Los Alamos National Laboratory Fire Protection Designer (Engineering Technologist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
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 Fire Protection Designers.
Working as part of a growing, fast-paced team, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating detailed three-dimensional system designs and perform hydraulic calculations for water-based fire suppression systems using hydraulic design software. The successful candidate will perform a vital role as part of a lab-wide effort to maintain facility compliance in fire safety; produce documentation of existing fire suppression systems; and record drawings and calculations. Regular functions will include but not limited to: Visits to facilities to evaluate existing conditions; identifying and documenting fire suppression deficiencies; and providing hydraulically calculated designs for new facilities, additions, renovations and repairs.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expert knowledge of computer-aided drafting techniques, CAD modeling and design, three-dimensional (3D) model generation, including the application of industry codes and standards governing fire protection in buildings.
In-depth knowledge and understanding in applying hydraulic design principles to address complex and unique water supply and fuel load challenges.
Fully Capable of providing and evaluating cost estimates for design effort.
Proven/demonstrated ability and or experienced in providing technical solutions to complex and/or unique problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity, creativity and independence. Solutions are frequently original and impact the outcome of the entire project. Usually includes some responsibility for coordination and participation in developing the final product.
Demonstrated experience working directly with customers to consult; representing the organization; and defining scope.
Experienced performing drawing checks.
Experienced in evaluating potential design changes to eliminate future problems. Incorporates lessons learned into standard details and practices.
Ability to manage and mentor several junior designers.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Ability/experienced producing designs utilizing AutoCAD tools and work processes.
Knowledge of DOE and LANL Engineering Standards and Conduct of Engineering principals and procedures.
Highly proficient with AutoSPRINK hydraulic modeling software.
Note to Applicants:
Technical writing sample: With your application, provide a one paragraph sample of technical writing describing the challenges Engineering Technologists may face when working within an engineering team along with strategies to overcome these challenges.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status. Internal applicants please refer to Laboratory policyP701for applicant eligibility.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 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.
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 call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr
Vacancy Name: IRC84407
Organization Name ES-EPD/Engineering Project Delivery
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC84407