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Honeywell Business Operations Senior Director - Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Reporting to the President, the Business Operations Senior Director will be responsible for providing overall leadership for the integration, efficacy, and efficiency of all business functions and activities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS). The Business Operations Senior Director specifically provides leadership for the following functions: Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, and Performance Excellence. MSTS manages and operates the NNSS for the Department of Energy (DOE). NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and integrates all NNSS business functions and assures that they are both compliant and enablers of the NNSS mission as overseen by the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Full budget authority for $650M in funding.Leads performance for the financial rate structure, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial controls and compliance.

  • Leads enterprise performance improvement initiatives including cost reduction, lean principles, transformation, business operating system (ION) deployment, performance excellence, and enterprise risk management.

  • Leads the enterprise hiring, retention, and performance management systems, holding all employees (currently 2600) to MSTS standards for behaviors and accountability for results.

  • Leads the efficacy and improvement of Information Technology hardware, software, and infrastructure design and implementation across all 10 NNSS locations.

  • Leads the M&O’s procurement division including compliance, supplier performance, and achieving small business goals for the NNSS.

  • Partners with internal executive office, research & development, and operations organizations, the Nevada Field Office (NFO), NNSA’s business organizations, National Weapons Laboratories, governmental and military agencies, regulators, and other stakeholders.

  • Acts as primary integrative authority and executive for all internal business operations.

  • Acts as primary contact for the Nevada Field Office business functions in partnership with Legal and Prime Contract Management.

  • Oversees efficacy, efficiency, safety, and security of NNSS business policies, procedures, and personnel assuring compliance and superior risk management within functions under his purview.

  • Actively seeks business efficiencies through effective prime contract management, benchmarking, and third-party review of existing business systems.

  • Oversees business standards and uses robust means to assure superior support for mission performance.

  • Establishes and leads effective and efficient objectives, policies, and procedures to enable nuclear, radiological, explosive, construction and other operations at NNSS which attract laboratory users to the Site.

  • Drives a continuous improvement mentality and actively encourages the use of lean principles within areas of responsibility.

  • Has leadership responsibility to implement and coordinate efforts to find efficiencies and control and reduce the cost of operations at the site.

  • Leads a coordinated and integrated approach to meet NNSA/NFO and NNSA strategic initiatives for the programs, projects, and activities under his purview.

  • Coordinates functional capabilities through strategic planning to accomplish present and future mission.

  • Actively assists in defining technologies, competencies, and skills required to develop and accomplish services.

  • Embraces and models the Company values and expected behaviors with a commitment to operational excellence.

  • Anticipates risks and assures risks inherent in operations are identified, controlled, or mitigated.

  • Serves as an official Company representative to partners, clients, industry groups, representatives of government and regulatory agencies, and the general

  • Promotes and actively participates in integrated health and safety programs. Champions initiatives. Encourages and supports employees' participation in health and safety initiatives.

  • Holds 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 related field or equivalent training and experience, plus a minimum of 20 years of related and progressively responsible experience. Must have directly related experience with NNSA and DOE experience highly desired.Must have knowledge in NNSA Defense Programs missions and technologies, weapons systems development, weapons engineering, and stockpile management. Must understand the theory of operation of nuclear weapons, the design, development and certification process and the connections to supporting subcritical experimental programs, diagnostic technology. Familiarity with DOE/NNSA sponsors, partners, stakeholders and NNSS customers.

  • Ability to obtain a Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level).

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills on technical and non-technical topics. Must have excellent presentation skills.

  • Collaborative approach both internally and externally with a strong teamwork ethic.

  • Ability to exercise clarity and directness in all forms of communication.

  • Must be innovative and have good problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to make sound 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.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to very tight deadlines.

  • Ability to proactively network and establish effective working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Must have strong consulting skills and the ability to positively influence, motivate, and coach at all levels.

  • Must be able to present persuasively at all levels across a wide range of topics.

  • Strong analytic skills to gather and summarize data, anticipate future trends/consequences, and find innovative strategies and solutions.

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Ability to work non-standard working hours to meet organizational requirements may be required.

  • 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 and may be required to travel between locations including land and air travel.

Ability to obtain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification credential under the Department of Energy Order 206.2, ‘Identity, Credential, and Access Management,’ and Supplemental Directive NNSA SD 206.2, ‘Implementation of Personal Identity Verification for Uncleared Contractors.’


Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

2621 Losee Rd

North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.