Safety Basis Analyst (Nuclear Facilities Engineer 1/2) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Safety Basis Analyst (Nuclear Facilities Engineer 1/2)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Nuclear Facility Engineer 1 or 2 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.

Come and join an innovative team conducting groundbreaking research in defense of our nation.The Safety Basis Division (SB-DO) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) develops and maintains Safety Basis documents for nuclear and high hazard facilities and applies a diverse set of nuclear facility engineering capabilities to provide innovative solutions to enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission.SB-DO is seeking several Nuclear Facility Engineers to support the Laboratory mission and lead their respective group to develop and maintain nuclear, non-nuclear facilities safety bases at LANL and Nevada. Nuclear facility engineers integrate with programmatic, operations, maintenance, document control, project management personnel to ensure safety basis nuclear facility requirements are met in a way that allows for safe and compliant accomplishment of LANL mission. Identifies and/or leads safety basis activities within nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

Nuclear Facilities Engineer Level 1 ($87,200 - $142,500)

Nuclear Facilities Engineer [Safety Basis Analyst] 1 will work with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risk from hazardous materials or facilities. The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to hazard identification, hazard analysis, facility hazard categorization, accident analysis, selection of controls, and development of associated safety basis documents including Unreviewed Safety Question Determinations, documented safety analysis, technical safety requirements, safety assessment documents, facility safety plans, and facility safety analysis

Nuclear Facilities Engineer Level 2 ($96,100 -$159,000)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level Nuclear Facilities Engineer [Safety Basis Analyst] 2, at this level, the primary duties of this position include interpretation of plant processes for safety basis impact from schematics, procedures, verbal and written descriptions; performing qualitative and quantitative hazard analyses; performing fault-tree and event-tree analyses of complex engineered systems; quantifying significant accident sequences; and performing consequence analyses and performing Unreviewed Safety Questions Determinations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Ability to apply standard and specialized engineering and scientific, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to contribute to risk and hazard analyses for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
  • Ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics
  • Familiarity with nuclear and non-nuclear facility systems and accepted methods for mitigation of risks from hazardous materials of facilities
  • Under instruction, contributes to the preparation and presentation of safety basis documents
  • This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Section, 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.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. Individuals applying for this position should review the following memorandum

* 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 Manual 470.4-5 for additional information

Additional Job Requirements for L-2:
  • In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
  • Must have proven technical knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, as well as experience in performing, applying, and reviewing nuclear and non-nuclear Hazards analyses [HA's] and Consequence Assessments
  • Experience performing Unreviewed Safety Question Determinations, knowledge of applicable DOE Standards and DOE Orders, and experience in working with these Standards and Orders
  • Experience managing risk assessment tasks and writing Safety Analysis Reports

Education/Experience at lower level:

Position requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and 0 to 2 years of practical work experience necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above. Advanced engineering or technical degree is highly desired.

Education/Experience at higher level:

Position requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years of practical work experience necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above. Advanced engineering or technical degree is highly desired.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of the Laboratory's safety basis policies, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of legal requirements affecting safety basis

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.

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:
  • Sue Malec Ossola (505) 500-2953
  • This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification
  • Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
  • This position requires a DOE Q clearance, you 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 Manual 470.4-5 for additional information
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.

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: 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