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Chief Operating Officer

Company: Los Alamos National Security LLC
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the Associate Laboratory Director for Capital Projects (ALDCP) and is a key member of the ALDCP management team. The ALDCP Directorate is responsible for the execution of a large portfolio of capital asset investments at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which has a FY planned spend of $500M over the next 5-7 years. The project portfolio involves a number of large line item capital projects (> $50M each to over $1B each) in various stages of the capital line item process (DOE Order 413.3B); the portfolio also includes a substantial number (> 100) small projects ($50M to be line item funded through Congress. The COO represents ALDCP in a number of activities including participation in the Laboratory Operations Committee (LOC), which supports Institutional integration across the Laboratory. The ALDCP COO leads or participates in cross-organizational committees that focus on Institutional improvement initiatives. Some of the successful candidates responsibilities include the following: Working closely with the ALDCP to implement DDOPs and Laboratory initiatives. Working closely with the ALDCP and other ALDCP managers on strategic and tactical planning. Providing timely responses with the ADLCP for DDOPS, Institutional, and other requests. Working with ALDCP management and cross-organizationally to improve, develop, and implement effective and efficient processes for the completion of capital asset projects at the Laboratory. Being the Institutional Management Representative (IMR) for both a named subcontractor and an integrated subcontractor. Mentoring and counseling ALDCP management team and staff on Laboratory systems and processes. Providing senior leadership attention to project issues that require cross-organizational solutions. Messaging ALDCP initiatives to other Laboratory organizations, including through the LOC. Providing and demonstrating leadership for the culture changes being implemented within ALDCP and at the Laboratory. Providing and demonstrating leadership commitment to the Laboratory's continuous improvement process as a learning organization. Having line management responsibility for Innovation and Assurance. Building and nurturing customer relationships both internal and external to the Laboratory. Demonstrating leadership for safety, security, environmental, and quality. What You Need Distinguished track record setting technical direction and goals involving the following: developing programs, projects, or organizations; implementing effective business practices and systems; managing personnel; managing budgets and finances; and, managing customer and stakeholder relations. Demonstrated ability to build both internal and external organizational relationships. Demonstrated ability to engage staff and peers through encouraging innovative ways to change, grow, and improve the Laboratory, that provides maximum value to the constituencies. Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel, customers, and constituents. Demonstrated track record of supporting safety, security, environmental, and quality. Demonstrated knowledge of LANL management systems and requirements involving personnel, budgeting, procurement, safety, security, and quality. Record of effectively reaching closure on Institutional issues by working cross-organizationally with Laboratory senior leadership and management. Demonstrated experience developing effective management teams and delegating work. Demonstrated experience in establishing, developing, and sustaining internal and external organizational relationships and programs. Demonstrated experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) or National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at headquarters or field office level, or with state or federal regulators, or other national security agencies. Experience planning, organizing, leading, and monitoring a wide variety of team efforts to their successful completion with expertise and experienced counsel. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills that includes reporting on program/project status to senior level management, program/project stakeholders, as well as regulatory stakeholders. Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with DOE Order 413.3B project management processes or other project management or program management processes. Familiarity in nuclear facility operations or other highly complex, hazardous operations, particularly as it pertains to the Los Alamos Mission. Broad knowledge of the technical elements of stockpile stewardship and the funding structure or the nuclear weapons program. Demonstrated experience in managing incidents involving safety, security, the environment, or quality. Active Q-Clearance Education Required: An advanced degree in a scientific, engineering, or other relevant technical discipline is expected or the equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Note to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the job requirements is required along with a resume. Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM. Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 2 years. Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network Dental and vision insurance Free basic life and disability insurance Paid maternity and parental leave Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually) Learning opportunities and tuition assistance Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays) Onsite gyms and wellness programs Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius) Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A. Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information. New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status. Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements. Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program. Equal Opportunity: 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 regard 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type Regular Regular Contact Details
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84304
Organization Name ALDCP/Associate Laboratory Director for Capital Projects
Minimum Salary 183900
Maximum Salary 368000
Req ID: IRC84304
Category: Executive

  • Free, on-site wellness center with gym, fitness classes and nutrition experts
  • Northern New Mexico has an abundance of wildlife, culture, and adventures 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 a disability accommodation,
    email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.

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