Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Engineer (Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As the selected candidate, you will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to:
Serve as a contact point for utility electrical engineering matters, including all aspects of electrical safety, power quality, power monitoring, system maintenance, and critical power reliability/redundancy issues.
Perform Power System Engineering Studies including Short Circuit, Device Coordination, Equipment Sizing, and Arc Flash for both medium and low voltage equipment.
Complete electrical designs for sustainment, restoration, modernization, and construction projects to correct emergency power deficiencies, improve system reliability, and increase power availability for existing and new facilities, and external customers.
Develop electrical details, design/analysis calculations, specifications, etc. that incorporate the applicable design requirements for utility projects.
Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and the customer during the development of project deliverables.
Support the associated safety analyses, hazard evaluations, and lessons learned exercises.
Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program.
Coordinate with PNM and Los Alamos County for Bulk Electric System (BES) planning, operation, maintenance, and modifications.
Review and implement NERC Standards and Requirements applicable to NNSAL’s current registration.
Perform disturbance and abnormal event investigations on utility system upon request from Operations and Maintenance.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated broad-based, engineering experience with projects involving electrical design for new utility equipment, modernization of the aging utility grid and incorporation of smart technology.
Significant experience with electrical analyses in accordance with the national codes and standards for electrical engineering, including the IBC, NESC, NEC, IEEE, NETA, NFPA 70E, and OSHA.
Experience working with SKM or ETAP power tools or a similar power system analysis software package.
Familiarity with Power System Load Flow (PSLF) software or similar software for transmission system power flow modeling.
Demonstrated experience with the preparation of design/analysis calculations, specifications, details, drawings, as well as the preparation of special tests and inspections for the electrical discipline.
Knowledge of electrical engineering, principles, design guides and appropriate standards. Knowledge of engineering work planning coordination.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Education/Experience: 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.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to electrical design implementation
Professional Engineering certification.
Familiarity with LANL engineering processes and procedures.
Working knowledge of SEL relays and programming.
Understanding of the basics of protective relaying.
Familiarity with NERC Reliability Standards for TOP, TO, and DP registered entities.
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)
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 Electrical Engineer position within ES Division is assigned to the Utilities and Infrastructure (ES-UI) Group responsible for system engineering, utility design services and the Conduct of Engineering (CoE) program implementation at LANL.
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. 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.
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Vacancy Name: IRC85675
Organization Name ES-UI/Facility System Engineering Util & Infrastructure
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC85675