Project-Program Director 5

Updated: 15 days ago

What You Will Do

The Pit and Production Program Office (PCPO) is responsible for providing directorate interface, negotiating program requirements and budgets with external customers, leading programs in the areas of production, scientific operations, and process development to assure that customer expectations are met on schedule and budget.

As the Project-Program Director 5, you will be responsible for managing the policies, business functions, contract actions, and internal reporting for both PCPO and the ALDWP. These activities will be routinely communicated to executive level internal customers. Activities will involve interfacing with the PCPO leadership team and program managers as well as the Actinide Operations and Chief Operations Office management teams on all elements of the overall ALDWP mission portfolio. You will have the specific responsibilities to coordinate ALDWP program and project management policies, procedures, standards, and tools and ALDWP Change Control Board. You will be responsible for internal reporting on ALDWP program progress, which includes annual and routine reporting, performance evaluation measurement plan, milestone reporting tool, management review board, etc., ALDWP monthly program reviews and mission risk documentation and review. You will also be the responsible contract officer correspondence and tracking, Triad partner reach back actions and project controls and finance interfaces for ALDWP programs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

A combination of mission execution, program management, and business experience is critical to the successful execution of this position. The experience needed in the following areas includes:

Management Experience: Management experience in DOE or NNSA program, project, or operations activities. Line management of an organization with 25 or more direct line reports and similar numbers of supporting/indirect personnel from other organizations.

Nuclear Experience : Experience with nuclear materials operations to understand the complexity of nuclear operations and the management systems.

Business Project Management : Specific experience in business and project management systems. Managing organizational budgets and coordinating Project Controls activities. Developing and delivering contractually required milestones and deliverables.

Program Management: Extensive experience with managing programs utilizing P6 scheduling, Cobra reporting, and risk analysis. Demonstrated experience with identification and mitigation of programmatic risk.

Communication : Experience representing the organization to senior level management including routine interactions and communications along with scheduled reporting and program documentation. Developing metrics to address the needs of both organizational performance monitoring and communications of progress to a federal customer

Quality Assurance : Demonstrated experience in developing and performing internal self-assessments, followed by implementing the actions generated from those self-assessments

Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 15 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with Continuous Improvement programs.

  • Developing and deploying organizational performance standards.

  • Experience developing and deploying business systems necessary to support compliance with Contract requirements.

  • Creating a high performance, mission focused team.

  • Certified Project Management Professional.

Note to Applicants: This vacancy will close on November 26, 2020 midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as November 4, 2020.

Additional Details

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.

  • 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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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 maternity 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)

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Vacancy Name: IRC82516
Organization Name PCPO / Pit and Production Program Office
Minimum Salary 158900
Maximum Salary 284300
Req ID: IRC82516
Category: Other

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