Storm Water Compliance Engineer 2/3 (Environmental Professional 2/3)

What You Will Do

Join a dynamic team solving storm water management and water quality challenges at a world-class research and development institution. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for a Storm Water Compliance Engineer to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in supporting water quality regulation compliance and implementing storm water management strategies across a unique and diverse facility.

This position will be filled at either the Environmental Professional 2 or 3 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.

Storm Water Compliance Engineer 2 ($83,900 - $136,300)

Reporting to the Storm Water Permitting/Compliance Team Leader within the Environmental Compliance Programs Group (EPC-CP), this position will provide technical leadership and regulatory compliance direction to LANL organizations and facilities. These diverse activities will include:

  • Review project design drawings, storm water calculations, and specifications for proper storm water management and regulatory compliance, and coordinate implementation of review comments with design teams.
  • Perform modeling for hydrologic analysis, flow measurements, and storm water systems.
  • Provide technical direction on the use of storm water management and sediment and erosion control best management practices (BMPs).
    • Conduct field assessments to evaluate BMP function and need.
    • Provide training and technical and regulatory guidance.
    • Perform stormwater calculations to determine peak flow, runoff volume, storage volume, etc.
    • Design and specify control measures and related features for storm water management and sediment and erosion control, including Low Impact Development Features.
  • Support oversight of institutional compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permits (CGP, MSGP, MS4) and other federal and state requirements such as Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act, including:
    • Develop regulatory documents such as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, inspection reports, and annual reports.
    • Perform and document regulatory site inspections.
  • Support development and implementation of institutional storm water management strategies.
    • Promote the implementation of Low Impact Development storm water management features.
    • Assist in the implementation of institutional storm water management plans.
    • Develop institutional strategies to improve storm water management and implement Low Impact Development features.

Storm Water Compliance Engineer 3 ($101,700 - $168,200)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Storm Water Compliance Engineer 3 will be required to:

  • Oversee technical management of engineering activities within the Storm Water Compliance Team
  • Manage updates to the LANL Engineering Standards Manual related to storm water management and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and implement strategies to evaluate Low Impact Development feature performance.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Design

  • Experience in designing and specifying control measures and related features for stormwater management and sediment and erosion control, including performing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and storm water calculations for sizing storm water structures.
  • Experience in developing and/or reviewing civil engineering design documents and specifications used for storm water management and/or water quality features.


Modelling

  • Experience in the use of software for flow calculations and/or storm water management modelling (i.e., HEC, SWMM, TR-55, RUSLE2).


Sediment and Erosion Control

  • Experience in the use and management of storm water and sediment and erosion control Best Management Practices.
  • Experience conducting storm water field inspections/assessments.


Communication

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience in working effectively within a team environment, and working with and providing good customer service.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated experience in technical writing, preparing technical reports and documents, and developing and giving verbal presentations to small groups.


Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level: 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 coursework may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or Hydrology is highly preferred.
  • Experience with NPDES permits.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure features and water quality controls.
  • Experience working with construction projects, including knowledge of construction means and methods.
  • Experience in the principles and use of Geographic Information System software and data.
  • Experience in the use of AutoCAD software.
  • Knowledge of the following programs: HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, EPA SWMM, TR-55, RUSLE2, or Autodesk Hyrdaflow or Storm and Sewer Analysis.
  • Professional Engineer license.


Training/Certifications: CISEC, CDSEC, CPESC, or equivalent professional certification, or ability to obtain.

Work Schedule: Weekly work schedules will either be 9/80, Monday - Thursday 9 hour days, 80 hours total every two weeks, every other Friday off, and 8 hours on your work Friday; or a 5/40, Monday - Friday 8 hour day schedule.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading Vision, Walking, Balancing, Standing.

Work Environment: Outdoors, In a Hot Environment (90 - 100F), In a Cold Environment, Safety Shoes or Protective Footgear, Headgear or Head Protection.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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 (PTO 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 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-664-6947 option 2.