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Mechanical Utilities Deputy Division Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Job ID: 103901
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Mechanical Utilities Deputy Division Leader to resolve highly complex systems engineering and construction issues as they relate to mechanical utilities.  These systems include compressed air, domestic water, low conductivity water (sitewide condenser water, LCW), de-ionized water, sewer and natural gas utilities at the Livermore Site and at Site 300.  You will interact with various levels of Laboratory senior management, personnel, program staff, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Safety Administration (DOE/NNSA) Livermore Field Office (LFO) personnel, and state and federal regulatory agencies.  This position is in the Central Facilities & Infrastructure Department within the Operations & Business (O&B) Principal Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical direction and supervision for engineering staff and the operational personnel associated with refurbishment, operation, and maintenance of the mechanical utility systems at two site locations.  Provide solutions to complex issues/problems.
- Responsible for the development of maintenance practices, operational processes, and utility operator training.
- Manage and maintain configuration control of operational processes, maintenance procedures and documentation.
- Develop budgetary plans for utility refurbishments through system condition assessments, master plans, and field surveys.
- Provide oversight for utility improvement construction projects, including line item, General Plant Projects (GPP) and operating funded projects.
- Develop, monitor and report metrics for all mechanical utilities and associated equipment.
- Provide planning for utility requirements through system condition assessment, master plans, and user surveys.
- Prepare and deliver technical presentations for management, programmatic clients, O&B and DOE/NNSA Livermore Field Office/Headquarters and provide recommendations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering degree, or an equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Significant engineering experience in design, maintenance and operation of mechanical utilities (compressed air, city water, LCW, demineralized water, sewer and natural gas) including regulatory requirements, configuration management, standards and specifications and provide solutions to complex problems.
- Experience planning/forecasting short and long-term workforce requirements for engineers and technical personnel.  Knowledge and understanding of strategic planning to ensure reliability of mechanical utility systems.
- Experience leading a team, project and/or group.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors on complex technical information.
- Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to handle highly complex, sensitive, and confidential issues with tact, discretion, mature judgment, while providing high-level customer service.
- Experience in project management, utilizing organizational and advanced critical thinking and decision-making skills with ability to solve complex technical fire protection problems, as well as handle multiple highly complex issues in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions.
- Experience managing multiple priorities with multiple and complex components that require integration with other programs and coordination across the organization.

Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of Central F&I’s organization, philosophy and procedures.
- Professional Engineer registration in California (or ability to obtain certification).
- Experience developing, monitoring and reporting performance metrics.  Experience managing budgets.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.  Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidiomycosis).

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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