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ES&H Directorate Operations Manager - Active Security Clearance Required

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, (US)
Posting live until
7 Oct 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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$294,780 - $380,424 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 Directorate Operations Manager. You will provide the strategic vision and Directorate-level support for strategic initiatives, major operational activities, and cross-institutional operational interactions to ensure ES&H operations are conducted effectively to support the ES&H mission and its customers and represent the Office’s functions internal and external to the Laboratory. You will be responsible for the overall ES&H Directorate budget, provide technical and administrative oversight of major operational, business, IT, safety, and security processes in the directorate, and will represent the Associate Director institutionally in these areas. This position is in the ES&H Directorate, Associate Director’s Office.

You will

  • Serve as a member of the Associate Director's senior management team, acting as an interface daily with the O&B PAD and ADs, ES&H Departments, and to a lesser extent the Director’s Office, CIO, and other PADs and ADs as needed to address needs and improve operational, business, IT, safety, and security processes.
  • Direct ~60 staff, typically through Technical Leaders and/or Technical Managers from multiple disciplines. Set strategy and prioritize activities to support the directorate’s needs. Specific areas of responsibility include directorate-wide budget oversight, hiring and onboarding, performance and salary management, communications, IT, document control and records management, facility and space management, procurement, fleet, property management, training compliance, emergency planning, process improvement, project management, assurance management, and safety.
  • Collaborate with the senior financial manager to develop and manage the ES&H budget, and with the Directorate Administrator to ensure consistent execution of personnel-related actions, performance management, and salary management.
  • Represent ES&H on institutional policymaking bodies and task forces pertaining to operational, business, IT, safety, and security processes.
  • Champion excellence and best practices in operational, business, IT, safety, and security processes, including proactive review and resolution of issues as required.
  • Oversee the ES&H internal informal problem and conflict resolution program (Ombuds).
  • Lead the ES&H senior management team in developing, implementing, and monitoring the directorate's long-term strategic operational, technical, business, IT, and infrastructure plans.
  • Oversee operations for all facilities where ES&H is the primary tenant. Lead the planning process for renovation, design, and construction of new ES&H facilities. Represent ES&H for facility investments, site planning, and space management.
  • Lead the resolution of broad, highly complex, and sensitive issues as well as complex projects that require broad participation across the directorate.
  • Communicate effectively with ES&H Departments regarding integration of directorate activities and responsibilities with operations, business, IT, safety, and security processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related technical experience.
  • Extensive experience directing Technical Staff Leaders and Technical Managers to champion, lead, and achieve organization objectives and goals.
  • Extensive programmatic or operations management experience and ability to meet operations requirements while delivering on program commitments; proven ability to interact with a broad cross-section of management, technical and administrative personnel.
  • Expert leadership, management, and strategic planning skills to champion change and process improvement, innovative and cost-effective solutions, and to influence organizational goals and objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge of safety, security, and work control requirements, policies and procedures, and experience managing facility activities and resolving operational issues having a high consequence of error.
  • Expert problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills necessary to independently anticipate, define, interpret, recommend, direct, and implement solutions.
  • Extensive experience with budget and resource management policies and procedures.
  • Extensive experience in leading performance and salary management processes to ensure consistency.
  • Experience with emergency planning, business continuity, assurance management, and document control/records management.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to direct an organization and negotiate at the executive level.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of Laboratory programs, facilities, policies and procedures.
  • Broad understanding of communications, property and fleet management, facility and space management, and procurement.

Additional Information

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

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.

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.

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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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