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Engineer (all disciplines) — Washington, DC

Position Description

Apply broad and diversified knowledge for executing systems engineering design and analysis.  Analyze information and review system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Apply process improvement practices for system development life cycle.  Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an applicable field.  Exercise judgment and plan and accomplish goals based upon acquired experience.  Perform a variety of tasks.  Work independently, creatively and under general supervision.  Experience desired in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Management and integration of various functions in a program
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated format
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making
  • Configure and manage projects; develop and successfully implement systems engineering processes and procedures
  • Apply systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, work breakdown structure) for the development of integrated schedules
  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases, and methodologies
  • Absorb broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • DOE Q clearance
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel as needed

 

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Engineering background and experience in design, development and production
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment
  • Nuclear weapons experience

 

Required Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years direct experience in an applicable field
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Engineer (all disciplines) — Albuquerque, NM

Position Description

Apply broad and diversified knowledge for executing systems engineering design and analysis.  Analyze information and review system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Apply process improvement practices for system development life cycle.  Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an applicable field.  Exercise judgment and plan and accomplish goals based upon acquired experience.  Perform a variety of tasks.  Work independently, creatively and under general supervision.  Experience desired in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Management and integration of various functions in a program
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated format
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making
  • Configure and manage projects; develop and successfully implement systems engineering processes and procedures
  • Apply systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, work breakdown structure) for the development of integrated schedules
  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases, and methodologies
  • Absorb broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • DOE Q clearance
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel as needed

 

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Engineering background and experience in design, development and production
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment
  • Nuclear weapons experience

 

Required Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years direct experience in an applicable field
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Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Accounting Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Responsible for generating nuclear material accountability records required by regulatory agencies and customers for the receipt, shipment and storage of Special Nuclear Material (SNM). Must maintain knowledge of the MC&A accounting regulatory requirements and the associated Department of Energy (DOE) Orders, Standards and Guides. Must maintain knowledge and expertise in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) MC&A Plan and all accounting related policies, procedures, desktop guides and forms. Serve as the liaison with the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) on LANL nuclear material accountability issues. Serve as the LANL subject matter expert on the accounting use of the LANL Local Area Network Material Accounting System (LANMAS) and all MC&A transactions. Assist MC&A Management and LANL Technical Staff in writing policies/practices/procedures related to meeting a nuclear material accounting requirement. Review and update nuclear material accounting procedures and practices regularly. Maintain current knowledge of facility operations as related to the MC&A Plan and nuclear material accounting functions. Reconcile the MC&A Accounting System to the Site Physical Inventory and the NMMSS as required. Interface with operations, logistics, security, safety, quality assurance and laboratory operations/functions regarding nuclear material accounting issues. Ensure the use ofGenerally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) in the development of all nuclear material accounting methodologies.May conduct training and audits on accounting data entry by operations or other MC&A staff. Exercise judgment, plan and accomplish goals based upon acquired experience. Work independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff.

Experience Desired in the Following Area

  • Analysis of material transfer activity ensuring material is being used for its intended purpose and is in an authorized location with an accountable value. Proactively identify errors/problem areas and provide guidance/coordination of the corrective actions with the custodians, operators and site staff as required.
  • Performance of required regulatory reporting of nuclear material accounting activity.
  • Application of technical expertise in reconciliation of the Accounting System values to the Physical Inventory results, ensuring the delivery of high-quality material balance report(s).
  • Development and understanding of routine operations involving SNM in order to identify accounting/operational anomalies.
  • Assistance with the determination of shipper/receiver differences for nuclear material receipts and shipments; participation in any investigation/reconciliation of any significant difference; and serve as the primary contact with the customer in the resolution of shipper/received accountability issues.

Required Skills

  • Current possession of a DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e., re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to assume leadership responsibility with respect to nuclear material accounting
  • Understanding of quantitative methods such as statistical, mathematical or computational techniques and their application
  • Ability to implement tools and methodologies to improve nuclear material accounting and prevent anomalous activity
  • Ability to track, analyze, and identify trends in accounting data to detect areas of risk and systemic issues, and provide effective solutions
  • Knowledge of human factors and motivation, familiarity with quality concepts and techniques, and the knowledge and ability to develop and implement management systems, and audit and assess quality systems for deficiency identification and correction
  • Ability to facilitate uncompromising, high-quality standards while maintaining effective working relationships
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel, including the ability to build effective working relationships and build and lead diverse teams across the laboratories
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements while adhering to standards and raising expectations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Five or more years of MC&A Accounting experience; three or more years preferred in an operational nuclear facility or nuclear environment dealing directly with nuclear processes
  • Hands on experience as a member of an accounting team
  • Demonstrated performance of accounting system functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment
  • A chemistry background is helpful but not required

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business discipline required; five years of experience performing in an accounting role with demonstrated leadership could be accepted in lieu of degree
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Nuclear Criticality Manager/Specialist; Issues Management — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Performs assigned duties in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) efforts to restart and sustain nuclear operations (Actinide Operations). Provides the materials science, operational nuclear / criticality safety expertise, and nuclear facilities technical base needed to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and production of the nation’s nuclear weapons. Possesses current and direct experience with both the requirements outlined in Section 4.3 of the DOE Order 420.1, “Facility Safety and the oversight of criticality safety efforts in accordance with DOE-STD-1134-99”September 1999 DOE STANDARD REVIEW GUIDE FOR CRITICALITY SAFETY EVALUATIONS. Applies broad and diversified experience and expertise of respective nuclear facility operations and management practices especially with respect to Actinide processes. Analyzes nuclear/criticality operational information for issues management including: facility conditions, workforce staffing/skill mix/readiness, operational situations, operational hazards, critical path schedules, budgetary estimates, and mission requirements. Reviews/evaluates system requirements for workflow, organization, problem identification, and corrective measures.
Understands significance of identified issues and is able to provide recommendations/solutions to management resulting from problem identification in criticality and actinide operations. Possesses the ability to identify and understand highly complex risk significant issues from a thorough understanding of processes and implementing procedures. Has the ability to perform Causal Analysis and identify Root Causes, evaluations and solutions. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of nuclear operations, nuclear facility management, safety bases and criticality safety requirements. Exercises judgment in evaluating and recommending corrective actions based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff. Works with other staff in the negotiation of corrective action evaluations and solutions.

Experience Desired in the Following Areas

  • Nuclear engineering, criticality safety analysis, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, and/or oversight of operational nuclear/criticality safety practices/processes/procedures
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) level of knowledge with criticality safety analysis (CSA) and Criticality Safety Evaluation (CSE) policies/procedures/practices/programs
  • Management experience with CSA/CSE efforts and organizations that undertake them
  • Development of work scope, schedules, budgets, and coordinating work activities (requiring support from multiple organizations) to include management of technical resources within budget and schedule
  • Working understanding of the development and implementation of MC&A requirements
  • Familiarity executing work in compliance with nuclear facility requirements and the authorization basis as specified under 10 CFR 830 Nuclear Safety Management and 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making associated with the startup and continuation of nuclear processes
  • Absorption of broad objectives from management, then independent analysis, evaluation and integration of solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identification, tracking, characterization, mitigation, and resolution of technical risks and issues related to issues management

Required Skills

  • Current possession of a DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e.,re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to respond to problems identified, recommending corrective actions for problem resolution
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems associated with nuclear facilities and operations
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear high hazard facility operating requirements, safety authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience working within the requirements of Integrated Work Management and integrated Safety Management environments
  • Excellent peer and customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of operations management experience; tenor more years preferred in an operational nuclear facility or nuclear environment dealing directly with nuclear and criticality safety
  • Hands-on experience in issues management programs with current and direct experience in the identification, characterization, and resolution of issues
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline required, advanced technical or management degree preferred
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Nuclear Operations Manager / Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Performs assigned duties in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) efforts to restart and sustain nuclear operations (Actinide Operations). Provides the materials science, nuclear operations, and technology base needed to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and production of the nation’s nuclear weapons. Applies broad and diversified experience and expertise of respective nuclear facility operations and management practices especially with respect to Actinide processes. Analyzes nuclear operational information including: facility conditions, workforce staffing / skill mix / readiness, operational situations, operational hazards, critical path schedules, budgetary estimates, and mission requirements. Reviews/ evaluates system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Applies process improvement practices for startup operations and life cycle production. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of nuclear operations and nuclear facility management. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff. Experience desired in the following areas:

  • Nuclear engineering, metallurgy, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, and/or process modeling
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule with cost risk contingency analysis
  • Development of work scope, schedules, budgets, and coordinating work activities (requiring support from multiple organizations) to include management of technical resources within budget and schedule
  • Performing work in a manufacturing environment
  • Development and implementation of MC&A requirements
  • Familiarity executing work in compliance with nuclear facility requirements and the authorization basis as specified under 10 CFR 830 Nuclear Safety Management and 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making associated with the startup and continuation of nuclear processes
  • Configuration and management of projects/ integrated baselines and schedules
  • Absorption of broad objectives from management, then independent analysis, evaluation and integration of solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identification, tracking, mitigation, and resolution of technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • Current possession of a DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e., re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to assume leadership responsibility with respect to nuclear operations
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems associated with nuclear facilities and operations
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear high hazard facility operating requirements, safety authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience working within the requirements of Integrated Work Management andintegrated Safety Management environments
  • Demonstrated experience with streamlining the implementation of DOE orders and standards to improve operational nuclear efficiency yet maintain compliant operations
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of operations management experience; 10 or more years preferred in an operational nuclear facility or nuclear environment
  • Hands on experience as a Leader / Manager with current and direct experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering / Project Controls/ Program Management background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline required, advanced technical or management degree preferred
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Nuclear Weapons Complex Senior Manager/Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Performs assigned duties in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) efforts to restart and sustain nuclear operations (Actinide Operations). Provides direct expertise and experience with the management of materials science, nuclear operations, and technology base needed to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and production of the nation’s nuclear weapons. Applies broad and diversified experience and expertise of respective nuclear facility operations and management practices especially with respect to Actinide processes. Analyzes nuclear operational information including: facility conditions, workforce staffing/skill mix/readiness, operational situations, operational hazards, critical path schedules, budgetary estimates, and mission requirements. Reviews/evaluates system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Applies process improvement practices for startup operations and life cycle production. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of nuclear operations and nuclear facility management. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff.

Experience Desired in the Following Areas

  • Nuclear engineering, metallurgy, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, and/or process modeling
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule with cost risk contingency analysis
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making associated with the startup and continuation of nuclear processes
  • Configuration and management of projects/integrated baselines and schedules
  • Absorption of broad objectives from management, then independent analysis, evaluation and integration of solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identification, tracking, mitigation, and resolution of technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • DOE Q clearance, currently possess or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e.,re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to assume leadership responsibility with respect to nuclear operations
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems associated with nuclear facilities and operations
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear high hazard facility operating requirements, safety authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience working within the requirements of Integrated Work Management and integrated Safety Management environments
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of operations management experience; tenor more years preferred in an operational nuclear facility or nuclear environment
  • Hands-on experience as a Leader/Manager with current and direct experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering/Project Controls/Program Management background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline required, advanced technical or management degree preferred
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Project Controls or Systems Engineer/Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Performs assigned duties in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) efforts to restart and sustain nuclear operations (Actinide Operations). Provides the materials science, nuclear operations, and technology base needed to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and production of the nation’s nuclear weapons. Performs assigned activities within a Project Controls or Systems Engineering discipline. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of respective systems engineering design and analysis. Analyzes information and reviews system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Applies process improvement practices for system development life cycle. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an applicable field. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of nuclear operations and nuclear facility management. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff.

Experience Desired in One or More of the Following Areas:

  • Systems engineering, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, and/or process modeling
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule with cost risk contingency analysis
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making
  • Configuration and management of projects
  • Development and successful implementation of systems engineering processes and procedures
  • Application of systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, and work breakdown structure) for the development of integrated schedules (preferably in Primavera P6 Professional Project Management)
  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases and methodologies as well as experience in scheduling, baseline development and management and Earned Value Management
  • Absorption of broad objectives from management, then independent analysis, evaluation and integration of solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identification, tracking, mitigation, and resolution of technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain within three months
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated experience working within the requirements of Integrated Work Management and integrated Safety Management environments
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Five or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering or Project Controls background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience with and knowledge of design analysis tools, databases and methodologies for large scale projects
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field and five or more years direct experience also in an applicable field
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Project Controls Scheduler — Aiken, SC

Position Description

Performs schedule development, maintenance, monitoring activities, cost engineering analysis and control activities. Ensures that work statuses are completed as scheduled. Updates schedule as necessary to reflect current status of planned work. Assists and supports management in the development of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Provides support and guidance in the development of Basis of Estimates as related to the scope as defined in the WBS Dictionaries. Interfaces with project team for specific planning and schedules tasks/cost presentations. Provides project controls support related to the integration, control and management of projects, specifically project planning and scheduling. Implements and adheres to policies, plans, processes, interfaces and reporting to organize and schedule project work, taking into account time and resource constraints. Supports the project team with all aspects of the project planning and scheduling functions, including determining durations for the time phasing of the project baseline into the project schedule, management of an integrated schedule, development and updating of progress curves, performance curves and assessment of resources. Participates in ongoing project planning, scheduling statuses, and forecasts. Integrates vendor/subcontractor schedules with the master project schedule. Coordinates vendor/subcontractor requested quotes as related to specific WBSs of the estimate. Promotes a team atmosphere among workers and staff to ensure everyone is working together.

Required Skills

  • Expert knowledge of Primavera P6
  • Knowledgeable in EVMS implementation
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint Required

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience planning / scheduling in nuclear operations, engineering and/or construction
  • Experience working on large complex projects (greater than $10 M)
  • Primavera P6 required

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required. A degree in engineering, business administration, accounting, or finance is a plus

 

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Project Scheduler — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Perform assigned activities within a Project Control or Systems Engineering discipline. Apply broad and diversified knowledge of respective systems and analysis approach to project schedules development and maintenance. Analyze information and examine schedule logic against project and operational requirements. Exercise judgment and plan and accomplish goals based upon “whole project” perspective. Work independently, creatively and under general supervision. Experience desired in one or more of the following areas:

  • Apply systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, work breakdown structure) for the development of integrated schedules (in Primavera P6 Professional Project Management)
  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases and methodologies as well as experience in scheduling, baseline development and management and Earned Value Management
  • Systems engineering, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, and/or process modeling
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with project scope into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule with schedule and cost risk contingency analysis
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making
  • Absorb broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to project performance objectives

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Primavera P6 Professional Project Management
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency inapplicable software tools, including MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel as needed

Required Education/Experience/Security Clearance

  • DOE Q clearance, DoD TS clearance, or the ability to obtain within three months
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2or more years direct experience in an applicable field, or an Associate’s degree with 5 or more years of directly applicable experience

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering or Project Control background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience with and knowledge of design analysis tools, databases and methodologies for large scale projects
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment
  • Experience within national laboratory complex
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Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Applies technical, engineering, or science expertise to define, understand, and resolve complex problems. Designs, installs, and evaluates quality assurance process sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques; designs or specifies inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment; analyzes production limitations and standards; recommends revision of specifications when indicated; formulates or helps formulate quality assurance policies and procedures. May conduct training and audits on quality assurance concepts and tools. Interfaces with all other engineering components within the organization and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues. Uses formal quality and analysis tools, such as statistical process control theory, Plan-Do-Check-Act, Lean Six Sigma, Casual Analysis Techniques, and Defect Prevention to reduce operational, management, and production risks and prevent recurrence of problems. Demonstrates familiarity with standard Quality Assurance and Controls concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of nuclear operations, nuclear manufacturing, safety bases and nuclear safety requirements. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) staff.

Experience Desired in the Following Areas

  • Applies technical judgment in determining optimal application of engineering and technical practices to ensure the delivery of high-quality product
  • Applies engineering methods, tools and techniques to design, maintain and improve product and processes.
  • Develops and operates quality control systems, understands the application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures; uses metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices
  • Interprets technical drawings, product specifications and requirements in relation to product and process characteristics throughout the life cycle
  • Defines, selects, and applies various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement, etc.
  • Identifies sources of design inputs such as customer requirements, regulatory requirements and how they translate into manufacturing
  • Identifies and applies various evaluations and tests to verify and validate the design of products and processes
  • Defines, identifies, and applies product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, and developing and validating work instructions, inspection equipment and instructions
  • Leads quality assurance, causal analysis, corrective action and preventive action analysis, and measurement related activities based on a defect prevention methodology implemented through Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Defines, describes, and interprets the basic elements of a quality system, including design, planning, control, and improvement, documentation, quality standards from product and process design through quality cost systems, audit programs, etc

Required Skills

  • Current possession of a DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e.,re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to assume leadership responsibility with respect to nuclear operations
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to solve complex problems in the absence of clear direction and initial understanding and satisfy Department of Energy and LANL quality related requirements and expectations
  • Understanding of quantitative methods such as statistical, mathematical, or computational techniques and their application
  • Ability to implement tools and methodologies to improve product design and manufacturing processes and prevent defects
  • Ability to track, analyze, and identify trends in data to detect areas of risk and systemic issues, and provide effective solutions
  • Knowledge of human factors and motivation, familiarity with quality concepts and techniques, and the knowledge and ability to develop and implement management systems, audit and assess quality systems for deficiency identification and correction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in performance-based management or a quality discipline
  • Knowledge of quality principles including project and configuration management processes and methodologies
  • Ability to facilitate uncompromising, high-quality standards while maintaining effective working relationships
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external personnel, including the ability to build effective working relationships and build and lead diverse teams across the laboratories
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements while adhering to standards and raising expectations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control experience; tenor more years preferred in an operational nuclear facility or nuclear environment dealing directly with nuclear processes
  • Hands-on experience as a member of a quality assurance group with current and direct experience in supporting project teams
  • Demonstrated performance of quality assurance and quality control functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline required, advanced technical or management degree preferred
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Radioactive Waste (Transuranic and Low Level) Management Specialist — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

Performs assigned duties in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) efforts to restart and sustain nuclear operations (Actinide Operations). Provides the materials science, nuclear operations, and nuclear waste management expertise needed to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and production of the nation’s nuclear weapons. Applies broad and diversified experience and expertise of respective of DOE / NNSA field operations including: nuclear operations, nuclear facility management and radioactive waste characterization / handling / packaging / storage / disposition. Possesses current and direct experience with the requirements contained within DOE Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management. Analyzes nuclear operational information including: facility conditions, workforce staffing / skill mix / readiness, operational situations, operational hazards, critical path schedules, budgetary estimates, and mission requirements. Reviews/ evaluates system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Applies process improvement practices for startup operations and life cycle production. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of nuclear operations, nuclear facility management, and waste management operations. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision of senior LANL staff. Expertise and experience desired in the following areas:

  • Radioactive waste management especially transuranic (TRU) and low-level waste
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with TRU waste and the subsequent termination of safeguards and securities requirements for such material
  • Review of the work flow, schedules, budgets, and coordinating work activities (requiring support from multiple organizations) to include management of technical resources within budget and schedule for TRU waste processes
  • Familiarity executing work in compliance with nuclear facility requirements and the authorization basis as specified under 10 CFR 830 Nuclear Safety Management and 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making associated with the startup and continuation of TRU Waste processes
  • Configuration and management of projects/ integrated baselines and schedules
  • Absorption of broad objectives from management, then independent analysis, evaluation and integration of solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identification, tracking, mitigation, and resolution of technical risks and issues related to mission and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • Current possession of a DOE Q clearance or the ability to obtain in short order (i.e., re-investigation in progress)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to assume leadership responsibility with respect to nuclear operations
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems associated with the handling and disposition of radioactive waste
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear high hazard facility operating requirements, safety authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience working within the requirements of Integrated Work Management andintegrated Safety Management environments
  • Demonstrated experience with streamlining the implementation of DOE orders and standards to improve operational nuclear efficiency yet maintain compliant operations
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite
  • Willingness to support work on site at LANL

Preferred Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of operations management experience; 10 or more years preferred interfacing with a DOE / NNSA operational nuclear field environment
  • Hands on experience as a Leader / Manager with current and direct experience in leading project teams
  • Engineering / Project Controls/ Program Management background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables in a high-pressure mission focused environment
  • Experience with managing time and supporting multiple requirements in a matrixed support environment

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline required, advanced technical or management degree preferred
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Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) — Los Alamos, NM

Position Description

  • Assists in radiological work planning and participates in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review.
  • Reviews and provides verification of Radiation Protection Program procedures.
  • Assists and supports management in ensuring that the monitoring, controls and processes for reducing and controlling radioactive materials and radiation generating material and equipment comply with all applicable procedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines and managerial direction, and DOE Orders.
  • Provides work coverage and oversight for maintenance, operational, routine, and non-routine work that involves radioactive materials.
  • Provides monitoring for Radiation, Contamination, and Airborne Radioactivity in the workplace.
  • Assists scientists, project personnel and other staff in ensuring safe performance.
  • Performs radiation, contamination and airborne radioactivity surveys and measurements to ensure radiological safety on site.
  • Conducts radiological work permit field implementation and oversight.
  • Operates and maintains all radiological detection and safety equipment in perfect condition.
  • Controls and labels radioactive material.
  • Minimizes the spread of loose contamination.
  • Maintains access control to radiological areas.
  • Conducts respiratory issuance and related support.
  • Performs daily operational checks of instrumentation.
  • Responds to radioactive spills and contaminated personnel.
  • Posts and maintains radiological boundaries.
  • Assists in the planning of radiological work activities.
  • Generates first notification reports as required.
  • Provides radiological support during preparation, packaging, and shipment of radioactive materials.
  • Performs pre-job and post-job radiological briefings.
  • Prepares and maintains radiological records.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) at entry-, mid-, and senior-levels will be considered
  • Participation, qualification, and requalification in the formal RCT training program
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection
  • Working knowledge (or the ability to acquire such knowledge) of radiation protection and familiarity with the basic principles of other safety disciplines

Required Education/Security Clearance

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • DOE “Q” clearance or ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance
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Systems Engineer — Aiken, SC

Position Description

Performs assigned activities within a Systems Engineering discipline. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of respective systems engineering design and analysis. Analyzes information and reviews system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Applies process improvement practices for system development life cycle. Demonstrates familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an applicable field. Exercises judgment and plans and accomplishes goals based upon acquired experience. Works independently, creatively and under general supervision. Experience desired in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing requirements, validation, verification, start-up testing, requirements management, and configuration management for design projects
  • Reviewing design calculations, drawings, specifications, and requirements to determine validity of project design
  • Designing experience on nuclear design or construction projects
  • Working with IBM’s Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System
  • Shadowing contractor assurance assessments of engineering subject matter activities
  • Achieving deliverables as required, including delivering reports, assessments and technical recommendations
  • Conducting and/or participating in subject matter walk-through activities, including walking design spaces and conferring with engineers
  • Performing and/or supporting self-assessments of engineering oversight activities to ensure oversight quality and breadth of coverage

Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving of problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office Suite

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience with and knowledge of design analysis tools, databases and methodologies for large scale projects
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment

Required Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or a related discipline and 2 or more years direct experience in an applicable field
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Systems Engineer / Project Controls Engineer — Albuquerque, NM

Position Description

Perform assigned activities within a Systems Engineering or Project Control discipline. Apply broad and diversified knowledge of respective systems engineering design and analysis.  Analyze information and review system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Apply process improvement practices for system development life cycle.  Familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an applicable field.  Exercise judgment and plan and accomplish goals based upon acquired experience.  Perform a variety of tasks.  Work independently, creatively and under general supervision.  Experience desired in one or more of the following areas:

 

  • Systems engineering, program management, requirements management, risk analysis, process modeling
  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule with schedule and cost risk contingency analysis
  • Systems studies and analyses to support informed decision making
  • Configure and manage projects; develop and successfully implement systems engineering processes and procedures
  • Apply systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, work breakdown structure) for the development of integrated schedules (preferably in Primavera P6 Professional Project Management)
  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases, and methodologies as well as experience in scheduling, baseline development and management and Earned Value Management
  • Absorb broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex technical problems
  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives

Required Skills

  • DOE Q clearance
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a strong desire to learn continuously
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing and solving problems
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to interface effectively with management and customers in a professional and courteous manner
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency in applicable software tools, including MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel as needed

 

Preferred Experience

  • Two or more years of applicable hands-on experience in leading project teams
  • Systems Engineering or Project Control background and experience
  • Demonstrated performance of program management functions
  • Experience with and knowledge of design analysis tools, databases and methodologies for large scale projects
  • Experience in supporting customers and customer deliverables
  • Experience in a matrixed support environment

 

Required Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years direct experience in an applicable field
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