Physics & Engineering Models Program Manager (Program Manager 4)

$126K - $217
Posted on 04/18/18
$126K - $217
Posted on 04/18/18

Physics & Engineering Models Program Manager (Program Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Physics and Engineering Models (PEM) program element includes projects that develop enhanced fidelity models for materials response, high explosives, turbulent mix and burn, and nuclear, atomic, and equation of state databases. The principal responsibilities of the Program Manager are:

  • Provide overall leadership for the development of high-quality models and data that support Laboratory needs in Directed Stockpile Work (DSW) certification and assessment, that support global security simulations, and that underpin increased predictive capability of the ASC integrated codes

  • Work to ensure successful delivery of new capabilities into integrated codes by working closely with the ASC code teams and the design & assessment teams, and through tracking progress against milestones and budgets

  • Represent the LANL/PEM program element to NNSA/ASC Headquarters, and participate in the national leadership of ASC within the tri-lab and HQ community

  • Work with ASC managers, line managers and PEM project leaders, develop PEM program plans and milestones that are integrated with the ASC Integrated Codes (IC) and V&V; programs, as well as with experimental work supported by the Campaigns (especially, but not limited to Campaign 2) and other experimental efforts including DSW

  • Coordinate with the leadership team of ADX, the theory and modeling capability divisions, as well as with the Science Campaigns in integrating the program and setting requirements that support the institutional materials and physics priorities

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong technical expertise in one or more of the project areas within PEM.

  • Experience in line and/or program/project management, including experience in a number of the following areas: program development, program advocacy, strategic planning, resource planning and allocation, project management, negotiation, and technical program execution.

  • An ability to build effective cross-disciplinary collaborations.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • The candidate must be able to represent the corporate view of the Laboratory with our DOE customers.

  • Regular travel to NNSA Headquarters and the other NNSA laboratories will be necessary.

  • The selected candidate must have the ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

  • MS in physics, materials science, or related discipline required.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the successful development of new model and/or database capabilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with experimental collaborators to obtain needed fundamental or validation data.

  • Demonstrated understanding how to successfully lead the delivery of new modeling capabilities into multi-physics codes.

  • Demonstrated experience in verification and validating models. Demonstrated experience in working with DOE HQ and/or with LLNL & SNL. Assignment to a change of station (COS) or Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

  • Professional-level knowledge of priorities and critical issues related to the Weapons program.

  • Q Clearance

Education:

MS in physics, materials science, or related discipline required. PhD preferred

Req ID: IRC61934

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