Fire Protection Engineer (Nuclear Facility Engineer 3/4) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Fire Protection Engineer (Nuclear Facility Engineer 3/4)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled in the following job category at either the Nuclear Facility Engineer 3 or 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.

Within this job, the successful candidate will have to opportunity to support the Laboratory's mission by implementing and providing ownership of the Labs comprehensive Fire Protection Program. Including the AHJ approver role for fire protection designs, fire hazards analysis and ensuring life safety and property loss concerns are identified and addressed. Fire Protection Engineers will work on dynamic teams to complete collaborative full loss prevention and compliance solutions through mentoring, AHJ reviews and leadership within the discipline to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. Come join a supporting and cohesive team dedicated to the success of our team members.

Fire Protection Engineer (Nuclear Facility Engineer) Level 3 ($115,500-$194,900)

Fire Protection Engineer 3 (Within the Nuclear Facility Engineer Job Class) will work with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risk from fire. The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position but are not necessarily limited to on-site fire protection system evaluations, performing Fire Hazard Analysis for life safety and loss prevention requirements for new and existing buildings, including building code compliance, occupancy determination, occupant load calculations, and egress analysis. Fire Protection Program implementation and ownership. The candidate will gain experience and education toward becoming a qualified FPE under DOE nuclear facility qualification requirements.

Fire Protection Engineer (Nuclear Facility Engineer) Level 4 ($138,700-$240,500)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level Fire Protection Engineer (Nuclear Facility Engineer) 4 will work with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risk from fire. The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to independently performing Fire Hazards Analysis to prevent and/or reduce fire consequences, reduce loss of life and property impacts of fire, apply fire protection engineering fundamentals, research, fire hazard analyses to successfully implement the requirements of the fire protection program. To provide a leadership role in their area of responsibility in implementing the LANL fire protection program. Advanced knowledge of public and industrial fire protection programs and organizations, and must be familiar with industry technical codes, standards, and practices to ensure DOE liabilities are protected from inherent risks of fire.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise

Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated technical experience in fire protection design, systems or project engineering: calculations, AHJ level plans examining and approvals, industry codes/standards, maintenance requirements, troubleshooting operations-based engineering problems, as well as the demonstrated ability to provide solutions for a wide range of complex fire loss prevention problems within nuclear, commercial and industrial facilities.

Collaboration

Demonstrated ability working collaboratively, including participating in the implementation and commissioning of new techniques and unconventional methods related to system engineering and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet tight schedules and accomplish project goals while effectively networking with peers across an organization, business unit, and/or institution.

Tools and Systems

Advanced knowledge of and experience providing solutions for an extensive and diverse range of complex problems through the application of technology aided engineering tools such as CAD, CNC, CAE, etc. Proven ability to program and develop unique software analysis tools to resolve complex issues.

Safety

Demonstrated knowledge of safety issues or potential hazards relating to nuclear or industrial facility operation systems and devices and the use of design features to mitigate risks and hazards, including the demonstrated ability to define deliverable and/or lead projects related to safety.

Leadership

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel and customers, as well as experience providing technical direction, mentoring, coordinating/monitoring the work of others, and serving as a role model for effective and creative technical leadership.

Additional Job Requirements for Nuclear Facilities Engineer 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

Technical Expertise

In addition to the above experience with Nuclear Quality Assurance, Safety Basis and other Nuclear Facility safety management programs. Demonstrated experience working with industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the nuclear facility engineering discipline and high hazard industrial sectors. Including Expert knowledge of fire protection engineering principles and procedures, guides, and administrative practices.

Leadership

Advanced knowledge of and experience contributing as a leader in engineering, through the proven ability to integrate and coordinate multi-facility deployed, cross-functional technical work activities. Experience in leadership as demonstrated through the proven ability to meet deliverables for senior management and lead projects while enhancing the technical and professional skills of junior engineers through active mentoring and training.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 6 practical work experience to the degree 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.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to facility design, operation, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, safety basis interaction, design guides, appropriate standards, and administrative practices as applied to DOE non-reactor nuclear and high hazard facilities.
  • An advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is highly desirable.
Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination; Climbing Ladders; Sitting; Standing; Walking; Balancing
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

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.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the minimum requirements and desired qualifications noted above.
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). 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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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.

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 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.Employment StatusFull Time