Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Engineering 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Job Title Engineer 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.
Contribute to a dynamic team of facility engineering professionals that provide engineering solutions across a wide variety of buildings at one of the most important research facilities in the world. Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for an enthusiastic senior-level design engineers with an interest in building systems and infrastructure to work in the Engineering Services – Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) group. This posting is for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.
Engineer 3 ($103,500—$172,800)
The Engineering role supports a business function that implements the framework for the disciplined execution of effective engineering at LANL through application of national consensus codes and standards, recognized quality standards, Department of Energy (DOE) Orders, Laboratory requirements, and federal, state, and local regulations. Integrates with other engineering disciplines, document control, safety basis, operations, maintenance, project management, or any other organization that needs engineering input to accomplish LANL deliverables. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in the preparation of engineering deliverables. Utilizes engineering technology to accomplish work and continuously improves work processes to meet customer needs.
Engineer 4 ($125,200—$210,600)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will be considered a Senior Design Engineer. Accordingly, you will be expected to lead all activities associated at the Engineer 3 level. In addition, you may serve as a team lead responsible for the mentoring of junior staff; be assigned moderate to complex assignments; and be able to work independently and as part of the a team; and utilizes engineering technology to accomplish work and continuously improves work processes to meet customer needs.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Working knowledge and understanding to simulate fluid flow applications of air flow in plenums using with the CFD Module in COMSOL Multiphysics software.
Expert knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, design guides, appropriate standards, and administrative practices, including engineering systems and calculations, applications of engineering methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools to conventional and non-conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems.
Expert knowledge of engineering maintenance techniques and construction methodologies.
Expert knowledge of project and process engineering practices.
Skilled in obtaining, evaluating and comparing equipment selections from manufacturer’s representatives.
Highly skilled in developing Contract Documents consisting of drawings and specifications to define changes to buildings and infrastructure.
Proven experience in effectively communicating engineering solutions both verbally and in writing for management, customers, peers, and craft personnel.
Highly proficient in accomplishing work in accordance with the Conduct of Engineering (CoE) and applicable Federal, State, and Laboratory codes and standards.
Proven experience in representing the design agency through interface and coordination with other engineering disciplines and the customer’s representative during design and construction.
Proven ability to work in a dynamic environment as a member of a multi-discipline team of engineers and designers.
Proven ability to mentor junior-level design engineers to perform the requirements described above.
Additional Job Requirements for Engineer 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Independently lead all activities listed under the Engineer 3 position.
Broad knowledge of industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
Demonstrated leadership experience involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations.
Education/Experience at lower level: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 6 years of relevant experience implementing the requirements described above.
Education/Experience at higher level: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with 12 years of relevant experience implementing the requirements described above.
Professional Engineering License
Ability to produce designs utilizing AutoCAD tools and work processes.
Proficient with COMSOL Multiphysics software and experienced with mechanical facility design and design review
Note to Applicants:
Technical writing sample: With your application, provide a one paragraph sample of technical writing describing the challenges Design Engineers face when working within a multi-discipline design engineering team.
Career Opportunities : Successful and motivated Engineering Department employees can elect a career path as an engineering specialist, engineering manager, and project engineer as well as project management.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. 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. 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.
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.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position at the higher level is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Vacancy Name: IRC84435
Organization Name ES-EPD/Engineering Project Delivery
Req ID: IRC84435