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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Civil Engineer Structural Engineer (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC78213


Job Title Civil Engineer Structural Engineer (R&D Engineer 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name E-1/Mechanical and Thermal Engineering

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

The Office of Seismic Hazards and Risk Mitigation (OSHRM) is a team that is focused on earthquake engineering and risk management for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). We are part of the Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Group within the Engineering Technology and Design (E) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience evaluating the static and dynamic, linear and nonlinear response of structures, systems and components constructed from reinforced concrete and steel

  • Familiarity with preparing design documentation (drawings, specifications, calculations and reports) for reinforced concrete and steel structures

  • Familiarity with finite element analysis tools (e.g. SAP2000, GTSTRUDL, ANSYS, Abaqus, LS-DYNA)

  • Familiarity with commercial building codes and standards (e.g. IBC, ASCE-7, ACI 318, AISC 360)

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work with coworkers with different technical backgrounds

  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality and timeliness of deliverables

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with nuclear facility codes and standards (e.g. DOE-STD-1020, ASCE-4, ASCE-43, ANSI/ANS-2.26, ANSI/ANS-2.29, ACI 349, AISC N690)

  • Experience with programming languages such as Fortran, C++, Python, Tcl

  • Experience with mathematical computation programs such as Matlab or Mathcad

  • Experience with probabilistic analysis/design methodologies

  • Experience in performing soil-structure interaction analysis

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to3000 htz), sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, typing or keyboarding.


  • Minimum BS degree in civil/structural engineering (or related field) from and ABET accredited engineering college or university program and 5 years or more of relevant professional experience, or

  • MS degree in civil/structural engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and 2 years of relevant professional experience , or

  • PhD in civil/structural engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.

Notes to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements is required for full consideration.

Additional Details:

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.

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.

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: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

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. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)

Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC78213