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Project Controls 2, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Requisition ID:  255980

Requisition Posting End Date: 

What You Will Do
This position provides project controls support and performs schedule development, maintenance, and monitoring activities, as directed.  Performs cost estimating, analysis, and cost control activities, as directed.  Support cost engineering and/or planning and scheduling activities.
The Project Controls Division reports to the Project Management Resource Center organization within the Capital Projects Associate Level Directorate of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Project Controls Division (PC-DO) has over 300 employees deployed across the Laboratory performing project controls functions for both capital projects and science programs. This position will be assigned to the Plutonium Infrastructure Project Controls
Group to support projects under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure (ALDPi) portfolio.
The Project Controls group provides subject matter expertise, which support standard Project Management operations along with application of the LANS-certified Earned Value Management System (EVMS) where appropriate for ensuring that control systems are maintained in compliance with that certification. Capital Projects focus is on delivering quality projects and programs, safely and in compliance within scope, schedule and budget for the lab.


What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in the Project Controls function and sub functions of cost and schedule.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, schedule control, and schedule analysis.
  • Experience in cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, budgets analysis, and cost variance analysis.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction or program management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Understanding of effective decision-making and creative problem solving.

Business Systems:

  • Knowledge and experience using schedule software tools such as Primavera P6.
  • Knowledge and experience working with standard business systems, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  •  Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, verbal and written, demonstrating the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.

Personal Leadership:

  • Demonstrated experience working independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks under strict deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working on multiple projects with frequent interruptions, varying priorities and deadlines while maintaining excellent quality in daily work.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of three (3) years of related project controls experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.
  • Knowledge and intermediate experience with the implementation and maintenance of EVMS principles and techniques that complies with EIA-748 in U.S. Government facilities, programs, and/or projects. 
  • Experience in working in an EVMS environment.
  • Experience in using cost processors and EVMS reporting tools such as Cobra, wInsight or Empower.
  • Experience in working on large-scale programs or projects.
  • Experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) at headquarters or field office level, and/or with state and federal regulators.

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.
Note to Applicants:  

  • Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter along with a resume detailing how they meet each minimum requirement in order to be considered for this position.
  • 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 more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.


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)


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. 
*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.



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