Project Controls Specialist Los Alamos, NM

Tetra Tech, Inc. Los Alamos , NM 87544

Posted 3 months ago

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

We are currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist to help support our growing technical team. We are open to candidates who may be based out of the Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque NM area.

The Project Controls Specialist is responsible for the coordination, preparation, monitoring and maintenance of project schedules. The schedules will require reporting at multiple levels of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The development and maintenance of these schedules is done in close conjunction with the various Team Leaders, Project Managers and Department Managers, as required. The deliverables include bar chart schedules, progress curves, cumulative cost curves and resource histograms that are part of the Earned Value Management reporting system.


  • Preparing deliverables-based project schedules in various levels of detail, in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in alignment with the project reporting system

  • Overseeing the day to day planning and scheduling activities

  • Resource loading and integrating costs into schedules

  • Updating and progressing the schedules as required by the project requirements

  • Assisting the Project Manager with keeping the projects on schedule and budget with realistic and achievable planning and scheduling initiatives

  • Monitoring progress against baselines and reporting on status in an Earned Value Management system

  • Highlighting resource or schedule deviations to the Project Manager and assisting the Project Manager in developing mitigation plans to minimize schedule impacts

  • Assisting the Project Controls Lead in conducting schedule risk analysis

  • Preparing progress curves, cash flow curves, manpower histograms, and manpower forecasting reports

  • Participating in engineering, procurement and construction planning meetings

  • Responsible for adhering to all health and safety policies and guidelines

  • Works closely with Engineers, Team Leaders, Discipline Managers, to plan and schedule the projects


  • Bachelor's degree or Relevant Technical Diploma

  • Engineering degree is preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in a planning, scheduling and cost control role for government or commercial contracts

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred

  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams including Engineers, Discipline Managers, Team Leaders, and Project Services

  • Additional experience in developing construction schedule, project reporting, cost control, procurement, contract administration, and construction management support is considered an asset

  • Proficient with project planning and scheduling tools especially Primavera P6 and COBRA

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite

Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills to develop solutions to complex issues

  • Problem solving capability in the absence of procedures and guidelines

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to prioritize work, recognizing the need for doing thorough and complete work, but at the same time addressing the demanding schedule requirements

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Additional Information

  • Organization: 194 CES
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Project Controls Specialist Los Alamos, NM

Tetra Tech, Inc.