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Argonne National Laboratory Project Specialist in Lemont, Illinois

Project Specialist

Requisition Number: 410176 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: General Business Management Division: PMO-Project Management Organization Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory has an opportunity for a talented Project Specialist within the Project Management Office Division.

The Project Specialist functions as a project manager for facilities maintenance, repair and modifications projects. Prepares project estimates, Davis-Bacon Determinations, NEPA, Baseline Survey and necessary contracts of agreements for the following types of work: 1) Crafts non Davis-Bacon covered work: requires contact with laboratory customers to define and estimate work followed by management of crafts, personnel, performing the service request work. 2) Pre-approved contractors work: where work is determined to be Davis-Bacon, the customer’s requirements may be met with the use of Pre-Approved contractors. Requiring contact with laboratory customers to define and estimate work, preparing bid documents, conducting pre-bid work through and oversight of work after award.

Assistance during construction period may be provided by construction field representatives depending on size and nature of project.

Functions as a commissioning agent for new installations as well as modifications, repair and overhaul of systems including but not limited to chillers, boilers, HVAC systems, and utility supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in managing in a union environment and labor relations. Performing to customer expectations.
  • Knowledge of boilers; boiler control systems, medium pressure team transmission, condensate return systems, chemical treatments for steam water; chiller operation, chiller construction, central chilled water distribution systems, evaporation and compressor type chillers, refrigerants; HVAC components including air handling units, duct work, heating and cooling coil construction/operation/protection; low voltage power distribution; pump construction/operation/maintenance; supervisory control and monitoring systems, man-machine interface definition, primary element requirements; water treatment processes and apparatus.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and coordinate concurrent projects, prepare estimates, review contractor submittals, and control costs.
  • Working skills in job related use of computers.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of internal and external contacts and to build excellent working relationships.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

This position involves the broad application of principles, theories and concepts in the discipline. This position provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems, using judgment within defined policies and procedures.

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