Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do


The Infrastructure Program Office in the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (ALDICP) has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Director to work directly with senior leadership to ensure that our integrated infrastructure strategy meets current and anticipated future mission requirements. The Infrastructure and Capital Projects Directorate is at the center of the planning and execution of capital and infrastructure projects in and around the Los Alamos National Laboratory's plutonium pit production facilities for U.S. nuclear weapons and over 150 infrastructure projects supporting numerous stakeholders across the Laboratory. These infrastructure investments are aimed at modernizing our capabilities supporting the nuclear weapons, global security, science and applied energy programs. The Senior Director will partner with and maintain LANL customer relations with headquarters, (NA-52, NA-APM and PM-30), NA-LA, project owners, and other internal and external customers.

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply your infrastructure planning and programming expertise while leaving a lasting legacy on US national security, global security, and ultimately peace and stability in the world. The Senior Director for the Infrastructure Program Office, an organization of 50 professional staff, reports to the Associate Laboratory Director and is responsible for management of the ~$1B program that funds the operations and maintenance of weapons facilities, recapitalization and small project investments supporting weapons facilities and the broader Laboratory mission capabilities, and the programming of line-item projects consistent with the campus master plan. In this role the Senior Director will also have the unique opportunity and responsibility for maintaining and further developing the campus master plan to reshape Los Alamos National Laboratory while integrating weapons and site support infrastructure investments across the Institution, including the Pajarito Corridor Area Plan.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include leading LANL planning, programming, and budgeting related to infrastructure needs and investments; interfacing with NNSA HQ/LASO stakeholders/customers and LANL program/line management organizations; and managing reporting program and project management staff. Specifically, the Senior Director:
  • Provides leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and overall direction for executing the NA-52 weapons infrastructure program and the institutional infrastructure investment program, which has both Lab-wide and complex-wide impact. Responsibilities include:
    • Incorporating advanced knowledge of Laboratory missions, develops 10-20 year strategic plans, 5-year program plans, and annual operations plans for the portfolio, consistent with NNSA and LANL senior management direction.
    • Uses expert knowledge to develop formal budget documents, and present plans and proposals to LANL and NNSA management in support of the NNSA Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation (PPBE) process.
    • Maintains and improves management processes/practices (program, project, financial, work authorization, etc.) to ensure effective planning and execution of the annual operating budget within the NA-52 portfolio and the indirect institutional project portfolio.
  • Functions as the recognized authority and primary interface for the NA-52 Program. These responsibilities include:
    • Integrates planning and programming efforts with LANL indirect programs, LANL weapons programs, other direct programs, and line executing organizations.
    • Prepares and presents proposals and recommendations to various management and integration groups.
    • Developing and maintaining strong partnerships with various external stakeholders (NNSA HQ, other NNSA sites, Los Alamos Field Office, DNFSB, state and local communities, etc.). This responsibility includes strategizing with and directly negotiating with executive-level counterparts in support of Laboratory and Weapons Program missions and championing project funding.
  • Assumes direct line management responsibility for Infrastructure Program staff, including deployed staff from line organizations to manage the infrastructure program.
  • Engages LANL leadership in their understanding of future mission and capability needs.
  • Engages LANL leaders in setting priorities and acquisition strategies to develop and realize the vision of the master campus plan.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in all aspects of program or project management of technical or operational work, including defining work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost, scope, and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variance; and managing change control and risk.
  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in the technical or operational discipline of the assigned portfolios.
  • Demonstrated consultative experience in successfully developing, planning, and managing technically complex and multidisciplinary programs/projects.
  • Demonstrated experience leading strategic and tactical planning and execution.
  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in partnering, implementing, and providing guidance for governmental regulations related to technical or operational work of assigned portfolios and stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) or National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) or equivalent at headquarters or field office level, or with state or federal regulators, or other national security agencies.
  • Advanced, expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated consultative experience in partnering, implementing, and providing guidance for Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.
  • Demonstrated consultative experience in management, supervision, and development of assigned employees with the ability to engage staff and peers through encouraging innovative ways to change, grow, and improve the Laboratory which provides maximum value to the constituencies.
  • Demonstrated consultative experience in developing and nurturing effective executive-level external and internal customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated consultative experience in interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel, building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance (active clearance preferred)

Desired Skills/Certifications
  • 413.3b knowledge and experience as it relates to Line Item planning and execution
  • Familiarity in nuclear facility operations or other highly complex, hazardous operations, particularly as it pertains to the Los Alamos Mission.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing incidents involving safety, security, the environment, or quality and applying organizational learning approaches to improve performance.
  • Broad knowledge of the technical elements of stockpile stewardship and the funding structure of the nuclear weapons program.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is desired but not a required.

For full consideration, applicants must provide a cover letter addressing each of the individual minimum job requirements.


An advanced degree in a scientific, engineering, or other relevant technical discipline is expected and a minimum ten years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for a hybrid work arrangement (partially onsite/partially offsite) from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Hybrid is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time

Los Alamos, New Mexico

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