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New Mexico
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Initially One Year

Electrical Power Engineers – Los Alamos, NM
Work Location:  Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM
Rate: is open and non-exempt
Hours: 40-60 hrs per week (anticipate 55 hrs per week)
Per diem: Available for those who qualify
Mob / Demob: Available for those who qualify
Trip home: 1 per month
Completion Bonus $$

US Citizenship Required

Position Details: 

The Electrical Engineer (Subject Matter Expert with a focus on Electrical Power Engineering) will work directly with a team to:

  • Support the complete life cycle for various products manufactured to support the nation’s needs for plutonium and SNM fabricated products.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams from various organizations at the Laboratory and/or U.S. government agencies to address engineering challenges.
  • Identify any process improvements and assist with development activities.
  • Develop and implement resource loaded schedules to plan and implement small projects.
  • Perform hazard analyses, develop the authorizing documents to perform safe secure work, such as detailed operating procedures and integrated work documents.
  • Work in a glovebox or open hood operation and with energized equipment associated with special nuclear materials as needed, on occasion.


  • Expert knowledge of professional engineering concepts, principles, practices, and procedures as demonstrated by experience researching, designing, testing, analyzing, verifying, and validating engineering solutions
  • Proven analytical thinking skills, as demonstrated by experience designing and executing experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, and/or report development
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance and Conduct of Operations requirements or other equivalent industry standards such as ASME, ASCE, NFPA 70, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and transfer knowledge to early career engineers
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement concepts and tools
  • Demonstrated experience with development of new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical technical problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in high-intensity environments with coworkers representing a variety of technical backgrounds

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expert design experience in electrical equipment associated with nuclear, accelerator, or industrial facility operations using NQA-1 principles
  • Knowledge of quality implementation
  • Knowledge of existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high hazard facility operations
  • Experience working in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with translating R&D projects into viable manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of project management and project controls
  • Active DOE “Q” Clearance

Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 10 years of nuclear related experience including a minimum of 5 years minimum DOE experience in Electrical Engineering; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.

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Erika Roden