Los Alamos National Laboratory Procurement Engineer 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Engineer 1 or 2 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.
Come and join an innovative team conducting groundbreaking research in defense of our nation at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Engineering Services-Engineering Project Delivery Group is seeking an enthusiastic Procurement Engineer 1 or 2 with an Electrical, I&C or Mechanical background and an interest to work on Capital Projects to join our team. The Procurement Engineer 1 or 2 will be responsible for evaluating and procuring nuclear Safety Class (Safety Related), Safety Significant, non-Safety Class and non-Safety Significant items and services for structures, systems and components at LANL.
If this interests you and you want to be part of an organization that offers a rewarding and cultivating environment, we want you to join our team.
Procurement Engineer 1 ($85,400 - $139,600)
Although not intended to be an exhaustive summary, as a Procurement Engineer 1, you will work with a team of engineers responsible primarily for LANL facility and site design/analysis by reviewing LANL construction projects to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Laboratory codes and standards. Accordingly, you will participate in design, analysis, and other review activities for non-reactor nuclear systems (systems include process and piping systems, cooling and heating water systems, pumps, non-reactor nuclear laboratory specialty gas distribution systems, and glovebox enclosure systems).
In order to achieve the above, you will:
Serve as a Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) on Design Engineering Services Subcontracts and Design-Build Services Subcontracts; review, manage, and approve bid summaries, submittals, staffing estimates and schedules; and provide design contract oversight and operational technical support.
Serve as a Procurement Engineering Representative on Integrated Project Teams for multiple LANL Capital Projects.
Perform work and oversee work to ensure conformance with facility system design and safety envelope requirements by reviewing proposed and existing system/facility designs for maintainability, operability, and conformance to facility operational and safety requirements and integration with equipment designs and to ensure compliance with the LANL Conduct of Engineering (CoE) Program, applicable policies, standards, and practices, ASME NQA-1, 2008 edition thru ASME NQA-1a, 2009 Addenda, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications, and safety and security related requirements.
Responsible for assisting in the design and constructability review processes and the interpretation of new and existing designs, design and installation drawings, design and procurement specifications, applicable codes and standards in order to develop and issue procurement packages.
Responsible for developing and issuing procurement packages that include Statements of Work, Subcontractor Submittal requirements, Technical and Quality Assurance requirements, acceptance testing and receipt inspection requirements, Security related requirements and Environmental, Safety and Health requirements.
Validate that all items, materials and services procured conform in all aspects to the approved design and comply with the LANL institutional procurement policies and procedures.
Procurement Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will:
Be responsible for developing, reviewing and issuing Commercial Grade Dedication packages in accordance with the LANL Commercial Grade Dedication Program.
Evaluate potential Suppliers and recommends those Suppliers that are most qualified based on the Management Level (Quality Level), technical and performance requirements of the item or services to be procured.
Prioritize and manage multiple tasks requiring varying and/or scarcity of resources, as well as, project schedule demands and Management direction.
Provide leadership and/or act as a Procurement Engineering subject matter expert to personnel in the following organizations: Design Engineering, Quality Assurance, Project Engineering, Field Engineering, Construction Groups, Project Management and Engineering Services Management to resolve any Procurement Engineering related issues throughout the lifecycle of the Capital Project(s).
Proactively anticipate, identify and address procurement issues prior to receipt inspection in order to ensure Project schedules are met. This will require frequent Supplier interface and expediting activities when necessary.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience providing technical support to the equipment procurement process.
Demonstrated effective communication and customer service skills across all levels and with both internal and external customers.
Knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, and applications of engineering methods.
Proficiency with personal computers and networking.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks requiring varying resources.
For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
Additional Job Requirements for Engineer 2:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Effectively communicate engineering solutions both verbally and in writing to Management personnel, Customers, Peers, Engineering and Construction personnel.
Experience demonstrating ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in order to meet project schedule demands and Management direction.
Demonstrated experience in preparation of technical documents that support procurement actions.
Sound knowledge of engineering, construction techniques and applications, including knowledge of engineering systems and calculations; applications of engineering methods; and application of technology aided engineering tools in order to solve facility and operations-based engineering problems.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and 0 to 2 years of practical work experience. Current registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) is highly desirable.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above. Current registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) is highly desirable.
Experienced working with schedules and cost control systems.
Demonstrated experience in preparing, reviewing and approving of technical documents that support procurement actions; including installation instructions, verifications, acceptance, and testing documents.
Experience in performing commercial grade item dedication and environmental equipment qualification to ensure that structures, systems, and components meet both technical and quality requirements.
Demonstrated experience in non-nuclear facility system, components, and structures design.
Experience as a Procurement Engineer/Specialist at a DOE facility or commercial Nuclear Power Plant.
Advanced engineering or technical degree.
Experience with glovebox designs.
Demonstrated working knowledge of LANL Engineering Standards and LANL Conduct of Engineering principles and procedures.
Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques, applications of Engineering and Construction methods.
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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)
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Vacancy Name: IRC85411
Organization Name ES-EPD/ The Engineering Services-Engineering Project Delivery Group
Req ID: IRC85411