Nuclear Weapon Program Analyst

  • Expired
  • Washington, DC
  • Applications have closed
  • An active DOE Q or DOD Top Secret security clearance required

Website MELE Associates, Inc.


The Nuclear Weapon Program Analyst will support top-level management activities at the DOE/NNSA headquarters office for the NNSA Office of Defense Programs (NA-10) to include the Principal Deputy Administration (PADA) and the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application (PADAMA). This full-time position is contingent upon contract award.


The successful candidate will perform a range of onsite activities related to NA-10 as part of a project performing technical, liaison, and analytical support to the client. Essential functions will include:

  • Establish productive relationships with technical representatives from related facilities, labs, and contractors.
  • Participate in designated production realization teams to monitor design, progress, and issues, and reporting all to the federal program engineer.
  • Maintain current awareness of issues, risks, and progress toward completion of weapon component design.
  • Evaluate program variables and provide assessments to the Federal PM regarding status and whether deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards, and negotiated metrics.
  • Clearly communicate complex program and budget execution concepts to the Federal PM, senior leadership, external stakeholders, and others who may have a widely different technical basis for understanding.
  • Travel frequently to various locations across the country for meetings.
  • Contribute to assessments of NNSA weapons production complex capability and capacity to accommodate weapon program. Recommend facility/resource planning to accomplish the mission.
  • Transition requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule.
  • Develop and maintain the integrated program baseline.
  • Apply analysis tools, databases, and methodologies, including Earned Value Management and advise the Federal PM on cost, scope, and schedule execution.
  • Develop and clearly communicate solutions to complex program execution issues to the Federal PM, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical understanding.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, business, management, or another technical field
  • An active DOE Q or DOD Top Secret security clearance
  • 5+ years’ experience in support of programs related to nuclear security and nuclear weapons
  • 8+ years of program management or technical experience in military or government production environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in developing briefings for senior and executive managers
  • Demonstrated, successful experience with briefing and interacting with executive management and senior leadership


  • Master’s degree in public policy, business, management, or another technical field
  • Active DOE Q security clearance
  • 10+ years’ experience in support programs related to nuclear security
  • Experience supporting the NA-10 PADA and the PADAMA