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

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Construction Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Job responsibilities outlined below will be the minimum assigned to the candidate level.

Construction Engineer 3 (Electrical): ($80,100 -$131,000)

  • This position reports to the Construction Engineering Manager.

  • Act as Construction Engineer Lead if assigned.

  • Mentor and guide Construction Engineer 2 in performing construction engineering duties.

  • Resolve construction issues with Design Engineers, Project Managers, Subcontractors, STRs, Superintendents and other Project team members.

  • The prospective individual may be asked to perform as a Project Field Engineer on a moderate sized project.

Construction Engineer 4 (Electrical): ($87,800-$144,800)

In addition to the duties outlined for Construction Engineer 3, the Construction Engineer 4 duties are as follows:

  • This position reports to the Construction Engineering Manager.

  • Leads construction engineers in a broad range of construction engineering work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

  • Mentor and guide Construction Engineers in performing construction engineering duties.

  • Provides field engineering assistance to superintendents, directs assigned personnel in meeting cost and time schedules.

  • Verifies materials, equipment, and workmanship meet design requirements.

  • Will act as Project Field Engineer on a moderate sized project.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must be capable of acquiring and maintaining a Q clearance.

  • Must be able to be certified to the Human Reliability Program (HRP).

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or specialized courses in electrical, or electronic engineering disciplines, and/or extensive actual work experience and certifications leading to the thorough understanding of the knowledge described above and a minimum of eight years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced knowledge in construction engineering activities with an emphasis in industrial electrical, communication, and lightning protection systems.

  • Possess a current International Code Council (ICC) or the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Certified Electrical Inspector or must obtain one within 3 months of hire date. Employment is dependent on this certification.

  • In-depth understanding of request for proposals, project scope, estimates, schedules, and permits.

  • Experience providing oversight of both self-performed and subcontract work activities.

  • In-depth experience with construction scheduling, code and specification requirements, material take-offs, document control and records requirements.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience preparing clear and concise inspection and oversight reports.

  • Extensive experience and skill in identifying problem areas, investigating alternative solutions, and determining appropriate path forward.

  • In-depth knowledge of Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) responsibilities.

Additional Job Requirements for the Construction Engineer 4:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or specialized courses in electrical or electronic engineering disciplines, and/or extensive actual work experience and certifications leading to the thorough understanding of the knowledge described above and a minimum of twelve (12) years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated Subject Matter Expert (SME) knowledge in the construction of industrial electrical systems.

  • Advanced experience and skill in resolving problem areas, developing alternative solutions, and determining appropriate path forward.

  • Advanced understanding of request for proposals, project scope, estimates, schedules, and permits.

  • Advanced experience providing oversight of both self-performed and subcontract work activities.

  • Advanced experience as project lead or management of teams, such as STR, Superintendent, or Project Manager.

  • Possess a current International Code Council (ICC) or the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Certified Electrical Inspector.

  • In-depth knowledge of Construction Safety Requirements for industrial electrical systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Have a strong familiarity with Standard Work Process Procedures.

  • Self-engaged in becoming an SME in codes associated with job function.

  • Possess a current Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), UL Lightning Protection Systems, or National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI) Certification.

  • PE license preferred.

Essential Job Functions: lifting 30+ pounds, climbing ladders, crawling

Work Environment: Maskorrespirator,headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, safety shoes or protective foot gear

Notes to Applicants:

  • Must be capable of passing respirator fitness testing.

  • The job requires extensive time to be spent in the field performing oversight of construction activities.

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.

Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

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 US nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threat from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: MOF-CM-CE/Construction Engineer

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Electrical Engineer (Construction Engineer 3/4)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC62132