Description:

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for enthusiastic Senior Project Engineers with an interest in providing project engineering services in support of the acquisition of capital asset projects throughout the Laboratory Facility Operations Directorates (FODs). Projects include new facility construction; existing facility upgrades or modifications; expense funded construction activities; and/or decommissioning/demolition. Successful candidates will be assigned to the Engineering Services – Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) group.


Engineer 3 $103,500—$172,800

As a Project Engineer, you will act as the lead technical representative for engineering activities related to the planning, design, execution, and closeout of projects. You will be expected to lead and manage development of projects with an integrated project team (IPT) that includes both customers, stakeholders, subject matter experts and others. You will manage engineering design efforts for both internal and external engineering design teams; manage design reviews, and assure comments are implemented by facilitating the resolution of comments, and ensure delivery of the design product. For all design efforts this includes verification of complaint design delivery at each stage (i.e. 30/60/90/100 %).

For external design execution this may require management of the contract; coordination of design deliverables; supporting design progress through team meetings; obtaining and aiding in resolving LANL subject matter expert comments.

For internally produced design this may include management of design schedule, determining design team staffing needs, managing costs, quality checks, and overall delivery.

In addition, you will:

Develop cost estimates with the Engineering Services technical team for project support.

Manage technical requirements for construction, including: coordinating designer-constructor interface, design changes, submittal reviews, inspection documentation, request for information (RFI), commissioning, and certificate of occupancy process.

Work with the integrated project team to assure substantial completion, punch-list, as-built, and turnover process is correctly implemented for project closeout; and work with document management representatives to ensure all project documentation is complete and stored in the appropriate repositories.

Accordingly, the successful candidate will be expected to:

Adhere to and enforce the policies, programs, procedures, and practices with the requirements of the LANL Conduct of Engineering program.

Plan, forecast, and identify necessary engineering resources to support project workload requirements; reviewing project engineering progress against approved schedules and budgets; evaluating changes; and taking corrective action when required.

Work with the LANL Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) representatives such as building official, fire marshal, electrical safety officer, etc. for identification of requirements, permitting, and issues resolution.

Resolve field-initiated questions on engineering, visits jobsite, aide in the resolution of construction related technical issue; resolve a wide range of design and constructability issues in creative ways that adhere to codes and standards; and provide resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems.

Make recommendations to engineering management on project assignments of key personnel and requests for specialized professional services.


Engineer 4 $125,200—$210,600

The Engineer 4 will be responsible in leading all aspects of the Engineer 3 position, including but not limited to:

Mentoring junior project engineers and provides oversight of their work.

Aid in developing training presentations.

Seek out work for new and existing customers within LANL.

Lead initiatives to improve the organization

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Advanced experience working with design and construction contracts.

Advanced experience in cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost and variance analysis.

Proven experience of project execution and project management processes/procedures, detailed engineering, and construction work processes.

Proven/Demonstrated experience: leading design teams and resolving technical issues; working with EVMS compliant schedule and cost control systems (i.e. training as Control Accounts Manager); working as a cost account manager (CAM);

Advance knowledge of new methods of design and construction, related construction practices and the economics involved and application of industry codes and standards.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Desktop automation skills required (MS Office Suite)

Additional Job Requirements for Engineer 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res expert ability, knowledge, and skills identified at the level 3, including:

Demonstrated experience as a senior technical advisor implementing, overseeing, and assessing engineering activities.

Understanding of and experience working with Performance Based Indicators.

Knowledge of industry, regulatory, and DOE/NNSA complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to Vital Safety Systems such as DOE 420.1C and DOE STD- 1189.

Working knowledge of related non-reactor nuclear codes, standards, best practice non-reactor nuclear/hazardous mechanical confinement systems, and knowledge in generation of piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs).

Demonstrated experience with development of safety class and safety significant designs.

Experience in the development and implementation of a Project engineering program.

Qualifications as Control Accounts Manager


Education/Experience at lower level :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university with preferably 8 years of experience as an engineer, with at least 6 years of experience as a Project Engineer, Technical Project Manager, or other job title with the same functions.


Education/Experience at higher level :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university with 12 years of experience as an engineer, with at least 8 years of experience as a Project Engineer, Technical Project Manager, or other job title with the same functions.


Desired Qualifications:

Professional registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

Advanced degree in relevant field.

Experience with developing schedules using tools such as MS Project or Oracle P6.

Current or previous certification in Earned Value Management systems(EVMS), including experience with successful implementation and maintenance of EVMS to help manage a project/program.

Knowledge of DOE and LANL Engineering Standards and Conduct of Engineering principals, policies and procedures, standards, including DOE O 413.B-Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.


Note to Applicants:


Technical writing sample: With your application (Cover Letter and Resume), provide a one paragraph sample of technical writing describing the challenges Project Engineers may face when working within a multi-discipline design engineering team charged with supporting of the acquisition and completion of capital asset projects.


Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM


Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.


Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)


Additional Details


Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.


Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.


Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.


Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.


Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Appointment Type

Term Appointment

Contact Details

Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr

Email rchristensen@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Vacancy Name: IRC84496

Organization Name ES-EPD/ENGINEERING PROJECT DELIVERY

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Req ID: IRC84496

Category: Engineering

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

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