Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Operations


Help keep our nation secure by inspiring new perspectives, solutions, and strategies at a state-of-the-art research and development lab. 


Our client is looking to hire an outstanding Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Operations, who will be responsible for supporting a workforce of over 1,000 people and four major centers dedicated to multidisciplinary science, engineering, and technology. These centers include Infrastructure Operations, Safeguards and Security, Infrastructure Services, and Facilities Management. You will be responsible for every facet of the widespread facilities, infrastructure, and personnel security as well as the construction and maintenance of new and existing buildings and effective emergency management. 


The successful candidate will be someone with an organizational vision and passion for inspiring others to excellence. We are excited to welcome someone who will help motivate, grow, and evolve our current processes and solutions. 



Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership in the following capacities: management for the government owned and contractor operated (GOCO) facilities in conjunction with the contracting officer and the mission associate laboratories directors, the facilities and infrastructure for scientific research that satisfy the DOE/NNSA programmatic needs in the design of construction activities for all projects, document the project management of projects and collaborate with other NNSA contractors
  • Oversee and direct a significant team of over 1,000 and a $300M annual budget 
  • Lead broad infrastructure operations with an internationally recognized center-of-excellence in national security solutions
  • Leverage your executive leadership and technical expertise to bring your vision of next-generation facilities to life
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in the company 
  • Collaborate with and influence national security executives across governments and industries worldwide 
  • Foster program development and help define technical strategy 
  • Contribute directly to the organization's long-term research and systems strategy 
  • Demonstrate your commitment to influential leadership, creating relationships both internally and with external parties to reach consensus on complex strategic issues
  • Improve organizational efficiency while concurrently improving overall organizational performance
  • Conduct action reviews after incidents to ensure up-to-date emergency management response procedures 
  • Develop human capital plans for the Infrastructure Operations Division 
  • Evaluate, approve, and direct organizational studies and organization designs to maximize resource allocations and assure successful mission fulfillment 
  • Create relationships across the laboratories and with external parties to reach consensus on complex strategic issues, demonstrating cultural and individual differences among parties to maximize success and champion team decisions 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Five or more years of experience in operating a large, multi-site facilities organization related to complex high consequence operations
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to alter your messages for varying audiences, including sponsors
  • Experience applying innovations to develop solutions to practical problems
  • Financial and business savvy coupled with the ability to analyze metrics
  • The ability to drive change with a continual focus on increasing value to the customer
  • Senior management-level strategy development
  • Strong business insight with the ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences including customers, suppliers, engineering, purchasing, and finance
  • Integrative thinking with a demonstrated ability to solve complex, multi-faceted problems with due consideration for business and strategic consequences
  • The ability to serve as a value focused agent of change with a proven track record for leading infrastructure operations in a multi-site environment
  • Demonstrated leadership and partnership across a diverse, multi-mission organization that includes commitment to diversity and inclusion across the workforce
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-Level Clearance*


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Prior experience with DoD and/or other government agencies
  • Experience with defense contractors
  • BS degree in a relevant engineering or related technical discipline
  • Fifteen years of experience in an operations leadership role or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Project Management Professional Certification preferred plus a Six Sigma certification (Green belt, Black belt, LEAN)


Selected Benefits

  • Career mobility to change projects and teams as you wish (e.g., work in cyber defense one year and space systems the next)
  • K–12 education outreach programs in science and math
  • Competitive base salary
  • Non-base cash awards for significant achievements and performance
  • Patent royalties
  • Tuition assistance for job-related courses at accredited institutions
  • Discounts on items such as movie tickets, gym memberships, bus passes, museums, amusement parks, and sporting and entertainment events
  • Assists employees before and after the birth, adoption, or foster placement
  • 9/80 compressed workweek with every other Friday off
  • 4/10 work schedule is an option with management approval
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Employee recognition through service/merit awards and special appointments
  • Diversity outreach committees




*You must be a U.S. citizen to acquire a DOE Q-Level security clearance in addition to any higher clearance levels as required


This company demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.


This is a full-time position based in Albuquerque, NM. We understand talent comes in all sorts of different configurations. If you're wondering whether you're qualified or not, contact us directly so we can discuss the relationship between work purpose and prior experience.


Blackmere is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.