Undergrad Student

What You Will Do

Make a difference by applying your project management, construction management, project controls, and engineering skills at a world-renowned national laboratory dedicated to helping solve some of the nation's most challenging national security problems.

The United States and its allies depend on Los Alamos National Laboratory's contributions to nuclear deterrence and national security through innovation in research and development. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was established in 1943 to conduct scientific research for the Manhattan Project, an allied effort that developed the world's first atomic weapons.

The Associate Laboratory Directorate for Infrastructure and Capital Projects (ALDICP) has co-op positions available for undergraduate students in the areas of construction management, project management, project controls, infrastructure, and subcontractor management. Multiple teams within the ALD are seeking team-oriented and highly motivated students. The selected students will partner with an experienced mentor in a specific area of Infrastructure and Capital Projects who will provide guidance and feedback throughout the course of the co-op program. Students will gain invaluable experience supporting work planning, execution, and improving our project capacity. The co-op program offers the opportunity for rotational exposure in all functional areas of Infrastructure and Capital Projects with the intent of hiring successful participants full time after graduation.

Over the next 30 years, significant investment is planned to modernize and expand the Laboratory's capabilities to serve the national security mission. Projects include new office buildings, light industrial-use facilities and small laboratories. These can be modular constructed buildings fabricated off-site, stick build, or a combination. Scope includes design, foundation work, building construction, electrical, water and gas utilities and tie-ins, HVAC, telecommunications, access controls and fire protection/alarm.

Large line-item projects to construct new facilities while decommissioning of old infrastructure, will support plutonium missions. Projects include offices, training facilities, fabrication shops, and experimental facilities. Scope includes design of the facility or utilizing pre-developed designs, construction of the facility, to include foundation work, fabrication of the structure, and design/installation of the facility subsystems (HVAC, electrical, telecommunications, safety systems, access control, and other utilities).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program pursing one of the following degrees: construction management, project management, operations management, engineering, or related field.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Entering freshmen must provide documentation of acceptance into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and either admittance or active enrollment in an undergraduate program.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge developing and maintaining project plans, including work scope, schedule, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; managing change control; and managing risk.
  • Ability to successfully execute scheduling responsibilities (planning, coordinating, and monitoring milestone deliverables) for multiple programmatic elements.
  • Understanding of project management tools and processes.
  • Beginner-level ability to develop, implement, and govern work breakdown structures, project management software applications, and associated project management fields.

Work Location: The work location for this position is hybrid and is located in Los Alamos, NM. Hybrid is defined as working partially onsite/partially offsite but within 2 hours ground commute of this location. All work locations are at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

Note to Applicants:
  • You must attach a copy of your most recent transcript along with your resume.
  • Students must provide the program coordinator with transcripts annually to remain eligible.
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.

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 (PTO 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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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 r.

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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.
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

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