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Associate Program Leader for Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies - E Program

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Job ID: 102606
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Associate Program Leader (APL) for Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies (VTFCT) in the Energy Security Program within the Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate’s E Program. You will have responsibility for leading the development and execution of a portfolio of advanced work in energy security with a primary focus on vehicles and fuel cells. You will serve as a creative key member of the Energy Security Program management team and will contribute broadly to the leadership and strategic objectives of the program. This position is funded by a small fraction of effort in Global Security; the majority of your assignment will be through direct programmatic work on projects not covered by this listing.

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
- Provide leadership and technical direction to personnel assigned to vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies (VTFCT) projects, including establishing and communicating schedules, cost requirements, and DOE Headquarters priorities.
- Champion new vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies program growth opportunities through interactions with current and potential sponsors and the development of research proposals.
- Develop an integrated strategy for the VTFCT area consistent with overall Energy Security Program strategic approach, utilizing key knowledge, experience and insights of related technologies.
- Influence strategic technical decisions made by GS/E Program leaders and external clients.
- Collaborate with E Program and GS Principal Directorate leadership and staff to ensure that the VTFCT Program activities meet Laboratory and DOE financial, property and Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) requirements.
- Develop, maintain, and enhance engagement with current and potential sponsors, industrial and academic partners, and other stakeholders. Enhance the visibility of LLNL work through engagement with external stakeholders.
- Recruit, hire, mentor and develop high quality staff to support the portfolio and assist in their professional growth and advancement in the energy security area. Provide performance and ranking input on staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Provide technical expertise to the portfolio ensuring excellence in execution of vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies technical work; maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables, publications and presentations; manage and report on the portfolio to achieve established goals and objectives within schedule and budget constraints; and establish and implement a strategy for highly complex projects.
- Cultivate relationships with U.S. Government sponsors and technology leaders, providing technical input and developing or refining new concepts to support vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies priorities and promote LLNL skills, expertise, and technologies.
- Interface with the other national laboratories and partners that have responsibilities to improve vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies, representing LLNL at meetings that require coordination for projects within the Energy Security Program.

- Master's (MS) degree in engineering or the physical, biological or computer sciences, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience and subject matter expert knowledge in research and development in vehicle technologies and fuel cell technologies.
- Successful track record growing programs through proposal writing and sponsor engagement.
- Significant experience successfully managing and leading multidisciplinary project teams with successful history of producing high-quality technical products. Demonstrated ability to motivate and collaborate with other personnel in achieving project objectives.
- Significant experience developing and articulating strategic direction and value proposition. Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise, senior management and external sponsors.
- Significant experience working with the Department of Energy’s applied energy offices.
- Proven ability to partner with other laboratories and outside organizations.
- Ability to travel off-site for sponsor and customer interaction.
In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Extensive experience leading highly complex international and domestic program management issues and proposing/leading creative program development activities. Experience collaborating with high level teams to provide training and participate in technical exchanges, as well as negotiate statements of work, timelines, and deliverables.
- Extensive experience providing technical leadership to multidisciplinary technical teams in foreign countries.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and external sponsors.

Desired Qualifications
- PhD in engineering or the physical, biological, or computer sciences.
- Experience managing and leading R&D project portfolios.
- Experience working with the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and related programs. Knowledge of LLNL and sponsor project management applications and accounting systems (Java CAFE and the Global Security Reportable Projects).

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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.  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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

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