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Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

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 3, you will work in the Pit Technologies Division and report directly to the PT-6 (Technical Support) Group Leader. The TPM-3 will provide leadership to a diverse set of programmatic activities encompassing manufacturing and surveillance programs. The TPM-3 will be responsible for supporting a programmatic portfolio including definition of project deliverables with the Program Manager, definition of project technical requirements, the status of deliverables, and interface with technical and support organizations. As a Technical Project Manager 3 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 help develop work packages with input from programmatic and line organizations.

The selected applicant shall have experience in developing, operating, and tracking financial plans. The successful candidate will have expert level knowledge of project controls and budgeting including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis. Experience developing and delivering detailed and accurate status reports is a plus. Knowledge of engineering functions and principles are required to understand and successfully implement and monitor technical projects. Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tools and processes is required.

As a Technical Project Manager 3, you will ensure that complex scientific project objectives meet the Production Agency's scope requirements and are safely fulfilled within cost and schedule constraints. The Technical Project Manager 3 will be responsible and accountable for large portions of the program scope and will be responsible for reporting project status to the Group Leader. The TPM-3 will be expected to identify and manage risks associated with project execution and drive down those risks to best meet the needs of the customers and the Laboratory's overall mission requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Work Package Development: TheTechnical Project Manager 3s within PT are responsible for working with other organizations to develop Work Packages that define scope, schedule, and budget for their assigned area of support. The POP, deliverables, milestones, risks, opportunities, materials, and travel are documented and analyzed to create budget projections for the following fiscal year. The TPM-3 will be assigned the role of Work Package Manager to create, negotiate, drive, and track the Work Package to its successful completion.

Project Management : The candidate shall have advanced knowledge in defining work scope based on requirements, preparing schedules with milestones, preparing budgets, assessing priorities, managing risks and opportunities, updating and statusing schedules, and managing change control for baseline schedules. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in formulating and presenting results and project information to technical and programmatic stakeholders. The TPM-3 will have proven ability to identify potential project and/or technical risks, develop mitigation strategies, and recovery plans. The candidate should have extensive experience in overseeing and managing budgets for the assigned area of responsibility. The candidate shall be expert with project control activities and be able to mentor junior TPMs in these topics. Experience with the project life cycle and the factors that can influence and affect project execution is required. The applicant should be able to recount their experience initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing projects. The ability to develop a project charter, define scope, and create the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) should be within the experience of the applicant. The TPM-3 shall be proficient in estimating activities, durations, and resources and in developing loaded schedules. The candidate should be comfortable interfacing with key stakeholders and negotiating resources to accomplish the deliverables of the project on time and within budget.

Knowledge and Skills: The candidate should be technically proficient, with a good understanding of the scientific method and engineering best practices. Previous work in a R&D or manufacturing environment will be considered a plus. Data analysis experience and the ability to compose technical documents is also required.

Risk Management: Demonstrated advanced ability to independently identify and judge potential project risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and corrective actions and recommending risk acceptance/avoidance for all aspects of the project.

Technical Communication: A demonstrated record of written technical communication that can include reports to external customers, documents that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, procedure development, or research analysis.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. A Project Management Institute certification is desired for this level.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in documenting scope, planning, and budgeting projects.

  • Knowledge of the requirements included in the Defense Programs Business Process System to perform Defense Programs nuclear weapons work scopes and / or the Phase 6.X process.

  • Demonstrated quality assurance and / or quality control knowledge based on requirements from LANL, Department of Energy, or other relevant quality systems.

  • Experience working in a high-hazard nuclear or explosives facilities.

  • Experience utilizing the Earned Value Management System to report on project performance.

  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to programmatic work, or to typical manufacturing processes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance requirements including but not limited to NAP-24A or NQA-1.

Training/Certifications: A Project Management Institute Certification is preferred.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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 (PTO 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 (https://directives.nnsa.doe.gov/supplemental-directive/sd-0206-0002) . 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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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 (https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0472.2-BOrder-chg1-pgchg) 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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 (https://int.lanl.gov/policy/documents/P701.pdf) 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, 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.