Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are looking to establish a new Directorate to manage the execution of major capital projects related to infrastructure required to meet plutonium pit production deliverables. The Directorate is at the center of execution of capital projects in and around the LANL’s plutonium pit production facilities for U.S. nuclear weapons and is focused on sustaining the current stockpile, providing life extensions of the stockpile and helping shape a globalized nuclear world.
As a Project-Program Director 5, you will lead and ensure that the processes and staff that manage the projects and all related functions are in place and effectively implemented. The necessary functions of the PM role include project management, cost and scheduling, estimating, construction management, startup and commissioning and the incorporation of deployed functions from other Directorates across the Laboratory, such as engineering, safety, QA, procurement and records management. You will also have direct line management responsibility or draw upon deployed staff from line organizations to manage the planning, tracking and execution of assigned programs and projects.
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific and engineering discipline and 12 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience; advanced degree preferred
Successful experience as a senior leader or manager of projects with significant total project cost or complexity
Experience leading complex technical project organizations, including demonstrated experience leading strategic and tactical planning and execution, customer service, project management, continuous improvement and management systems such as safety, security, configuration management, conduct of operations and earned value management
Advanced knowledge of design, construction and transition to operations of highly complex projects, preferably within a nuclear operations environment
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with project, program and portfolio management, estimating, cost and scheduling and construction methods and management
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated success guiding and leading field efforts with expertise in building and managing integrated project teams
Strong leadership characteristics, including personal integrity and accountability, fiduciary responsibility, trustworthiness in relationships, commitment to quality and excellence in programs and operations and commitment to workforce diversity and human resource development
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 environment
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)
Successful record of assisting in the development of complex institutional messages necessary to communicate to federal, state and local government leaders
Experience within NNSA complex under DOE O 413.3B requirements
Background and experience in all aspects of engineering, procurement and construction projects
Active DOE Q clearance
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