Los Alamos National Laboratory Process Control Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This announcement will be filled at either the Engineer 3/4 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.
In this challenging and rewarding role you will be responsible for facility management, operations, construction, preventative and corrective maintenance, and compliance for LANL’s SERF (Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility) and some steam generation & distribution assets. You will provide subject matter expertise on two major utility systems; Water re-use including collection from the waste treatment plant, processing through the SERF facility and maintaining the cooling tower water supply and return system for high-value assets at LANL; and Steam production, distribution, and condensate return systems to ensure safety, quality, and reliability. You will participate as an integrated project team member to ensure that all LANL projects are designed and completed to acceptable standards for these systems. You will contribute to the annual System Health Report of all related assets and help develop and refine scope and justification for future project funding consideration. You will develop the scope and prepare estimates for new projects and modifications. The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position for each level, (but are not necessarily limited to):
Process & Control Engineer 3 ($103,500 - $172,800)
Apply industry recognized codes and standards, and applicable LANL engineering standards to areas of responsibility.
Respond to and resolve operation and maintenance issues with engineering solutions that meet applicable codes and standards. Ensure expectations are established and met. Ensure maintenance instructions/checklists are currently in the UI preventive maintenance program. Periodically, conduct in-field observations of maintenance work.
Perform conventional water process design, analysis, and static and dynamic system modeling. To include integral chemical and biological processes.
Generate and maintain drawings and specifications for various projects including customer facility upgrades.
Demonstrates understanding of water re-use systems and a willingness to learn.
Review and comment on engineering designs/studies/assessments by other design agencies. Ensure that all comments are adequately addressed to ensure reliable and safe LANL UI Infrastructure Systems.
Accountable for providing accurate, safe and cost effective engineering designs that provides reliable service. All work shall adhere to Laboratory safety and security policies.
Effectively communicate with peers, customers, LANL workers, DOE/NNSA, outside government agencies, and LANL subcontractors.
Individually or with a Team, perform field work (i.e.; site visits, construction site walkdowns, construction inspection assistance, for example), as needed.
Review and approve vendor submittals and design modifications as required for project completion and other duties as assigned.
Works under limited direction; receives general instruction on new assignments. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Prepares documents, studies, calculations, and reports associated with the SERF and Steam Systems.
Establish and maintain technical baseline documents to ensure the safe and reliable operations, maintenance and construction for the SERF.
Fosters a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Serve as a primary point of contact for all aspects of water re-use (SERF) and alternate contact for Steam assets.
Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program.
Coordinate with facility owner/operators using the SERF-supplied cooling water in support of high-value LANL facility operations.
Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and the customer during the development of project deliverables.
Process & Control Engineer 4 ($125,200 - $210,600)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level
Develop Standards and specifications for inclusion in the LANL Engineering Standards Manual, Master Specifications, Standard Detail Drawings, and Operations and Maintenance Manuals.
Design, installation, operation and programming of instrumentation and controls to ensure safe, reliable, predictable and consistent process outcome.
Develop start up and commissioning procedures for responsible systems.
Support associated safety analyses, hazard evaluations, and lessons learned exercises.
Perform disturbance and abnormal event investigations on responsible systems upon request from Operations, Maintenance, and/or management.
Implement applicable Pressure Safety ASME requirements in design, maintenance, operation, installation, and testing of pressure systems.
Develop project schedules and budget forecasts for SERF operations.
Conduct annual preventative maintenance workshops to establish schedule and budget forecasts.
Demonstrate leadership and serve as a mentor to other peers, students, or early-career employees.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Process & Controls Engineer 3:
Demonstrated experience working at a senior engineering role in operating and maintaining water-integral processes such as or similar to reclaimed water, advanced water treatment and/or utility-class steam generation and distribution systems
Demonstrated experience with evaluating, installing, implementing, operating and programming instrumentation and controls for fluid process similar to SERF and steam systems
Experience working with SCADA, RTUs, or other OT hardware and technology
Demonstrated design experience with described systems
Demonstrated experience in a system engineer role helping to develop a preventative maintenance program.
Thorough knowledge of NFPA, EPA and related Standards, Requirements, and compliance audits.
Process and Controls Engineer 4 (in addition to the requirements for Engineer 3 level):
Experience in a leadership role as a mentor to other peers, students, or early-career employees.
Experience providing senior level design review.
Experience providing long-term operational planning and strategic planning for utility reinvestment and asset management.
Experience developing and managing complex projects.
Experience developing and managing project schedules and resources allocation.
Experience conducting or participating in NFPA, EPA audits and evidence submission.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 6 years practical work experience or combination of higher level degree and experience necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 12 years of practical work experience necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above. Advanced engineering or technical degree is highly desired
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to design implementation
Professional Engineering certification.
Familiarity with LANL engineering processes and procedures.
Working knowledge of large facility cooling water systems
Working knowledge of utility-class steam systems, ASME, NFPA and related codes compliance
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 childbirth 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)
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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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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 472.2 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: 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC93732
Organization Name ES-UI/ Facility System Engineering Util & Infrastructure
Req ID: IRC93732