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Nuclear Operations Integration Manager

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Job ID: 103368
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Operations Integration Manager to lead the LLNL program efforts relating to policies, procedures, and implementation of DOE nuclear facilities directives in the areas of startup and restart of nuclear facilities, fissile material operations, and nuclear safety (including Criticality Safety and Safety Basis).  This position is in the Nuclear Operations Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Act as a technical expert for the Laboratory in interpreting guidance regarding compliance with the DOE orders and liaison with the Livermore DOE Field Office (LFO) on regulatory interpretation of the DOE order.
- Provide expert level technical knowledge and institutional program leadership in various areas of nuclear operations in order to resolve highly complex technical issues.
- Perform as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for DOE Order 425.1C, Nuclear Operations Facility Startup and Restart, for the startup of new or the restart of existing nuclear facilities and activities.
- Develop and maintain a readiness review process that demonstrates compliance with DOE directives.
- Serve as an integral member of the Nuclear Operations management team to formulate and execute high level goal setting and strategic planning for the Directorate.
- Guide and provide ultimate direction in order to maintain compliance with LLNL procedures, requirements imposed by the DOE contract, and applicable laws and regulations.
- Collaborate with other NNSA sites to support mission.
- Guide the implementation of nuclear safety requirements (DSA, TSR, and IVR implementation) in LLNL nuclear facilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or the equivalent combination of education and extensive related experience.
- Technical expertise and understanding of operational and experimental safety issues as they relate to fissile  material operations.
- Extensive experience interpreting and evaluating nuclear safety requirements, and demonstrated ability to determine their applicability and impact on operations in LLNL nuclear facilities.
- Extensive experience interpreting and implementing nuclear facility policies, procedures, and practices.
- Extensive experience evaluating and proposing solutions for issues related to technical aspects of facility operations, and related activities subject to regulation under DOE/NNSA nuclear safety requirements.
- Extensive experience developing, conducting, and responding to DOE-driven assessments of nuclear facility  operations.
- Expert level knowledge of Federal regulations as they pertain to nuclear and radiological facilities in the DOE complex.
- Expert level written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively present technical briefings to internal and external audiences, provide effective leadership of assessment teams, and interact with management and technical staff.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience providing technical support for category 2/3 nuclear facilities and supporting complex nuclear operations.
- Experience collaborating with other DOE/NNSA sites regarding nuclear safety issues.
- International nuclear safety experience.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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. 


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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.