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Nuclear Facility System Engineer

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We are seeking Nuclear Facility System Engineers to apply advanced technical knowledge in support of ongoing operations and modifications in three DOE Hazard Category 3 and several Hazard Category 2 nuclear facilities.  You will apply advanced technical knowledge in the engineering area to develop conceptual ideas into workable and cost-effective solutions that support research and programmatic investigations of nuclear materials.  These positions are in the Nuclear and Hazardous Operations Program.

Essential Duties
- Lead others in the development of solutions and approaches to complex problems and issues necessary to support plant operations, maintenance, and equipment troubleshooting using sound engineering judgment and advanced mechanical, electrical or structural engineering knowledge.
- Develop and lead the technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions to ensure technical adequacy and ease of implementation.
- Develop project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing and provide solutions for complex engineering problems that may include ventilation/filtration, piping, electrical and instrumentation, radiation monitoring, or structural systems.
- Provide engineering technical support for the repair, modification, and operation of assigned systems.
- Identify, monitor, and provide recommendations for the timely procurement and assurance of adequate inventory of spare parts for assigned systems.
- Monitor the operational status of assigned systems in order to anticipate the need for maintenance, repair, or replacement of components due to wear or aging, and prepare detailed reports to facility management on the findings.
- Conduct reviews and provide advice to mid-level internal management, customers, and colleagues on hazards analysis, Documented Safety Analysis, and other safety, health, and environmental documentation activities in assigned areas.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent level of education and related technical experience.
- Advanced knowledge of engineering standards and practices.
- Significant experience in the design, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of facility mechanical, electrical or structural systems, including HVAC, filtration, electrical and instrumentation, radiation monitoring, and/or structural systems.
- Advanced knowledge of and significant experience developing and reviewing calculations and specifications, drawings and sketches, and determining design criteria for facility mechanical and electrical modifications, renovations, and upgrades on numerous small projects and on occasional larger projects.
- Ability to identify, develop and effectively communicate recommendations to facility and senior management regarding facility and safety equipment modifications with proven record of ability to implement recommendations.
- Significant experience developing work process documents and safety documentation.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment which includes scientists, engineers, and technicians, and advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment.
- Experience identifying, designing, and solving complex technical or multidisciplinary problems in a timely and cost effective manner.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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