Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Project Manager 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Technical Project Manager 1 or 2, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Facilities and Operations Directorate (FOD) for Science and Technology Operations (STO) provides planning, projects, and maintenance for over 2.2 million square feet of laboratories and support facilities devoted to scientific pursuits. STO FOD manages a $20 M+ budget supporting facility upkeep and improvement for customers covering all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management.
A successful Technical Project Management (TPM) candidate will work with the Facility Operations Director, maintenance support staff, capital projects and programmatic customers to track work progress and report on deliverable and milestone status for small, mid-sized and moderately complex projects and other duties as assigned. We are looking for energetic, customer-focused individuals, capable of providing organized, concise project management with excellent communication skills. These positions require motivated and professional individuals who are capable of quickly changing focus, acting independently, and are comfortable with a broadly defined scope of work.
Technical Project Manager 1 ($77,300 – $126,000)
The Technical Project Manager 1 position will manage and ensure the timely completion of small to mid-level technical and operational projects, establish technical requirements for the project, define project deliverables, budgets, and schedules. The TPM will oversee the project team in the planning, tracking, and execution of the project from initiation to completion and provide STO-FOD management staff and programmatic staff timely status reports on the projects under their cognizance. The TPM will report to the Facilities Operations Director, coordinate resources, and manage projects involving personnel within and external to the STO FOD organization.
Technical Project Manager 2 ($94,100 – $155,700)
In addition to what is outlined at the Technical Project 1, at this level you will manage all aspects of mid-level and moderate complexity projects of a larger scope. The successful TPM 2 will apply knowledge and experience, with little supervision, to drive the completion of difficult projects within STO-FOD that require seasoned judgement and collaborate with a larger number of internal and external organizations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will perform all necessary functions to support interface with their designated programs, including but not limited to:
Knowledge of or experience utilizing project management principles, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions.
Knowledge or ability in working with and contracting sub-contractors.
Knowledge of or experience working with project management software such as Microsoft Projects, Primavera P6, or similar.
Ability to serve as the primary interface between customers, executing organizations, and line management for small or moderately complex project(s).
Ability or experience in establishing technical requirements, negotiating and defining deliverables, budgets, and schedules in accordance with project charters. Ability to or experience interacting effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
- Ability or experience leading diverse teams, overseeing and providing leadership in planning, tracking, and executing project plans from initiation to completion, including managing budgets and project resources.
Additional Job Requirements for Technical Project Manager 2:
In addition to the requirements above the Technical Project Manager 2 must have the following:
Demonstrated Experienced Leadership
Experience in providing leadership and tactical planning for mid-level and moderately complex projects.
Working knowledge of and experience in developing project plans and detailed work breakdowns to complete project deliverables.
Working knowledge and experience in the project management of technical and operational work including developing project plans, managing scope, budgets, and technical baselines.
Experience in developing and nurturing relationships with customers from diverse backgrounds.
Education/Experience at Technical Project Manager 1: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience at Technical Project Manager 2 : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
A Project Management Institute certification is preferred for Technical Project Manager 2
Knowledge of Laboratory and regulatory requirements
Ability to obtain Subcontractor Technical Representative qualification at the laboratory
Experience building resource loaded schedules.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applications must be submitted with a cover letter that addresses all minimum and desired qualifications.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Vacancy Name: IRC97735
Organization Name STO-DO/Science And Technology Operations
Req ID: IRC97735
Category: Project Management