Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Project Controls Group Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 107385
Job Code: Science & Engineering TSL 4 (SEL.4) / Science & Engineering TSL 5 (SEL.5)
Date Posted: October 01 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 multiple openings for Project Controls Group Leaders with programmatic and administrative responsibilities to support the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Project Controls. You will support the management and oversight of the earned value management (EVM) systems, including lead responsibilities for WCI Projects that require Project Controls Support for integrated schedules, budgets, and reporting efforts. You will administratively supervise Project Controls personnel supporting WCI. You will programmatically report to the WCI Project Controls Manager and the relevant Program Management offices and provide programmatic engineering and technical support. WCI Project Controls supports Enhanced Management A programs such as the W80-4 and W87-1 Program Offices. These programs use integrated schedules and budgets with regular and robust reporting requirements. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions 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
- Lead and execute strategic project controls systems to support all aspects of WCI’s programs with project controls expertise and EVM. Provide leadership and direction to Program Offices, a diverse staff of technical leads, control account and work package managers, project control specialists, and resource analysts. Implement and lead strategic planning and formulate LEP project goals and deliverables to support mission objectives ensuring compliance with DOE/NNSA/federal and state regulations and applicable laws.
- Mentor and direct staff in the development and maintenance of project organizational elements and artifacts to include Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS Dictionaries, Phase codes, Control Account Authorizations, Work Package Authorizations, Basis of Estimates (BOE); assist in the development and maintenance of the Performance Measurement Baselines through the application of project management principles using EVM.
- Provide technical expertise and experience to assist in the establishment and/or maintenance of an integrated master schedule to ensure the project is aligned to key project milestones and completed within agreed upon time and cost constraints, using industry standard project scheduling practices, schedule quality and risk assessments and corrective action plans.
- Architect the development, implementation, and maintenance of streamlined data systems and processes to ensure the production and dissemination of comprehensive, accurate, timely, consistent, and relevant project controls earned value information on a monthly basis, and as required.
- Oversee the development and management of project control procedures consistent with program and sponsor needs that integrate with WCI and laboratory policies and procedures.
- Provide effective leadership and oversight to the project controls staff, including the hiring of staff, writing of performance appraisals, timecards, team building, and actively participating in ranking and performance/salary management.
- Promote open communication, collaboration and feedback between the sponsor, program management, technical teams, and the project controls staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Lead and implement strategic project controls data systems and processes across the portfolio of WCI’s program and projects with project controls and Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
- Lead development and standup of multiple project organizational elements and artifacts of WCI’s program and projects as well as lead schedule development and cost estimates through the application of project management principles using EVM.
- Act as the LLNL spokesperson for project controls discussions with Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) counterparts and NNSA Federal Program Office.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, or the equivalent level of education and related technical experience.
- Significant experience directing and planning project controls/management and analyzing/ solving highly complex engineering and scientific problems that require expert knowledge that factors in multiple tangible and intangible considerations.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of project management tools and techniques, including work planning, scheduling, cost estimating, analysis and managing budgets, risk management, and project controls reporting.
- Experience in personnel administration, performance management and training of technical and non-technical personnel with experience presenting project controls information to client/management.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors.
- Effective and proven interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and to lead a multidisciplinary team environment and ability to coordinate work and goals on multiple simultaneous projects effectively.
- Ability to travel.

In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Lead and implement strategic project controls data systems and processes to support WCI’s program and projects with project controls and Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
- Extensive technical experience and expert knowledge in Laboratory and/or NNSA program management requirements and execution.
- Extensive program management experience and ability to deliver innovative solutions by applying cutting-edge technologies.

Desired Qualifications
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of project controls systems and current industry and technical developments.
- Experience with Oracle Financial Systems, Primavera P6, Cobra, wInsight, Empower, Tableau, Acumen.
- Experience with LLNL and DOE/NNSA financial policies and procedures, and Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 requirements.
- Familiar with Department of Defense (DoD) 5000, NNSA 6.x acquisition processes and nuclear weapon qualification and certification processes.

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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2


Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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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 $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.