Program Element Leader for APT's Advanced Laser Development

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Program Element Leader for Advanced Photon Technologies (APT) Advanced Laser Development. You will be responsible for supporting ongoing and future projects to extend Lawrence Livermore National Laboratorys (LLNL) leadership in the research & development of advanced photon sources in support of NNSA and DOE missions. You will be responsible for leading the development of new laser concepts in support of LLNLs ICF program, expanding the emerging field of high repetition rate and high intensity laser science. You will play a role in training, hiring and growing the high energy laser, short pulse laser, and supporting technologies expertise needed to support key LLNL and DOE mission areas. This position requires the ability to travel to national and international programmatic and scientific meetings. This position is in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide leadership and technical expertise in defining and executing near- and long-term strategic plans and goals for successful development of modern high energy and high intensity lasers.
- Manage the scope, schedule and budget of APT's program element Advanced Laser Development.
- Manage and lead the scientific and engineering team in pursuit of program goals.
- Cultivate relationships with strategic academic, national laboratory, industry and international partners that will facilitate the advancement of Advanced Laser Development in the NNSA mission space and the U.S.
- Facilitate recruiting, hiring and staff development.
- Work closely with APT's program element for HED high intensity science to coordinate the vision and plan for laser development in NIF&PS.
- Build and maintain a strategic roadmap and implementation plan aligned with NIF&PS strategic vision for enabling laser technologies.
- Serve as a senior member of the NIF management team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Masters (MS) in science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
- Recognized leader in the international laser engineering and development community with significant experience applying scientific creativity, achievement and leadership, including initiating new ideas, building support in the community, and organizing and delivering results to stakeholders.
- Technical expertise and innovation in laser physics, optics, generation of high peak power and high-intensity, and nonlinear optics.
- Significant knowledge and technical expertise in the development, research, engineering, deployment and safe operation of kJ-class laser systems and support technology including extensive experience applying systems engineering principles to lead the integration of complex high peak power laser technology.
- Experience programmatically leading a cross functional team of scientists and engineers on technically complex projects that involve reporting out to internal and external stake holders including determining programmatic priorities, goals and ensuring completion of key critical milestones.
- Expert leadership and management skills to champion innovative direction and influence the development of institutional goals and objectives with the ability to collaborate effectively at high levels within internal and external organizations and constituencies.
- Experience in building positive working relationships with a broad cross-section of management, the U.S. government and their agencies, and technical and administrative personnel with the ability to delegate effectively and lead, motivate, and build complex interdisciplinary teams.
- Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and interact with management and customers/sponsors.
- Ability to travel to national and international programmatic and scientific meetings.

Desired Qualifications
- Ph.D. in science, engineering or related technical field
- Broad knowledgeable of Laboratory programs, policies and procedures.
- Experience managing financial activities according to organization-specific LLNL and DOE fiscal policies and practices.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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