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Project Engineer 4

Job Title
Project Engineer 4
Job ID
Los Alamos,  NM
Other Location
Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Project Engineer 4 to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

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.

The Plutonium Infrastructure Engineering Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the
Laboratory's scientific and national security mission. We are responsible for implementing the Conduct of Engineering (COE) program at Los Alamos National Laboratory in direct support of the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure (ALDPi) portfolio. The positions are in nuclear and/or non‐nuclear facilities located within the Pajarito corridor of the laboratory. The program elements include processes, standards, training, and qualifications that are generally applicable throughout the life cycle of a facility. They exist to effectively manage risks and satisfy customer requirements in a safe, secure, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner.This position s
upervises the engineering activity (all disciplines) on a project, or designated portions of a project, for a global business unit. Plans and directs engineering assignments on one or more projects. Has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating these assignments.

  • For external design execution, this may require management of the contract; coordination of design deliverables; supporting design progress through team meetings; obtaining and aiding in resolving LANL subject matter expert comments,
  • For internally produced design, this may include management of design schedule, determining design team staffing needs, managing costs, quality checks, and overall delivery,
  • Develop cost estimates with the Engineering Services technical team for project support.
  • Manage technical requirements for construction, including coordinating designer‐constructor interface, design changes, submittal reviews, inspection documentation, and request for information (RFI), commissioning, and certificate of occupancy process,
  • Work with the integrated project team to assure substantial completion, punch‐list, as built and turnover process is correctly implemented for project closeout; and work with document management representatives to ensure all project documentation is complete and stored in the appropriate repositories.
  • Adhere to and enforce the policies, programs, procedures, and practices with the requirements of the LANL Conduct of Engineering program,
  • Plan, forecast, and identify necessary engineering resources to support project workload requirements; reviewing project engineering progress against approved schedules and budgets; evaluating changes; and taking corrective action when required,
  • Work with the LANL Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) representatives such as building official, fire marshal, electrical safety officer, etc. for identification of requirements, permitting, and issues resolution,
  • Resolve field‐initiated questions on engineering, visits jobsite, aide in the resolution of construction related technical issue; resolve a wide range of design and constructability issues in creative ways that adhere to codes and standards; and provide resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems,
  • Make recommendations to engineering management on project assignments of key personnel and requests for specialized professional services.
Project Engineer 4
  • Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET‐accredited college or university and a minimum of 12 years of practical work experience.

  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment,
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes drug screening, and inclusion in random drug testing program,
  • Ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values,
  • Knowledge of engineering design processes and procedures, including industry codes and standards,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Excellent problem-solving skills,
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and contract language,
  • Desktop automation skills required (MS Office Suite),
  • Knowledge of NQA‐1 quality requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Knowledge of project engineering processes and procedures consistent with the duties described above,
  • Understanding of engineering work planning, scheduling, and cost estimating,
  • Proven ability to conduct independent work requiring judgment in the application of engineering techniques,
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure or utility design, codes and standards,
  • Fully capable of performing as a subcontract administrator for design subcontracts including preparing statements of work, approving invoices, and coordinating access for non‐LANL personnel,
  • Experienced with projects in construction, change management, and engagement with field personnel,
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), performance reporting, and variance analysis.
  • Advanced experience working with design and construction contracts,
  • Advanced experience in cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost and variance analysis,
  • Proven experience of project execution and project management processes/procedures, detailed engineering, and construction work processes,
  • Proven/Demonstrated experience: leading design teams and resolving technical issues; working with EVMS compliant schedule and cost control systems (i.e. training as Control Accounts Manager); working as a cost account manager (CAM),
  • Advance knowledge of new methods of design and construction, related construction practices and the economics involved and application of industry codes and standards,
  • Experience in DOE/NNSA nonreactor nuclear facilities and radiological facilities or projects.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior technical advisor implementing, overseeing, and assessing engineering activities,
  • Understanding of and experience working with Performance Based Indicators,
  • Experience in the development and implementation of a Project engineering program,
  • Qualifications as Control Accounts Manager.

  • Previous experience on DOE sites and programs,
  • Engineer in Training Certificate,
  • Experienced in producing designs utilizing AutoCAD tools and work processes such as MS Project or Oracle P6,
  • Knowledge of DOE O 413.B‐Program and LANL Engineering Standards and Conduct of Engineering principals, policies, procedures, and standards
  • Experience in DOE/NNSA nonreactor nuclear facilities and radiological facilities or projects.
  • Engineer in Training Certificate and/or a professional registration as a professional engineer or registered architect,
  • Advanced degree in relevant field.
  • Professional registration as a professional engineer or registered architect,
  • Current or previous certification in Earned Value Management systems (EVMS), including experience with successful implementation and maintenance of EVMS to help manage a project/program.
  • Engineering principals, policies and procedures, standards, including DOE O 413.B‐Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Los Alamos, NM
Position will be primarily remote with some on-site travel required. 

LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to enhancing 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. 

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 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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