Technical Project Manager 3 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Project Manager 3

What You Will Do

The Construction Management (CM) team provides self-performed and subcontracted services in construction, environmental, and programmatic works to empower the scientific and nuclear operations mission of the laboratory. Specifically, the Subcontract Project Management Technical Representative (SPMTR) manages and ensures the timely completion of discrete subcontracted technical or operational construction projects; establishes technical requirements for the project; defines project deliverables, budgets, and schedules; and oversees the subcontract project team in the planning, tracking, and execution of the project to completion. This includes development of Request For Proposal (RFP), Technical Bid Evaluation, Pre-Award, Pre-Construction, Readiness Development and confirmation of ability to issue Notice to Proceed for the subcontracted projects.

As primary interface between the Subcontractor and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) regarding technical issues and compliance to safety, quality, security and Statement of Work requirements the SPMTR role is to enable and ensure Subcontractor success through the timely completion of discrete construction Subcontracts based on Statements of Work and/or work packages. The SPMTR leads the effort to resolve interface conflicts between the Subcontractor, the Integrated Project Team and facility requirements in order to enable successful subcontract execution.

SPMTRs must possess a willingness and ability to work flexible schedules. Work assignments may require evening, night shift and shifts outside the normal workday of 7:00 AM-5:30 PM for substantial and indefinite periods.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Leadership

Proven leadership and management skills organizing and directing a team of workers; including subcontract management, schedule performance, cost adherence, resource allocation and compliance to safety, quality and security requirements.

Technical Excellence

Demonstrated experience in the formation and administration of work packages and subcontracts that define 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.

Extensive understanding of work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.

Personal Leadership

Demonstrated ability to serve as a broker between the project manager, customers, facility operators and the subcontractor to ensure effective and efficient execution of moderately large and/or complex subcontracts. Provide personal leadership, direction and technical advice regarding health, safety and environmental compliance. Demonstrated experience and skill in identifying problem areas, investigating alternative solutions, and determining action to be performed on problems affecting the execution of the project.


Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills that includes interacting with all levels of Integrated Project Team members and external agencies. Demonstrated ability to produce a variety of reports to ensure schedule, cost and other key performance indicators are being met. Demonstrated ability to promote an open communication environment to develop mutual trust and teamwork.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in one or more construction related oversight disciplines, including Field Engineering, Superintendent, Construction Management, Project Management, Waste Management, Safety, Quality, and/or Procurement as related to Subcontracted Construction Execution through multiple phases of Construction Projects from Preconstruction through Closeout.
  • Understanding and familiarity with Standard Work Process Procedures at LANL, DOE Complex facilities, or other full time 24/7 multi-system operational facilities such as oil refineries, chemical plants, pharmaceutical facilities, and hospitals. Work Process Procedures include, but are not limited to, outages, permitting, testing & inspections.
  • Experience with NQA-1 compliant subcontract execution.
  • Experience with system and or component functional testing and acceptance through commissioning, or similar processes.


Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering, Construction, Contracts Law, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline from an accredited institution and 8 years directly related experience in engineering/construction field engaged in some fashion with subcontracted execution, applicable government or commercial regulations and practices; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation to include specialized courses in contract management.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Walking, climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, use of safety apparatus such as fall protection devices, kneeling, balancing and working outdoors.

Location: This position will be 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.
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 authorization 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.

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