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Project Controls 3 - Cost & Schedule - Nuclear DOE Projects

Company: BUILTSTAFF
Location: Estancia
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Project Controls Specialist (Level 3)
Los Alamos, NM - $85,000 - $139,000/yr

If you're a mid to manager-level Project Controls Specialist with advanced cost & scheduling skills and you have experience working on large capital projects and programs for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), please email your resume to jobs@builtstaff.com for immediate consideration.
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Our team at BUILTSTAFF is immediately seeking multiple Project Controls Specialists to join our federal client's project controls division staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico supporting multi-year plutonium infrastructure capital projects & programs for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA).

These positions are not eligible for remote work . If selected for hire, all non-local candidates will receive an extensive relocation package to the northern New Mexico area. Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Please review additional details, qualifications, and requirements in the full position description, listed below.

About Our Client:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a federally funded research & development lab in northern New Mexico that executes priorities set by the DOE-NNSA. Serving as the senior lab in the DOE's system, LANL is recognized as the nation's leading science, technology, and engineering powerhouse with approximately 14,000 employees and an annual operating budget of nearly $3 Billion.

The Work You'll Be Doing:
The Project Controls 3 position implements LANL's project controls system, processes, procedures, and tools on a project or program, which is executed by the responsible directorates. This position performs schedule development, maintenance, and monitoring activities; performs cost estimating, analysis, and cost control activities; prepares and reviews the preparation and presentation of cost engineering and planning activities; supports project or program organizational and administrative activities; ensures work is completed as scheduled and budgeted, and identifies cost trends for management attention.

The Project Controls Division (PC-DO) at LANL provides subject matter expertise to support standard Project Management operations along with the application of the LANS-certified Earned Value Management System, where appropriate, for ensuring control systems are maintained in full compliance with that certification. The PC-DO has over 200 employees deployed across the Laboratory performing project controls functions for both capital projects and science programs.

Position Requirements:
This position requires advanced knowledge of project controls, a high degree of technical skilled experience, and a proven ability to develop and implement policies that support project controls objectives. To qualify for this position, applicants are expected to meet (or exceed) the following education, experience, and skill requirements:
Bachelor's Degree with 6-10 years of professional work experience within the Project Controls function and sub-functions of Cost & Scheduling; or, applicants holding a lower-level (or no degree) may qualify with 8-14+ years of relevant work history and experience.
Advanced experience performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, schedule control, and schedule analysis using the scheduling software tool Primavera P6.
Advanced cost estimating and cost control experience using Deltek Cobra, or a similar cost processor/reporting tool, with well-versed knowledge of financial reporting systems and cost and variance analysis.
Advanced experience implementing, utilizing, and maintaining Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), with experience using the EVMS analysis and reporting tool Encore Analytics Empower.
Experience working on large capital projects/programs throughout all phases, including initiation, planning, execution, and closeout.
Experience preparing project controls reports, plans, and detailed staffing utilization plans.
Knowledge of engineering and/or construction management best practices, customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
Previous experience working in large organizations, programs, or projects with significant fiscal and programmatic responsibilities.
Experience with financial reporting systems and specific project code of accounts.
Advanced experience using personal computer operating systems and general computer applications and software, including several basic software applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
A distinguished record following technical direction and goals, developing programs, implementing effective business practices and systems, analyzing budgets and finances, and interacting with customers and stakeholders.
Demonstrated leadership experience in effective decision-making and creative problem-solving, with proven ability to build and grow effective internal and external organizational relationships.
Ability to work independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks under strict deadlines and changing priorities.
Demonstrated experience working on multiple projects with frequent interruptions, varying priorities, and deadlines while maintaining excellent quality in daily work.
Experience mentoring or leading a team; providing personnel management support that includes training of technical and non-technical personnel and providing technical and operational direction to assigned personnel.

Experience Requirements:
In addition to the position requirements listed above, applicants must also possess the following experience and skills:
Experience using the EVMS analysis and reporting tool Encore Analytics Empower.
Experience with successful implementation and maintenance of rigorous EVMS principles and techniques that complies with EIA-748 in U.S. Government facilities, programs, and/or projects.
Experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) at headquarters or field office level, or with state and federal regulators.

Employment Requirements:
As a condition of employment, all new hires must complete or obtain the following:
Covid-19 Vaccinations - The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors. During new-hire onboarding, you will be asked to submit proof you have been immunized with (2) doses of an FDA-recognized & approved Covid vaccine. If you are unable to submit this proof, your start date will be delayed until you satisfy this requirement.
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating the 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.
Q-Level Clearance - This position is assigned Q-Level Clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. 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.
Pre-Employment Drug Screen - The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

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 maternity 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)

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 far more common for hired employees to grow into the full salary range over time.

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 accommodation, please speak with your BuiltStaff recruiter.

Additional Information:
Position Title: Project Controls Specialist 3
Employer: Triad National Security / LANL
Employment Type: Full-time (Direct hire)
# Of Openings: 5 Positions Available
Date Available: 02/02/22
Work Location: Los Alamos, NM 87545
Relocation: Required (Assistance Provided)
Travel: Less than 10%
Salary Range: $85K - $139K
Starting Salary: $105K - $112K (Est)
Clearance: Q Level (Must Meet Eligibility)
Covid Safety: Vaccination Required

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