30 days old

Project-Program Director

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are looking to establish a new Directorate to manage the execution of major capital projects related to infrastructure required to meet plutonium pit production deliverables. The Directorate is at the center of execution of capital projects in and around the LANL’s plutonium pit production facilities for U.S. nuclear weapons and is focused on sustaining the current stockpile, providing life extensions of the stockpile and helping shape a globalized nuclear world.


As a Project-Program Director 5, you will lead and ensure that the processes and staff that manage the projects and all related functions are in place and effectively implemented. The necessary functions of the PM role include project management, cost and scheduling, estimating, construction management, startup and commissioning and the incorporation of deployed functions from other Directorates across the Laboratory, such as engineering, safety, QA, procurement and records management. You will also have direct line management responsibility or draw upon deployed staff from line organizations to manage the planning, tracking and execution of assigned programs and projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific and engineering discipline and 12 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience; advanced degree preferred
  • Successful experience as a senior leader or manager of projects with significant total project cost or complexity
  • Experience leading complex technical project organizations, including demonstrated experience leading strategic and tactical planning and execution, customer service, project management, continuous improvement and management systems such as safety, security, configuration management, conduct of operations and earned value management
  • Advanced knowledge of design, construction and transition to operations of highly complex projects, preferably within a nuclear operations environment
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with project, program and portfolio management, estimating, cost and scheduling and construction methods and management
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated success guiding and leading field efforts with expertise in building and managing integrated project teams
    • Strong leadership characteristics, including personal integrity and accountability, fiduciary responsibility, trustworthiness in relationships, commitment to quality and excellence in programs and operations and commitment to workforce diversity and human resource development
    • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing plans or programs to meet or exceed contractual requirements, performance measures, regulations and laws, including the proven ability to do so while operating within a highly sensitive national security environment
    • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)


Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful record of assisting in the development of complex institutional messages necessary to communicate to federal, state and local government leaders
  • Experience within NNSA complex under DOE O 413.3B requirements
  • Background and experience in all aspects of engineering, procurement and construction projects
  • Active DOE Q clearance


We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

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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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.




Posted: 2021-08-27 Expires: 2021-10-11

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