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Project Controls Specialist

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

This position will provide support to ORNL organizations to ensure the planning, cost maintenance, and executing of various project schedule goals and objectives. This is a senior level position supporting the project controls efforts on either a large-scale scientific research & development project or large scientific instrument project.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the project controls lead and Control Account Managers (CAMs) to develop and maintain:
  • Project work breakdown structure (WBS) and dictionary.
  • Summary and detailed, logic driven, resource loaded schedules.
  • Summary and detailed cost estimates.
  • Actual costs and accrual integration.
  • Risk identification and risk analysis.
  • Change control
  • Provide day-to-day support to the project with schedule and cost maintenance and status, forecasting and conducting what-if analysis.
  • Assist in generating monthly reports on project status and performance, to include analysis on SPI/CPI, variance explanation and critical path and near critical paths.
  • Attend technical and management meetings to understand and report status accurately.
  • Perform ad-hoc activities as directed by the project controls lead.
  • Support the CAMs and project management staff in preparing for various project reviews, including internal and external project status reviews.
  • Develop, present, and reinforce project management process and systems training for all applicable project staff, specifically the project control account managers (CAMs).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in project or construction management, business, engineering or equivalent.
  • Five years of experience successfully performing project controls duties as noted above for research-based project(s) within the DOE or Department of Defense (DOD).
  • Five years of project experience working within an EVMS environment compliant with EIA-748; to include setting baselines, incorporating baseline changes, producing monthly reports and variance analyses.
  • Solid understanding of project controls best practices regarding scope, time, cost, change and risk management; and a complete understanding of DOE Order 413.3b and EIA-748 compliant EVM.
  • Significant experience with Primavera and EVM cost processors.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • BS/BA in project or construction management, business, engineering or equivalent.
  • Eight years of experience successfully performing project controls duties as noted above for research-based project(s) within the DOE Office of Science within a national laboratory environment.
  • Eight years of project experience working within an EVMS environment compliant with EIA-748 and DOE Order 413.3b.
  • Experience with the DOE PARS II reporting system.
  • Significant hand-on experience with: Oracle Primavera, Deltek Cobra or similar cost processors, risk analysis and simulation software, change control applications, and custom system and report development.
  • Experience in developing and presenting training on project management principles or tools, specifically CAM training.
  • Experience with preparing for and participating in Independent Project Reviews (IPRs) and EVMS surveillance reviews.
  • Very strong communications skills, with the ability to successfully interact with DOE, project reviewers, senior laboratory management and senior project staff members.
  • High level of professionalism, personal integrity, and dependability
  • Adept at working in a cross-functional environment in a highly collaborative manner.
  • Extremely organized and able to conceptualize solutions when faced with complex challenges.

Special Requirements:

  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - External applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.
  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: None

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3220