Engineering Manager at Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. in Richland, Washington

Posted in Management 14 days ago.

Job Description:


Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for an Engineering Manager in Richland, WA.

Navarro is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to DOE, NASA, and DOD. Navarro's success is based on our customer service focus and our well-known responsiveness and innovation. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide best value to our clients.

This position will support Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration, LLC (HLMI). HLMI is located in Richland, WA, and operates, manages, and maintains the 222-S Laboratory Complex for the Department of Energy. The HLMI members are Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN), and Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International (Gaithersburg, MD).

HLMI is seeking an engineering manager to lead a team of multi-disciplined engineers responsible for the safe and reliable operation of an analytical services laboratory handling radioactive materials in support of the Hanford mission. The successful candidate will report to the Facilities Engineering Manager, and have direct responsibility for the performance of the team, and responding to analytical and operations organizations relying on structures, systems and components for continued operations.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Promote a positive, safety-conscious, and collaborative work environment consistent with the HLMI mission, vision, and values
  • Implement ISMS, VPP, HPI and EMS responsibilities within their area of responsibility
  • Effectively lead members of the multi-disciplined engineering team including encouraging their professional development and establishing arrangements that allow them to perform effectively in their lead area.
  • Establish engineering project delivery strategies including engagement of the supply chain and services provided by Other Hanford Contractors.
  • Lead the development and maintain control of the engineering elements of the project baseline including scope, schedule and budget.
  • Staff engineering levels consistent with the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Cost Estimating Input Sheets (CEIS) Full Time Equivalents (FTE) for respective organizational code as FY budgets allow
  • Proactively liaise with the Facilities Engineering Manager, other HLMI functional managers, DOE-ORP, and supply chain organizations in a concerted effort to match resource requirements with suitable candidate availability.
  • Ensure that robust Design Authority (DA) arrangements are established and maintained in accordance with HLMI Engineering Program Management Plan for the life of the project. This includes ensuring HLMI DA appointments are made, design agency interactions are established, and associated roles and responsibilities are agreed, understood by role holders and communicated.
  • Ensure that arrangements are put in place that provide timely and cost-effective access to supply chain support.
  • Ensure proper identification and implementation of engineering processes, procedures, standards and codes of practice to be used for the delivery of the project. Maintain compliance with DOE O 420.1C, Facility Safety.
  • Lead the provision of engineering support during design, procurement, fabrication, construction, testing, and turn-over of projects, and during ongoing facility maintenance activities.
  • In conjunction with operations and project management, generate periodic forecasts of the in-house and external support organization resource needs required to meet project needs.
  • Monitor, review and report on engineering status including progress against schedules and cost position and implement recovery actions as required.
  • Establish design review strategies and the level of verification and validation necessary to underpin engineering solutions that meet the safety, engineering and operational needs of projects.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • 12 years relevant Engineering experience

Desired Qualifications

  • 2 years Hanford Laboratories experience
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • PMP Certification
  • A Hanford Project Engineer Qualification
  • 5 years nuclear industry experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.

Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled


  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability