Project Controls Engineer/Manager (Los Alamos, New Mexico)

Project Time & Cost, LLC (PT&C) is an international project management and construction management firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, USA.


PT&C has an exciting opportunity for a Project Controls Engineer/Manager in Los Alamos, NM. 

The Project Controls Engineer/Manager develops, implements, and maintains cost control on one or more larger projects as assigned in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project Management Office (PMO). The Project Control Engineer/Manager at this level is a fully qualified professional with solid experience, technical expertise, and familiarity with procedures to complete complicated tasks independently. Assignments require the use of a personal computer and a proficiency in using various project controls software.



  • Providing guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult project control problems. May interface with management and operating (M&O) contractor, attend regular meetings, and give statistical reports. 

  • Analyzing, evaluating, and forecasting current status against an established baseline schedule and budget. Reporting status of schedule and budget to appropriate project management as well to the NNSA Federal Project Director (FPD).

  • Analyzing, evaluating, and forecasting project costs and performance using earned value management system (EVMS) data. Understanding and ability to produce cost and schedule variance, SPI, CPI, Flash and Early Warning reports. Assessing the impact(s) of design/construction/commissioning-startup, and transition to operations changes and schedule slippages.

  • Communicating, interfacing, and coordinating with NNSA and M&O contractor finance personnel, project managers, accounts payable personnel, accounts receivable personnel, contracts personnel, Defense Contract Audit Agency auditors, human resources, management, and other professional staff in a professional and cooperative manner.

  • Presenting conclusions and making recommendations by analyzing facts and conditions, and making recommendations for corrections or improvements.

  • Understanding and applying the provisions and terms and conditions of contracts, government regulation requirements, and ensuring compliance with NNSA policies and procedures.

  • Customizing project control systems and reports to meet specific project requirements.

  • Accumulating and accessing historical data, such as performance experience, for use in maintaining a realistic basis for future planning and forecasting.

  • Performing other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Business Accounting, or Finance (or equivalent). Will consider experience in lieu of a degree.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in project control, cost estimating, critical path method (CPM) scheduling and analysis, budget analysis, cost phasing and control, and EVMS metric analysis.

  • Proficient skills in earned value management and experience in more than one process area of the EIA-748 Standard for EVMS, i.e., organizing the work, planning and scheduling the work, authorizing and budgeting the work, cost accounting, performance analysis, and managing changes.

  • Working knowledge of industry standard tools such as various software used in a project controls department, especially Primavera P6, Deltek Acumen Fuse, and MS Office software (MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point).

  • Knowledge and experience in project contract administration for various types of contracts (e.g., firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with economic price adjustment, fixed-price incentive, cost reimbursement, cost sharing, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and time and material), change control, and document control on projects with high degrees of complexity and multiple interfaces, ideally design, construction, and engineering projects (especially nuclear) is desired.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required to prepare specialized program reports and presentations for management.

  • Basic understanding or ability to understand the quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1 or equivalent is desired.

  • AACE and/or PMP certification is desired.



  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – Employees begin accruing at the rate of 20 days per year. PTO begins accruing immediately on your first day of employment with PT&C. 

  • Paid Holidays – In addition to the PTO, there are 8 paid holidays: New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

  • Insurance – PT&C provides major medical, dental and vision at a reasonable cost. Life insurance is company paid and additional life insurance is available for purchase.

  • Matching 401(k) – Employees are eligible immediately. You may contribute 6% of your salary and PT&C will match the first 6% with 3% or $.50 on the dollar. You may also contribute more than 6%.


For immediate consideration, please email your resume to or call Arlen Crawford at 404-782-8455.

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