Engineer 1 (Procurement Engineer Level 1) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Engineer 1 (Procurement Engineer Level 1)

What You Will Do

The Engineering Services Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory 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. This position is within the Engineering Services Division Office (ES-DO) and is assigned to the Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) Group. This group is responsible for implementing the Conduct of Engineering (COE) program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The positions are in nuclear, accelerator or non-nuclear facilities across 26 miles of the Laboratory. The program elements include processes, standards, training, and qualifications that are generally applicable throughout the life cycle of a facility. They exist to effectively manage risks and satisfy customer requirements in a safe, secure, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner.

The Procurement Engineer 1 will be responsible for evaluating and procuring nuclear Safety Class (Safety Related), Safety Significant, non-Safety Class and non-Safety significant items and services for structures, systems and components at LANL.

Roles and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Function as an Administrative Subcontract Technical Representative (AdSTR) or a Subcontract Technical Representative (STR) on Design Engineering Services Subcontracts and Design-Build Services Subcontracts; review, manage and approve Subcontractor bids, submittals, staffing estimates and schedules and provide design contract oversight and operational technical support.
  • Assists in the design and constructability review processes and the interpretation of new and existing designs, design and installation drawings, design and procurement specifications, applicable codes and standards in order to develop and issue procurement packages.
  • Serve as a Procurement Engineering Representative on Integrated Project Teams for multiple LANL Capital Projects.
  • Ensure work performed is within facility system design and safety envelope requirements by reviewing proposed system/facility designs for maintainability, operability, and conformance to facility operational and safety requirements and integration with equipment designs, as well as, perform work and work to ensure compliance with the LANL Conduct of Engineering (CoE) Program and ASME NQA-1, 2008 edition thru ASME NQA-1a, 2009 Addenda, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.
  • Developing and issuing procurement packages that include Statements of Work, Subcontractor Submittal requirements, Technical and Quality Assurance requirements, acceptance testing and receipt inspection requirements, Security related requirements and Environmental, Safety and Health requirements.
  • Developing, reviewing and issuing Commercial Grade Dedication packages in accordance with the LANL Commercial Grade Dedication Program.
  • Validate that all items, materials and services procured conform in all aspects to the approved design and comply with the LANL institutional procurement policies and procedures.

Act as a Procurement Engineering subject matter expert to personnel in the following organizations: Design Engineering, Quality Assurance, Project Engineering, Field Engineering, Construction Groups, Project Management and Engineering Services Management

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Assist in providing technical support to the equipment procurement process.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills across all levels and with both internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, and applications of engineering methods.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and networking.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks requiring varying resources.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and 0 to 2 years of practical work experience.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experienced working with schedules and cost control systems.
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing and approving of technical documents that support procurement actions; including installation instructions, verifications, acceptance, and testing documents.
  • Experience in performing commercial grade item dedication and environmental equipment qualification to ensure that structures, systems, and components meet both technical and quality requirements.
  • Experience in non-nuclear facility system, components, and structures design.
  • Experience as a Procurement Engineer/Specialist at a DOE facility or commercial Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Advanced engineering or technical degree.
  • Experience with glovebox designs.
  • Working knowledge of LANL Engineering Standards and LANL Conduct of Engineering principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques, applications of Engineering and Construction methods.

Location: This position will be 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)
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). 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. 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.

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: 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 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time