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Project Engineer II

Company: VNS Federal Services
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Engineering Function at 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. These Project Engineering positions will support the LANL Laboratories Directorate for Plutonium Infrastructure in the construction, refurbishment, and transition to operation of nuclear and/or nonnuclear facilities located within the Pajarito corridor of the laboratory. The functional engineering areas applicable include process, mechanical, civil, electrical, and procurement and include the entire the life cycle of a facility. ResponsibilitiesAs 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. You will also support procurement activities for major items of equipment, fabrication activities for complex enclosures, and installation of equipment and enclosures in operating facilities. -Job Duties:

  • 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.Qualifications
    • Position requires a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an ABETaccredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of practical work experience. -
    • 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 and fabrication purchase orders 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.
    • Ability to obtain DOE Q Clearance.Desired:
      • Engineer in Training Certificate 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.All Candidates Must Possess:US CitizenshipAbility to pass a pre-employment drug screening testExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent organizational skillsCapability with MS Office SuiteExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients, contractors, and consultants on a day-to-day basis. -The interested party should be amiable in operating in a target rich environment. - The organization is growing and developing quickly. - There is potential and high opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of an engineering functional organization from business development through project closeout.

Keywords: VNS Federal Services, Richland , Project Engineer II, Engineering , Richland, Washington

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