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Deputy Project Manager - Accelerator Operations

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | 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
$113,730.00  - $146,076.00  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 have an opening for a Deputy Project Manager to support accelerator operations at the laboratory.  You will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, technicians, buyers and contract analysts, financial analysts, and facility managers. You will work on a variety of projects that will range from routine maintenance to the deployment of new, state of the art system improvements.  You will work closely with senior project managers and will be responsible for day-to-day management activities as well as for leading project tasks. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

You will 

  • Participate in the development of project/task plans that typically comprise project execution plans, work breakdown structures (WBS), resource/cost estimates, integrated master schedules (IMS), and assessments of risk and opportunity.
  • Apply management principles to multiple moderately complex technical projects/tasks at any given time while helping to balance resources and identify risk.
  • Monitor the progress of work and the impact of changes (technical, labor, costs, schedule).
  • Participate in variance analysis and development/execution of recovery plans.
  • Contribute to technical/management reports/presentations.
  • Participate in periodic project reviews with stakeholders.
  • Guide multidisciplinary teams to perform project tasks for the fulfillment of project goals (technical operational).
  • 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 engineering, science  or related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Broad application of and experience with project management principles used in managing complex research and development technical projects.
  • Experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to business outlooks such as forecasting, cost/benefit analysis, and trending.
  • Effective organizational skills, task prioritization, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through.
  • Experience organizing work teams to complete hardware builds, maintenance tasks or operational tasks on complex equipment.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills necessary to communicate with multidisciplinary team members and influence outcomes, as well as use discretion and problem-solving skills to resolve issues.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent training and certification.
  • Experience as an operational lead on complex research equipment.

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.

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  • 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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