Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Control System Engineer 2/3 (Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Electrical Control System Engineer 2/3 (Engineer 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US


What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work with a team of multidisciplinary engineers responsible for LANL facility and site design/ analysis work & review of LANL construction projects to ensure that the designs comply with Federal, State and LANL codes & standards.

  • Responsible for Instrumentation and Controls (I & C) engineering performance and oversight of design/analysis calculations, drawings & specifications, and system tests for higher complexity projects.

  • Develop design details, equipment data sheets, calculations, engineering plans and specifications; that incorporate the applicable design requirements including nuclear safety requirements.

  • Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and the customer during the development of project deliverables.

  • Support the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations.

  • Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

This position will be filled at either the Electrical Engineer (Control System Engineer) 2 or 3 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.

Electrical Control System Engineer 2:

  • Demonstrated broad based Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) experience with projects involving new facilities, facility modifications, & safety instrumented systems.

  • Experience with delivery construction documents.

  • Experience I&C design/analyses in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC), National Electrical Code (NEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Instrumentation Society of America (ISA), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), is required.

  • Knowledge/Understanding of codes & standards for I&C engineering.

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated leadership, quality, and safety values, to internal and external customers (i.e. stakeholders, vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors).

  • Demonstrated experience in control system analyses in accordance with IBC and IEBC


BS degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited university.

  • Engineering Intern Certification.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

Additional Job Requirements for the Electrical Control System Engineer 3:

  • Demonstrated proficiency regarding I&C engineering, and design of new facilities and facility modifications.

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

  • Demonstrated proficiency with the national codes and standards for I&C engineering.

  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision.

  • Significant technical knowledge in non-reactor nuclear facility I&C design.

  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to electrical design implementation

  • Professional Engineering certification.

  • Familiarity with LANL engineering processes and procedures.

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.

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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

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 Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) Group responsible for design services and the Conduct of Engineering (CoE) program implementation at LANL.

Appointment Type Regular


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Contact Details

Contact Name Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Email barbp@lanl.gov

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Req ID: IRC71209