Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

This job posting is no longer active

Nuclear Facility Manager

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Nuclear Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106116
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops TSL 4 (TSL.4)
Date Posted: September 23 2019

Share this Job

Apply Now

Apply For This Job

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

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 are seeking a Nuclear Facility Manager for the Superblock complex.  You will be responsible for managing the activities and staff essential to maintain LLNL nuclear facilities in a safe and compliant configuration, while focusing on maintaining a high degree of availability to support programmatic operations. This position is in the Nuclear Operations Directorate.


Essential Duties

- Provide highly advanced technical leadership, direction, and expert guidance in managing the Laboratory’s nuclear facilities safely and cost effectively while supporting the - Nuclear Materials Technology Program (NMTP) and Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) programmatic objectives.
- Oversee the day-to-day management of facility operations, including the implementation of conduct of operations, ES&H requirements, safety bases requirements, training requirements, internal and external assessment programs, As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) program, and other safety management programs.
- Oversee the work control process, de-conflict work, and perform the daily release of programmatic and facility activities.Verify proposed activities and changes are reviewed in accordance with the applicable Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) or change control process.
- Establish and maintain control of maintenance and outage schedules for facilities while balancing engineering priorities, personnel resources, and facility availability in support of programmatic work.
- Oversee the submission and subsequent implementation of the annual Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) revisions to the Department of Energy (DOE), ensuring all reviews and verifications have been conducted including applicability to current operations and activities.
- Manage the notification and reporting process associated with incidents and occurrences that have ES&H significance, including conducting investigations, assigning corrective actions, and advising Laboratory senior management.
- Oversee the development and implementation of a facility-specific training program for personnel with work assignments in the facility.Approve certified positions.
- Supervise and provide direction to group members, write performance appraisals, participate in ranking and salary management processes, and provide training mentoring and coaching for group personnel.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, a scientific discipline or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Significant technical experience (must meet DOE order 426.2 nuclear facility experience requirements) with nuclear facility operations, engineering, and/or maintenance, and the management of a nuclear facility authorization basis.
- Expert level experience with the application, development, implementation, monitoring, and strategic resolution of the DSA process.
- Subject matter expert knowledge of the technical aspects of the work control process as it applies to de-conflicting and prioritizing work activities.
- Leadership, technical, organizational, team building and interpersonal skills necessary to manage a multi-disciplinary facility.
- Experience with supervision, administration, and resource management necessary to manage a professional/technical-level team.
- Expert communication skills both verbal and written, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present complex technical briefings, explain, and provide technical advice to senior management, external sponsors, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders (e.g. DOE/NNSA).


Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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.

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.


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.