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

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) 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.

Put your engineering talents to good use by joining our world-class Cognizant Systems Engineering team! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for exceptional System Engineers to join our Engineering Groups. Our diverse workforce enjoys a work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on important systems directly impacting national security.

The Engineering Services Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory 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 Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) position within the Engineering Services Division (ESD) is assigned to the Facility System Engineering & Management (ES-FE) Group responsible for plant engineering services and the Conduct of Engineering (COE) program implementation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The positions are in nuclear or non-nuclear facilities across 26 miles of the Laboratory. The 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.

Cognizant System Engineer 3 ($103,500 - $172,800)

Position requires a skilled professional who is fully competent in all design engineering or system engineering.The successful candidate will be expected to independently perform root cause analysis and engineered equivalency analysis in the areas of electrical, instrumentation and control, mechanical, structural/civil, or fire protection.

Cognizant System Engineer 4 ($125,200 - $210,600)

Position typically requires a seasoned, experienced professional who has the ability to lead and build CSE capability around Vital Safety Systems Assessments (VSSA) and System Health Reporting (SHR). In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will be an expert within Facility Engineering and Engineering Services management and serve as a key advisor to deployed engineers.

What You Need

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise

Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated technical experience in design engineering or system engineering: calculations, work planning, control methods, industry codes/standards, maintenance techniques, construction methodologies, technical baseline maintenance, troubleshooting operations-based engineering problems, as well as the demonstrated ability to provide solutions for a wide range of complex problems in a nuclear or industrial facility operation.


Demonstrated ability working collaboratively, including participating in the implementation and commissioning of new techniques and unconventional methods related to system engineering and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet tight schedules and accomplish project goals while effectively networking with peers across an organization, business unit, and/or institution.

Tools and Systems

Advanced knowledge of and experience providing solutions for an extensive and diverse range of complex problems through the application of technology aided engineering tools such as CAD, CNC, CAE, etc. Proven ability to program and develop unique software analysis tools to resolve complex issues.


Demonstrated knowledge of safety issues or potential hazards relating to nuclear or industrial facility operation systems and devices and the use of design features to mitigate risks and hazards, including the demonstrated ability to define deliverable and/or lead projects related to safety.


Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel and customers, as well as experience providing technical direction, mentoring, coordinating/monitoring the work of others, and serving as a role model for effective and creative technical leadership.

Additional Job Requirements for Cognizant System Engineer 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:

Technical Expertise

Extensive knowledge and experience as a senior technical advisor overseeing and assessing Vital Safety Systems, the conduct of maintenance engineering implementation, the identification of nuclear and high-hazard facility system aging and degradation. Demonstrated experience working with industry, regulatory and complex codes, standards, and criteria pertain to System Engineering and Vital Safety Systems such as DOE O 420.1 B, DOE STD-1073, and proven ability to build capability for CSEs in performing Vital Safety System assessments and preparing System Health Reports.


Advanced knowledge of and experience contributing as a leader in systems engineering, through the proven ability to integrate and coordinate multi-facility deployed, cross-functional technical work activities. Experience in leadership as demonstrated through the proven ability to develop reports and deliverables for senior management through Performance Based Indicators and lead projects while enhancing the technical and professional skills of junior engineers through active mentoring and training.

Education/Experience at lower level :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.

Education/Experience at higher level :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 12 years of practical work experience necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to facility design, operation, and maintenance.

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

  • An advanced degree in a related field is preferred.

  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desirable.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the minimum requirements and desired qualifications noted above.

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)

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.

  • 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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Duran, Kelly J
Email kellyd@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-551-4960
Vacancy Name: IRC83481
Organization Name ES-FE/Engineering Services - Facilities Engineering
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Req ID: IRC83481
Category: Engineering