Project Manager - Drilling

Los Alamos
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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/T2S is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager – Drilling. While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make 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.


Drilling Program Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The Project Manager for drilling is assigned the responsibility for confirming that the procedures being implemented follow their section technical requirements.
  • Develops, coordinates and reviews preparedness documents, reports and other submittals to confirm the content meets project requirements within schedule.
  • Interacts with and supports the Program Manager to provide technical direction for their section and expedient communication of project details.
  • Tracks project cost, schedule and variance with assistance from the Project Management Office, the Drilling STR, and the Program Manager.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • Broad applied knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in the field of environmental health & safety.
  • Skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks independently with little instruction.
  • Ability to work within established policies and procedures, using independent judgment and ingenuity.
  • Coordinates and manages field personnel and activities to maintain scope, cost and schedule.
  • Manage drilling and pump subcontractors to minimize cost and meet schedule.
  • Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with all support and client entities.
  • Support Consent Order compliance for Groundwater Program.
  • Capable of quickly developing and reviewing drilling scope of work, request for proposals and review of contracts in support of procurement.
  • As a Project Manager is responsible for confirming that procedures being implemented comply with the environmental, safety, health, quality and technical requirements. 
  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Complies with all health & safety policies and practices.
  • Employment for this position will be subject to all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and the like and may require full vaccination against COVID-19, weekly testing, or other precautionary measures. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ experience related to drilling project management. Water well drilling and pump experience is preferred.
  • Sufficient practical knowledge of environmental sciences to understand and utilize scientific data.
  • Skill and ability to perform critical strategic tasks and to interpret broad strategic requirements and develop and execute plans to satisfy them.
  • Ability to have major impact on organizational success and productivity, with extensive latitude for independent judgment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels.
  • Ability to contribute functional expertise to business proposal initiatives.
  • Ability to develop and lead large-sized projects, including defining scope, objectives and methods.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior staff.
  • Can be viewed as an expert within a specialty and as highly competent within the broad discipline, both internally and externally.
  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented project environment.
  • Familiarity with the LANL site and work environment preferred including other DOE environmental sites.
  • Familiarity with EVMS and P6 systems preferred.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field; however, a combination of education and/or relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.  
  • The career level of the position will be determined by the years of relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities; after a candidate has been chosen.

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 will support Drilling and Well Maintenance and occasionally, the following departments: Groundwater Monitoring, Surface Water Monitoring, Storm Water, and/or Remediation Services.
  • The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a security 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.
  • 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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