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Facility Manager I - National Ignition Facility

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Trades | livermore, CA | 05/10/2023

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$104,220.00  - $129,384.00  Annually

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’re looking for a Facility Manager I to support the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Principal Directorate. NIF is the world’s most energetic laser and the crown jewel of the nation’s high-energy-density-science capability operated by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You will provide highly advanced technical and administrative direction of LLNL facility activities and be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of on-site offices, shops, and scientific and research laboratories. You will be responsible for implementing work control in your assigned facilities, managing facility modifications, and maintaining facility safety documentation. This position is in the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department and may require working at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

You will

  • Provide advanced technical and administrative oversight and coordination of LLNL facility activities ensuring facility systems and associated equipment, including building automation systems, the facility heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical systems, fire protection systems, and alarm systems function reliably. 
  • Maintain awareness of current and future critical tenant facility infrastructure needs. Anticipate facility infrastructure risks and create and implement plans to mitigate the risks. 
  • Analyze moderately complex data to develop, review, and implement procedures and plans including safety basis documentation, change control forms, facility safety plans, work control documents, roof access plans, and facility project plans. 
  • Ensure processes and procedures are in place to ensure that chemical and radioactive material inventories remain within facility authorization limits and are consistent with Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Manual and Laboratory requirements. 
  • Oversee and evaluate activities performed in the facilities and concur on and release all work conducted in the facility to ensure the work is within the facility safety basis, that work conflicts are avoided, and hazards to occupants or to the facility are identified and controlled. 
  • Lead regular Management Observations and Inspections and walkthroughs, managing facility related deficiencies and issues to closure, report and/or act on results, identify problems, plan projects to solve problems and implement solutions. 
  • Frequently interact with technical, administrative, management, and personnel of all levels. Provide daily direction to facility coordinators, facility logistic coordinators, and craft personnel to complete facility related activities. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate technology or an equivalent combination of education and significant related experience in a relevant engineering or technology field and the ability to obtain the Facilities Management Certification.
  • High-level knowledge and advanced technical skills in the operation and maintenance of HVAC, building automation systems, architectural, and facility utility systems found in office, shop, and laboratory facilities. 
  • Significant experience in facility management including facility maintenance, or facility operations and in-depth knowledge of interactions and interdependence of facility-related systems and program operations /equipment. 
  • High-level knowledge of safety policies and procedures as they apply to office, shop, and specialized hazardous facilities. 
  • Experience using computer operating systems and related software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Demonstrated advanced organizational, decision making, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Advanced customer service, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills necessary to interact effectively with co-workers, facility tenants, managers, and service providers.
  • Significant experience working independently as well as leading teams to accomplish strategic goals. 

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?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

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.

Beware of Fraudulent Recruiting Advertisements. LLNL’s hiring practices:

  • Never requires job applicants to pay an application/training fee or submit personal documents like bank account details, passport number, Social Security number, tax forms or credit card information as part of the application process. 
  • For onsite interviews and to be granted access to a Federal facility, a LLNL employee will contact you directly to collect visa, passport number, and/or Social Security number.  To vet the authenticity of the employee please have them provide you their name and phone number and verify at
  • Involves at least one interview (virtual or in-person) and never interviews job applicants through chat platforms such as Google Hangouts, or via correspondence through text and instant messaging systems.
  • Only sends email communications to job applicants from domain “” or via their applicant tracking system, [email protected]. Occasionally LLNL uses third-party vendors that will contact you about job opportunities.  If a recruiter contacts you to apply, you will always be directed to our career page to apply through our career site.
  • Encourages all applicants to visit LLNL’s careers page at if they saw the job posting on another site prior to applying to ensure the job posting is accurate and valid.

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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