Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Deputy Associate Program Leader for Nuclear Materials

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 106833
Job Code: Science & Engineering TSL 3 (SEL.3)
Date Posted: March 26 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 Program Leader for Nuclear Materials. You will lead a variety of special projects in the LLNL nuclear facilities (Superblock) including the design, installation, and testing of a collection of expanding activities that include plutonium and tritium process systems engineering, Downdraft Reconfiguration, Machining operations, the characterization and radiography equipment, Legacy Disposition, Glovebox Lines, E-Beam and laser welders, and other instruments and equipment. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), in support of the Nuclear Materials (NM) Program, within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical and administrative leadership and direction for the execution of work for Nuclear Materials programmatic projects and provide guidance to ensure the science and technical efficacy of the group.
- Collaborate with Nuclear Materials Technology Program (NMTP) programmatic engineers in design reviews, engineering support, and electrical support, in addition to working with project principals in defining work objectives.
- Provide technical, safety, and security leadership to a diverse set of design and installation activities housed within the Superblock.
- Monitor performance required to meet programmatic milestones, lead corrective actions, and communicate program requirements in an effective and timely manner.
- Set specific technical strategy and direction for the team and identify staffing needs necessary to support Laboratory programs.
- Assign work and remain cognizant of the technical goals and progress of group projects.
- Interact with program engineers and scientists, DOE staff, operations personnel, and with mid-level of management outside and within the Laboratory.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in theory, design, and application of management practices to resolve technical engineering problems.
- Advanced leadership and team building skills, mature judgment, and the ability to approach and resolve difficult issues using creative problem-solving skills and decision-making techniques.
- Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and discretion.
- Significant experience in mechanical engineering project leadership, including work planning, scheduling, cost estimating and reporting, and analyzing and managing a budget.
- Significant experience working with Plutonium, nuclear facilities, or a highly regulated radiological field to design systems and operations for rigorous work control process.
- Significant experience collaborating with technical business partners to identify and lead complex, technical projects including workforce planning, tracking milestones, and providing performance feedback to involved team members.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Desired Qualifications
- MS or PhD in Engineering or Physical Science, or related field.
- Experience in handling fissile materials in gloveboxes and experience in materials processing and applications.
- Working knowledge of applicable Department of Energy orders, national codes, and standards.

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. 

 

Note:   Relisted position.  Originally listed on 3/5/2020. Previous candidates need not apply.

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.