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The Strategic Materials Engineer is accountable for maintaining current awareness of program issues, risks, and progress toward completion of the activities undertaken by the geographically dispersed nuclear security enterprise, including national security laboratories and production sites engaged in sustaining our nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The position will provide situational analysis and advise the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and meeting policies, programs, and procedures.
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Support the analysis and evaluation of alternatives for nuclear security enterprise projects. Provide federal program office with subject matter expertise in development of analysis of alternatives to include cost, requirements, and/or effectiveness analysis. Review best practices, coordinate guidance development and requirements, and prepare briefings for senior leadership.
Conduct cost and schedule analyses as well as risk assessments related to strategic materials program missions.
Communicating engineering and technical issues to federal managers, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical understanding and providing recommendations to address the issues, including budget planning for future fiscal years.
Evaluating program variables and providing assessments to the Federal program manager regarding how well technical plans and solutions are proceeding on schedule and whether deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards, and negotiated metrics.
Providing program management support, including preparation, coordination, evaluation, review and analysis of program execution plans and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program-specific milestones and updates of annual performance measures
Active DOE Q and/or DoD TS clearance
Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering.
• 30 or more years of experience.
• 5 or more years of program management experience.
• Experience with using project management tools and techniques, e.g., EVM and Primavera P6.
• Experience with using budget and cost analysis tools, e.g., Excel.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive managers.
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• Master's degree in business or a technical engineering discipline.
• Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise and/or inter-agency experience, particularly related to the NNSA.
• Experience with cost estimating, cost/benefit analysis, and PPBE process.
• Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.
• Nuclear power production or nuclear weapons experience.
• Experience with at least one of the strategic materials relevant to NNSA's mission.
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours: