Program Manager 3/4

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the PM 3 or PM 4 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. As a Program Manager 4 (PM) within the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production - Plutonium Operations you will manage an important portion of the overall scope of work within the production portfolio for the $1B NA-191 and report directly to a Project-Program Director within the organization. The selected individual will serve as the Principal or Lead Program Manager for the selected program with responsibility for cross-site/cross-agency collaborations to ensure overall successful program execution.

Program Manager 3 - $135,300 - $227,700

As a Program Manager 3 (PM 3), you will serve as the LANL-PA primary interface with one or more high-level external customers to develop, negotiate, and define multiple aspects of the program scope, in accordance with Laboratory, Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), and PuOps capabilities, capacities, and priorities, which balance the best interests of the customer, the program, and the institution. You will be responsible for:
  • Managing scope, schedule, and budget for the portfolio associated with developing, maturing, and qualifying processes that support the LANL Pu Operations production mission.
  • Negotiating, managing, and reporting on milestones related to the assigned scope. Responsibilities will include defining consistent integrated milestones at an appropriate NA-191 "Tier" level, monitoring progress against milestones and reporting on the milestones.
  • Reporting progress, risk, issues, and variance in meeting the planned scope.


Program Manager 4 - $146,800 - $254,700

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level The Program Manager 4 will apply broad knowledge and expertise to assist in developing an execution/implementation plan that covers the programmatic work from conception to completion; directly manage the interface with program, project, and line management to ensure performance, monitor and track cost, schedule, and progress against milestones; maintain expert-level knowledge of the relevant technical discipline and understand and adhere to all Laboratory and regulatory guidance and governance specific to the programmatic work of the surveillance portfolio. The selected PM 4 candidate will also be expected to effectively manage portfolio risks: identify potential portfolio risks, develop risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommend risk acceptance/avoidance for the various scope associated with component surveillance activities within the Production Agency.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Job Requirements for Project Manger 3:

Program Management: Advanced knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of program or project management of technical or operational work, including defining 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.

Portfolio Management: Advanced knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the Pu Operations portfolio which includes pit manufacturing, plutonium processing, and nuclear operations in PF-4.

Communication: Successfully demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective high-level external and internal customer relationships.

Collaboration: Successfully demonstrated in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

Additional Job Requirements for Project Manger 4:

Program Management: Expert-level knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of program or project management of technical or operational work, including defining 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.

Portfolio Management: Expert-level knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the Pu Operations portfolio which includes pit manufacturing, plutonium processing, and nuclear operations in PF-4.

Communication: Consultative experience in developing and nurturing effective high-level external and internal customer relationships.

Collaboration: Consultative experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

Education:

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a technical or STEM related field, from an accredited institution and 8 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Advanced engineering or science degree is desirable.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a technical or STEM related field, from an accredited institution and 12 years of directly related technical and project management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Advanced engineering or science degree is desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

Stockpile Management: Knowledge and experience with the overall mission for NA-19 (Office of Production Modernization) based programs, and more specifically within NA-191 (Plutonium Programs) in relation to the production mission within ALDWP.

Communication: Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills & experience interacting in an effective manner with NNSA and/or other federal customers.

Leadership: Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing and executing complex organizational interface agreements, funding cost models, or similar integration tools.

Team Building: Demonstrated experience developing and managing a team to achieve a defined set of deliverables and milestones.

Project Management: Experience utilizing formal Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles to help manage a project/program. Experience with NNSA Enhanced Management Level B reporting is a plus.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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 2 years.

Note to Applicants:

Official Laboratory travel might be required

For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately.
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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.