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Jacobs Project Engineer 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Your Impact:

As a Project Engineer you will act as the lead technical representative for

engineering activities related to the planning, design, execution, and closeout of

projects. You will be expected to lead and manage development of projects with

an integrated project team (IPT) that includes both customers, stakeholders,

subject matter experts and others. You will manage engineering design efforts for

both internal and external engineering design teams; manage design reviews, and

assure comments are implemented by facilitating the resolution of comments, and

ensure delivery of the design product. For all design efforts, this includes

verification of complaint design delivery at each stage (i.e. 30/60/90/100 %).

  • 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


  • Make recommendations to engineering management on project

assignments of key personnel and requests for specialized professional


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead tasks listed in the What You Will Do section.

  • 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 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.

  • Knowledge of and experience with NQA‐1 quality requirements. Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET‐accredited college or university and a minimum of years of practical work experience.

  • 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.

  • Education/Experience:

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET‐accredited

  • college or university and 0 to 2 years of practical work experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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

  • (https://engstandards.lanl.gov/index.shtml).

  • Experience in DOE/NNSA nonreactor nuclear facilities and radiological

  • facilities or projects.

  • Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.

  • 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 1 year.

  • 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.

  • 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. This position requires a Q clearance

  • which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent

  • upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information

  • may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon

  • the circumstances.

*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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .