Campus Master Planner 3 (Planner 3)

What You Will Do

The Campus Master Planning team, in the Infrastructure Planning Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), is seeking highly talented, motivated, and customer-oriented applicants for a Planner 3 position. The successful candidate will have a broad-based skill set that includes extensive knowledge and experience with site, facility, and infrastructure planning. The Campus Master Planning team consults with Laboratory management and staff, National Nuclear Security Administration representatives, Laboratory program personnel, business operations, engineers, environment/safety groups, security professionals and subcontractors to determine facility and infrastructure needs and translate those needs and requirements into strategic, long-range, and site-specific site and master plans. This position will primarily be responsible for identifying, coordinating requirements, and planning for future utility system projects, including electrical, water, gas, steam, and sewer, but additional site planning job duties may be assigned.

Key Responsibilities: Perform strategic analyses of existing utility infrastructure condition, capacity, and location to help develop capital improvement recommendations and plans.
  • Communicate with engineers and other stakeholders to provide feedback on proposed utility plans. Address any issues or concerns and work towards resolution.
  • Collaborate with various organizations to ensure that utility plans align with institutional standards and comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Develop approaches to resolving infrastructure planning conflicts.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of technical reports and master planning studies.
  • Prepare and make technical presentations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of comprehensive site planning methodologies, master planning and site development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the principles and practices of utility planning, including systems such as water, electrical, wastewater, and/or gas.
  • Advanced skill in the preparation and presentation of planning documents and reports.
  • Demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative approaches, and developing potential solutions to problems affecting site and infrastructure planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with different levels of management, employees, and consultants.
  • Demonstrated experience leading/facilitating interdisciplinary problem-solving teams.
  • Advanced interpersonal, written and verbal skills to conceptualize and communicate major elements of infrastructure and site planning to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Education/Experience: Position requires a bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.
Desired Qualifications:

Work Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM, with the potential for a hybrid work arrangement (partially onsite/partially offsite) from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Hybrid is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

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.

Note to Applicants: Please include a detailed resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and how they meet the job requirements.

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)

Additional Details

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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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, 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 or call 1-505-664-6947 option 2.