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Superblock Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, US
Posting live until
26 May 2024

Job Details

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.

Pay Range

$220,890.00 - $283,692.00 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Superblock Engineering and Maintenance Manager to supportthe Strategic Deterrence Engineering and Maintenance Manager in leading and managing the Facility Maintenance, System Engineering, and Projects Engineering groups in the Superblock. The Superblock is part of Strategic Deterrence and consists of four nuclear facilities (Hazardous Category 2 and 3), including several other support buildings, with the purpose of enabling various stockpile stewardship initiatives related to national security. You will interact with internal and external oversight, auditors and senior Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) Directorate maintenance and engineering managers, maintenance deployed team leads, facility managers, and support contractor representatives. Responsibilities also include assisting in the management and development of staffing, short-term and long-term strategic planning and goals, and budgets. This position is in Operations in the Strategic Deterrence Directorate.

You will

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to the Superblock maintenance and engineering programs to ensure that work is conducted safely and efficiently by a well-trained and qualified staff in compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) Orders and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain control of maintenance and project schedules for Superblock facilities while balancing priorities, budget, resources, and facility availability in support of program work and program goals.
  • Ensure proper operations and maintenance of the Superblock facilities physical plant, including the building structure; utilities; alarms; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; and safety (SSC’s) structures, systems, and components.
  • Oversee the timely development, review, and approval of Superblock maintenance procedures and engineering and technical work documents, analyses, safety notes, change packages, work planning and control packages, and calculations.
  • Work in close coordination with the Superblock facility managers (FMs) to support facility operations and the associate program leaders (APLs) to support program operations.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in security, safety, and operations through the implementation of both formal and informal inspection and assessment programs and metrics.
  • Develop and implement plans to promote culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Serve as a point of contact for oversight and regulators such as (LFO) Livermore Field Office, (DOE) Department of Energy, (DNFSB) Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board, and others.
  • Develop and implement plans to promote culture, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field such as Mechanical, Structural, Electrical or Civil Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience working at a commercial, DOE, or Navy nuclear facility with technical responsibilities including performing or reviewing calculations (ex. load stress/strain, volumetric flow rates, face velocity checks, electric load calculations, or similar) and serving as Design Authority.
  • Extensive experience leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team of technical, scientific, and administrative staff members within nuclear facility engineering and maintenance programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of 10CFR830 and DOE policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, including DOE Order 420.1C, Facility Safety , DOE Order 422.1, Conduct of Operations , DOE Order 430.1C, Real Property Asset Management , and DOE Order 433.1B, Maintenance Management Program for DOE Nuclear Facilities.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills at the technical level necessary to direct an organization, lead innovative research and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and motivate cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and interact, present, explain, influence, and advise internal and external DOE oversight and Strategic Deterrence senior management on various operational issues and matters of signification to the organization.
  • Experience in performance management and supervision of technical, scientific, and administrative staff and managers, including performance issues, career development, and annual performance appraisals.
  • Experience managing multi-million-dollar engineering and maintenance budgets and establishing strategic operational goals for nuclear facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience championing configuration management practices as they pertain to nuclear safety.
  • Significant knowledge of conduct of engineering, conduct of maintenance, and conduct of operations with demonstrated experience in the implementation of each.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing plans that promote and value diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Advanced degree in an engineering program, or related field.
  • Advanced training in Project Management and demonstrated experience utilizing project management software.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing policies and procedures relating to high hazard facilities, engineering, maintenance, and/or operations.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience developing and implementing continuous improvement in operational safety, security, and efficiency while encouraging process improvement throughout the workforce.
  • Experience as an engineer in a CSE (Cognizant System Engineering) program in accordance with nuclear regulations.
  • Proven record in the development of soft skills and Emotional Intelligence.
  • Experience working with/implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems.

Additional Information

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its 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 counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.

Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round


Company info
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

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