Program Manager 1

What You Will Do

The Advanced Engineering Analysis Group (W-13) is seeking candidates for the position of Program Manager 1. The Advanced Engineering Analysis Group (W-13) provides the Nuclear Weapons Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory with excellence in engineering analysis, predictive modeling, validated simulations, and the quantification of margins and uncertainty. As a Program Manager you will be responsible for documenting, tracking, and ensuring that program deliverables are being completed on schedule. This will involve creating work packages, developing budget allocations, and preparing reports. This role requires working with technical personnel to define the scope, schedule, and budget and ensuring required activities are executed and tracked appropriately (e.g., development project local and integrated schedules, ALDW integrated schedule)

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Program Management:

Entry-Level knowledge of and experience in program management of technical or operational work, including defining program work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost, scope, and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variance; and managing change control and risk.

Project Control & Scheduling:

Ability to manage cost and schedule commitments for projects or programs. Entry-Level knowledge and demonstrated ability in applying project controls principles, including cost and performance reporting, variance analysis and use of cost and schedule tools.

Communication & Teamwork

Experience interacting effectively with personnel at all levels, building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflict. Ability to support cross-organization teams to ensure complex technologies or products are delivered within budget and on schedule. Ability to successfully support multiple teams or projects simultaneously. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent customer service skills, friendly and positive communicator, and empathetic customer relator. Ability to evaluate a problem and generate ways to overcome the problem.

Education/Experience:

Position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of LANL financial policies and principles including forecasting and resource loading.
  • Master of Business Administration strongly preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired.
  • Familiarity with scheduling tools, such as P6.
  • Experience working with the Weapons Engineering and Weapons Physics organizations at LANL.
  • Entry-Level knowledge of nuclear weapons, NNSA facilities, or DoD customers that support the U.S. stockpile.
  • Work experience with IT operations or projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, directives and DPBPS requirements.
  • Entry-Level knowledge in estimating project costs. Project Management experience familiar with managing mid-size to moderately complex projects in the areas of scope management, budget and schedule. Demonstrated experience in working/coordinating information technology (IT) and operations projects.
  • Experience with Agile project management methodology and tools.
  • Technical degree preferred
  • Active DOE "Q" or other Top Secret clearance


Note to Applicants:

A comprehensive cover letter addressing your qualifications against the minimum and desired skills requirements is required for consideration.

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 (PTO 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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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, 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2 and then option 3.