Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Facility Engineer (Engineer 3-$87,800-$144,800)

LANL is looking for electrical, instrumentation and controls, mechanical, structural, or fire protection engineers who will be expected to perform the following duties of this position:

  • System Engineering and Configuration management support:

  • Modification definition and control

  • Implementation of the facility safety basis

  • Technical baseline maintenance

  • Monitoring, tracking, and trending of major systems

  • Definition of maintenance requirements

  • Troubleshooting; root cause analysis

  • Preparation of detailed corrective maintenance instructions for complex or critical systems

  • Engineered equivalency analysis

  • Field implementation of the Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program.

Facility Engineer (Engineer 4-$105,600-$178,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the primary duties of this position include:

  • As an expert within the organization, builds Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) capability around Vital Safety Systems Assessments (VSSA) and System Health Reporting (SHR)

  • Serves as a key advisor to deployed engineers, and is responsible for leading, developing, reviewing and integrating deployed CSE activities

  • Provides advice and consultation to Facility Engineering and Engineering Services management related to all aspects of facility engineering support to LANL

  • Mentors less experienced engineers in support of improving Engineering Services support to facilities and projects

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Facility Engineer (Engineer 3)

  • Demonstrated expert technical experience in design engineering or facility engineering for nuclear or industrial facility operations with the following minimum expertise by discipline:

  • Electrical – Facility power distribution, lighting, arch-flash calculations, protective device coordination NEC requirements

  • Instrumentation and Control – Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and building automation systems design and implementation

  • Structural – Facility structural analysis and design including seismic anchorage and supports

  • Mechanical – Ventilation, HEPA filters, HVAC, piping, pressure systems including associated code requirements

  • Fire Protection – Water and chemical agent fire suppression systems and fire alarm systems and expert knowledge of NFPA codes

  • Extensive knowledge/understanding of engineering systems and calculations, applications of engineering methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools to conventional and non-conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems

  • Significant experience with engineering work planning and control methods

  • Expert knowledge of engineering maintenance techniques and construction methods

  • Demonstrated expert experience in engineering including design, commissioning, troubleshooting, and technical baseline maintenance

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry codes and standards in respective discipline

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbally

  • Proficiency with personal computers

Education: Bachelor of Science in engineering

Facility Engineer (Engineer 4)

  • Expert knowledge in Conduct of Maintenance and Conduct of Engineering implementation.

  • Demonstrated experience as a senior technical advisor leading the assessment of Vital Safety Systems

  • Extensive experience in the identification of nuclear and high-hazard facility system aging degradation

  • Expert knowledge of industry, regulatory and DOE/NNSA complex codes, standards, and criteria

  • pertinent to Facility Engineering and Vital Safety Systems such as DOE 0 420.1 B, and DOE STD-1073

  • Proven ability to monitor assigned systems to trend performance, identify deficiencies and recommend upgrades and prepare effective System Health Reports

  • Understand and capable of developing meaningful Performance Based Indicators for assigned systems

  • Proven ability to integrate and coordinate multi-facility deployed, cross-functional technical work activities as a leader or a member of a team

Desired Skills

  • Expert knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, safety basis development, design guides, appropriate standards, and administrative practices as applied to DOE non-reactor nuclear and high hazard facilities

  • Knowledge of DOE Directives and Standards applicable to facility design, operation, and maintenance

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

426.2:This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

Engineering Services (ES) Division of LANL develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission. The Facility Engineer position within ES Division is assigned to the Facility Engineering (ES-FE) Group responsible for plant engineering services and the Conduct of Engineering (CoE) program implementation at LANL. The CoE program elements including processes, standards, training, and qualification are generally applicable throughout the life cycle of a facility. They exist to effectively manage risks and satisfy customer requirements, needs, and expectations in a safe, secure, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner.

Join LANL's best and brightest and become part of the team that provides the environment to deliver system solutions for our country's national security, now and in the future.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Organization Name: ES-FE/Facilities Engineering

Email: barbp@lanl.gov

Job Title: Engineer 3/4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC60143