Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Project Manager for Facility Construction

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106964
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 4 (TSS.4)
Date Posted: March 17 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!

The Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division has a Project Manager opening within the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate. NIF houses the world’s highest energy pulsed laser system and provides the scientific community with an unprecedented capability for studying materials at extreme pressures, temperatures, and densities.  As a NIF&PS Project Manager, you will be responsible for successfully managing mechanical, electrical and facility construction projects for NIF&PS, and in support of its operations.

The position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Lead and manage the planning, design, execution and completion of a diverse range of small-scale retrofits to large-scale new construction projects, serving as the single point of contact between internal clients, contracting offices, design engineers, and external contractors.
- Directly collaborate with internal clients to ensure project and programmatic requirements are well defined and achieved, partner closely with the project’s internal Construction Manager during pre-construction and construction activities.
- Manage the project baseline cost, schedule and scope. Control variances and apply Earned Value Management practices.
- Ensure a strong quality control and quality assurance program is implemented throughout the project lifecycle, utilizing LLNL standards throughout.
- Oversee design and constructability reviews to confirm design drawings and specifications meet all applicable code, construction, client, environmental, safety and health (ES&H) requirements.
- Coordinate and secure required building and work permits.
- Prepare project construction estimates for program approval and project procurement.
- Review contractor change requests for scope, schedule and cost impacts.
- Serve in a functional role for LSEO when needed. May include providing subject matter expert reviews.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the TSS.4 Level
- With minimal guidance, independently lead, organize and execute multiple construction projects simultaneously.
- Manage large projects requiring status reporting to the DOE Site Office and LLNL Chief Financial Officer.
- Perform formal risk analyses to identify, manage, and mitigate risks throughout the project lifecycle.

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Structural, Architectural, Industrial Engineering or Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience with various project delivery tools, methods and contract forms, such as design-build and design-bid-build.
- Advanced knowledge of and significant experience with construction means, methods, and products.
- Experience with construction in cleanroom, industrial and/or laboratory facilities.
- Strong track record of promoting and implementing safe work practices, including OSHA, environmental, safety and health standards.
- Experience working in a technical and multidisciplinary environment, including working directly with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to collaborate within an integrated team. This includes the ability to present and explain technical or operational information and provide recommendations to management, regulators, reviewers and stakeholders.
- Proficient in modeling applications such as Revit, AutoCAD, or equivalent.

In Addition, at the TSS.4 Level
- Subject matter expert knowledge and application of codes and standards.
- Substantial experience managing complex, multidisciplinary construction projects within operating facilities.
- Expert knowledge and substantial experience with detailed costing and schedule tools and techniques applied to construction projects.

Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree in an applicable field.
- California license as a Professional Engineer (PE), Architect or equivalent certification in another state.
- Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP) or other related certification.
- Applied knowledge of LEED principles, including certification or the ability to obtain certification.
- Familiarity with California Building and Life Safety Codes, including OSHA and NFPA, and national consensus standards, such as NEC, ASTM, ANSI, ASME, and ASHRAE.

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 $2.3 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.