Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Maintenance Work Planning & Control Manager

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  ES&H
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107251
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops TSL 5 (TSL.5) / Technical Services & Ops TSL 4 (TSL.4)
Date Posted: August 05 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 Maintenance Work Planning and Control (WP&C) Manager to lead efforts for maintenance work planning across LLNL, to include work in nuclear facilities. As the Technical Leader, you will ensure integration and alignment of maintenance work planning with the institutional WP&C process. You will interact with other managers from across the Laboratory and oversee the efforts to define the functionality for work requests and work orders within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), ensuring that maintenance service providers are engaged in the development process. You will serve as a member of the WP&C Functional Area Office management team. This position is in the Work Planning and Control Office.

This position will be filled at either the TSL.4 or TSL.5 level depending on your skills.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical leadership for developing the institutional requirements, processes, and procedures for maintenance work planning, including defining functionality of the supporting electronic Tools (including the Enterprise Asset Management System and WP&C Tool).
- Provide oversight of the Maintenance Lead Work Planner and maintenance work planners. Lead, develop, and implement the Work Planner Endorsement Qualification for Maintenance Work Planning.
- Integrate the maintenance work planning processes with the institutional T-week scheduling process, working closely with the Master Scheduler.
- Provide leadership in the development of preventive maintenance instructions needed to facilitate efficient work planning.
- Train and mentor the responsible managers and supervisors for both mission and site-wide maintenance service provider organizations to ensure WP&C requirements are met within their areas of responsibility.
- Chair standing working groups and/or advisory committees to drive institutional change in maintenance work planning. Lead working groups comprised of maintenance service providers and application developers to define business processes and tool functionality.
- Develop metrics and performance indicators for maintenance planning, and status the WP&C Program Manager and responsible managers of the maintenance service provider organizations regarding performance, an recommend improvements.
- Serve as the directorate resource and subject matter expert for maintenance planning at LLNL and serve as a member of the LLNL Work Control Review Board.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition at the TSL.5 level
- Provide advanced technical leadership and development skills for the implementation of complex institutional requirements, processes, and procedures for maintenance work planning, including defining functionality of the supporting electronic Tools (including the Enterprise Asset Management System and WP&C Tool).
- Provide advanced training and technical leadership for the Maintenance Lead Work Planner and maintenance work planners. and
- Serve as an organizational representative to DOE, DNFSB, and other external reviewers for the maintenance planning function.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience leading and expert knowledge of maintenance WP&C processes.
- Significant experience leading and managing technical maintenance, operations, or facility programs with complex requirements and rigorous oversight, such as those in the nuclear or hazardous facilities.
- Significant technical leadership experience which required interactions with senior management and external regulatory organizations.
- Significant experience leading, developing, and championing creative and innovative solutions to complex issues and problems related to WP&C, utilizing strong skills in project management, problem-solving, conflict resolution, persuasion, negotiation, and consensus-building and independent judgement to ensure milestones are met.
- Significant experience leading change and mentoring various levels of staff, including technicians, engineers, and managers through a change process.
- Expert technical, organizational, collaboration, necessary to resolve complex issues.
- Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation, collaboration and presentation skills required to effectively present, explain and advise senior management and external regulators.

In addition at the TSL.5 Level
- Extensive leadership and management experience in a large-scale, mission-oriented organization consisting of multiple organizations with varying levels of oversight and technical and operational management required.
- Extensive experience with leading/managing operational programs with an emphasis on work control, facility operations, risk management, or Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) areas, which may include planning, overseeing, and balancing operational and budget priorities to achieve desired results.
- Substantial experience in being politically adept, influential with the ability to build strong and sustained partnerships across diverse and broad internal and external organizations.

Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
- Experience working at DOE or non-government hazardous facilities in nuclear operations and/or work planning and control roles.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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.