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Project Controls Engineer

Job Title
Project Controls Engineer
Job ID
Los Alamos,  NM 87545
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Project Controls Engineer
Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Project Controls Engineer to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratory.
L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.
L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.


Individual will support program offices in earned value management analysis, evaluating estimates-to-complete, estimates-at-complete, projecting funding requirements, identifying trends, reporting status, risk mitigation and continually integrating information in support of our government customer. Must coordinate proposal efforts for scheduling activities. Will apply principles of work breakdown structure, project/cost coding and cost data to ensure that the data is correctly and consistently entered and utilized in the project controls system.

Develop baseline and forecast schedules, status physical progress and maintain schedule control. Collect data, input updates and produce basic schedule management reports. Update schedule progress and forecast activity start and finish dates.  Analyze current schedule trends and identify potential problem areas. Providing technical advice and assistance related to earned value management, capital asset project performance management, and the project management information system, PARS (Project Analysis and Reporting System). Reviewing EVM performance data and providing assistance and assessment via assist visits, resource reviews, and deep dives into root cause analysis. Conducting analyses to identify and define problems, develop alternatives, provide cost information and develop plans for EVMS compliance and project performance relative to department policy and performance goals.

Working independently or in small teams to solve complex problems, recommend solutions, identify actual or potential problem areas, trends, and similar factors. Verifying and validating, through a systems approach, that established EVM performance indicators and compliance measures are accurate. Participate in quarterly presentations and monthly assessments of projects.

Education and Experience
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  2. Five years’ experience using PrimaVera
  3. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  4. Experience working on a DOE site is preferred but not required.​​​​​​

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Must be familiar with standard cost/scheduling EVMS and cost/scheduling tools and be able to interpret standard EVM terminology.
  2. Expert knowledge of general business operations, practices, and concepts accounting, economics, management, and finance) applicable to a wide range of duties in the area of EVM. 
  3. Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate DOE security clearance.
  4. Ability to travel and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  5. Strong analytical skills
  6. Must be able to U.S. Citizen

Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office setting. 
Physical Demands
May involve standing and walking for brief periods.  May involve minimal or infrequent lifting or carrying.
Los Alamos, NM & Albuquerque, NM
This position requires 95%+ on-site work (minimal telework). The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. During this COVID environment, this position will continue to report on site following the New Mexico health guidelines. We have taken all the recommended safety measures to provide a safe work environment.



Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. As a condition of employment with L&A, you are expected to adhere to all customer site safety protocols and procedures including, but not limited to, all requirements relating to COVID safety such as social distancing, wearing of masks and mandatory vaccination.


As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.

L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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