Division Director, Experimental Operations and Facilities

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7098640 (Ref:412950)

Posted: April 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Directorate Overview

The Nuclear Technologies and National Security (NTNS) directorate supports a secure and resilient society by advancing nuclear energy and delivering innovative, objective science- and engineering-based solutions to inform decision making. We focus on enduring and emerging challenges in nuclear reactors and fuel cycles; nonproliferation; infrastructure risk and resilience analysis; intelligence and vulnerability analysis; and emergency and disaster preparedness.

What makes us unique? Its people—our world-renowned scientists and engineers and dedicated support staff. This highly capable team pursues big, ambitious ideas that address our country’s most pressing energy and security challenges. Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach to solving complex challenges and developing useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world.

Basic Purpose

The Division Director, Experimental Operations and Facilities, is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the division, short and long-term goals of the division, as well as enabling world-class science and engineering.  The EOF division provides engineering and experimental technical support services to a variety of partners across Argonne and manages the directorate’s accelerator facilities. Anticipates accelerator facility upgrades and operational concerns in order to formulate long-range plans and strategies that focus on enabling the science and engineering completed within the directorate.

As a member of the NTNS directorate leadership team and the Lab’s extended leadership team reporting to the NTNS Directorate Operating Officer, the Experimental Operations and Facilities Division Director is a strategic partner in aligning division strategic goals to the directorate’s and the Laboratory’s strategic goals. Fosters and develops inter-divisional, inter-directorate, and cross-directorate collaborations within the Laboratory, specifically with the Infrastructure Services directorate and Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality directorate. The Experimental Operations and Facilities Division Director leads a division with 60-70 employees, including union employees, with less than ten direct reports. Interacts with other Argonne leadership teams in the planning, coordination, integration, and enhancement of research labs and facilities operations.

Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection: All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by the Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in an engineering, facilities management, or related field, supplemented by no less than fifteen years’ experience including relevant, demonstrated accomplishments in engineering leadership and management.
  • Experience leading next-level managers and supervisors who oversee operations within a matrixed organizational structure.
  • Strong leadership and management skills in attracting, managing, and sustaining a highly competent and diverse interdisciplinary staff and maintaining an open and collegial environment.
  • Experience developing and implementing methods and standard operating procedures, including those for safety and facility operations.
  • Comprehensive skills and abilities in acquiring and maintaining relationships with multiple sponsors/stakeholders across the Laboratory.
  • Considerable skill in oral and written communications skills and the ability to work with high level internal and external contacts while displaying the ability to adapt knowledge to complex situations, communications and leadership issues.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Job Family

Research Development (RD)

Job Profile

R&D Multi-Functional Leader 4

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7098640 (Ref:412950)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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