Los Alamos National Laboratory Fire Protection Engineer (Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Engineer 2 or 3 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.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for an enthusiastic mid-level Fire Protection Engineer to join its Engineering Services- Fire Protection Engineering Group (ES-FP). ES-FP provides institutional oversight, leadership, and technical resources for safe, high quality, and cost-effective fire protection systems and programs in support of LANL operations.
We are looking for a dedicated professional who will act as a key contributor by fully applying and interpreting industry standard principles, tools, and technologies within fire protection. In this role, you will lead and or assist senior fire protection staff with the planning, design review, and analysis of fire suppression system designs and calculations, including sprinkler, fire pump, fire alarm, and mass notification systems; review and approve fire protection system design; provide analysis of existing facilities for code compliance; and review LANL construction projects to ensure compliance with LANL and nationally recognized codes and standards.
If this interests you, and you want to be part of an organization that fosters a cultivating and rewarding environment of growth, while being part of an institution that is innovative in conducting groundbreaking research, we then want you to join our team!
Fire Protection Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
The Engineer 2 will perform building, fire code, and fire hazard analyses and prepare engineering evaluation documents for LANL facilities and construction projects. The on-site fire protection system evaluations will analyze life safety requirements for new and existing buildings subject to renovations, including building code compliance, occupancy determination, occupant load calculations, and egress analysis. You will also interface with facility project personnel, including other engineering disciplines to coordinate project designs, daily facility support and fire protection program implementation activities.
Fire Protection Engineer 3 ($103,500 - $172,800)
In addition to what was outlined above, at this level, the Engineer 3 will help mitigate and or reduce fire consequences— loss of life, personal injury, property damage, etc.— by applying engineering fundamentals; conducting research; and performing fire hazard analyses and fire hazard evaluations, with respect to detection and suppression of fires. In doing so you, you will apply advanced and broad knowledge of industry technical codes, standards, and practices to ensure DOE liabilities are protected from inherent risks of fire. Experience working with and application of Code of Federal Regulations and DOE orders pertaining to fire protection and fire protection programs is central to this position.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, you must exhibit sound knowledge of Fire Protection:
Principles and procedures, design guides, appropriate standards, and appropriate standards.
Systems and calculations, applications of fire protection methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools to conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems.
Work planning and control methods.
Maintenance techniques and construction methodologies; and
Working knowledge of project and process fire protection practices.
Accordingly, the successful candidate will possess:
Proven Experience applying fire protection concepts to the design, operation, commissioning and maintenance of fire protection and life safety systems and features.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge of, or the ability to learn and apply Fire Protection engineering concepts, building construction, National Fire Protection, Association (NFPA) codes and standards (especially NFPA 1, 10, 13, 14, 20, 25, 30, 45, 72, 101 and 801), and Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements associated with fire protection program implementation.
Skill, or ability to learn and apply Highly Protected Risk (HPR) criteria; including knowledge of FM Global and/or GE-Gap (Industrial Risk Insurers), Underwriters Laboratories and other NRTL listings/approvals used in commercial construction and HRP facilities.
Proven skill in providing technical analysis and report writing.
Skill or ability to assist in the development, review, and maintenance of Fire Hazard Analyses (FHAs) and other technical evaluation documents with senior mentorship.
Strong ability to interpret and apply the Life Safety Code for new construction and renovations to existing facilities.
Additional Job Requirements for Fire Protection Engineer 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires advanced to expert experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, including demonstrated ability in leading all aspects of the requirements above, and that of the Fire Protection Engineer 2 position
Education/Experience at Level 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.
Education/Experience at Level 3: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 6 practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.
Knowledge of relevant Laboratory procedures, standards and guides.
Working knowledge of industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
Experience with implementing/ oversight of a DOE Fire Protection Program at the site wide level.
Familiar with fire sprinkler system hydraulic calculations and be able to read/evaluate hydraulic calculations from various programs.
Advanced engineering or technical degree is highly desired.
Current registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT); current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.
Note to Applicants: Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills (Please save cover letter with job number and name).
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination; Climbing Ladders; Sitting; Standing; Walking; Balancing
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Vacancy Name: IRC84787
Organization Name ES-FP/Fire Protection - Group Office
Req ID: IRC84787