Thomas Thor USA, in support of Longenecker & Associates, is currently seeking a Project Controls Professional to support their vision and strategy at multiple National Laboratory locations in New Mexico.

These roles are offered as direct-hire roles, and include a full benefits package as well as a competitive salary and relocation assistance for candidates that qualify.

Role description

Longenecker & Associates is a woman-owned and operated small business with 30 years of experience providing technical, management, analytical and other support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) complex and sites, including many of the National Laboratories. They specialize in providing long-term and quick turnaround support in mission assurance – an optimized and integrated suite of systems, tools and processes that ensure compliance, enhance performance, reduce costs and increase efficiency, project delivery – including a wide range of capabilities directly related to tailoring the implementation of DOE Order 413.3B, operations support – providing expert advice and resources to strengthen high hazard operations, and business strategy – to underpin effective operations.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to enhancing national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

LANL is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center which aligns their strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy , and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future.

In November of 2018, Los Alamos National Laboratory began operating under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The NNSA awarded the contract to Triad on June 8, 2018.  Triad is a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and The Regents of the University of California (UC).

Longenecker and Associates in support of Triad National Security at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a Project Controls Individual to support their vision and strategy.

Location:      Los Alamos National Laboratory, near Santa Fe, New Mexico


  • Ability to integrate schedules, attach and manage baselines
  • Accountable for managing a PMB, including change control
  • Administers strong critical thinking skills while demonstrating Project Management capabilities.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel required
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience with Primavera 6 and Microsoft Project Software with complex schedules
  • Knowledge of scheduling in an EVM environment or developmental environment
  • Administer schedule development and maintenance, statusing, coaching others, and helping set up best practices for schedule focused activities

Essential skills

We are currently recruiting applicants that are legally entitled to work in the United States of America and have an Active Q Clearance (or the ability to receive Q Clearance).

  • 8 years’ experience with Integrated Scheduling and Primavera 6
  • Experience in a DOE environment
  • Ability to integrate information from multiple sources to form a comprehensive perspective
  • Identifies interdependencies in cross-functional projects
  • Skilled at analyzing setbacks and seek honest feedback to learn from mistakes
  • Translates vision and policy into concrete work activities
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field

Desired skills

Longenecker and Associates is seeking someone who can make a long-term commitment and has the willingness and desire to add significant value to their organization


The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary, excellent benefits, and relocation assistance.

As the newest addition to the Thomas Thor North America team, Recruitment Consultant Jaleesa is involved in all steps of the recruitment process including talent mapping, sourcing and developing candidate/client relationships, constructing offer packages and coordinating with clients. She also partners with teammates and customers to obtain clear view on strategic or financial objectives and hiring needs to develop and implement a targeted talent acquisition strategy for their needs. Jaleesa demonstrates strong values in teamwork, drive for results, strategic thinking, accountability, and customer service. Her primary focus is to provide talent acquisition services to the commercial nuclear, NNSA and DOE markets. In addition to her primary role Jaleesa has also contributed to the growth of our team through conducting various recruiting trainings and is a member of the project team for our global ATS integration. Prior to starting her current role in August of 2019 Jaleesa was the College Recruiter for FirstEnergy Holding Company for more than 3 years. In this role she fully managed recruitment for the Co-Op/Intern College program for all of FirstEnergy with an average program size of 150 students per year. She was also responsible for program reporting and analytics and partnering with Colleges/Universities within FirstEnergy footprint to attract top and diverse talent. Since obtaining her Bachelor’s in Psychology degree from Case Western Reserve University Jaleesa has become a senior level results driven HR professional with 11 years focused experience in Strategic Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement and Talent Development initiatives. From supporting small-mid size international companies to regional large organizations employing 15,000-33,000 people, Jaleesa gained extensive knowledge in many aspects of the Human Resources field and recently obtain her SHRM Senior Certified Professional certification in July 2019 after also renewing her CDR (Certified Diversity Recruiter) designation. She is comfortable working with all levels of leadership from customer service reps and line supervisors to Sr. VPs and CIOs. Jaleesa truly enjoys being an active change agent for organization initiatives that aim to create a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jaleesa Hendking