The Weapons Physics Directorate provides theoretical and computational physics, applying both to the design, performance and safety of nuclear weapons on behalf of our nation. ADX has a leadership role in assessing the performance, safety, and reliability of the enduring nuclear stockpile. As a key member of the Laboratory's senior management team, the Associate Director for Weapons Physics (ADX) will report to the Principal Associate Director for Weapons Programs (PADWP) and has line and program responsibility for two divisions and two programs: X-Computational Physics (XCP-DO) and X-Theoretical Design (XTD-DO), Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) and Science Campaigns/Inertial Confinement Fusion (SC/ICF). These organizations develop validated codes, models and algorithms through research and integration of the broader Laboratory’s work in theory, modeling and experiments. ADX is home to nearly 375 technical staff, professionals, technicians, and students and has an annual budget of approximately $450 million. The Associate Director will provide technical leadership in theoretical and computational design physics, and day-to-day management and direction of ADX programs and operations. Detailed Description
The Associate Director will lead strategic and tactical planning and program execution, ensuring product quality and interfacing with principal customers. The Associate Director will champion culture change, emphasizing increased customer focus and continuous improvement. Line management responsibilities include management of safety, security and environment, facilities management, workforce diversity and excellence, technical capability development, and programmatic performance. The Associate Director is responsible for the development and implementation of institutional plans and executing programs for meeting or exceeding Los Alamos National Security/Department of Energy contractual requirements and performance measures in the above areas and for satisfying all relevant state and federal laws. The Associate Director will effectively address Laboratory goals for programmatic, business, and operational excellence and will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with Laboratory senior management, ADX managers, the ADX workforce, and internal and external customers. The Associate Director will be committed to demonstrating integrity, the ability to establish trust, commitment to quality and excellence in science and technology, and commitment to diversity and excellence in the workforce. Job Requirements
Minimum Job Requirements:
Successful experience leading large, complex, multi-disciplinary technical organization with significant fiscal and programmatic responsibilities. Expert working knowledge of Nuclear Weapons Physics and the underlying science used to certify the U.S. Stockpile. Demonstrated ability to integrate and implement tenets of multiple management systems including safety, security, quality, configuration management, and conduct of operations. Distinguished track record setting technical direction and goals, serving large programs, implementing effective business practices and systems, managing personnel, managing budgets and finances, and managing customer and stakeholder relations. Demonstrated ability to build and grow both internal and external organizational relationships, including partnering with major R&D organizations. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in operations and facilities and business systems. Record of commitment to sound business practices and promoting objectives in such areas as performance improvement, safety, quality, security, environment, health, human resources, diversity, etc. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers. Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving.
Successful record of working with local and state government leaders in communicating complex institutional messages. Demonstrated experience interfacing with Laboratory management and a broad knowledge of all Laboratory operations and activities. Successful record of working at least 15 years in nuclear design and/or nuclear design code development.
Advanced degree in a related scientific or engineering discipline is expected.
Physical Job Requirements:
Ability to work alone, work overtime or irregular schedule and the abilty to go on domestic/foreign travel.
Los Alamos National Laboratory - 13 months ago
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