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Project Manager for AIT WATCHMAN

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105906
Job Code: Science & Engineering TSL 4 (SEL.4) / Science & Engineering TSL 5 (SEL.5)
Date Posted: August 08 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Project Manager for the establishment of the Advanced Instrumentation Testbed (AIT) in the Boulby Mine in the United Kingdom (UK). The Project Manager will support research and development to advance nuclear reactor monitoring capabilities.  The main activity under this position will be to help manage the deployment of the Water Cherenkov Monitor of Antineutrinos (WATCHMAN) Detector in the AIT for the purpose of detecting and monitoring anti-neutrinos produced by the UK Hartlepool commercial nuclear reactor facility.  You will be responsible for engineering development and delivery of the AIT-WATCHMAN project and for ensuring the project meets its cost, schedule, and technical expectations. You will have day-to-day decision-making authority for project execution, while continually maintaining close communication and coordination with the other members of the AIT-WATCHMAN project management team.  The candidate will report to the  Nonproliferation Research and Development Program Leader within the Nuclear Threat Reduction Program, in the Global Security Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Manage the project to ensure it is executed within its approved budget, schedule, and scope envelopes.  
- Maintain close communication and coordination with the Project Director, Deputy Project Manager, and other members of the U.S project management team.
- Work closely with a corresponding UK project management team to ensure a common understanding of, and common advancement of project goals.
- Provide technical oversight for the project, track and manage project risks, oversee and develop project management tools, and establish technical and administrative controls and monitoring to ensure the project is executed within the approved cost, schedule, and technical scope.
- Oversee project design, construction and acceptance, and organize and prioritize the work of sub-systems, including collaborative universities and partner laboratories, in coordination with other members of the project management team.
- Manage project finances, establish staffing needs and manage hiring with concurrence from other members of the project management team.
- Support and help coordinate project reviews, develop and maintain project documentation and manage project interfaces.
- Responsible for ensuring that safety, environmental, quality assurance, and security responsibilities and requirements are integrated into all phases of the project, and that project activities are conducted in a safe and environmentally-sound manner, and that the project fosters a culture of safety and respect for all participants.
- Lead project meetings, advise senior management, and communicate project status and issues to federal sponsors, Laboratory management and the project management team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 In Addition, at the SEL.5 Level
- Develop innovative concepts and provide expert leadership, technical vision, and strategic planning for future research and development of U.S. national capabilities for nuclear reactor monitoring.
- Present project accomplishments that meet or exceed customer expectations, identify new opportunities, set long-term goals for future research and development of U.S. national capabilities for nuclear reactor monitoring.
- Influence strategic decisions made by senior management and external customers at the national level and lead the development of proposals by interacting with senior project personnel and senior program managers.
- Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical or Computer Sciences or related area, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Subject matter expert knowledge of the processes involved in design, fabrication, testing, qualification, and deployment of complex scientific instrumentation.
- Significant experience in project management of complex, technical projects (especially R&D) including organizing, managing, and tracking scope, schedule, and budget, resolving resource conflicts, assessing project risk and developing controls for managing project risk.
- Significant experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of complex problems and leading corrective actions where necessary, effectively accomplishing goals within a multi-disciplinary team through demonstrated leadership and influence.
- Significant experience implementing an Integrated Safety Management program or an equivalent industry protocol and leading or participating in formal engineering design review processes.
- Expert communication skills, both verbal and written, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to interact effectively in a diverse research team environment, deliver effective presentations, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.
- Effective leadership, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills to attract, motivate, mentor, develop, lead, manage and retain a high-performing, multi-disciplinary project team of engineers, scientists, designers, technicians, and coordinators.
In Addition, at the SEL.5 Level
- Expert knowledge of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation with special focus on technologies associated with nuclear science, engineering or security.
- Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to develop and lead innovative new projects in nuclear science, engineering or security.   

- Expert technical knowledge of advancements that have impact beyond the Laboratory.
Desired Qualifications
- Management experience at the Project Manager level of responsibility for multi-million-dollar R&D projects.
- Knowledge of Laboratory mission and of Laboratory and DOE requirements for multi-million-dollar R&D projects.
- Knowledge of the DOE Critical Decision process for reviewing projects.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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.

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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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.


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