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[QA Inspector] QPA Specialist 3 - LANL - 6576

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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for QPA Specialist 3 opportunities for our customer in Los Alamos, NM to support the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Location: Hybrid
Organization/Group: IQPA-PA (Performance Assurance) Institutional Reporting Team
Work Schedule: 9/80 – A or B preferred
Clearance: Able to obtain and maintain “Q” clearance
Positions Available: 2

Quality Performance Assurance (QPA) specialists support the deployment of an integrated set of QPA processes that enable management by fact, continuous institutional learning and improvement across all major areas of mission/program, science/technology/engineering, operations and business support, with an overall focus on improving mission delivery.

Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods. Considered expert in field within the organization. Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity and where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in the inability to reach crucial organizational objectives and may have a prolonged effect, as well as result in the expenditure of substantial resources. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Requires some responsibility for making responsible contacts across internal organizations and occasionally external to the organization. Work is accomplished without considerable direction. May coordinate activities of other personnel. Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment, and determines the methods and procedures needed for new assignments.


This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 8 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.


Causal Analysis:
Experience gathering and analyzing information that is reported and presented to a management team and/or external customer. Demonstrated working knowledge of one or more methods of formal causal analysis (e.g. 5-why, change analysis, barrier analysis, events and causal factor charts, ishikawa diagram).

Contractor Assurance System:
Extensive working knowledge in one or more of the following Contractor Assurance System (CAS) related areas; effectiveness reviews: audits and assessments; lessons learned; metrics; trending; risk characterization; issues and corrective actions management; process improvement; compliance; or investigations; effectiveness

Desired Skills

Solid writing skills
Strong Analytical skills
Customer Service/People skills
MS Office, Excel, Word, etc.
Area Clearance
Must be able obtain and maintain “Q” level clearance. Existing clearance preferred.

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the applications steps via our website www.Edgewatertech.net/careers.

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 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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