Livermore, California

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!


Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.


We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Weapons Infrastructure Construction Manager. You will plan, manage, and execute equipment recapitalization installation and facility modification projects to support weapons infrastructure. The infrastructure projects are needed to support capabilities such as the nuclear weapons program in high explosives, warhead test and evaluation, physics performance evaluation, and science, technology, and engineering. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.


This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.


In this role you will


  • Manage projects focused on the installation and commissioning of programmatic equipment and their supporting utilities/facilities, such as ultraprecision machine tools or inspection coordinate measuring machines, off the shelf equipment such as thermal ovens or environmental chambers for high explosives and/or unique custom program equipment..
  • Support the Project Manager by enforcing and fulfilling the requirements of the installation /construction subcontract. Manage the work performed by contractors, vendors, and LLNL shops. Review project documents and provide comments during the design phase including constructability reviews.
  • Ensure projects are performed safely with quality and in accordance with project specific documents and specifications while delivering on time and within budget.
  • Prepare supporting health and safety documentation that is aligned with the Integrated Safety Management (ISM) requirement and participate in design and Management Prestart Reviews.
  • Prepare startup commissioning plans, develop punch list items, and conduct final inspection with stakeholders. Manage contractors, execute work and report progress. Apply advanced technical knowledge and methodologies to guide successful completion of project and organizational goals.
  • Serve as primary contact during the programmatic equipment installations, facility modifications, and commissioning. Coordinate with technical Subject Matter Experts (SME), facility operations, Weapons Program, supply chain management (procurement), and Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H). Collaborate with mission support organizations in Operations and Business (O&B) and Science, Technology and Engineering (ST&E) to direct successful project execution
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.4 level


  • Manage multiple complex projects and budgets simultaneously. Develop and implement rigorous construction management methods and tools to ensure successful execution of infrastructure projects.
  • Use subject matter expertise in executing construction projects including electrical installations using knowledge of NFPA 70E and NEC Code, and mechanical installations using knowledge of California, ICC (International Code Council), or equivalent Plumbing/Mechanical Codes.
  • Apply subject matter expertise, technical breadth, critical thinking, and in-depth analysis to develop and implement a systems approach and best practices for installation, construction, and commissioning of programmatic equipment projects. Influence technical direction by developing efficient processes to execute projects. Implement solutions to highly complex engineering-related problems.
  • Act as a construction technical expert, working closely with program managers and weapons equipment and facility portfolio managers to ensure project execution meets approved cost, scope, and schedule requirements.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the construction manager role with experience in the installation of equipment, supporting utilities, and facilities construction.
  • Experience effectively managing equipment installation and construction projects.
  • Significant experience interpreting and applying local, state, federal safety standards, codes, laws and regulations, environment, safety, and health policies and procedures, and OSHA regulations to each construction project.
  • Ability to devise solutions to complex issues, to take initiative to develop innovative solutions for successful project execution, and to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively direct contractors, collaborate in a team environment, and provide advice to management.
  • Proficient computer skills using software which includes Microsoft Office, MS Project, and construction project management software such as Procore.


Additional qualifications at the TSS.4 level


  • Expert knowledge and experience to deliver infrastructure to support technical capabilities integrating both scientific equipment and facilities modernization.
  • Significant experience in leading teams, overseeing, and delivering multiple projects on budget and on schedule. Significant experience managing multiple construction projects concurrently.
  • Significant experience producing and implementing solutions to highly complex engineering-related problems.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.


Qualifications We Desire


  • Master's degree or experience in engineering and/or special certification in Construction Management (e.g., certified construction manager under CMAA). ICC (International Code Council) Plumbing/Mechanical Inspectors Certification.
  • Significant experience with facilities construction. Advanced knowledge and understanding of the construction manager role.
  • Significant experience in the installation and commissioning of scientific equipment.
  • Experience working in the nuclear weapons program and with Laboratory operations and business processes.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site .

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2 .

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form .

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Livermore, California

Science and technology on a mission

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

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Our Mission

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

  • Enhance the nation’s defense.
  • Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Our Vision
  • Lead the nation in stockpile science, innovation and sustainment.
  • Be the foremost national security laboratory, anticipating, innovating and delivering solutions for the nation’s most challenging security problems.
  • Be the premier destination for our nation’s very best scientists and engineers.
Our Values
  • Ideas. Livermore is the “new ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality, and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
  • Impact. Innovation happens when new ideas have impact—on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for—have impact on—our mission.
  • Integrity. We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty, and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices, and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
  • Inclusiveness. The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • Zeal. It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead, and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work.  Our Priorities
    • Deliver on our stockpile stewardship mission.
    • Enhance and expand our mission in the broad national security space.
    • Sustain and ensure that we are at the cutting edge in the science, engineering and technology capabilities our sponsors need.
    • Ensure excellence in execution: deliver results of the highest quality, on schedule and on budget.
    • Ensure excellence in operations: safety, security, environment and state of the art business practices and processes.
    • Improve our cost effectiveness.
    • Provide a first-class workplace environment to our employees.
    • Expand our contributions to the local and national economy through partnerships with academia and industry.

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