QPA Manager 3- team Leader | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

QPA Manager 3- team Leader

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory-one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions in the world-is looking for experienced professionals for a leadership position in the Institutional Quality Performance Assurance Plutonium Infrastructure Quality (IQPA-PIQ) group. This position will report to the IQPA-PIQ group leader. The PIQ mission is to support the execution of plutonium pit production through the modernization of the TA-55 infrastructure and capabilities with a focus on the 30- pits per year mission and major equipment installation throughout the Pajarito Corridor.

Candidates must have the ability to be Q Cleared, participate in Human Reliability Program (HRP), and may be required to support Night or Backshift Work schedules, as necessary. Typical Team Lead responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Implementation of the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure - quality management plan relating to construction in nuclear and radiological facilities.
  • Collaborate across the project portfolios, resource allotment, effective communication and resolution of quality issues.
  • Quality programmatic implementation to include Management Review Boards, oversight, trending, surveillances, NCRs and BlueDragon causal analysis.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Quality Program Management: Expert-level knowledge implementing quality programs in support of nuclear facility operations or programs. Lead work activities that implement Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1 2008/2009a, AG-1, etc., that implements Engineering specifications, DOE Orders (10 CFR 830 Subpart A Quality Assurance Requirements, DOE Order 414.1D Quality Assurance). Demonstrated construction management and fabrication facility experience preferably in the quality field.

Leadership/management skills: Demonstrated record of successful technical leadership and proven ability in supervising staff and contractors, directing assignments, assuring training and development, resolving conflicts, mentoring, team building, managing staff requirements, motivating employees, and monitoring performance.

Knowledge and Expertise: Thorough knowledge and experience in developing work scope, schedules, budgets, and coordinating work activities. Experience planning for and managing tactical execution of work, and tracking and reporting progress. Experience performing work in a construction environment and executing work in compliance with facility requirements, conduct of operations, conduct of engineering and conduct of maintenance standards.

Project Management skills: Demonstrated skills supporting simultaneous projects, executing organizational strategies, participating in strategic and operational planning and program implementation. Experience operating in facilities compliant with government agencies' ordinances and regulations regarding QA compliance programs.

Communication and Collaboration: Demonstrated successful working relationships with internal and external customers (DOE, LAFO, NNSA, DNFSB) and providing effective two-way written and oral communications.

Education/Experience: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience in organizational-level performance-based management, quality, and/or a technical discipline related area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

LANL Mission/DOE/NNSA: Familiarity with the LANL mission and LANL Quality Assurance Program to include SD330, Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance.

Complex Technical Organizations: Knowledge of and experience in deploying quality program requirements in large, complex organizations and the ability to meet milestones within mission schedules.

Management Experience: A minimum of 2 years related management experience.

Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum job requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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 1 year.
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.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time