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Group Leader - WCI Project Controls & Support

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Project Support Group Leaders with program responsibilities over Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) earned value management systems, including lead responsibilities for the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) and W87-1 Program project controls effort in coordination with the LEP Program Offices. You will lead and be responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting earned value on the W80-4 LEP and W87-1 Program integrated schedules and budgets for WCI and the supporting programs of Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) Program and Weapon Physics and Design (WPD). You may also have responsibility for WCI project controls systems as required by upcoming programs/projects. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Lead and execute strategic project controls systems to support WCI’s program and projects with project controls and Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
- Provide leadership and direction to effectively manage and develop a diverse staff of technical leads, project control engineers, project control account managers, project control specialists, and professional financial analysts to include writing performance appraisals, and actively participating in ranking and hiring activities.
- Mentor staff on process to identify, analyze, and solve highly complex technical problems.
- Provide technical expertise for all project aspects of the W80-4 LEP and/or W87-1 Programs; lead and implement strategic planning and formulate LEP project goals and deliverables to support mission objectives ensuring compliance with DOE/NNSA/federal and state regulations and applicable laws.
- Oversee scheduling to evaluate critical path and near critical path(s), Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA), and the customers’ needs to ensure deliverables are met.
- Coordinate LEP project interfaces and deployment interfacing with other LEP organizations internal and external customers while maintaining a cooperative and communicative working relationship with the NNSA LEP funding customers and ensuring all LLNL LEP needs and concerns are properly represented on the project.
- Inform LEP management of the impact of physics, chemistry, and engineering design decisions to costs, schedule, workforce, and facility requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Provide and develop solutions to highly unusual, complex, and sensitive technical issues with innovative approaches.
- Use independent judgment in determining methods and techniques to establish objectives and may allocate resources.  
- Serve as organization spokesperson by Laboratory management and/or external advisor by sponsors and serve on external scientific or technical committees, representing the Laboratory.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, or the equivalent level of education and related experience.
- Significant experience directing and planning engineering project controls/management and analyzing and solving highly complex engineering problems that require in-depth analysis of multiple tangible and intangible factors.
- Significant experience multi-tasking between project leadership and individual technical contribution employing established engineering principles.
- Significant technical experience and knowledge in Laboratory and/or NNSA program execution.
- Significant experience leading the application and development of engineering principles, theories, and concepts in an applicable discipline in a creative and innovative fashion.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors.
- Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team environment with ability to coordinate work and goals on multiple simultaneous projects effectively.
- Ability to travel.
In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Extensive experience and ability to deliver innovative solutions by applying cutting-edge technologies.
- Expert knowledge of Product Realization processes surrounding the 6.X phases of designing, qualifying, and certification of nuclear weapon systems.

 Desired Qualifications
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of project controls systems and current industry and technical developments. Experience with Oracle Financial Systems, Primavera P6, Cobra, wInsight, Acumen.
- Experience with LLNL and DOE/NNSA financial policies and procedures, and Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344 requirements.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 


Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 applying cutting-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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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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