Technical Project Manager 1 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Project Manager 1

What You Will Do

The External Assignments program under the Partnerships & Pipeline Office is seeking an energetic, customer-focused Technical Project Manager to provide high-level professional support to the External Assignments Program Manager. This position will report to the EA Program Manager and will act as an interface between the EA Program and other LANL organizations and external agencies. The selected candidate must be an excellent problem-solver, anticipating challenges or obstacles and resolving them with minimal supervision. As a member of the EA program team, this position, focuses on exceptional project management of all program operations including serving as a partner with the Program Manager to triage any COS/IPA issues that arise, deliverables, and programmatic action items. This position requires initiative, professionalism, discretion, flexibility, and the ability to think strategically. This position works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Directorate and across the Lab. This position requires flexibility in work schedule to accommodate essential deadlines when needed. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

Project Management

Demonstrated knowledge of project management tools and applications including developing project plans,


Demonstrated experience collaborating with others, that includes communicating clearly, actively listening to others, taking responsibility for mistakes, and respecting the diversity of staff with internal and external organizations and agencies.

Experience interacting with senior managers and executives. Demonstrated success exercising initiative and working to resolve complex issues in a manner that fosters institutional values, staff productivity, and customer satisfaction.

Strategic Communication

Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills as evidenced by internal and/or external interactions, seminars, briefings, and presentations. Demonstrated cross-organizational interaction with external regulatory or oversight agencies and internal organizations. Effective communication with the LANL workforce and management. fostering effective working relationships and communicating both multiplex challenges and complex policies and procedures

Problem Solving

Advanced and demonstrated experience in identifying the source of problems and finding effective and innovative solutions that may require research and analytical skills, while adhering to business practices and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Database knowledge and expertise

Demonstration experience and efficiency with Office 365 productivity applications, and PDF files within Adobe. Creation of process databases to track office activity, creation and editing of document, and editing of web pages.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to work in a dynamic multi-tasking environment
  • Experience with budgeting and finance
  • Knowledge of the LANL organizational structure and external sponsors who LANL works with.
  • Familiarity with LANL External Assignments
  • Familiarity with LANL internal database and computing applications

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.

Note to Applicants:

Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications. If selected for an interview please be prepared to provide a written document demonstrating your writing skills and demonstration of your communication skills.

Position requires working on-site with the possibility of minimal teleworking.
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