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Los Alamos National Laboratory Project Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Project 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.

Project Engineer 3 ($98,900 - $165,100)

The successful candidate will:

  • Supports Project Manager in the oversight of engineering activity (all disciplines) on a project, or designated portions of a project.

  • Plans and directs engineering assignments on the project. Has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating these assignments.

  • Understands standard engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating, and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the application of engineering techniques.

  • Establishes the detailed project execution plan and the development of the overall project engineering budget and schedule.

  • Performs, manages, and has accountability for the work in accordance with relevant LANL standards (Conduct of Engineering).

  • Directs engineering activities in preparation of project proposals, including estimates for engineering staffing, quantities, scope reviews, schedules and other functional groups.

  • Originates, reviews, and/or approves design documents, change orders, material requisitions and specifications for construction or procurement use.

  • Supervises the preparation, reviews, and endorses bid analyses and recommendations for procurement of equipment material and services within Engineering's scope of responsibility.

  • Coordinates activities among the design groups on the project.

  • Review project engineering progress against approved schedules, evaluates changes and takes corrective action when required.

  • Makes recommendation to Engineering Management of key personnel for project assignments.

  • Prepares or directs the preparation of project studies, reports, forecasts, special engineering reports and plant data book.

  • Ensures that Technical Risk Assessments are comprehensive and complete, safety practices and procedures are implemented, and engineering design and corresponding design documentation are in compliance with project Quality Assurance plan and procedures.

  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to client, project and functional management as directed and as appropriate.

  • Champions the creation of a project work environment, supported by leadership on the project/program, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

  • Tracks and issues reports on project performance using standard Earned Value Management tools (Control Account Manager).

Project Engineer 4 ($119,700 - $201,700)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Project Engineer 4 will be required to:

  • Provide expert advice and consultation to Project Management, Facility Engineering, and Engineering Services management.

  • Lead and integrate team activities into overall plan to support the overall project requirements including technical quality, cost, and schedule.

  • Implement Conduct of Maintenance and Conduct of Engineering procedures and best practices.

  • Support the necessary procedures/program to maintain the Project Engineering function.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of project engineering processes and procedures consistent with the duties described above.

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

  • Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved and current knowledge of new methods of design and construction.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient with all (MS Office Suite).

  • Experience working with EVMS compliant schedule and cost control systems (i.e. training as Control Accounts Manager).

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as a Project Engineer.

Additional Job Requirements for Project Engineer 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Project Engineer 4 level requires:

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

  • Understanding of and experience working with Performance Based Indicators.

  • Knowledge of related non-reactor nuclear codes, standards, best practice non-nuclear 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.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Project Engineer.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of LANL Engineering Standards and LANL Conduct of Engineering principles and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated experience with development of designs and modifications to operating non-reactor nuclear facilities.

  • Qualifications as Control Accounts Manager.

  • PMP certification.

  • Professional Engineering license.

Project Engineer 3 Education Required: Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or architecture for an ABET or NAIA accredited college and a minimum of 8 years of engineering/architecture experience.

Project Engineer 4 Education Required: Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or architecture for an ABET or NAIA accredited college and a minimum of 10 years of engineering/architecture experience.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

  • Qualifications Test: All Project Engineers will be required to pass an Oral Qualifications Test within 12 months of their hiring date.

Additional Details:

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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales
Email barbp@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78812
Organization Name ES-EPD/Engineering Project Delivery
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Req ID: IRC78812
Category: Engineering