1+ months

Deputy ADL for Operations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a deputy to the Associate Division Leader (ADL) to assist in providing technical review and guidance to all DTED engineering activities. You will act as a member of the Division Design Review Board; evaluate the Engineering Design Review input documentation for accuracy and completeness. In addition, you will assist in directing Quality Assurance (QA) audits and self-assessments, lead efforts in defining/revising work standards, provide feedback to the engineering Group Leaders, and serve as an Engineering AD resource for technical reviews and other institutional initiatives. This position will be in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical expertise and leadership to DTED managers and professional staff on the implementation of Engineering standards to assure the proper quality of design reviews and mechanical and electrical safety notes generated by DTED personnel, and participate in the Nuclear Weapon Engineering (NWE) Peer Review Process.
- Assist in providing leadership and oversight in the DTED areas of contract assurance, safety, security, and quality assurance.
- Assure the proper application of LLNL, Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) and DTED policies and procedures ensuring the safety and security of personnel, the meeting of programmatic milestones, and compliance, where appropriate.
- Assist in providing oversight and direction to all NWE-related facilities work, information technology interactions, division project management initiatives, closed areas, and the training program.
- Provide technical engineering guidance to Division personnel in support of their programmatic work assignments.
- Collaborate with the ADL for Operations, the Division Leader, and Deputy Division Leader to establish Division policies and procedures.
- Conduct assessments of DTED work activities and facilities and direct corrective actions as required.

In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Influence strategic technical decisions made by senior management and external customers.
- Serve as organization spokesperson by Laboratory management and/or external advisor by sponsors.
- Serve on external scientific or technical committees, representing the Laboratory.

- Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent level of education and related experience.
- Expert knowledge and extensive experience of Engineerings Design Safety Standards, Policies and Procedures, and ES&H requirements, practices, and documentation.
- Extensive experience presenting concepts and ideas in a clear, coherent, and persuasive manner both verbal and in written form for presentations and interactions with other technical staff members.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.
- Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a team.
- Experience managing multiple simultaneous activities effectively.
- Significant experience interfacing with Program and institutional customers to ensure effective Engineering/programmatic teamwork.

In Addition at the SEL.5 Level
- Extensive experience in engineering project leadership, including: work planning, scheduling, cost estimating, budget management, defining and managing risks, and reporting.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and external sponsors.
- Extensive experience and expert technical knowledge to address advancements that may have impact beyond the Laboratory.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree or PhD in engineering or related field.
- Supervisory experience, including preparing performance appraisals and participating in ranking processes and salary management.
- Broad and diverse background with LLNL Programs and in mechanical and/or electrical design, nuclear weapons design and testing, energetic material applications, and the wide spectrum of capabilities and operations inherent at remote locations.
- Experience of the programmatic elements associated with the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate, i.e., Primary Nuclear Design (PND), Secondary Nuclear Design (SND), NWE, and the Joint Laboratory Organization-Nevada (JLON) Programs.

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. 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 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 $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.


Posted: 2020-10-06 Expires: 2020-12-05

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