Strategic Parnership Project Manager (Technical Project Manager 2)

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What You Will Do

This position supports the Strategic Sponsored Work group under the Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). FCI drives LANL innovation as an essential part of our national security mission by accelerating connections between research, corporate, and entrepreneurial communities; building partnerships and mechanisms that deliver our technology to solve our nation’s biggest challenges, and creating a trusted external network to extend and enhance LANL’s ability to meet core mission.

The SPP-PM is a seasoned, experienced professional who works with LANL scientists and management to identify and execute on Strategic Partnership Project (SPP) agreements with Non-Federal Entities (NFEs) such as companies, universities, and foreign entities. Once the individual develops into this role as a recognized leader within his/her field of expertise in the technology transfer domain, she/he will begin using project management skills to support agreement activities including workflow lifecycle and developing and/or managing project scopes of work (SOW) and deliverables. The SPP-PM is an experienced contracts strategist, a prolific executer, a relationship-builder, and a problem-solver with advanced emotional intelligence, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse set of individuals at all levels within and outside of the organization. The SPP-PM will support the full SPP-NFE project lifecycle. This person will work with scientists to ensure project and DOE requirements for SPP NFEs are being met, while ensuring appropriate integration of overall FCI business strategies for the agreement as part of a larger portfolio.

  • Work products may include: project statements or work; project deliverables; training materials; business models; analysis derived from business intelligence to inform technology transfer decisions and strategies; detailed metrics reports; data management systems; CRADAs; SPP-NFEs; or other contracts.

  • Independently identify and develop: internal relationships to build consensus within FCI, legal counsel, line and program; and external relationships with regional, state and national stakeholders.

  • Recommend appropriate technology transfer outcomes to pursue based on viability of the technology, the business opportunity and the goals of the line and program stakeholders as they support broader Laboratory objectives.

  • Analyze opportunities and risks to identify appropriate tasks, scope, and deliverables on multiple moderately complex and concurrent projects to meet FCI, line and program goals.

  • Define project requirements, scope and deliverables. Oversee projects through their lifecycle informed by project duration, intellectual property associated with the project, or other variables that might impact project outcomes and deliverables.

  • Develop and share best practices through technology transfer professional organizations (e.g., Licensing Executives Society (LES), AUTM®, Technology Transfer Working Group (TTWG), and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) to promote growth of subject matter expertise and team-based collaborations.

  • Establish the goals and boundaries for these projects and how to operate within Federal technology transfer guidelines, regulatory and prime contract requirements, and LANL policy.

  • Design and execute on: training and data management systems to facilitate technology transfer and commercialization goals and objectives.

  • Exercise a well-defined knowledge of the Laboratory, its technologies, capabilities, stakeholders, risks and sensitivities to inform technology transfer outcomes. Utilize this knowledge to establish productive relationships with line and program managers (up to division leader level).

  • What You Need

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Working knowledge of applicable legal terms and conditions, and an ability to analyze business practices in light of contractual requirements.

    • Working knowledge of intellectual property to inform technology transfer decisions and strategies to include, translating and interpreting advanced or complex business concepts.

    • Working knowledge of and experience in project management of technical or operational work, 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.

    • Demonstrated excellent organization and documentation skills; attention to detail is a must; and an ability to troubleshoot, resolve administrative problems, and quickly respond to inquiries.

    • Advanced knowledge of standard office software packages (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

    • Ability to work independently in a high-pressure environment, negotiating a high-volume and variety of agreements, while creatively maneuvering obstacles, resolving conflicts, adhering to policy and procedure, and communicating situational awareness to FCI managers.

    • Demonstrated analytical and reading comprehension skills, with proven attention to detail for managing multiple projects simultaneously and consistently meeting deadlines.

    • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication as evidenced by excellent presentation skills and other communication methods.

    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in developing and nurturing effective internal and external customer relationships to build and foster trust, gain consensus, build collaboration, transparency, and accountability with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and potentially conflicting interests.

    • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.

    • Along with your resume, you must include a cover letter expressing how you meet this job’s requirements and qualifications.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience working with intellectual property to inform technology transfer decisions and strategies to include, translating and interpreting advanced or complex business concepts.

    • Experience in marketing, business development, and/or technology commercialization is desired; as is previous experience working with government or university organizations and laboratories.

    • Demonstrated working knowledge and some expertise and work experience in technology transfer agreements. Skilled in translating and interpreting advanced or complex business concepts and information to various constituencies.

    • Demonstrated agreement or project scope drafting skills.

    • Working knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to the assigned project.

    • Working knowledge of the technical or operational discipline of the assigned project.

    • Demonstration of professional memberships in Technology Transfer organizations such as AUTM or other such organization, and certification such as Registered Technology Transfer Professional or Certified Licensing Professional, or Project Management Certification.


    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 this level.

    Note to Applicants:

    Along with your resume, you must include a cover letter expressing how you meet this job’s requirements and qualifications.

    Location: The position is located in Los Alamos, NM.

    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.

    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.

    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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    Contact Details
    Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
    Work Telephone
    Vacancy Name: IRC82351
    Organization Name FCI-DO/Feynman Center for Innovation
    Minimum Salary 91800
    Maximum Salary 151400
    Req ID: IRC82351
    Category: Project Management

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