Associate Program Director/Associate Division Leader for W80-4 Life Extension Program - Active Clearance Required

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for an Associate Division Leader (ADL)/Associate Program Director (APD) with responsibility for providing the technical leadership and management of the W80-4 Engineering element of the Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) program and line-management responsibilities for the W80-4 Engineering system team in Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED). Programmatically you will direct a staff of DTED and matrix employees to include scientific, technical, and administrative personnel. The APD role will include responsibility for managing and integrating the work of multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete programmatic deliverables supporting the W80-4 program and LLNL W80-4 Program Manager. The ADL role will include line-management responsibilities for the groups and direct supervision of group leaders within the W80-4 element of DTED. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will

  • Provide management oversight, technical direction, and leadership for all W80-4 engineering program elements including coordination with the Materials and Manufacturing Capabilities APD and direct support to the W80-4 Program Management Office.
  • Implement and direct engineering project management approaches for effective accomplishment of the programmatic and institutional objectives and in compliance with NNSA enhanced management requirements.
  • Develop staffing requirement plans for the W80-4 engineering program elements. Support recruitment of new talent, and strategically invest in Division personnel to foster an agile, motivated, well-trained, and sustainable workforce. Provide group leader and personnel supervision for all DTED W80-4 engineering activities, including technical guidance and review, training, mentorships, coaching, professional growth, leadership development, performance evaluations, and salary management.
  • Collaborate with DTED Division/WTE Program management team in formulation of initiatives, budget preparation, and strategic planning. Manage the W80-4 engineering budgets from NA-125 (and other) sources and ensure L2 milestones are tracked and successfully completed.
  • Serve WCI leadership and teams with expert and timely advice on all W80-4 matters. Integrate W80-4 APD activities with other WTE and Weapon Physics and Design (WPD) APD work.
  • Communicate and represent LLNL, WCI, W80-4 and WTE positions across the Laboratory and the National Security Enterprise (NSE) sites. Establish regular and constructive communications and a “presence” with W80-4 NSE and Air Force partners.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure safe and efficient execution in all W80-4 engineering activities. Establish annual goals and deliverables for the W80-4 engineering program elements and then set expectations for group leaders and key personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • 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 the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, materials science, or related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, execution of nuclear weapon design, life extension and modernization programs, systems engineering, requirements management, weapon assessment activities and product realization processes between design and production agencies.
  • Significant experience in engineering technologies and materials science as they apply to WTE weapon programs and Life Extension Programs (LEP) to include knowledge and experience in technology maturation, production development and product qualification.
  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, technical, organizational, and management skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.
  • Extensive experience making decisions based on aggregate information and the recommendations of others that significantly affect the ability of the organization and laboratory to achieve its overall objectives and long-range goals.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management.
  • Extensive experience delegating effectively and to lead, motivate, and build complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
  • Extensive experience managing large-scale projects, supporting large-scale projects led by others, and ability to deliver results.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in engineering, materials science, or related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience sustaining productive relationships with other divisions, directorates, laboratories, plants, NNSA management, other institutions across the DOE and DOD enterprise, and external advisors and reviewers.
  • Familiarity with national security policy issues and with Laboratory and external contacts working these issues.

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  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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We have an opening for an Associate Division Leader (ADL)/Associate Program Director (APD) with responsibility for providing the technical leadership and management of the W80-4 Engineering element of the Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) program and line-management responsibilities for the W80-4 Engineering system team in Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED). Programmatically you will direct a staff of DTED and matrix employees to include scientific, technical, and administrative personnel. The APD role will include responsibility for managing and integrating the work of multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete programmatic deliverables supporting the W80-4 program and LLNL W80-4 Program Manager. The ADL role will include line-management responsibilities for the groups and direct supervision of group leaders within the W80-4 element of DTED. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will

  • Provide management oversight, technical direction, and leadership for all W80-4 engineering program elements including coordination with the Materials and Manufacturing Capabilities APD and direct support to the W80-4 Program Management Office.
  • Implement and direct engineering project management approaches for effective accomplishment of the programmatic and institutional objectives and in compliance with NNSA enhanced management requirements.
  • Develop staffing requirement plans for the W80-4 engineering program elements. Support recruitment of new talent, and strategically invest in Division personnel to foster an agile, motivated, well-trained, and sustainable workforce. Provide group leader and personnel supervision for all DTED W80-4 engineering activities, including technical guidance and review, training, mentorships, coaching, professional growth, leadership development, performance evaluations, and salary management.
  • Collaborate with DTED Division/WTE Program management team in formulation of initiatives, budget preparation, and strategic planning. Manage the W80-4 engineering budgets from NA-125 (and other) sources and ensure L2 milestones are tracked and successfully completed.
  • Serve WCI leadership and teams with expert and timely advice on all W80-4 matters. Integrate W80-4 APD activities with other WTE and Weapon Physics and Design (WPD) APD work.
  • Communicate and represent LLNL, WCI, W80-4 and WTE positions across the Laboratory and the National Security Enterprise (NSE) sites. Establish regular and constructive communications and a “presence” with W80-4 NSE and Air Force partners.
  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure safe and efficient execution in all W80-4 engineering activities. Establish annual goals and deliverables for the W80-4 engineering program elements and then set expectations for group leaders and key personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • 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 the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, materials science, or related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, execution of nuclear weapon design, life extension and modernization programs, systems engineering, requirements management, weapon assessment activities and product realization processes between design and production agencies.
  • Significant experience in engineering technologies and materials science as they apply to WTE weapon programs and Life Extension Programs (LEP) to include knowledge and experience in technology maturation, production development and product qualification.
  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, technical, organizational, and management skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.
  • Extensive experience making decisions based on aggregate information and the recommendations of others that significantly affect the ability of the organization and laboratory to achieve its overall objectives and long-range goals.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management.
  • Extensive experience delegating effectively and to lead, motivate, and build complex interdisciplinary teams to work toward programmatic and institutional goals.
  • Extensive experience managing large-scale projects, supporting large-scale projects led by others, and ability to deliver results.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in engineering, materials science, or related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience sustaining productive relationships with other divisions, directorates, laboratories, plants, NNSA management, other institutions across the DOE and DOD enterprise, and external advisors and reviewers.
  • Familiarity with national security policy issues and with Laboratory and external contacts working these issues.

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