Technical Project Manager 1/2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Project Manager 1/2

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager 1/Technical Project Manager 2 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.

Be part of a winning team of like-minded individuals at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to help solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. As a Technical Project Manager, you will report directly to the PT division Group leader and will provide leadership to a diverse set of programmatic activities encompassing manufacturing and surveillance programs. You will be responsible for supporting the maintenance of a programmatic portfolio including: definition and establishment of project deliverables with the Program Manager, definition of project technical requirements, status of deliverables, and interface with technical and support organizations. As a TPM you will be the primary interface between program and line management for a particular programmatic area. You will establish milestones based on customer technical requirements and also help develop work packages with input from programmatic and line organizations.

Technical Project Manager 1 ($79,200 - $129,000)

As a Technical Project Manager 1, you will ensure that project objectives meet the customer's scope requirements and are safely fulfilled within cost and schedule constraints. The Technical Project Manager 1 will be responsible and accountable for project success and will be responsible for reporting project status to the Group Leader. The TPM will be expected to identify risks associated with project execution and manage those risks to best meet the needs of the customers and the Laboratory's overall mission requirements.

Technical Project Manager 2 ($96,100 - $159,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Technical Project Manager 2 will be required to: Assume responsibility and accountability for project success from cradle to grave and report project status to upper-level management regularly. The TPM 2 will be expected to identify risks associated with project execution on complex projects and manage those risks to best meet the needs of the customers and the Laboratory's overall mission requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Project Management: Knowledge and experience in most aspects of project management and project control activities with the ability to become proficient in all. Experience in developing, operating, and financial plans. Basic knowledge of project budgets including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis, project scheduling, implementation of corrective actions, developing and delivering detailed and accurate status reports and basic knowledge of/and experience with engineering functions and principles required to understand and successfully implement and monitor technical projects. Knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tools and processes is a plus.

Knowledge and Skills: Technical comprehension of engineering, procurement, and construction techniques, including their interfaces and interdependencies.

Communication: Skilled in oral and written communication as well as applying team building concepts.

Additional Job Requirements for Technical Project Manager 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

Project Management: Thorough knowledge of all aspects of project management tools and techniques relating to all project activities. Knowledge of project processes and an understanding of project management activities, such as planning, budgeting, and performance measurement. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.

Risk Management: Working knowledge and experience in supporting strategic and tactical planning and execution of a mid-sized portfolio. Demonstrated record of successfully supporting or leading cross-organization teams to ensure complex technologies or products are delivered within budget and on schedule.

Education/Experience Technical Project Manager 1: The position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience as Technical Project Manager 2: The position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Project Management Institute certification is preferred for this level.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) at headquarters and/or field office level, or with state and federal regulators.
  • Experience reporting to and communicating with multiple supervisory organizations.

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:

For Best Consideration: Please submit a cover letter and a comprehensive resume detailing how you meet the minimum and any desired qualifications.
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