Subcontract Technical Representative 3 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Subcontract Technical Representative 3

What You Will Do

The Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) 3, is responsible for the management of construction, maintenance, or site services subcontracts from conception to closeout for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This individual will implement construction, maintenance, or site services subcontract management in accordance with established Acquisition Services Management Division and Construction Management Division or Maintenance and Site Services division policies and procedures. They will oversee and monitor performance in accordance with the terms and conditions of complex subcontracts and Department of Energy (DOE), Laboratory, and site-specific requirements and will provide support to more experienced sub-contract technical representatives in the management of subcontracts for the Laboratory.

The STR is the point of contact for all of the technical aspects of the subcontract for moderate or high-hazard work and is responsible for Technical Oversight of a subcontractor's performance to include the safety, security, and quality requirements under a subcontract. The STR is not authorized to make any commitments on behalf of LANL or changes to the terms and conditions of a subcontract. STR actions ensure subcontractor adherence to the subcontract, assists in preventing subcontractor failure, reduces project related misdirection, prevents multiple lines of communication, provides appropriate guidance to preclude subcontractor rework and reduces compliance risk. As the primary point of contact for the contractor's project manager, the STR will develop a working relationship with the project manager and their team to support successful execution of the contract. STRs must possess a willingness and ability to work flexible schedules. Work assignment may require evening and night shift assignments and work outside the normal work-day of 7:00 AM-5:30 PM for substantial and indefinite periods

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience in the formation, administration, and execution of construction, or similar type, subcontracts employing the several steps of subcontract development and execution, including: bidder pre-qualification, development of requests for proposals, definition of subcontract scope, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, award, monitoring the performance of subcontractors, change order management and evaluation, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, commissioning, testing, close-out, and other such related steps.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of complex multi-tiered organizational structures engaged in the execution of construction, manufacturing, and/or similar type efforts.
  • Demonstrated experience with construction projects involving installation of civil work, structural work, architectural finishes, HVAC systems, exhaust systems, auxiliary equipment, fire alarm, HVAC control systems, Building Automated Systems, electrical distribution systems, and/or multiple discipline building projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of subcontract policies and procedures outside and/or inside LANL and the manner in which these policies and procedures are flowed down by an Owner or Contractor to Subcontractors and Subcontractor subtiers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government regulations affecting facility subcontract management or equivalent knowledge related to private sector subcontracts.
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, including preparation and presentation of oral and written reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the execution of safe, secure and quality construction projects, requiring work in more than one discipline and/or trade.
  • Good leadership skills, including the ability to set and execute performance goals as well as participate in the career development and mentoring of less experienced colleagues.

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more construction related oversight disciplines, including Field Engineering, Superintendent, Construction Management, Project Management, Subcontract Technical Representative (STR), Waste Management, Safety, Quality, and/or Procurement as related to Subcontracted Construction Execution through multiple phases of multiple Construction Projects from Preconstruction through Closeout.
  • Strong foundational familiarity with Standard Work Process Procedures at LANL, DOE Complex facilities, or other full time 24/7 multi-system operational facilities such outages, permitting, testing & inspections.
  • Strong foundational familiarity with roles and responsibilities within the TRIAD construction management division, or similar organizations, as applied to work within LANL Technical Areas and Facilities TA55, RLW, STO and CMRR, or similar facilities outside of LANL.
  • Experience with NQA-1 compliant subcontract execution.
  • Experience with system and or component functional testing and acceptance through commissioning, or similar processes.
  • Demonstrated ability in overseeing multiple projects simultaneously and leading safe and quality construction execution efforts, within schedule and budget.


Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering, Construction, Contracts Law discipline or other applicable discipline, from an accredited institution and 8 years directly related experience in engineering/construction contracting practices, applicable government or commercial regulations and practices, and/or LANL policies, procedures, and work practices; or, an equivalent combination of education and related experience to include specialized courses in contract management.

Physical Requirements: Walking, climbing stairs, kneeling,balancing and working outdoors.

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 2 years

Note to Applicants:

While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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 childbirth 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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional aucleared to ization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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: 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time