Maintenance Manager 4 / (Building Automation System Leader) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Maintenance Manager 4 / (Building Automation System Leader)

What You Will Do
The Building Automation Systems (BAS) Leader is a member of the Building Automation and Operational Technology Team within Maintenance and Site Services (MSS) which includes controls engineers, computer scientists, a network engineer, and field technicians. This dynamic team works closely with and supports the energy reduction goals of the Sustainability Program through the ongoing maintenance, operation, and optimization of the building automation systems and building performance analytics. In addition, the team members also provide technical solutions and support for data collection, analysis, dashboarding and other support to Operations, Maintenance, Metering, and other programs throughout the Lab.

The BAS Leader is responsible for coordinating the troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, and commissioning of BAS and associated equipment. You will be the subject matter expert on Building Automation and controls and will ensure the team and facility meets Federal and LANL regulatory requirements. This position will perform master level building automation work with considerable independence and latitude in judgment concerning methods, materials, and priority of work. The Team Lead is responsible for ensuring efficient operation of controls functions according to their design and supports the goals of the MSS-MP and UI Sustainability Program.

This position is responsible for the long term strategic planning, budgeting, and growth for BAS and related systems. The Team Lead heads the effort to design and develop organizational policies, procedures, and practices relevant to operation and maintenance activities and relations with adjacent organizations across the lab. The lead will monitor and contribute to management of BAS system engineering activities and coordinates with the Lead Field Technician on subcontracted and/or in-house facility BAS maintenance services.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Facility Management

Advanced knowledge of component and instrumentation troubleshooting and preventative maintenance with a strong analytical abilities for understanding and interpreting building system trend data. Ability to read and understand control drawings, electronic schematics, electrical diagrams and construction drawings. Ability to understand, write, edit, and debug BAS application program code with minimal guidance from vendors. In-depth knowledge of electronic, electrical and mechanical systems and digital controls, HVAC system configurations.

Operations Management

Advanced knowledge of engineering systems and calculations, applications of engineering methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools to facility and operations-based engineering problems. Advanced knowledge of industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) codes, standards, and criteria for energy management, sustainability, and building automation systems. Advanced knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, design guides, appropriate standards, and administrative practices.


Demonstrated experience and skill in management, supervision, and human resources administration of assigned employees. Demonstrated experience and skill developing and implementing organizational strategies and objectives. Demonstrated experience negotiating, change thinking of, or gain acceptance from peers, upper management, and customers in sensitive situations without damage to the relationships Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership, mentorship, prioritization, and management of assigned employees in a collaborative and participative environment to build strong teams. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills within a facility management work environment.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Fault Detection and Diagnostics
  • In depth knowledge of the Laboratory's organizational structure
  • Demonstrated experience with LANL business systems for management and administration of personnel including timekeeping, payroll, budgeting, travel, training and certification, performance reviews, and payroll policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of LANL maintenance program policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present safety and technical briefings to large groups of a diverse workforce representative of all types and levels of workers.
  • Active Q clearance.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 one year
Note to Applicants:

Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet each of the "Minimum Job Requirements" for the position. Resumes will not be evaluated without this information.
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 childbirth 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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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: 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 Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time