Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Director of Engineering

Posted Date 3 months ago(6/17/2020 5:55 PM)
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North Las Vegas
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Infrastructure, this position will work with the senior management team to ensure the efficient, effective and integrated implementation of corporate policies, commitments, and initiatives across the enterprise in order to best enable mission success in meeting programmatic objectives. The Engineering Director will be responsible for the overall performance and efficiency of the Engineering organization.


Key Responsibilities

  • Must embrace and model the Company values and expected behaviors with a commitment to operational excellence.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and ensure accountability for the following functions and services:
    • Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Code Compliance.
    • Engineering/Design standards and specifications.
    • Conduct of Engineering.
    • Engineering.
    • Design Services (In-house and A/E services).
    • Partner with Operations and Maintenance, Construction, Project Management, Estimating and Mission Programs to deliver facilities and infrastructure projects on time, schedule and the highest level of quality.
  • Develop strategic and operational plans to achieve organizational goals and anticipate and plan for future resource needs.
  • Promote business and operational efficiencies.
  • Foster successful collaborative relationships across the enterprise and maintain a collaborative working environment among the various components of the MSTS and Nevada Enterprise organizations.
  • Organize, staff, and lead Engineering ensuring adherence to the company's management and leadership philosophy.
  • Emphasize the safety of each employee and the protection of equipment and property for the Engineering organization.
  • Take immediate action to correct reported or observed unacceptable safety and health conditions and/or behaviors.
  • Leadership responsibility to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to meet NNSA/NFO and NNSA strategic initiatives for the programs, projects, and activities under his/her purview.
  • Coordinate functional capabilities through strategic planning accomplish present and future mission.
  • Actively assist in defining technologies, competencies, and skills required to develop and accomplish services.
  • Anticipate risks and assures risk inherent in operations are identified, controlled, or mitigated.
  • Hold direct and indirect managers and individual contributors accountable to company policies, procedures, and behaviors and core values.


Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

  • Master's degree in Engineering or a technical discipline related to the position and a minimum of 20 years' of related and progressively responsible experience, or equivalent training and experience.  Master’s degree in Engineering preferred. 
  • Registered Professional Engineer - preferred.
  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience, a proven record of accomplishment in the private or public sector, and a demonstrated ability to lead and support missions such as those existing at the NNSS.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in directing a large, complex organization.
  • Knowledge of safety, security, and quality policies relevant to a nuclear enterprise.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to grade compliance and regulatory requirements to the degree of risk identified in a wide scope of programmatic activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance operation/compliance excellence with programmatic productivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and track actionable recommendations and initiatives to closure.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with customers, federal and local officials, other non-government stakeholders and internal senior management and staff.
  • The highest standards of conduct and integrity are expected in past work experience, while working in an ever changing and complex environment.
  • Experience with craft workforce.
  • Change Management/Leadership in Organizations.
  • Execution of work and remain in compliance. Working knowledge of Government Prime Contract Administration principals, FAR/DEAR/Prime Clauses.
  • Flexibility – shift to need while standardizing processes.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills on technical and non-technical topics.
  • Ability to exercise clarity and directness in all forms of communication.
  • Must be innovative and have good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to make decisions based upon limited information.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate creative and innovative solutions at the executive level from competing sets of interests and perspectives.
  • Breadth of experience and ability to recognize, inspire and motivate others to perform well.
  • Ability to enhance productivity and performance through appropriate mentoring and training.
  • Ability to delegate. Ability to set expectations and to monitor delegated activities to closure.
  • Must have excellent technical qualifications and teamwork skills.   
  • Knowledge of NNSA missions and technologies, weapons systems development, weapons engineering, and stockpile management and familiarity with DOE/NNSA sponsors, partners, stakeholders and NNSS customers is desired.   
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

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, and 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.


Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” 


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.