Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Engineering Directorate Deputy Associate Director for Operations

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 106680
Job Code: Technical Manager 2 (TSM.2)
Date Posted: January 27 2020

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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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Deputy Associate Director (DAD) for Operations. You will provide internal oversight of major operational activities in the directorate and serve as the principal interface for cross-institutional operational interactions. Additionally, you will have oversight of safety and security policies and will represent the Associate Director across a broad spectrum of operational, business, safety and security issues. This position is in the Engineering Directorate, Associate Director’s Office (ADO).

Essential Duties
- Serve as a member of the Associate Director's senior management team, acting as an interface with the Director's Office, Principal Directorates, the discipline Directorates, and DOE/NNSA in areas of common operational and facilities interest.
- Direct Associate Directorate (AD) operations staff in prioritization of operations activities and collaborate with the senior financial manager to develop and manage Engineering budgets.
- Represent Engineering on institutional policymaking bodies and task forces pertaining to operations, e.g., the Deputies Committee, the Institutional Operations Review Board (IORB), the Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG), and the Operations Excellence Council (OEC).
- Champion excellence and best practices in formulation, communication, and effective implementation of environment, safety, health, security, work control, and business practices, including proactive review and resolution of issues as required. Oversee Engineering internal informal problem and conflict resolution program (Ombuds), Engineering Records Center, and serve as Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Coordinator.
- Lead the Engineering senior management team in formulating, implementing, and monitoring the directorate's long-term strategic operational plans.
- Lead planning, response, recovery, and analysis for off-normal events. Represent Engineering on senior management, institutional, and governance teams concerning operational topics such as security conditions, business continuity planning, and emergency drills and exercises.
- Oversee operations for all facilities where Engineering is the primary tenant. Lead the planning process for renovation, design, and construction of new Engineering facilities. Represent Engineering for facility investments, site planning, and Service Center operations.
- Communicate effectively with Engineering Divisions regarding integration of technical activities and responsibilities with training compliance, operations, and facilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive programmatic or operations management experience and ability to meet operations requirements while delivering on program commitments; proven ability to interact with a broad cross-section of management, technical and administrative personnel, including expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to direct an organization.
- Expert leadership and management skills to champion innovative directions and influence the development of institutional and organizational goals and objectives.
- Extensive experience in strategic planning and tactical implementation of Directorate and Institutional level investments and process improvements.
- Experience with budget and resource management and policies and procedures in large R&D organizations.
- Expert knowledge of safety, security and work control requirements, policies and procedures, and experience managing complex facility activities and resolving operational issues having a high consequence of error.
- Extensive experience in incident response, mitigation and resolution, and in forming and directing a multidisciplinary team of technical staff leaders, technical managers, and staff with an operational focus.
- Expert problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills necessary to independently anticipate, define, interpret, recommend, direct, and implement solutions.

Desired Qualifications
- Master's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or a related field.
- Working knowledge of Laboratory programs, facilities, policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge of relevant DOE Orders associated with Laboratory operations.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.


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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.