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Senior Project Controls Specialist

Posted by: Edgewater Technical Associates <> on March 18, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Los Alamos
State: New Mexico
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 37854

Edgewater Technical Associates LLC is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Project Controls Specialist for an opportunity for our customer in Los Alamos, NM for the LANL Facility.


Job Summary:
The selected candidate will be required to support and facilitate project controls planning and support for the Enhanced Capabilities and Subcritical Experiments (ECSE) Multi-Laboratory partner project.
• Interface with partner sites on identified large projects led by LANL - with an emphasis on accelerators (NNSS, LLNL, SNL and LANL), in the development and maintenance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS Dictionary, Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM); ensuring integration and consistency to the greatest extent possible.
• Execution of an Earned Value System ensuring compliance with the Laboratory’s certified EVMS as-well-as the EIA-748C Guidelines.
• Implementation and mentoring on EV processes and procedures and surveillance of required cost analysis and control activities.
• Aiding Control Account Managers (CAMs) and Project Managers on EVMS requirements to ensure project is compliant with standard management practices.
• Maintenance and support of an eCAM notebook.
• Strategic Planning Support on projects managed by the NNSA and the knowledge/application of project management practices implemented by the Office-of-Science, which includes but is not limited to data gathering, management and analytical processes to predict, understand and constructively describe and/or influence outcomes of the project; through the communication of information in formats that assist management in decision making, setting priorities and tracking progress.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security
• Advanced expertise in establishing methods and techniques in the successful execution of a wide range of cost estimating planning
• Highly experienced developing a fully integrated resource loaded schedule
• Assist technical management in developing resource requirements to support the project cost estimate
• Analysis of the project schedule using critical path methodology
• Manage/incorporate changes to the schedule and/or baseline
• Generate performance measurement monthly reports for the management team
• Interface with project technical staff to define scope of work, baseline changes, variance analysis, and implementation of corrective actions
• Advanced understanding of EVMS for multi-partner projects, and Office of Science project management best practices
• Present project data at project meetings or internal/external reviews
• Perform project earned value data analysis, trend projections and develop metrics to analyze project performance
• Support the development of/and deployment of new project techniques and tools
• Travel to partner sites and aid in the implementation of EVMS to ensure consistency across the partner sites in reporting platforms, templates, etc.
• Monitor with the projects decision maker the each partner’s progress against time and funding schedules ensuring compliance and anticipating and resolving gaps, such that the integrity of the EVMS is maintained
• Minimize Laboratory risk by proactively employing necessary strategies designed to eliminate impediments to project execution
• Ably and professionally represent the Laboratory within sphere of assigned work
• Foster a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
• Expertise in: Primavera Project Management software (P6); scheduling theory, techniques and methodologies; cost estimating theory, techniques and methodologies; project management principles; Microsoft office products including Microsoft project; Netpoint and eCAM book
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Desire Job Knowledge:
• Previous or current project controls experience working on DOE scientific facility projects
• Experience working in a certified Earned Value management System environment
• Record of successful interactions working with the project lead/customer, management, DOE, regulators, group leaders, project managers, Laboratory organizations, and assigned project personnel
• Maintains a working knowledge of other fields in business and finance, fostering cross-organizational teams
• Previous or current experience working on National Security Programs

• Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
• 5-7 years of finance, project controls or related experience required

Responsibility Level:
• Exercises independent judgment with minimal direction from supervisor

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the application steps via our website

If your qualifications match our position requirements you will be contacted and provided additional details. Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Edgewater offers the opportunity to structure benefit packages to best suit your needs. We offer multiple individual and family benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, and a pre-tax 401(k) retirement account with Company matching contributions and 100% vesting for eligible participants beginning on DAY 1.


Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.


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