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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:
Los Alamos is located approximately 35 mi (56 km) to the northwest of
Santa Fe. The elevation is approximately 7,320 feet (2,230 m) and total land area is 11.14 square miles. The geography of Los Alamos lends itself to several sports and recreational activities. Skiing is possible on 10,440 ft. Pajarito Mountain between November and April. Snowshoeing is possible at Valles Caldera National Preserve and other locations weather permitting. Los Alamos National Laboratory is the area's largest employer (10,500 employees), and is foundational to the economy of Los Alamos, with an annual budget of about $2.45 billion. Approximately 40% of the laboratory's employees live in Los Alamos, while the remainder commute from Santa Fe, Española, Taos, and Albuquerque.

This position is located with the US Army Engineer District, Albuquerque Engineering and Construction Division, Construction, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


You would serve as the Project Engineer for one or more civil works and/or military construction projects with the responsibility for supervision of construction and administration of construction contracts. You would perform Quality assurance of projects to assure the contractor fulfills the obligation to provide construction in accordance with plans and specifications, study and interpret plans to resolve disagreements, negotiate with contractors on field changes and perform a variety of construction management duties.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel (TDY) is 15%

Relocation Authorized

  • No