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Hardware Manager

Associate | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 03/17/2023

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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range
$86,910.00  - $112,584.00  Annually for the Q01.2 level
$104,370.00  - $135,192.00  Annually for the Q01.3 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a W80-4 Hardware Manager. You will support the development and management of the Material Resource Schedule (MRS) to identify hardware deliverables to the Product Realization Teams (PRTs) and to support component, subassembly, and system level development and qualification test. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate and will support the Nuclear Weapons W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP).

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Ensure work package planning activities and all efforts have properly accounted for all hardware needs.
  • Maintain and manage the in-development of MS Excel tool to support hardware costing and estimating.
  • Monitor performance data to support cost and schedule variance analysis and preparation of recovery or corrective action plans.
  • Prepare basic and intermediate level monthly reports and coordinate the development of Estimate at Completion (EAC) analysis.
  • Coordinate all incoming hardware and hardware packages for QA and tracking.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the Q01.3 level

  • Oversee the hardware, configuration management of quantities, fidelity, and scheduling.
  • Maintain communications, collaborations, and contacts, internal and external to LLNL in support of MRS deliverables, and represent the W80-4 at briefings, and committee activities both internal and external to LLNL, and ensure projects’ status, risks, and issues are communicated in an effective and timely manner to senior leadership.
  • Prepare and present cost/schedule/earned value information and complex monthly reports and prepare/review basic and intermediate monthly reports in accordance with management and project procedures.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant functional discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Intermediate understanding of general project controls skills and experience performing project controls functions.
  • Basic level of understanding of technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations and mathematical and financial records.
  • Knowledge of current industry and project controls technical developments.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience using PC operating systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel.

Additional qualifications at the Q01.3

  • Comprehensive understanding of general project controls technical skills and experience with a project controls system, earned value management systems for planning, organizing, performing, reviewing, and presenting cost data.
  • Understanding of technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial reports.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills necessary to communicate with multidisciplinary team members, senior management, and external contacts.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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