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Engineering Directorate Deputy Associate Director for Operations

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Job ID: 103418
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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 Deputy Associate Director (DAD) for Operations. You will provide internal oversight of major operational activities in the Engineering Directorate and serve as the principal interface for cross-institutional operational interactions. You will have oversight of safety and security policies and issue resolution. You will represent the Associate Director (AD) across a broad spectrum of operational, business, safety, and security issues. This position will be in the Engineering Associate Director’s Office.

Essential Duties 
- Direct and implement AD operations staff and prioritization of operations activities.
- Serve as a member of the Associate Director's senior management team, acting as an interface with the Director's Office, Principal Directorates, the discipline Directorates, and DOE/NNSA in areas of common operational and facilities interest. 
- Represent Engineering on institutional policymaking bodies and task forces pertaining to operations, e.g., the Institutional Operations Review Board (IORB), the Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG), and the Operations Excellence Council (OEC).
- Champion excellence and best practices in formulation, communication, and effective implementation of environment, safety, health, security, work control and business practices, including proactive review and resolution of issues as required. 
- Lead the Engineering senior management team in formulating, implementing, and monitoring the directorate's long-term strategic operational plans.
- Lead the planning process for the design and construction of new engineering facilities, renovation of office space, etc.  
- Collaborate with the senior financial manager to develop and manage Engineering budgets.
- Communicate effectively with Engineering Divisions regarding integration of technical activities and responsibilities with operations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive programmatic or operations management experience with demonstrated abilities in meeting operations requirements while delivering on program commitments, with the proven ability to interact with a broad cross-section of management, technical and administrative personnel, including expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to direct an organization.
- Expert leadership and management skills to champion innovative directions and influence the development of institutional and organizational goals and objectives.
- Extensive experience interacting with and negotiating on matters of significance to the organization, including demonstrated experience in building effective working relationships in a collaborative technical environment.
- Experience with budget and resource management and policies and procedures in large R&D organizations and relevant DOE Orders.
- Expert knowledge of safety, security and work control requirements, policies and procedures, and experience managing complex facility activities and resolving operational issues having a high consequence of error.
- Extensive experience in issue response, mitigation and resolution, and in forming and directing a multidisciplinary team of technical staff leaders, technical managers, and staff with an operational focus.
- Demonstrated expert problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills necessary to independently anticipate, define, interpret, recommend, direct, and implement solutions.
Desired Qualifications 
- Master’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or a related field.
- Working knowledge of Laboratory programs, policies and procedures.

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.

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.