Project Management (Project Manager 4) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Project Management (Project Manager 4)

What You Will Do

Be part of a dedicated and skilled Capital Projects team delivering complex, cost-effective projects safely, on time and within budget. The organization strategically engages and collaborates with project owners, team members and key stakeholders throughout the Laboratory to ensure that project development, planning and execution comply with requirements and result in excellent project delivery. This position will lead an Integrated Project Team (IPT) to conduct planning and execution activities including developing and documenting project scope, execution plan, schedule and budget baselines, identify, assess and manage project risks. Perform confidence assessments to develop contingency and management reserve estimates. Identify personnel needs, develop project personnel and evaluate their performance. Manage engineering, procurement, construction, and startup activities to deliver the project safely and within schedule and budget constraints. Serve as the focal point for internal and external project communications.

May serve as a Control Account Manager (CAM) responsible for planning, budgeting, managing and controlling costs and schedule performance for a project or sub-projects. Serve as a point of contact for project controls, including account scope, schedule, budget and technical performance. Lead efforts to ensure work packages realistically represent the duration and budget necessary to perform work. Perform variance analysis reviews, determine cause and effect of schedule or cost variance and define achievable corrective action plans. Present project management performance plans, status updates, trends, or issues to federal sponsors.

This position will report functionally to the Project Management Division Leader and will be deployed to executing organizations that are responsible for project portfolios ranging from $50 Million to more than $1 Billion with some having to meet the requirements of DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Leadership
Advanced leadership and management skills (organize, direct, control) to lead a cross-functional group of Integrated Project Team (IPT) members in a technically oriented project environment. Advanced experience managing construction projects including proactively managing project scope, schedule and budget including use of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). Demonstrated experience identifying project risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions, and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of a project.

Technical Excellence
Expert knowledge and expertise in engineering, procurement, construction and other project related activities, including interfaces and inter-dependencies. Strong understanding of financial analysis and planning concepts. Management experience in all project management functions-including formal EVMS, developing project execution plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions. Advanced broad knowledge of industry standards.

Personal Leadership
Proven personal leadership and management. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong and effective customer engagement. Demonstrated experience interfacing with program, project, and line management to develop clear and executable action plans to address issues or needs. Provide personal leadership, direction and technical advice regarding health, safety and environmental compliance.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills that includes reporting on project status to senior level management, project stakeholders, as well as regulatory inquiries. Ability to promote an open communication environment to develop mutual trust and teamwork.

Compliance and Security
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing plans or programs to meet or exceed contractual requirements, performance measures, regulations, and laws, including the proven ability to do so while operating within a highly sensitive national security and/or nuclear environment.

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline from an accredited institution and 12 years of experience in two or more of the following functions: project management, project control, engineering, procurement or construction leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

LANL Operations
Experience working in nuclear facility operations or other highly complex, hazardous operations, particularly as it pertains to the Los Alamos National Laboratory mission.

Stakeholder relations
Experience working with federal clients at headquarters or field office level in a strategic manner to maximize client satisfaction.

Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent.

Active DOE Q clearance desired.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Walking, Climbing, Bending, Peripheral vision

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 2 years.

Note to Applicants:
  • For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume and cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
  • While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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