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Explosives Safety Program Office Leader

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Explosives Safety Office Leader to manage and continually improve the safety of LLNL explosives operations. You will interact and collaborate with scientists and engineers, support staff, and senior management from LLNL research programs, support organizations, and external regulatory agencies. This position is in the ES&H Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the TSL.4 or TSL.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 manage a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and technical staff to develop a best-in-class explosives safety program that supports the priorities and deliverables of the LLNL Explosives Enterprise through partnering with the Explosives Safety Advisory Board.
- Serve as the face of the LLNL explosives safety program to DOE and the DOE Explosives Safety Committee, and represent challenges and propose and champion changes to DOE standards.
- Participate in the strategic planning of new and changing complex explosives operations to ensure a complete evaluation of the safety of workers and facilities, and critique facility and experimental designs and installations for safety and recommend changes.
- Set the strategic direction for the LLNL Explosives Safety Committee and its subcommittees to ensure appropriate review of instrumentation, low energy initiators, large charge work, shots, and storage.
- Establish business plans for program development and execution, and manage projects to schedule.
- Develop an assessment schedule and performance measures to understand the health of the program, and perform inspections of buildings, facilities, equipment, and apparatus related to explosives operations to identify safety-related deficiencies.
- Review results of compliance audits and inspections with management, provide recommendations for correction (and prevention of recurrence) of non-compliant findings, and identify necessary follow-up.
- Create a culture within the Office that embraces customer service, responsiveness, working with a sense of urgency, and providing clear and complete solutions to highly complex problems; and perform supervisory functions including staff training and development, conducting performance reviews, ranking, and salary management for personnel in the Explosives Safety Program Office.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the TSL.5 Level
- Develop strategies that enhance the ability of the Lab to address new opportunities in the explosives safety program, ensuring that functional requirements are met.
- Influence strategic technical decisions made by senior management and internal customers and serve as organization spokesperson to Laboratory management and/or external sponsors; -
- Train and mentor personnel at various levels across the LLNL Explosives Enterprise to ensure the necessary skills are developed to support programmatic missions.

- Bachelors degree in explosives engineering, or in a scientific or technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience leading and performing explosives research, either small- or large-scale, preferably in support of the nuclear weapons program or for DOD applications.
- Technical expertise in explosives engineering, explosives chemistry, or explosives safety applicable to research, including knowledge of DOE regulations and other consensus standards for explosives, including DOE-STD-1212-2019.
- Significant experience supporting explosives facilities and work, such as preparing and reviewing technical reports; conducting audits and inspections, evaluating compliance issues with key stakeholders, and participating in the investigation of incidents or accidents involving hazards relating to explosives safety.
- Advanced analytical, decision-making and complex problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend and implement actions/solutions for highly complex problems.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to lead a diverse organization, guide innovative safety approaches, build cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and interact with management and customers/sponsors. High degree of integrity, maturity, discretion and judgement.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and collaborate with others in a consistently positive manner, exercise discretion and tact, and gain consensus in an environment where others may have strongly conflicting ideas and goals.
- Significant experience leading implementation of large, complex projects with extensive regulatory requirements.

In Addition, at the TSL.5 Level
- Extensive experience leading, developing, and managing technical ES&H and/or facility programs with in a highly regulated environment.
- Extensive experience leading diverse stakeholder advisory groups responsible for high-risk operations.
- Extensive technical leadership experience interacting with senior management and external regulatory organizations.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in explosives engineering, or in a scientific or technical field.
- Experience as an Explosives Handler, Senior Handler or Master Handler.
- Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP).

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 $2.3 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: 2020-08-20 Expires: 2020-10-22

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