Flight Test Logistics Manager
Technical Services & Ops
External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105894
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 4 (TSS.4)
Date Posted: July 30 2019
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We have an opening for a Flight Test Logistic Manager within the LIDSS (LLNL Independent Diagnostic Scoring System) team. Working closely with the Flight Test Group Leader (FTGL), you will be responsible for coordination, scheduling, shipment, and maintenance of LIDSS equipment, coordination of resources including field facility setup and breakdown, and track expenditures and key deliverables such as design reviews, planning documentation for missions, security plans, reports, and post-mission data reviews. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Provide guidance and project leadership to a multidisciplinary team including engineers, scientists, and technical staff to support flight test missions for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Department of Defense (DoD) with a focus on mission planning, coordination, and logistics.
- Apply advanced systems engineering and project management skills to organize schedules, shipment, and maintenance of LIDSS equipment (forklifts, golf carts, ATVs, cranes, cameras, drones, rafts, transportainers, helicopters, and boats) and determine resource limitations.
- Develop statements of work, project plans, and shipping lists, and work with Technical Release Representatives (TRRs) to ship LIDSS assets both domestically and internationally.
- Track key project milestones and deliverables such as design reviews, planning documentation for missions, security documentation, reports, and post-mission data reviews and track project expenditures.
- Maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables.
- Facilitate exchange of information with the customer including technical documents, schematics, diagrams, flow charts, setup requirements, and required badging clearances.
- Collaborate with the team to achieve project goals including supporting missions in adverse environments up to 4 weeks at a time.
- Participate in formal and informal design reviews.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Apply expert level systems engineering and project management skills to organize schedules and determine resource limitations.
- Substitute for the FTGL when unavailable both internally and externally to LLNL.
- Interface directly with management and external sponsors to communicate milestones and deliverables. .
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience with systems engineering and project management of complex technical projects including organizing, managing, and tracking scope, schedule, and budget.
- Experience in a technical leadership role with technical, analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through.
- Ability to work as part of a team in fast-paced adverse environments including ability to travel up to 4 weeks at a time.
- Ability to present and explain technical and programmatic information and provide advice to management and stakeholders.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively interact, collaborate, and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Expert ability to manage (organize, direct, and monitor schedule and budgets) multiple projects concurrently and to reprioritize and change programmatic direction depending on emergent requests.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors and significant experience in interacting with both internal and external stakeholders and decision makers.
- Significant experience providing technical direction and leadership and ability to mentor and train new staff and participate in hiring.
- Experience working in the nuclear weapons program and with LLNL operations and business processes.
- Experience interfacing with external customers or academic or industrial partners.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
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.
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. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.