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Project Controls/Analyst/Business

Senior Risk Analysts  Los Alamos, NM  Posted: 10/14/2022
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Project Controls/Analyst/Business

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The position is currently remote. The need is immediate.  Position is a full-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position provides leadership and oversight as Los Alamos National Laboratory Risk Analyst within the Project Controls organization. The Risk Analyst position will include identification and analysis of cost and schedule uncertainties and risk events; development of risk event handling strategies and action plans; providing a rationale for the establishment of Management Reserve and Contingency; and monitoring of these activities throughout the project. In addition you will help establish LANL policy regarding risk management on programs and projects.

The Risk Analyst position provides functional oversight over all risk management processes and tools including: qualitative and quantitative risk assessments, identification and analysis of risk actions with risk owners, and provide innovative solutions for risk mitigation. Provide functional oversight and guidance younger risk coordinators to establish project baseline risk profiles, maintenance and update of risk profiles, including providing project level data input to the ALDCP portfolio of project for risk health metric reporting.

This Risk Analyst will identify, analyze, and provide innovative solutions to risk management and supports and promotes improvement measures and implementation of recommendations for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Risk Analyst interfaces with all levels of project management and project controls staff for risk management issues and provides assistance and guidance for the display or presentation of risk information. The Risk Analyst supports organizational and functional administrative activities such as career counseling.

This position requires a strong leadership capability teamed with an in-depth knowledge of risk management objectives and the proven ability to develop and implement policies that support those objectives in conjunction with LANL Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Project Management policies.

Job Requirements


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor"s degree in Project Management or a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of ten years of Risk Management and project controls experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
  • Demonstrated Leadership experience leading organizations, programs, projects or central function with significant fiscal and programmatic responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience in the Risk Management function and sub functions of cost and schedule.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in implementing risk management principles, concepts, and practices including risk communication, risk analysis, and risk response planning.
  • Demonstrated advanced experience and knowledge of using schedule risk assessment tools such as Acumen Risk and or Safran Risk.
  • Demonstrated experience of using risk management databases such as Active Risk Manager (ARM).
  • Demonstrated experience of using scheduling software such as Primavera P6 or Acumen Fuse.
  • Distinguished track record of setting technical direction and goals, implementing effective business practices and automation of reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and grow a program into reliable and efficient operation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated skill in presenting risk information to management and customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff, customers, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Advanced Knowledge of current industry and technical developments in the risk management field.
  • Desired qualifications:
    o    Experience maintaining a rigorous risk management system supporting compliant EIA-748 EVMS and DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.
    o    Experience and knowledge of DOE G 413.3-7A, Risk Management Guide requirements and the integration with EVM reporting.
    o    Experience in institutional or organizational level risk management.
    o    Extended experience working with the Department of Energy (DOE) at headquarters or field office level, or with state and federal regulators.
    o    Advanced knowledge and experience using the risk assessment tools Deltek Acumen Risk and/or Safran Risk.
    o    Knowledge of using the scheduling software system Primavera P6.
    o    Experience serving as a subject matter expert and mentoring others on diverse topics of Acumen Risk and/or Safran Risk.
    o    Successful demonstrated experience in executing large-scale programs, projects, or project controls central core functions.

This description is not intended to be a complete statement of every aspect of the position, but rather to act as a guide to the essential functions to be performed. Assigned functions of this job may vary, and other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or changed at the discretion of management.

All candidates must possess:
* US Citizenship
* Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening test
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent organizational skills
* Capability with MS Office Suite
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients, contractors, and consultants on a day-to-day basis.


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