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Strategic Site Planner

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 04/15/2022

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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.

Job Description

The Office of Laboratory Infrastructure (OLI) within the Director’s Office has an opening for a Strategic Site Planner. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing planning in support of the Laboratory’s long-range facilities and infrastructure development complying with Department of Energy (DOE) Real Property Asset Management (RPAM) Order 430.1b.  This position will engage with minimal direction in facilities planning activities at both strategic and tactical levels to generate creative options. This position will report to the Space and Site Planning Group Leader.

In this role you will

  • Use independent judgment and latitude in performing space and site surveys, utilization studies, and other metric analysis to support Program strategic planning, Laboratory-wide organizational objectives, and DOE audit/reporting.
  • Lead project-specific space studies to support Programs in developing facility project proposals.
  • Use independent judgment within broadly defined practices to facilitate issue-specific analysis, findings, and negotiation for resolving conflicts in space and site issues.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on space and site planning guidelines, policies, and regulations to interpret, generate and analyze technical data in support of space and facility project proposals.
  • Analyze Laboratory databases to develop advanced technical solutions to support planning documents, initiatives, proposals, and special studies. 
  • Provide space and site planning assistance related to campus development, migration planning, and special assignments.
  • Assist in writing Findings and Determinations which set requirements for land use and project requirements.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security and business practice requirements and policies. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Site Development Engineering, Urban Planning, Land Use Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or an engineering-related field, or an equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge and extensive work-related experience. 
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in space planning, utilization analysis, urban planning and/or site management including metrics development and validation in a facility complex with multiple user groups. 
  • Significant experience conceptualizing and exercising independent judgement within broadly defined policies and practices to resolve complex issues requiring in-depth analysis and creative approaches to generate resolution alternatives.
  • Excellent organizational problem-solving and decision-making that requires in-depth analysis and frequent use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills for effectively presenting, explaining, and advising technical information to management and stakeholders.

 Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of LLNL operations or understanding of DOE/similar agency requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital graphic simulation software (such as AutoCAD, Sketchup-3D or Revit).

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

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

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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