Construction/Facilities Project Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103880
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 4 (TSS.4)
Date Posted: June 11 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for an experienced Construction Management Managers.  You will provide leadership for construction and facility projects in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate. You will be responsible for providing technical expertise for the repair and upgrade projects of mechanical, electrical, and facility systems in NIF and its supporting facilities.  NIF houses the world’s highest energy pulsed laser system and provides the scientific community with an unprecedented capability for studying materials at extreme pressures, temperatures, and densities.  These positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations Division Office (LSEO) within the Engineering Directorate.  

These positions will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide Construction Project Management for the successful planning, design, execution and completion of a diverse variety of mechanical, electrical, and facility systems that range from small-scale retrofits to large-scale new construction projects.
- Assure single-point accountability for the successful execution and delivery of assigned construction projects.
- Partner with clients to ensure project and programmatic requirements are well defined and met.
- Perform construction planning, design and engineering, scheduling, budgeting, quality assurance, inspections, and coordination for both internal and external technical support staff and Contractors.
- Develop and implement tools and technologies applied to project budgeting, scheduling, sequencing, staffing, and job performance.
- Identify schedule and cost variances and effectively correct those variances managing each project to budget and schedule.
- Ensure a strong quality control and quality assurance program is implemented to support the construction activities. Ensure contracts are executed per the approved project plan.
- Perform design and constructability reviews to confirm design details, constructability, code compliance, and construction requirements are satisfied. Coordinate and secure required building releases and work permits.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Independently organize and perform multiple simultaneous construction projects and implement Earned Value Metrics on larger projects, and provide reports to DOE Site Office.
- Apply system engineering processes to define requirements and manage risk.
- Lead formal and informal constructability, feasibility reviews and risk analysis and mitigation plans.

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Architectural, Industrial Engineering or Construction Management or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience with construction projects ranging from small-scale retrofits, medium-scale upgrades, to large-scale new construction.
- Demonstrated track record of safe implementation of work in complex construction sites.
- Significant experience with construction in industrial, cleanroom, and laboratory facilities and experience with various project delivery methods and contract forms.
- Significant experience working effectively in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Knowledge of construction means, methods, and products.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical or operational information and provide advice to management, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Subject matter expert knowledge and significant experience with multi-discipline construction projects in operating facilities and application of codes and standards for those projects.
- Expert knowledge and significant experience with detailed costing and schedule tools and techniques applied to construction projects.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management, external sponsors, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications
- Licensed Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Engineer, or Architect in California.
- Certified Construction Manager (CCM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
- Familiar with national consensus standards, such as NEC, NFPA, ANSI, SAME, and ASHRAE, and Life Safety Codes, such as OSHA and NFPA.


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.