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Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76496


Job Title Mechanical Engineer 3/4

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name ES-EP/ Engineering Project Delivery

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

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

  • Work as a part of a multi-discipline engineering design team.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to early career mechanical engineers.

  • Advise as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on HVAC and plumbing buildings systems, and infrastructure systems.

  • Implement and enforce the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program

  • Apply and enforce sustainable design measures, e.g. ASHRAE 90.1, LEED, and LANL HPSB.

  • Prepare and interpret life cycle cost analyses.

  • Provide technical reviews of buildings and infrastructure systems designs from LANL and outside A/E firms.

  • Establish design criteria for buildings and Infrastructure HVAC and plumbing systems.

  • Assist project engineering with writing Requirements and Criteria Documents.

  • Perform code searches, and apply DOE Orders, appropriate codes, standards and guidelines.

  • Design, and upgrade facility HVAC and plumbing systems.

  • Prepare technical reports and studies.

  • Collect the requirements for the system, process, and components design or analysis task, and then prepare design concepts that meet the requirements

  • Develop design details, design or analysis calculations, specifications, pressure safety documentation, P&IDs, etc. that incorporate the applicable design and national code requirements, including nuclear safety requirements, as applicable

  • Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines, the Project Engineer, and the customer during the all stages of design and construction.

  • Support the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations.

  • Promote leadership, quality, and safety values in all aspects of job duties

  • Perform Engineering Evaluations of existing equipment and systems for performance, safety, and deficiencies.

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of industry codes and standards, e.g. ASME, ASTM, UMC, UPC Codes and Standards

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

This position will be filled at either the Mechanical Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending upon the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 3) ($89,900-148,300):

  • Advanced knowledge of buildings and infrastructure mechanical and plumbing systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering work planning and design coordination.

  • Proficiency with mechanical design software including functional capability with Inventor/CAD/BIM and FEA software.

  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office software suite (including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

  • Advanced Knowledge of Mechanical Software, analysis tools (e.g. Matlab, Mathcad, Fathom)

  • Advanced knowledge of the International Building Code, and International Existing Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code.

  • Advanced knowledge of ASME B31 family of codes.

  • Advanced knowledge of the Uniform Mechanical and Plumbing codes.

  • Requires six years of relevant facilities (HVAC) design experience.

  • Requires four years of nuclear related HVAC design experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to non-reactor facility design, operation, and maintenance.

  • Proficient interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and customers.

  • Produce cost and schedule estimates for mechanical design and construction.


  • Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Accredited College or University.

  • Practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 4) ($108,100-182,500):

In addition to job requirements for Mechanical Engineer 3, requirements include:

  • Mechanical professional engineer (PE) license (through NCEES for any U.S. state or territory).

  • Requires 10 years of relevant HVAC design experience.

  • Requires six years of nuclear related HVAC design experience.

  • Demonstrated/recognized expertise in HVAC and/or thermal and fluid systems.

  • Expertise finite element analysis software to solve engineering challenges.

Desired Skills:

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 3):

  • Familiarity of LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE), LANL Quality policies and procedures.

  • Mechanical professional engineering license (through NCEES for any U.S. state or territory).

  • Basic Microsoft Office software Access and Visio or Primavera P6 software.

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 4):

In addition to the desired skills above, the desired skills for a Mechanical Engineer 4 include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE), LANL Quality policies and procedures

  • Advanced laboratory HVAC design experience (chemical or nuclear).

  • Advanced glovebox design experience (chemical or nuclear).

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.

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 Design Engineer position within the ES Division is assigned to the Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) Group responsible for design services and the Conduct of Engineering (CENG) Program implementation at LANL.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Email barbp@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC76496