Continuous Improvement Leader (Senior Project Manager)

Mission Support and Test Services - North Las Vegas, NV (30+ days ago)


Bachelor's degree in business related field and 8 years of professional level experience, or equivalent training and experience
Minimum of 5 years' experience in managing continuous improvement initiatives and projects with demonstrated results for projects
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in Lean principles, Lean thinking, process improvement, continuous improvement, and use of Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques
Self-motivated and driven to make organizations, processes, systems, tools, and people better
Ability to maintain DOE security clearance
Professional lean manufacturing or Six Sigma or equivalent experience with demonstrated results (i.e., previously led continuous improvement projects with cost and time savings as well as improved efficiency, productivity, and quality)
Demonstrated effective decision-making skills and risk management

Knowledge of business management principles involved in strategic planning, risk-based planning, leadership, and managing resources
Demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate meetings/workshops/forums
Ability to work independently, exercise judgment, take initiative, be creative, and be a problem solver
Self-motivated and driven to make organizations and people better
Strong communication and presentation skills with all levels of the organization
Ability to use software including strong skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Communicator
Ability to learn new software applications and tools
Ability to solve problems quickly and work well under time constraints
Six Sigma black belt certification
Previous experience with federal government and federal contractors at Department of Energy and Department of Defense sites
Recognized project manager certification
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.”
Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

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.

Continuous Improvement (CI) leaders will lead and support company-wide CI initiatives, organization-specific CI projects, and individual CI efforts in order to improve key aspects of operational excellence through streamlining business processes, reducing unnecessary activities and interfaces, and developing and implementing technology solutions to help MSTS achieve its business objectives of increasing stakeholder satisfaction and reducing the cost of doing business.

Lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and projects at the enterprise and directorate levels
Provide support to continuous improvement projects and efforts at the organizational level as required
Develop customer and stakeholder requirements, identify needs, and monitor customer satisfaction
Develop continuous improvement charters, scopes of work, plans, and schedules
Expertly perform process and value stream mapping and train others
Conduct process analysis and trending using continuous improvement tools and techniques
Provide mechanisms to capture baseline data and data after improvements are made
Oversee development and implementation of technology solutions and process changes
Support cultural assessments and culture shifts/changes
Assess organizations and processes for potential and proposed continuous improvement initiatives and projects
Apply project management best practices and processes
Work closely with the Integrated Operations Nevada (ION) Deployment leader to ensure that continuous improvement initiatives, projects, and results align with and support the way we achieve operational and organizational excellence
Facilitates discussions and resolves conflict within integrated project teams and stakeholders. Effectively leads project teams.
Performs critical thinking and problem solving - evaluating alternatives and identifies solutions using systematic, multi-step approaches. Develops innovative solutions that improve project performance and uses cost-benefit analyses in decision-making
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 Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).