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Los Alamos National Laboratory Commissioning Professional (Startup Specialist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Startup and Commissioning Group provides commissioning services to this senior laboratory in the DOE system, our campus spans 40 square miles and has almost 900 individual facilities. This position provides an ever changing daily routine with a mix of site wide field work and office work. Your projects will represent a broad range of scope ranging from simple HVAC and I&C upgrades to new research laboratories and infrastructure installations. With an increased effort in revitalization of existing facilities and new construction your skills will be utilized to insure that our facilities are operational and ready for use supporting Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission to solve national security challenges through simultaneous excellence.

The Commissioning Professional plans and conducts startup activities on projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Services include pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup testing, and initial operation to confirm that the facility and/or systems are capable of meeting specifications and design intent. They will act as the LANL liaison for third party commissioning subcontractors, provide technical guidance, assist in the navigation of LANL policies and procedures and will manage subcontracts. The Commissioning Professional will also coordinate startup between project engineering, construction, project operations personnel, subcontractors and vendors. They will provide input to project management, engineering, and construction to ensure startup requirements are incorporated into project activities, including review of project designs and construction to ensure operability and operating personnel safety.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of startup, operation, maintenance, or testing and has the ability to ensure quality work by defining project startup objectives and ensure that proper startup work plans, guidelines, and procedures are established and that work is performed within schedule and budget.

  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and facility operations criteria pertinent to equipment operation, startup, commissioning and design activities.

  • Ability to provide safety leadership,training, accident prevention, and implementing a Zero Accidents philosophy while assuring safety and security compliance.

  • Demonstrated e xperience in a lead role over other Startup staff for specific tasks as assigned and is able to direct and monitor assigned project startup and operations, and coordination with construction during field check out and pre- commissioning and testing and execution of the startup in the field.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of engineered systems and applications of startup, commissioning, and equipment and systems operations, possesses skills to contribute to the development of technical objectives and principles to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

  • Knowledge and understanding of legal requirements affecting construction management administration.

  • Technical knowledge in an applicable field engineering discipline, including knowledge of building codes, engineering standards, and construction technologies.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions in execution of equipment/system startup and commissioning, project management, construction management and design practice and/or administration.

  • Ability to conceptualize major elements of construction management programs and/or policies.

  • Demonstratedexperience in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports to include Commissioning Plan, Pre-commissioning Checklist, Functional Test Procedures, and Final Commissioning and Test Summary Reporting.


Position requires Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited institution and 12 years directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience specializing in an engineering discipline/engineering design including knowledge of building codes, engineering standards, and construction technologies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of the Laboratory's construction management policies, practices and procedures.

  • Experience with Building Automation and Data Acquisition Systems (BAS).

  • Familiarity with LEED principles and guidelines.

  • Familiarity with DOE HPSB Guiding principles.


Commissioning Certification recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Note to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the minimum and requirements of the position, along with a resume.

  • While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band. Offered salary will be determined based on experience of qualified candidate.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 2 years.

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 childbirth 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)

Additional Details

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances._**

*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 472.2 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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status Full Time Appointment Type Regular Regular

Contact Details
Contact Name Guzman, Guillermina (Mina)
Email mina_guzman@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC96562
Organization Name STUPCOMM/Start-up & Commissioning
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC96562
Category: Construction