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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for an Associate Director (AD) for Infrastructure and Operations (I&O). LLNL is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE), dedicated to applying science and technology to important problems of our time. The Laboratory is managed and operated for the DOE by the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) which consists of five world-class organizations: Bechtel National, University of California, Babcock & Wilcox Government and Nuclear Operations, Inc. (B&W GNO), AECOM, and Battelle. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2 billion and employs ~6,700 employees. Reporting directly to the Operations and Business Principal Associate Director (PAD), the AD for Infrastructure and Operations serves as a member of the Operations & Business (O&B) senior management team.
The successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic management for the Emergency Management, Environmental Restoration, and Facilities and Infrastructure Departments. You will be responsible for critical functions across the campus comprised of approximately 7M square feet of diverse facilities spread out across two sites, including structures, utilities (mechanical utilities and power distribution), lands, roads & grounds. You will be responsible for long and short-term strategic leadership planning and for managing a budget of approximately $100M and managing an exempt and nonexempt staff of approximately 500, including staff covered under a collective bargaining agreement. In support of program mission execution, as the AD, you will balance acquisitions, sustainment, recapitalization, modernization, safety, compliance and environmental restoration to ensure real property assets and infrastructure are available, utilized, and in a suitable condition to accomplish the Laboratory’s mission. You will work closely with other O&B Directorates on strategies and integration and serve as a member of O&B’s senior management team to deliver exceptional support to World-Class Science.
- Provide innovative leadership and vision for Emergency Management, Environmental Restoration, and Facilities & Infrastructure Departments ensuring quality and excellence.
- Ensure the development and maintenance of a comprehensive LLNL emergency management program encompassing technical and administrative aspects of fire and building safety, emergency programs, and fire and alarms life safety systems which meet DOE and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards.
- Ensure the Environmental Restoration Department provides cost-effective, science based and state of the art environmental restoration of soil and groundwater in accordance with CERCLA, RCRA, and Federal Facility Agreement requirements.
- Ensure Facilities & Infrastructure Department, comprised of Maintenance and Service Shops, Electric Utilities, Mechanical Utilities, and Operational Support personnel, support building systems, site utilities, and operational activities.
- Collaborate with stakeholders in the creation, integration, and execution of LLNL’s infrastructure vision.
- Accountable for staffing, operating budgets, expenditures and staffing plans for I&O functions. Recruit, retain, and develop highly qualified staff. Ensure succession planning and career development strategies are developed within the directorate and within the O&B Principal Directorate (PD).
- Model and promote integrity, respect, customer service, continuous improvement and accountability. Foster efficient and engaged teamwork with a high focus on superior performance, timely and transparent communication, mutual support, talent development, in a compliance and safety & security culture.
- Proactively build and sustain partnerships with the Livermore Field Office (LFO), DOE/NNSA, other DOE Laboratories and sites, and internal key stakeholders. Partner closely with the Programs, Laboratory support organizations, and others for seamless integrated planning and execution to maximize value and impact. Ensure that stakeholders are engaged, apprised, and involved in appropriate aspects of planning and execution.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive senior level leadership experience managing an infrastructure organization for a large corporation, university, or government research laboratory with extensive experience improving safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Experience in standing up a facility management model.
- Significant and broad knowledge and experience in emergency management and operations, environmental restoration, facilities maintenance and construction, and utilities including various trade support areas such as HVAC, carpentry, roofing, painting, plumbing, electrical, and equipment maintenance.
- Extensive experience managing and directing a large, diverse multidisciplinary team, building positive and collaborative working relationships among a wide range of scientific, technical, operational and administrative staff. Extensive experience developing and mentoring staff.
- Extensive experience solving problems, establishing trust and credibility and managing change effectively.
- Experience working in an environment covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
- Extensive expert level leadership and management skills in setting strategic direction, motivating people, overseeing and executing budgets, and managing programs, projects, and/or organizations to achieve desired results.
- Expert communication skills and experience presenting data and negotiating at the highest level of management, both internally and externally.
- Extensive knowledge of relevant DOE Orders, national standards, ES&H policies and procedures and other regulatory agency requirements.
- Advanced degree in Engineering or related field or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and/or International Facility Management Associate (IFMA) or Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) certifications.
- Experience as an Emergency Director or in an Emergency Response Organization.
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 a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
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. Q-level 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.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
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.