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Principal Project Manager

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: May 28, 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:
    The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is the Nation's premiere high-hazard, high-consequence, high-value, and secure test and experimentation site that provides users a modern, responsive, technologically advanced and cost-effective suite of infrastructure resources and capabilities that directly sustain the nation's security posture. As a member of the NNSS team, you will have an opportunity to enable the security of the United States and its allies by supporting high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, experimental science, engineering, education, field construction, project management and project integration services. NNSS Employees are trusted partners that apply their skills and abilities to simplify the customer and site user experience, provide customer focused solutions, and enable field execution and operations. New positions cover an exciting range of diverse work scope focused on developing, planning, and executing new facility construction, infrastructure modernization, testbed development, and experimental capability enhancement projects. As an NNSS team member, you will have the opportunity to grow and advance your career while enhancing capabilities that directly support and enable national and international security objectives.
    We are searching for skilled and motivated Project Managers for the Project Planning and Project Execution Divisions within the Enterprise Infrastructure Programs Directorate. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the planning and construction/modification of facilities across the Nevada National Security Site as well as related support infrastructure systems (civil site prep, water, sewer, communication, and electrical power).
    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage medium-sized projects ($5-20M TPC each) and are responsible for all aspects of the project over the entire lifecycle (initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing).

    • Manage projects in accordance with established company procedures that control project management including project management best practices and processes, planning, phase gate reviews, estimating, schedule development, work authorization, monitoring project performance, controlling the project baseline, Earned Value Management System reporting, and change control.

    • Establish and manage subcontracts to meet project objectives.

    • Lead the Integrated Project Team to plan and complete the projects that meet customer requirements on schedule and within budget

    • Develop innovative solutions that improve project performance

    • Proactively develop and implement strategies to identify and mitigate project risk.

    • Coach and motivate team members while promoting team interaction.

    • Establish customer satisfaction standards and actively monitors customer satisfaction.

    • Work with team members and stakeholders having differing needs and expectations to achieve project objectives.

    • Effectively use communication skills in executing project management responsibilities.


      • 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 a designated Project Manager.

      • A nationally recognized certification in Project Management (i.e. Project Management Institute Project Management Professional -) is preferred.

      • Previous experience with National Nuclear Security Agency nuclear facility projects and requirements highly desirable.

      • Previous project management experience and responsibilities should include:

      • Managing medium (

      • Defining, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and successfully completing discrete elements of scope in compliance with defined schedule, costs, risk, and quality constraints;

      • Maintaining satisfaction of stakeholders with differing needs and expectations;

      • Managing communications between project stakeholders and team members;

      • Identifying and complying with project requirements in development of products and deliverables;

      • Managing the project team in successfully achieving project scope, schedule, and cost objectives.

      • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization and lead technical discussions.

      • Ability to maintain satisfaction of stakeholders with differing needs and expectations.

      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Evaluate alternatives and identifies solutions using systematic, multi-step approaches. Develop innovative solutions that improve project performance.

      • Collaboration: Facilitate discussion and resolves conflicts within the Integrated Project Team (IPT) and with stakeholders. Establish trust among IPT members. Build and use cross-functional relationships to accomplish tasks. Establish and manage medium-sized IPTs (10-20 people). Maintain and effectively lead the IPT. Achieve customer satisfaction. Coach and motivate team members while promoting team interaction. Delegates responsibility appropriately.

      • Decision-Making: Demonstrate effective decision-making skills, including knowledge of how and when to escalate issues to higher levels. Analyze the risks and future impact of decisions. Use cost-benefit analysis in decision-making.

      • The primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

      • 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. ReferenceDOE 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 in10 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. Reference10 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.
        Annual salary range for this position is $109,678.40 - $164,528.00.
        Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.
        Posted Date8 months ago(9/27/2022 11:20 AM)
        Job ID2022-4619
        of Openings1
        CategoryProject and Program Management
        Location : CityNorth Las Vegas
        Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada

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