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NEN-5 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) at Los Alamos National Laboratory

NEN-5 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM (Onsite) Full-Time
**What You Will Do**

The Systems Design and Analysis Group (NEN-5) within the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) Division conducts modeling and simulation to evaluate the performance and the potential risks of complex nuclear systems including reactor systems design and analysis, radiation transport modeling, systems modeling for nuclear security, International Safeguards analysis, and applied modeling and simulation for engineered systems.

A primary interest of the group is the design and testing of special purpose reactors for small reactor applications. This includes the development of advanced multi-physics computational methodologies and their application to simulations of nuclear systems and nonproliferation applications. NEN-5 also partners with the Advanced Nuclear Technology Group, NEN-2, in designing and/or predicting behavior of experiments at the NCERC facility in Nevada. Historically, this has included the KRUSTY experiment, a test of a kilowatt prototype fission reactor using Stirling technology, and Hypatia, an yttrium hydride critical experiment; and currently Deimos, a high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle experiment in support of advanced reactor development.

Another focus area is weapons stockpile modeling and analysis which includes weapons commodity modeling and supporting strategic decision making for the nuclear weapons stockpile and NNSA Complex. This analysis team works closely with weapons program management at LANL and with stakeholders at NNSA and DoD. The team has active collaborations with other NNSA sites.

In the focus areas of nonproliferation and arms control, the group maintains an ongoing engagement with system modeling and evaluation of treaty monitoring to support the design of future nuclear weapons treaties. The group supports multiple nuclear safeguards and nuclear security programs. NEN-5 is deeply engaged in technical analyses of material attractiveness that inform security policies and practices for nuclear and radiological materials in the U.S and foreign nuclear fuel cycles. The group also provides data analytic modeling for proliferation detection, and modeling and simulation with physics-based hydro-structural codes. Our collaborations cross many organizational boundaries both internal and external to the Laboratory.

The Group Leader (GL) will provide leadership and management of approximately 30 employees and students with an approximate annual budget of $12 M. The GL coordinates the efforts of Team Leaders and Principal Investigators and provides technical direction to maintain and improve capabilities, work quality, and cost and technical effectiveness. The GL will foster the building of synergistic teams and be able to effectively identify and deal with personnel issues. These duties include, but are not limited to the following:

+ Develop and implement a strategic plan for the group, including partnership with the Civilian Nuclear and Global Security Programs.

+ Hire a significant number of staff members and develop the workforce to effectively enhance the Group's capabilities to meet LANL strategic objectives.

+ Demonstrate and actively promote a positive safety and security culture, continuous learning, and questioning attitude for the group and collaborators.

+ Work effectively with Laboratory line, program, and facility managers in strategic planning, program development, program execution, and capability development and sustainment.

+ Promote cross-organizational collaborations within the division and across the lab.

+ Effectively identify and manage with personnel, ethics, and behavioral concerns and issues.

+ Serve as part of the NEN Division management team, providing strategic direction and priorities for the Division.

**What You Need**

**Minimum Job Requirements:**

+ Passion for NEN-5's mission areas.

+ Commitment to serving the group through active participation in the management and leadership of all aspects group activities, both technical and operational.

+ Record of commitment to safety, security, compliance, quality, and diversity in the workplace. Demonstrated ability to foster a learning safety culture and questioning attitude.

+ Ability to contribute technically to one or more projects or programs relevant to the group or to develop new projects with demonstrated record of accomplishment supporting NEN-5 mission areas.

+ Excellent interpersonal and personnel management skills, including a demonstrated commitment to teamwork, professional development, encouraging open communications, and resolving conflicts among personnel.

+ Experience and demonstrated ability to recruit new and qualified staff.

+ Demonstrated ability to foster a positive work culture, create opportunities and challenges for technical and support staff to advance their knowledge and skills on both an individual and team level. Demonstrated experience as a mentor and coach.

+ Experience in leadership of technical projects, programs, teams, or other organizations as demonstrated by successful planning, management, and delivery.

+ Demonstrated effective communication skills including publishing of reports or journal articles.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance.

+ For consideration, provide a cover letter that specifically addresses each job requirement.

**Education/Experience** : Position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in engineering or physical science discipline and 8 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

**Desired Qualifications:**

+ Demonstrated success in program/project development, including proposal preparation and presentations to program managers, sponsors, and end users.

+ Demonstrated experience in working with U.S. Government stakeholders such as the NNSA, DOE-NE, DOD, NASA and commercial partners and partnering with LANL program offices.

+ Knowledge of classification and export control guidance in areas of the Group, particularly with regard to reactor technologies.

+ Advanced Engineering or Science degree

+ Active Q Clearance

+ Ability to obtain an SCI Clearance.

**Note to Applicants:**

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter that specifically addresses each job requirement.

**Location:** This position will be 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 1 year.

**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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

**Additional Details**

**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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

**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.

**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 [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to NEN-5 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) or call
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