Los Alamos National Laboratory Safety Basis Analyst 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Safety Basis Analyst 3/4

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name SB-DO/ Safety Basis

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Safety Basis Analyst 3/4, 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.

Safety Basis Analyst 3 ($87,800 - $144,800)

Safety Basis Analyst 3 will work with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risk from hazardous materials or facilities. Will perform hazard identification, hazard analysis, facility hazard categorization, accident analysis, and selection of controls. Development of associated Safety Basis documents including un-reviewed safety question determinations. Provides Deportment of Energy based nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. Identifies the interrelationship of system safety basis requirements to facility design and process operations.

Safety Basis Analyst 4 ($105,600 - $178,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Safety Basis Analyst 4 will be required to lead and perform nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses to ensure safe operation of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities. Provides procedural direction for development and implementation of safety basis documentation. Lead and perform hazard identification; facility hazard categorization; accident analysis; selection of controls; and development of associated safety basis documents including unreviewed safety question determination; technical safety requirements, safety assessment documents, facility safety plans and analysis.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience developing/maintaining nuclear safety basis documents for facilities and systems with the ability to apply independent judgment for recommending possible course of action

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing, investigating alternative solutions and making recommendations affecting safety basis

  • Significant experience performing risk and hazard analyses for a nuclear/non-nuclear facility

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in Department of Energy [DOE] and industry standards on safety basis

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience at Department of Energy [DOE] or Nuclear Regulatory Commission facilities

Additional Job Requirements for Safety Basis Analyst 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Safety Basis Analyst 4 level requires:

  • Individual will lead and perform division level Safety Basis program and operational activities.

  • Provides procedural direction for development and implementation of safety basis policy and procedures in support of the safety basis program.

  • Develops and implements elements of 10CFR830 Subpart-A Nuclear Quality

  • Knowledge of multiple safety analysis code applications and capable of independently applying and interpreting the models and their results

  • Provides quality assurance, regulatory compliance and requirements implementation support for Safety Basis Division

  • Develops, designs and implements institutional Safety Basis policies and procedures related to quality, data gathering, analysis, cause and corrective action determination and verification, and process improvement activities

  • Experience performing Unreviewed Safety Question Determination

  • Provides direction for internal self-assessment and external management assessment for Safety Basis quality improvement of processes

  • Interprets, analyzes and resolves conflicting Safety Basis technical/quality issues

  • Supports and implements software quality requirements for applicable Safety Basis codes per DOE and laboratory standards

  • Develops audits, assessment scheduling processes that support Safety Basis Division and programmatic requirements

  • Considered an SME in the safety basis field and is fully qualified and assigned the responsibility to perform all core competencies for multiple functional areas as defined in ISD 114-8


Safety Basis Analyst 3: Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science [desired; BS in nuclear, chemical or mechanical engineering] with 8-10 years of relevant experience. Equivalent combination of education and safety analysis work may be considered

Safety Basis Analyst 4: Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science [desired; master’s in nuclear, chemical or mechanical engineering] with 10-15 years of related experience [master’s desired]

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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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.

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.

Working in the Safety Basis Division, the successful candidates will work within a multidisciplinary team performing Documented Safety Analyses and other Safety Basis documentation. The Safety Basis Division is responsible for providing qualified regularity and safety basis support resources to various Laboratory organizations for meeting compliance requirements. Will initiate/lead planning and evaluate changes in safety basis for operational/mission needs, construction projects and major modifications. Evaluates changes at nuclear facilities in compliance with DOE orders and guides. This function is primarily concerned with safety analysis associated with facility-specific systems and operations.

Appointment Type Term Appointment

Term Appointment

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Contact Details

Contact Name Lopez, Jennifer

Email heschel@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC69094