Subcontract Technical Representative - Los Alamos, NM
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

Job Description

Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.   Tetra Tech, Inc. is currently seeking a Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) to manage subcontractor performance of ground and surface water monitoring, well drilling and other tasks as assigned.  This position will be responsible for supporting project managers and subcontract administrators throughout the life of assigned subcontracts.    The successful candidate shall work with various organizations on and around the Los Alamos National Laboratory site and verify compliance with subcontract requirements including Training, Security, Environmental Health and Safety, and Quality Assurance.  Areas of responsibility include: subcontract requirement development support, work execution oversight, on-site coordination, day-to-day technical / administrative guidance, subcontractor invoice review, and closeout activities in accordance with the terms and conditions of complex subcontracts and Department of Energy (DOE) site-specific requirements.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security and integral part of every task.
  • Oversees and monitors performance of subcontractors performing complex subcontracts.
  • Assists subcontract administrators with the development of Request for Proposal (RFP) packages
  • Provides technical advice, guidance and counsel to project or program personnel as assigned on specific assignments by providing the resolution of technical questions arising in the assigned subcontract
  • Coordinates arrangement for subcontractor site access
  • Provides daily coordination with project subcontractors
  • Facilitates and often leads project progress meetings
  • Maintains daily reports of subcontractor’s activities
  • Evaluates subcontractors’ progress and reviews subcontractor invoices for approval
  • Reviews all document submittals (shop drawings, submittals, product data, and samples) provided by subcontractors
  • Provides field management and enforcement of cost and schedule, technical, and environmental health and safety subcontract performance within the terms of the subcontract

Job Requirements

  • Degree in engineering, construction, or business management
  • Minimum of eight years of related experience
  • Responsible for the management of subcontractors in their performance of subcontracted work scope from conception to closeout
  • Oversee and monitor subcontractor performance in accordance with the terms and conditions of complex subcontracts and Department of Energy (DOE) requirements
  • Provides guidance to less experienced subcontract technical representatives in the management of subcontractor performance
  • Lead the evaluation of subcontractor change proposals and preparation of change order proposals to the client

  • Demonstrated experience in managing subcontractors in their performance of complex subcontract activities
  • Proficiency in supporting the formation and administration of subcontracts including statement of work development, bidder pre-qualification, bid evaluation, subcontractor performance monitoring, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps
  • Proven work experience and knowledge of sampling and maintenance practices, applicable government and industry regulations, standards and practices
  • Proven experience and knowledge in the operation and repair of facility support systems including HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, drawings and schematics
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office WORD, EXCEL and POWER POINT
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in identifying problem areas, investigating alternative solutions, and determining actions to be performed on problems affecting facility maintenance and site service type subcontracts
  • Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with customers, co-workers, and managers. Demonstrated record of commitment to a working environment of quality  
  • Extensive experience in Project Management and administration of the technical performance of subcontracts, from bidder pre-qualifications, through subcontract closeout
  • Working level knowledge of subcontract policies and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Have a strong familiarity with the Work Management processes and procedures including subcontractor proposal evaluation and preparation of proposals to the client  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age.   If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at  Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.   Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.   If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.

Tetra Tech is an EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability employer.  Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Los Alamos, NM
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/18/2019

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

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