• Project Controls Specialist

    Los Alamos
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  • Overview

    Sealaska Technical Services (STS) is a critical subcontractor on the N3B Los Alamos LLC team and will be providing program management and technical services in support of the ground & surface water monitoring program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    STS is a full-service engineering and environmental consulting company with a worldwide reach in the areas of environmental monitoring and remediation, national security, systems engineering, data management and analytics for both federal and commercial customers. Sealaska is an Alaska Native Corporation founded in 1972 and established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 

    STS is currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist to help support our growing technical team.  


    We are open to candidates who may be based out of the Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque NM area.


    The Project Controls Specialist is responsible for the coordination, preparation, monitoring and maintenance of project schedules. The schedules will require reporting at multiple levels of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The development and maintenance of these schedules is done in close conjunction with the various Team Leaders, Project Managers and Department Managers, as required.  The deliverables include bar chart schedules, progress curves, cumulative cost curves and resource histograms that are part of the Earned Value Management reporting system.


    • Preparing deliverables-based project schedules in various levels of detail, in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in alignment with the project reporting system

    • Overseeing the day to day planning and scheduling activities

    • Resource loading and integrating costs into schedules

    • Updating and progressing the schedules as required by the project requirements

    • Assisting the Project Manager with keeping the projects on schedule and budget with realistic and achievable planning and scheduling initiatives

    • Monitoring progress against baselines and reporting on status in an Earned Value Management system

    • Highlighting resource or schedule deviations to the Project Manager and assisting the Project Manager in developing mitigation plans to minimize schedule impacts

    • Assisting the Project Controls Lead in conducting schedule risk analysis

    • Preparing progress curves, cash flow curves, manpower histograms, and manpower forecasting reports

    • Participating in engineering, procurement and construction planning meetings

    • Responsible for adhering to all health and safety policies and guidelines

    • Works closely with Engineers, Team Leaders, Discipline Managers, to plan and schedule the projects


    • Bachelor’s degree or Relevant Technical Diploma
    • Engineering degree is preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in a planning, scheduling and cost control role for government or commercial contracts

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred

    • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams including Engineers, Discipline Managers, Team Leaders, and Project Services

    • Additional experience in developing construction schedule, project reporting, cost control, procurement, contract administration, and construction management support is considered an asset

    • Proficient with project planning and scheduling tools especially Primavera P6 and COBRA

    • Proficient with MS Office Suite
    Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:
    • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills to develop solutions to complex issues

    • Problem solving capability in the absence of procedures and guidelines

    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to prioritize work, recognizing the need for doing thorough and complete work, but at the same time addressing the demanding schedule requirements

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Light Work)

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate

    Light Work Category:

    • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work
    • The employee exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects
    • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
    • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision


    • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time
    • In this position the qualified candidate may support one of more of the following departments, Groundwater Monitoring, Surface Water Monitoring, Drilling, Storm Water Corrective Actions, and/or Remediation Services
    • The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
    • Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies
    • This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen as well

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

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