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Configuration Management Group Leader

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Trades | livermore, CA | 05/11/2023

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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

$114,630.00  - $142,332.00  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 Configuration Management Group Leader to provide leadership and direction to a diverse staff of Configuration Management professionals. The configuration management disciplines in this group are underground utility line location, Regulatory Permit issuance, Technical Documentation of Real Property, and AutoCad Drawing Maintenance and Control. You will be responsible for the configuration management and control of underground utility identification and documentation; processing soil, excavation, concrete, and masonry permits; coordinating all electrical low voltage out-of-service requests; identifying, verifying, labeling, and updating real property assets; maintaining and updating electrical panel schedules, building equipment drawings, and one line piping and instrumentation diagrams; provide AutoCad support for building, roof, and landscape drawings.

You will

  • Provide high-level technical and administrative leadership in the areas of the Asbestos Maintenance Program including the collection and regular reporting of related data.
  • Direct technical personnel supporting the implementation and execution of projects; including budget, quality assurance, efficiency, safety, and effective completion of utility line locating, facility equipment configuration management, and AutoCAD.
  • Observe and direct the execution of daily work assignments over technical work groups and assure work is performed safely and in compliance with all training and work control requirements. This includes training compliance, work order assignment, work completion review, and closeout.
  • Collaborate with programmatic clients, administrative, scientific, and technical personnel throughout LLNL's programs and facilities to plan, organize, or resolve issues associated with facility equipment documentation, configuration control, and the permit systems in support of the mission of the programs at LLNL.
  • Provide leadership and have full supervisory responsibility to group members including personnel actions and the administration of policies and procedures consisting of performance management, career development, mentoring, and recruiting.
  • Provide strategic thinking, leadership, work direction, and oversight to modernize the area configuration management processes including the transition to an electronic format. This includes Configuration Maintenance Management Systems, the Building Drain Database, Soil and Concrete Permit Database, Low-Voltage Outage Permit Databases, Global Information System implementation, and Utility Line Locating.
  • Manage Issues Tracking System (ITS) actions and ensure closure in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with codes, regulations, and standards for Utility Line Locating, permitting, and technical documentation. 
  • 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 an engineering technology discipline or related field; or equivalent combination of education and related experience with significant related experience in construction, maintenance, or operations of facilities/utilities systems.
  • Significant technical and administrative leadership skills and experience leading a team, project, or group providing technical direction, conflict resolution, career development, performance management, employee selection, and specific on-the-job training.
  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience in one or more technologies of the work unit, such as permitting processes, utility line locating requirements, business, or financial practices - including budget planning and execution, document control, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, or work management systems.
  • Advanced technical and administrative experience providing project oversight including planning, interpreting, and reviewing the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently establish or improve work procedures to resolve complex technical problems.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively partner and interact with all levels of management including supervisors, project engineers, facility managers, and scientific personnel to determine the type and level of support needed.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the application of Safety policies and procedures.
  • Strong computer skills including experience with software such as Microsoft Office, Building Automation Systems, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

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 Job Postings. 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 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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