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Manager Construction 3

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do

The Construction Manager (CM) 3 will be responsible for the successful completion of all activities related to the construction of assigned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) projects as a member of the Capital Projects Construction Management Division. Construction Managers play an integral role in the formulation and adherence to construction policies and programs for assigned projects. In addition, as a CM, you will contribute to the overall administration and technical direction, coordination, and direct line responsibilities for field construction, including maintaining and ensuring safety and security training, 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.

Manager Construction duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews project construction estimates, budgets, forecasts, schedules, and costs for acceptability. Also reviews specifications and drawings for economic constructability.
  • Participates in the resolution of problems involving staffing, material delivery, and contract/subcontract administration.
  • Coordinates with Project Management, Design Engineering, Procurement, Project Controls and other functional departments and personnel in establishing and maintaining priorities to ensure the success of the project.
  • Identifies issues for the Manager of Construction to ensure the success of the project.
  • Provides counseling, guidance and direction to Site Managers to facilitate the successful execution of the construction project.
  • Participates in the development and/or review of operations controls, such as project procedures.
  • Participates in proposal preparation, project planning, and scheduling by furnishing expertise on construction methods, equipment, labor, productivity guidelines, estimates of distributable expenses and labor rates.
  • Reviews and approves preliminary estimates and project schedules as assigned.
  • Participates in project engineering, construction review management project review meetings where approval of proposed construction budgets and schedules are required.
  • Monitors distributable expenses in the field.
  • Staffs construction project site teams and monitors construction personnel performance, quality and technical adequacy.
  • Ensures that the appropriate field procedures are in place and being adhered to.
  • Concurs with the selection of the appropriate construction controls for the project from the generic project control system.
  • Provides periodic reports regarding construction operations to the Manager of Construction
  • Ensures that appropriate project training programs are identified and implemented.
  • Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. May serve as a Control Account Manager (CAM) responsible for planning, budgeting, managing and controlling costs and schedule performance for a project or subproject and serve as a point of contact for project controls, including account scope, schedule, budget and technical performance. Ensure work packages realistically represent the duration and budget necessary to perform work and perform variance analysis reviews, determine cause and effect of schedule or cost variance and define achievable corrective action plans. May be expected to present project management performance plans, status updates, trends, or issues to federal sponsors

    What You Need

    Minimum Job Requirements:
    • Thorough knowledge of all phases of construction operations relating to field activities, of all field engineering disciplines, subcontract management, construction technologies, and project management.
    • Must have thorough understanding of environmental laws and requirements.
    • Must have thorough understanding of government compliance standards.
    • Must have a demonstrated track record of successful management of constructions projects.
    • Demonstrated awareness of zero accident safety initiatives.
    • Demonstrated awareness of project planning automation tools.
    • For positions also serving as a Control Account Manager (CAM), advanced knowledge of and experience with project controls and/or project management, project budgets including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis, project scheduling, implementation of corrective actions, developing and delivering detailed and accurate status reports and advanced knowledge of and experience with engineering functions and principles required to understand and successfully implement and monitor technical projects. Advanced knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tools and processes. Education/Experience: Position requires a bachelor's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline and 5 years of relevant work experience or 13 years of relevant experience (without a B.S. degree) leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above, or any combination of education and experience.

      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated knowledge and/or application of subcontract management.
      • Multi-discipline supervision of unionized craft workforce.
      • Active "Q" Clearance. Note to Applicants:
        • For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and desired requirements of the position, along with a resume.
        • 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.
          Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

          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.

          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 childbirth and parental leave

          - Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

          - Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

          - Flexible schedules and time off (PTO 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. 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.

          HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, -712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

          426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

          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.

          Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

          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.

          Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
          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.Employment StatusFull TimeAppointment TypeTerm AppointmentTerm Appointment
          Fraud Warning:

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          Please be aware that Los Alamos National Laboratory will never ask for funds for equipment or otherwise at any stage of the application or employment process. Official correspondence with the Laboratory will come from an email ending in

          If you feel that you have been the victim of a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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