• Assisting with the preparation, creation, and publication of NNSA's reports and annexes in response to congressional requirements related to Defense Programs and the nuclear security enterprise.
• Providing drafts and intensive edits to large long-term planning documents (e.g., the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan [SSMP])
• Communicating complex and controversial concepts for supporting program and budget planning, programming, and execution (e.g., budget justifications, capital acquisition planning, infrastructure planning, etc.).
• Serving as subject matter expert advisor to the Federal Program Manager and staff to resolve emerging issues and problems and to assist with messaging.
• Assessing impact, dependencies and trends on major programs and develops recommendations for improvements or revisions.
• Providing technical and policy review of staff responses to short notice inquiries from within NNSA, the Secretary of Energy, and other senior Departmental officials.
• Assisting Federal Program Manager(s) with implementing solutions, processes, and policies.
• Advising Federal staff to ensure that technical plans and solutions are proceeding on schedule and that deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards and negotiated metrics.
• Analyzing scope, schedule, risk and budget of large NNSA acquisition programs and advising Federal Program Manager on program decisions.
• Minimum of 12-15 years of related technical experience, including program management and experience with nuclear weapons system sustainment, acquisition programs, and/or infrastructure programs.
• Minimum BA/BS degree in science, engineering, or technical field.
• Active DOE Q and/or DoD TS clearance.
• Minimum 10 year prior experience within the DOE/NNSA nuclear security enterprise.
• Demonstrated ability to review and evaluate programmatic and technical information related to nuclear weapons programs and the NNSA infrastructure.
• Superior writing and editing skills, including the ability to express technical concepts, processes, programs, and capabilities clearly and concisely for audiences at a variety of technical understanding levels with demonstrated experience in developing large planning documents, briefings, white papers, and analysis for senior and executive managers.
• Published technical documents/work.
• Thorough command of English grammar and syntax with and demonstrated ability to collaborate with a team of technical professionals, writers, and editors.
• Excellent verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience interacting with and preparing senior and executive managers for high-level interactions within and between agencies.
• Ability to interact with senior management of stakeholder organizations.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
• Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques.
• Ability to travel.
• More than 15 years of related technical experience, including program management and experience with nuclear weapons system sustainment, acquisition programs, and/or infrastructure programs.
• MS in science, engineering, or technical field
• Active DOE Q.
• Experience interacting with DOE/NNSA Defense Programs headquarters Federal Program Managers preferred.
• Experience with developing the SSMP.
• Experience in technical writing, editorial work, journal peer review, or similar exposure to the publishing world.
• Experience managing interdisciplinary teams.
• Experience interacting with senior NNSA/DOE management, DOE/NNSA site management, and members of Congress or their staff.