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Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager 3/4 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.

The LANL Isotope Program, an important component of LANL’s Office of Science program portfolio, is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Technical Project Manager (TPM). As the TPM you will be responsible for executing a $24M programmatic project to outfit a building with hot cells and associated infrastructure for the processing of radioactive targets from the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) at LANSCE. The TPM will be working with the Program Manger to complete the definition of the project technical requirements, to execute subcontracts for the final design, construction, and installation of the hot cells and associated processing equipment, and to oversee commissioning of the facility. The TPM will be required to interact closely for coordination with facility construction, and with the technical end-users of the equipment to ensure all requirements are met. The TPM will monitor budget, status of deliverables, and interface with both technical and support organizations. The TPM will also serve as the Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) for all subcontracts associated with the programmatic project.

Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. The TPM will maintain required safety and security training, and assure safety and security compliance throughout the project, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

Technical Project Manager 3 ($108,100-$182,500)

The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as the primary interface between program and line management to establish final technical requirements and to negotiate and define deliverables, budgets, and schedule for the target processing facility equipment.

  • Manage all aspects of design and installation of the target processing facility equipment, and be responsible for successful completion of the project within the approved scope, schedule, and budget baseline.

  • Apply advanced knowledge and experience in developing project plans and detailed work breakdown structures, negotiating work packages, and assigning various aspects of work to complete project deliverables.

  • Work with program and line managers to ensure that resources are available to accomplish work, to identify procurement and contracting needs, and to marshal resources to complete project deliverables within the defined scope, schedules, and budget.

Technical Project Manager 4 ($129,800-$225,200)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:

  • Interact with the external sponsor to represent the project.

  • Use a greater degree of independent judgement to accomplish the above tasks.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Energy and drive to work independently and in consultation with the Program Manager to ensure success of the radioactive target processing capability project.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management for technical or operational work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions.

  • Experience working with program management to establish technical requirements and to negotiate and define deliverables, budget, and schedule in accordance with the project mission and subject matter experts.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and tactical planning for execution of moderately large and/or complex project(s) and ability to apply advanced technical or operational knowledge and experience to achieve project objectives.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with procurement specialists to negotiate subcontracts.

  • Advanced knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to radiological work, industrial hazards, and implementation of quality.

  • Ability to serve as STR and adSTR in support of subcontract procurement actions.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle conflicting priorities and deadlines.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills as related to technical and administrative issues.

Additional Job Requirements for Technical Project Manager 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Technical Project Manager 4 level requires:

  • Expert-level knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of project management for technical or operational work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions

  • Expert-level knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to radiological work, industrial hazards, and implementation of quality.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with hot cell operations and controlling radiological hazards (dose and contamination).

  • Experience with commissioning new operations.

  • Knowledge of FDA requirements for good manufacturing practices.

  • Experience serving as an STR and adSTR.

Education for Technical Project Manager 3: Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree and a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this function and level.

Education for Technical Project Manager 4: Position typically requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least twelve years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree and a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this function and level.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Occasional travel may be needed to other hot cell facilities at other National Laboratories for comparison and to ensure alignment of operations, and for project reviews.

  • A comprehensive cover letter addressing the minimum requirements of the position is required to be considered for the position.

Additional Details

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.

  • 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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Technical Project Manager will work closely with the Science Program Office and Chemistry Division to ensure that a new LANL isotope processing facility is equipped to make critical medical isotopes available for eventual clinical use. This will be a high profile position to execute this project successfully within schedule and budget while meeting a diverse array of safety and quality requirements.

Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Email larrydtho@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78773
Organization Name SPO-SC / Science Progam Office - Office of Science
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC78773
Category: Other

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