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Institutional Conduct of Operations Manager

Executive | Full-time
Executive | livermore, CA | 01/24/2021

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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 looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Conduct of Operations Manager

You will manage all aspects of the Institutional Conduct of Operations program in accordance with the requirements specified in the Department of Energy (DOE) Order 422.1, Conduct of Operations. This position is within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate.

In this role you will 

  • Serve as the institutional subject matter expert for Conduct of Operations (ConOps) and be a member of the ConOps Stakeholders Advisory Group.
  • Ensure DOE requirements for Conduct of Operations are properly implemented in LLNL and facility procedures including maintaining the LLNL Conduct of Operations Manual and providing technical guidance on implementing ConOps matrices.
  • Lead and work with a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of engineers, scientists, associates, and technicians in the implementation and the continuous improvement of Conduct of Operations in LLNL facilities.
  • Develop new ideas, modify approaches, and conduct strategic planning for Conduct of Operations programs impacting LLNL facilities and operations.
  • Plan, schedule, and assist in assessments of the Conduct of Operations elements and their implementation within LLNL nuclear and non-nuclear facilities including the annual assessment schedule for the ConOps Functional Area.
  • Determine, track, and report on Conduct of Operations performance metrics to measure the effectiveness and overall health of the program to NNSA LFO, Laboratory and WCI management; implement remedial measures when issues or adverse trends are identified.
  • Track ConOps issues and corrective actions from external and internal audits to ensure timely and adequate resolution.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physical Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Expert experience applying, and demonstrated ability leading the application and development of creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex issues related to Conduct of Operations, resolving conflicting work requirements, and prioritizing tasks involving long-range targets.
  • Subject matter expert knowledge of operations processes and support programs related to requirements specified in DOE Order 422.1, Conduct of Operations.
  • Significant experience developing and implementing facility safety programs and process improvements.
  • Significant experience in one or more specialized fields including: scientific and technical disciplines, safety, engineering, operations, or maintenance.
  • Significant experience engaging in and leading multi-disciplinary teams, conducting management assessments, incident analyses, readiness assessments, and effectiveness reviews.
  • Highly advanced ability to provide independent judgment, sound technical evaluations, and recommendations in a wide-range of engineering and technical disciplines to establish and accomplish objectives.
  • Expert written and verbal communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present technical knowledge and provide advice to senior management, external sponsors, and stakeholders.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Significant experience managing regulatory interpretation and implementation of Department of Energy and Federal regulations.
  • Experience with contractor assurance systems.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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