Los Alamos National Laboratory Water Distribution System Engineer in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for an exceptional Water Distribution System Engineer 2 to join our team within the Engineering Services Utilities and Infrastructure (ES-UI) Group. ES-UI is seeking an individual with engineering design skills to support the expanding LANL mission. The Laboratory has a footprint of over 42 square miles with extensive infrastructure including building sites, roads, transportation structures and miles of utility lines running throughout the laboratory. This position will primarily support the potable and firewater distribution system, operation, and maintenance program. The selected candidate will work as part of the Utility Engineering Team designing, maintaining and upgrading utility infrastructure. Engineering design work will include development of plan and profile drawings, new tie-in requests, system modifications and configuration management, system modeling (static and dynamic), and miscellaneous design projects and studies. Successful candidate will also develop design details, calculations, equipment data sheets, specifications, etc. that incorporate the applicable design requirements. The successful candidate will interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and the customer during the development of the design, and be part of the team observing the construction and turnover of assigned projects.
Water Distribution System Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
Apply industry recognized standards AWWA, NFPA, industry codes and standards, and applicable LANL engineering standards to the LANL Utility Water Distribution System. Develop Standards and specifications for inclusion in the LANL Engineering Standards Manual, Master Specifications, Standard Drawings, and Operations and Maintenance Manual.
Repond to and resolve operation and maintenance issues with engineering solutions that meet applicable codes and standards. Ensure expectations are established and met. Ensure maintenance instructions/checklists are currently in the UI preventive maintenance program. Periodically, conduct in-field observations of maintenance work.
Perform conventional design, analysis, and static and dynamic system modeling.
Performs drawings and specifications for various water projects including facility water line tie-ins and new water line installations.
Demonstrates understanding of Water Distribution Systems and a willingness to learn.
Review and comment on engineering designs/studies/assessments by LANL Engineering Project Delivery and other AE firms. Ensure that all comments are adequately addressed to ensure reliable and safe LANL UI Infrastructure Systems.
Accountable for providing accurate, safe and cost effective engineering design that provides reliable service. All work shall adhere to Laboratory safety and security policies. Accountable to peers in UI to provide SME Expertise as an integrated team member. Effectively communicate with the lead Water Distribution Engineer, fellow UI team members, LANL workers, DOE/NNSA, outside government agencies, and LANL subcontractors.
Individually or with a Team, perform field work (i.e.; site visits, construction site walkdowns, construction inspection assistance, for example), as needed.
Review and approve vendor submittals and design modifications as required for project completion and other duties as assigned.
Works under limited direction; receives general instruction on new assignments. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Determines approaches to solutions, plans schedule, work with Water distribution system engineer in accomplishing objectives.
Prepares documents, studies, calculations, and reports associated with the Water Distribution System.
Establish and maintain technical baseline requirements to ensure the safe and reliable operations, maintenance and construction for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Water Distribution System.
Fosters a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in design engineering or system engineering in utility or industrial system operations.
Demonstrated experience with applicable industry codes and standards.
Demonstrated experience in commissioning, troubleshooting, and technical baseline maintenance of a similar system(s).
Demonstrated ability to communicate well, both written and verbal.
Demonstrated experience with Bentley Water Gems or other similar modeling platform, to include hydraulic analysis and modeling.
Demonstrated experience with Auto Cad or other drafting platforms.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or other related engineering discipline) from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.
Working knowledge and experience with other related utility disciplines, such as Sanitary Wastewater and Storm Water Systems.
Demonstrated experience in managing and directing the work of others.
Demonstrated experience in project management.
Demonstrated experience with preparing and managing budgets and having fiscal responsibility for projects and programs.
Knowledge of LANL Conduct of Engineering Program and DOE Orders and Standards applicable to Water Distribution System design and implementation.
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification - or certification that the candidate has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Professional Engineer registration desirable.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration for the position, please submit in addition to a comprehensive resume, a detailed cover letter that address the minimum requirements and any desired qualifications.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 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 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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name C de Baca, Jessica Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC93833
Organization Name ES-UI/ Engineering Services Utilities & Infrastructure
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC93833