Sr. Project Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Senior Project Engineer in the Subcritical Experiments Program Working Group (PWG) within the Weapons Complex and Integration (WCI) Directorate. You will be responsible for planning and managing scope, schedule, and budget across multiple projects as well as participating in experiment execution as needed. You will assist the PWG Leader and the Integrated Experiment Team (IET) Leads in implementing efficient management and execution practices and developing strategies to address projects needs and support partner collaborations. You will be involved in assembly and experiment work throughout the Laboratory complex and at partner organization sites. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical guidance and project leadership for WCI PWG projects and teams with a focus on defining, developing, and executing complex hydrodynamic experiments, which involve hardware design, fabrication, assembly, testing, qualification, and fielding.
- Collaborate with teams of scientists, engineers, designers, technicians, coordinators, and procurement personnel to develop experimental plans and achieve project goals.
- Apply advanced systems engineering and project management principles to complex technical projects with a graded approach to balance available resources and project risks.
- Develop and manage schedules and budgets in support of current and proposed projects, and participate in working groups and design reviews, both internal and external, in support of experiment operations, engineering capability development, safety assessments and individual project lifecycles.
-Implement standards and controls for quality assurance and configuration management in support of manufacturing processes, engineered systems, documentation, and other deliverables.
- Assess work processes and implement changes to increase efficiencies within the PWG organization and in facilities where assembly and experimental work is performed.
- Train, mentor and oversee project controls staff and engineering team members in the implementation of test development plans, risk assessments and project management practices in accordance with WCI and Engineering policies.
- Carry out assignments in accordance with ES&H, Security, and LLNL business practice requirements and policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the SES.4 Level:
- Establish a vision and strategy for implementation of project management principles across all elements of the PWG.
- Lead project planning and fielding for experiments at test facilities throughout the Laboratory complex and coordinate the efforts of multi-disciplinary, multi-organization teams in successful project execution.
- Prepare and present PWG status reports to WCI and Engineering Program management and external partners as required, and utilize internal resources and build on existing programs to develop new, innovative capabilities, strengthen collaborations with partner organizations, and increase the impact of LLNL.

- Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related area, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Advanced knowledge of the processes involved in hardware design, fabrication, testing, qualification, and deployment.
- Significant experience in project management of complex, technical projects (especially R&D) including organizing, managing, and tracking scope, schedule, and budget.
- Significant experience assessing project risk and developing controls for managing project risk.
- Significant experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of complex problems and leading corrective actions where necessary.
- Ability to effectively mentor, develop, lead and manage a multi-disciplinary project team of engineers, scientists, designers, technicians, and coordinators.
- Significant experience working and interacting with all levels of management.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

In addition, at the SES.4 Level:
- Substantial experience leading, tracking, and budgeting projects, managing and resolving resource conflicts, managing projects that span across multiple organization and effectively achieving goals with a diverse, multi-organizational team through demonstrated leadership and influence.
- Substantial experience implementing an Integrated Safety Management program or an equivalent industry protocol and leading or participating in formal engineering design review processes.
- Expert communication skills, both verbal and written, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to interact effectively in a diverse research team environment, deliver effective presentations, and advise senior management and/or external partners.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in Engineering, certification as a Project Management Professional and/or extensive equivalent project management experience.
- Experience interfacing with external customers or industrial partners, especially the Department of Energy (DOE).

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.For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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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