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Project Engineer 2 EIT #1663JP00001391

Navarro Inc.
Los Alamos, NM
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for a Project Engineer 2 in Los Alamos, NM.

Flexible work schedule

Navarro is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to DOE, NASA, and DOD. Navarros success is based on our customer service focus and our well-known responsiveness and innovation. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide best value to our clients.

This position will support the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Navarro employee in a staff augmentation position.

Supervises the engineering activity (all disciplines) on a project, or designated portions of a project, for a global business unit. Plans and directs engineering assignments on the project. Demonstrates technical responsibilities for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating these assignments.

The Plutonium Infrastructure Engineering Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission. We are responsible for implementing the Conduct of Engineering (COE) program at Los Alamos National Laboratory in direct support of the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure (ALDPi) portfolio. The positions are in nuclear and/or nonnuclear facilities located within the Pajarito corridor of the laboratory. The program elements include processes, standards, training, and qualifications that are generally applicable throughout the life cycle of a facility. They exist to effectively manage risks and satisfy customer requirements in a safe, secure, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner. This position will be assigned to the Plutonium Infrastructure Engineering Division.

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 designerconstructor 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, punchlist, 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 fieldinitiated 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 problems.
  • Make recommendations to engineering management on project assignments of key personnel and requests for specialized professional services.


Position requires a bachelors degree in Engineering from an ABETaccredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of applicable work experience.

Demonstrated ability to lead tasks listed above.

  • 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 nonLANL 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 NQA1 quality requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT) and/or a professional registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

Advanced degree in relevant field.

Experienced in producing designs utilizing AutoCAD tools.

Experience with developing schedules using tools such as MS Project or Oracle P6.

Knowledge of DOE O 413.BProgram and LANL Engineering Standards and Conduct of Engineering principals, policies, procedures, and standards (

Experience in DOE/NNSA nonreactor nuclear facilities and radiological facilities or projects.

*Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.

Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

As a Federal contractor, Navarro complies with all Federal guidelines. Due to the current mandates on COVID-19 vaccinations, if you are offered employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment unless you are legally entitled to a religious or medical accommodation.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long-Term Disability

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