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W87-1 Modification Program Warhead Assessment Group Leader

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location: Livermore
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

We have an opening for a W87-1 MP Warhead Assessment Group. Your primary focus will be to provide professional leadership and programmatic oversight for a range of technical assessment activities, leading individuals, and groups of professional and technical personnel, to design, build, instrument, test and report on warhead and component assemblies. You will be responsible for interfacing with the entire W87-1 team as well as other DTED groups including the Engineering Design and Test, Environmental Test, and Advanced Engineering Analysis groups. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), supporting the Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) Program, within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide supervision, guidance and training to group members, foster staff development, promote the warhead assessment technology improvements and participate in hiring activities and balancing of group skill sets to support WTE and WCI programs.
  • Manage multiple W87-1 MP portfolios of assessment work package activities, ensuring that scope, schedule, costs and project risks are developed, executed, communicated, and tracked appropriately.
  • Direct and assign work to group members and remain cognizant of the technical goals, workload balances and progress of group projects.
  • Define, track, and complete work objectives on time and within budget in collaboration with group and LEP personnel. Monitor performance required to meet programmatic milestones and deliverables and lead corrective actions where necessary.
  • Provide W87-1 MP warhead assessment group with leadership in project management, assessment methods, project development, execution and oversight, warhead expertise, design qualification warhead certification work.
  • Ensure delivery of Joint Test Assembly (JTA) products in accordance with schedule; product realization processes and integrate JTA electromechanical design.
  • Regularly interface with other DTED groups to ensure W87-1 system level assessment priorities are communicated and carried out.
  • Perform WTE and WCI special assignments and represent the W87-1 MP and DTED at meetings, briefings, and committee activities both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Prepare and conduct performance management activities for group personnel and contribute to the DTED ranking and salary management processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    In addition at the SEL.5 Level
    • Influence strategic technical decisions made by senior management and external customers, based on W87-1 MP Warhead Assessment activities.
    • Mentor staff across the organization, including other mentors. Encourage authorship of assessment technologies, innovations, and achievements.
    • Serve as organization spokesperson by Laboratory management and/or external advisor by sponsors and/or professional societies representing the Laboratory in warhead assessment matters.

      Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
      • Significant experience with engineering testing, sensors, and data analysis methods. Subject matter knowledge of nuclear warhead engineering, systems engineering and integration.
      • Expertise with warhead assessment testing and analysis, hardware management, product realization processes, project work planning, scheduling, cost estimating, analyzing and managing budgets, and project controls reporting.
      • Ability to promote and maintain productive relationships across directorates, with other laboratories, and with personnel from external entities.
      • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills, necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.
      • Significant leadership, interpersonal skills, organizational, and supervisory skills to lead personnel, write performance appraisals, and actively participate in ranking and hiring activities.
      • Experience working independently and responsively to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines.
      • Broad knowledge of Laboratory policies and practices and applicable NNSA order.
        In addition at the SEL.5 Level
        • Serve as a nationally recognized expert performing warhead assessments (testing and analyses), leading large engineering efforts, and developing cutting edge assessment technologies.
        • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and external sponsors.
        • Extensive experience and expertise in testing and analytic technical knowledge to address advancements that may have impact beyond the Laboratory.

          Qualifications We Desire
          • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering or related field.

            Additional Information

            Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
            • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
            • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
            • Comprehensive Benefits Package
            • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
            • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
              Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

              Security Clearance

              LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement). If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q 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.

              Equal Employment Opportunity

              LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

              If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

              California Privacy Notice

              The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

              Company Description

              Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

              Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

              We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

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