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Principal Project Manager - Project Management Leader (Program Management Excellence)

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). - Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site's Cold War legacy. - Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. - In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. - As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more. -
  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

    NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements:
    This position reports to the Manager, Program Management Excellence (PMEX). In this role, you will manage and integrate Enterprise projects and operations targeting improved project management for national security programs. Successful applicants will have senior-level understanding and experience with all aspects of project, program, and portfolio management processes, systems, tools, training, and implementation. This individual will work collaboratively within a small team of Enterprise subject matter experts to continuously improve the quality of our company standards and implementation across a diverse set of projects and programs, focusing on training and direct interaction with integrated project team leads, functional managers and senior leadership.
    The PMEX organization is responsible for (1) maintaining Enterprise project management processes and tools, (2) developing and delivering project management training course materials, (3) executing the project management surveillance program, and (4) assisting and mentoring project managers and integrated teams. This individual will be responsible for championing and leading these core deliverables and to train, assist, coach, and mentor project personnel and teams.
    Key Responsibilities

    • Champion and lead development and execution of multiple simultaneous efforts to support program and project management teams across the Enterprise as assigned.
    • Assist with Enterprise Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Governance activities and implementation of processes within capital line item project teams.
    • Lead and/or assist with project management surveillance program to assure process application to standards.
    • Develop and deploy web-based and classroom project management related training courses.
    • Assist with development of Enterprise project management applications targeting improved project management delivery.
    • Support and integrate project management and project controls processes and applications.
    • Update company procedures, directives, policies, forms, or work instructions related to project management and project controls.
    • Champion, lead, or participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Support business and project reviews, information requests data collection, analysis, and reporting.
    • Develop relationships with program and project teams to better understand process application and alignment with business needs.
    • Gather and analyze information on project management processes and execution to develop continuous improvement opportunities that deliver increased efficiency and accuracy.
    • Leverage process mapping, risk mitigation, and control planning to assure robust, stable and repeatable process outcomes in all phases of project management.
    • Develop and coordinate long-range plans that enable functional strategic roadmap.


      • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent training and experience plus at least 8 years' related professional experience, which included at least 4 years' as adesignated Project Manager.
      • Project management and controls experience and responsibilities should include: - Project initiating, planning and definition, executing and controlling, and closeout.
      • Experience with implementing and maintaining a certified earned value management system.
      • Project Management Professional (PMP), Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP), or Earned Value Professional (EVP) certifications preferred.
      • Master's degree is preferred.
      • Experience with DOE-PM30 EVMS Certification processes preferred.
      • Experience with Primavera P6 and Deltek Cobra applications preferred.
      • Roll up your sleeves, hands on, results oriented individual contributor. Highly effective at planning, organizing, and executing goals and strategies in project management.
      • Expert level understanding and application of industry best practices and guidelines for project management and project controls.
      • Proficient in interpreting, tailoring, and applying EIA-748 Earned Value Management Guidelines.
      • Demonstrated ability to evaluate project performance, developing and instructing project management educational materials, and implementing project management processes/tools.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with project management information systems and integrating cost and schedule tools.
      • Demonstrated experience with enterprise database management, data mining, analysis, and modeling techniques. Ability to manipulate large amounts of data with minimal errors.
      • Championing and leading continuous improvement initiatives.
      • Demonstrated effective decision-making skills, including knowledge of how and when to escalate issues to higher levels. Analyzes the risks and future impact of decisions. - Use cost/benefit analysis in decision-making.
      • Leadership and team building experience, able to work effectively in a team environment.
      • Successful track record of accomplishments through skilled use of influence, persuasion, negotiation, and problem solving.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent presentation skills; communicate complex issues succinctly and effectively to all levels of leadership.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
      • Accept work at multiple sites - (1) the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and (2) the NNSS (Nevada National Security Site) located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • Work schedule for this position will be 4/10's, Monday - Thursday (subject to change).
      • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
      • Must possess a valid driver's license.

        MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order -472.2, "Personnel Security". If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
        Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. -Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."
        MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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