Engineering Directorate Deputy Assurance Manager

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 106997
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 4 (TSS.4)
Date Posted: April 01 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Deputy Assurance Manager. As a member of the Directorate Assurance Staff, you will provide guidance to and oversight of Engineering activities and operations to assure proper implementation of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H), Security, and Quality Assurance (QA) programs. This position is in the Engineering Directorate, Associate Director’s Office (ADO).
Essential Duties
- Serve as the Engineering Directorate subject matter expert and point of contact for matters involving the LLNL institutional assessment process and planning. Plan, implement, and oversee a robust, tiered Engineering line management self-assessment program with safety and security support staff, facility staff, ES&H Team staff, and others as appropriate.
- Provide strategic technical advice regarding ES&H, security, and QA policy and regulatory interpretation of requirements serving as a resource to the Engineering Directorate line management. 
- Manage directorate corrective action commitments via the Lab’s Issues Tracking System (ITS), ensuring timely resolution and providing independent verification of closure. Perform tracking/trending analysis on directorate incidents, security infractions, and safety deficiencies and issues from ITS, the DOE Occurrence Reporting Processing System (ORPS), LLNL Electronic Injury/Illness Case Analysis Report (eCAR), and the Occupational Accident/Injury/Illness Analysis Support Information System (OAASIS) databases.
- Participate in, and as directed, lead response and recover efforts and determine reportability of off-normal events for work activities under the control of the Engineering Directorate.
- Complete assessment activities to determine the state of ES&H compliance. Partner with the Assurance Manager and Engineering line management to prepare, file, and update DOE Occurrence and Non-Compliance Reports including completing assessment activities to determine the state of ES&H compliance.
- Develop, or provide technical review and analysis of, directorate ES&H and security related plans, procedures, and reports and provide input on institutional and cross-directorate ES&H policy issues.
- Review work activities to identify areas of technical compliance concern or deficiencies (e.g., electrical safety) and determine adequacy of decisions addressing technical requirements/national codes, providing in-depth solutions to highly complex issues as needed.
- Evaluate incidents and injuries to determine causes and corrective actions interacting with all levels of Engineering personnel as well as with Laboratory, LLNS, and DOE management.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, or other related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Expert knowledge of environment, safety and health procedures, requirements and chemical, industrial, and radiological hazards management and experience providing technical review, conducting analysis, and preparing assessments of ES&H related topics and activities.
- Significant experience in risk management, facilities risk management, and risk mitigation systems. Experience in the technical aspects of a broad range of work activities and overseeing Lab-wide WP&C program elements.
- Experience developing new ideas, modifying approaches, and/or redefining customer requirements that impact organizational operations or directions.
- Expert verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, and provide advice to management. 
- Ability to use mature judgment and approach and resolve difficult issues using advanced problem-solving skills and decision-making techniques.
- Ability to manage emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome setbacks, and defuse conflict.
- Experience with technical supervision, administration, and resource management necessary to manage a professional/technical team with limited direct authority.
Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of LLNL Assurances and ES&H-related systems and databases (e.g., WP&C, ITS, LTRAIN).
- Familiarity with subject related DOE Orders, OSHA standards, state and federal regulations, and laboratory policies.
- Familiarity with the Engineering Directorate’s matrix structure, programmatic support, and operations.

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. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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 $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.