Chief Operating Officer - Capital Projects

Fluor Corporation   •  

Los Alamos, NM

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


15+ years

Posted 300 days ago

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Job Description

Fluor Government Group (FGG) is seeking candidates to support the FGG scope of work at the Los Alamos national Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory has a capital project portfolio in excess of $4 billion dollars covering multiple line item projects valued in excess of $50 million each. In addition to the line item projects, there is an annual budget covering small capital projects of approximately $200 million. The Triad National Security Capital Projects organization is responsible for delivery of the facilities in a safe, secure, reliable and cost effective manner.

The Director for Capital Projects is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO-CP) in support of delivering the capital projects. Responsibilities of the Capital Projects team include:

(i) Perform design and construction activities for all projects as assigned;
(ii) Document project management requirements in accordance with DOE Order 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, or its successor;
(iii) Cooperate, collaborate, and interface with other NNSA Contractors to maximize efficiencies;
(iv) Perform initial project development (for all projects regardless of dollar value), project management, design, and construction management activities in accordance with required DOE Orders; and
(v) Maintain project baselines, comply with required reporting, develop Documented Safety Analyses, define quality requirements, ensure National Environmental Policy Act compliance, provide quarterly reports to the NNSA for assigned projects, support external reviews, and meet other requirements as defined in the Contract and as directed by the Contracting Officer.
The CP organization shall effectively use an Earned-Value/resource loaded Project Management System across the Laboratory to deliver projects on schedule, within budget, and to meet mission performance. The CP organization shall provide design and risk analysis, value engineering, configuration management, conceptual designs, preliminary designs, material testing, and surveying in support of engineering designs (Title I); final designs and construction drawings (Title II); and as-built drawings pursuant to construction inspections, surveying, and material testing (Title III) services for activities supporting NNSA and its programmatic customers. The CP organization shall provide the skills necessary to accomplish this work to the safety and quality levels required for all facilities up to and including nuclear facilities, as applicable, while meeting demanding customer time constraints and milestones.
Section II – Position Description

Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) provides operational and technical leadership for the integration, capability stewardship and mission execution functions within the Directorates supporting Capital Projects. This position is responsible for the operational success of the Directorates, including partnership with the Division Directors and integration of all resources needed to support Directorate operations. Incumbent provides operational leadership, vision, and advice in support of achieving operational excellence and achieving directorate mission strategy. Emphases include developing and implementing high-value approaches for laboratory operational efficiency and assured excellence, with a focus on safe, compliant, cost effective operations, and development and implementation of robust operational assurance methods. This position has a critical role in the Directorate’s success against a range of metrics including operating costs, strategic hiring, customer satisfaction, and performance metrics.

Responsible for enabling smooth and efficient execution of the assigned Directorate’s operations, mission execution and capability development with a day-to-day focus on operational excellence and a long-term focus on aligning organizational capabilities with future strategy development and vision. Provides leadership direction and oversight for the technical support resources, and operations components of the directorate. This position is responsible for developing innovative ways to advance research quality, methods and approaches to develop research talent, and monitoring and assessing directorate research quality performance in concert with Division management teams and technical support resources.

Quantitative Dimensions

Strategic: This position fully participates in and enables strategy development within the Directorate. All aspects of strategy execution that involve operational execution or capability development and stewardship are the responsibility of this position. This position must fully collaborate with the Division Directors to ensure that the Directorate has access to appropriate capabilities so as to enable successful integration of operations across the Directorate and Institution. This position must also collaborate with Directorate leaders to ensure that our internal investments result in the building of appropriate capability to enable execution of strategy and operations.

Operational: This position is a key position within the Directorate for supporting and driving laboratory-level change in our operational practices, systems and culture of excellence. This responsibility includes collaborating with peer COOs across the Institution on cross-cutting institutional strategic objectives. This position is responsible for the operational excellence (safety, security, etc.) for all staff in the Directorate and all of our (as applicable - high risk operations up to and including Category II nuclear operations, high security operations, biosafety operations, etc.).

To be Considered Candidates:

Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located and be able to interview on site., Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located.

Basic Job Requirements

• Accredited four (4) yeardegree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and twenty (20) years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to twenty-four (24) years if non-degreed; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements
• Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders
• Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines
• Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner

Other Job Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of science or engineering is required. A Ph.D or an advanced degree is preferred. This position requires at least 15 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience with preference given to candidates that have successfully led large, complex research organizations.

· Holds appropriate security clearances or ability to obtain same.
· Ability to lead and execute complex operations with broad range of individual experts in their fields
· Knowledge and expertise in the domain area of Directorate capabilities and those housed in other organizations around the DOE complex and within potential partner or competitor organizations.
· Strategic and conceptual thinking skills and creativity in approach
· Well-developed integration and planning, organizational development, and business skills
· Understanding of DOE, NNSA and associated agencies
· Financial acumen
· Well-developed leadership talent
· Excellent interpersonal, influence, teaming and communication skills
* Typically direct and responsible for all staff assigned to the project(s) through direct reports typically consisting of managers and supervisors heading up the various functions (i.e., Safety Manager, Quality Manager, Construction Manager/Superintendents, Site Services Manager, Engineering Manager, Contracts Manager and others as appropriate for the project(s))
• Typically serve as lead person to coordinate all activities and communication within the site/project areas as well as between those areas and other offices and locations
• Coordinate and implement indirect activities, internal and external, required to support a productive project execution; including functional staff support, support craft activities, and any other resource necessary to assure a safe and quality project execution
• Generally responsible to assure all work undertaken is within approved scope boundaries and is in full compliance with all pertinent requirements
• Responsibility typically includes serving as the single point of accountability to senior management, the client, and the community

Preferred Qualifications

• 25+ years of experience leading major capital project delivery in complex, high hazard environments
• Passionate commitment to Safety as demonstrated through personal leadership and behavior
• 5+ years leading DOE projects in compliance with DOE Order 413.3B (or equivalent)
• Experience with successfully delivering NQA-1 compliant facilities
• Prior experience leading self-perform construction under collective bargaining agreements
• Fixed price contract management experience
• Construction Management experience managing multiple engineering and construction contractors
• Experience implementing Advanced Work Packaging
• Lean Construction project delivery experience
• Prior experience developing and managing local small businesses
• Strong collaborative and interpersonal relationship skills
• Cultural Change experience in a complex organizational structure
• Experience working in both strong and week matrix project delivery organizational structures
• Strong mentoring skills with a proven track record of talent development
• Solid EVMS experience implementing “fit for purpose” solutions for both large and small capital projects
• Prior Nuclear Project experience is a plus
• Ability to obtain a Q clearance is required

Degree Required


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