schedules for assigned programs, including road mapping new projects to identify conflicts with existing projects or to enhance capability in existing projects.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced technical knowledge and demonstrated experience in manufacturing processes.

  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in aspects of project management for manufacturing work including: defining work scope based upon requirements, preparing schedules with milestones, budget preparation, priority assessment, risk management, schedule status updating, and managing change control for baseline schedules.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, nurturing, and maintaining effective internal and/or external customer relationships.

  • Advanced knowledge and proven ability in formulating and presenting results and project information to technical and programmatic customers.

  • Proven ability to identify potential project and/or technical risks, develop mitigation strategies, and recovery plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus and resolving conflict.

  • Demonstrated record of written technical communication that can include reports to external customers, documents that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, procedure development, or research analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in verbal technical communication with internal and external stakeholders.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of the requirements included in the Defense Programs Business Process System to perform Defense Programs nuclear weapons work scopes and / or the Phase 6.X process.

  • Demonstrated quality assurance and / or quality control knowledge based on requirements from LANL, Department of Energy, or other relevant quality systems.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, updating, and / or using business system architectures that are related to manufacturing.

  • Advanced knowledge of Classified Matter Protection and Control, Cyber Security, and Security Clearance responsibilities.

  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to programmatic work, or to typical manufacturing processes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge with quality assurance requirements including but not limited to NAP-24A.

  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Active Q clearance.

Education: Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree and a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this function and level.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, please provide a cover letter addressing each of the minimum requirements and the desired skills described above.

  • Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.

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.

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL or laboratory) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. The Technical Project Manager will work in the Weapons Production Directorate which provides world-class, safe, secure, and reliable special nuclear material research, process development, technology demonstration, and manufacturing capabilities that support the nation's defense, energy, and environmental needs.

The Technical Project Manager will work in the Detonator Production (DET) division and will serve as a technical project lead for the Alt 940 cable project. DET Division supports national security missions by executing detonator production, detonator surveillance, and other Government Agency production needs that are executed at technical area 22.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Email lmartinez@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-665-4945
Vacancy Name: IRC78715
Organization Name DET-2/Inert Component Fabrication
Minimum Salary 108100
Maximum Salary 182500
Req ID: IRC78715
Category: Project Management