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We have multiple openings for Mechanical Engineers. You will provide engineering design solutions for the Laboratory's mechanical infrastructure, building HVAC systems, building automation and DDC control systems, energy management, laboratory design, and central plant-type equipment in support of projects associated with new construction, remodeling, and modifications to conventional office and laboratory facilities. These positions are in the Project Management Office (PMO).
This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Design complex building and laboratory mechanical systems for new construction and the renovation and remodeling of existing facilities, including the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing and fire protection systems, industrial gas systems, and process piping systems.
- Prepare designs and engineering studies for conventional mechanical equipment and components in complex building environments supporting highly advanced research activities. Projects include design for the installation of air handling equipment, fume hoods, boilers, chillers, DDC control systems, pumps and filter systems, as well as complex mechanical systems in specialized research facilities such as clean rooms, high performance computing facilities, bio-safety labs, semiconductor and electronics fabrication labs, non-reactor nuclear facilities, and laser research facilities.
- Perform computer-based analyses of process piping for sizing and layout, heating and cooling load calculations, energy management, and life-cycle cost.
- Prepare construction documents for mechanical designs, including scoping criteria, construction drawings and specifications, and procurement specifications for LLNL furnished equipment.
- Review and approve construction submittals and observe construction field activities and installations.
- Prepare procurement documents for the subcontracting of outside consultant architectural/engineering (A/E) services to supplement internal engineering capability, such as statements of work, technical criteria, design effort estimates, and schedules.
- Review and approve mechanical construction documents for compliance with building codes and LLNL standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Provide subject matter expert advice to management for projects related to HVAC design, construction, and operation and serve as lead Mechanical Engineer on internal multi-disciplinary design teams.
- Manage and coordinate the technical criteria and work effort of small multi-disciplinary engineering teams working on facility mechanical design projects.
- Mentor peers and less experienced junior engineers in mechanical engineering principles and practices.
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience and California Professional Engineering Registration in Mechanical Engineering.
- Experience in a technical leadership role in mechanical design projects with technical, analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through.
- Significant experience and advanced knowledge of the professional practice of commercial, industrial, and laboratory facility mechanical engineering and construction in areas such as HVAC systems design, piping system analysis and pump selection, fire sprinkler system design, process piping design for various industrial and laboratory gasses and fluids, building automation and control systems, and LEED/sustainable design practices.
- Significant experience with mechanical system testing and balancing and/or commissioning.
- Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
- Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national construction codes and standards, including: California Mechanical & Plumbing Codes, NFPA 1, NFPA 13, and other Fire Codes and Standards, AWWA Standards, and ASHRAE Standards such as 62.1 and 90.1,
- Significant experience with mechanical engineering design software for building modeling such as heat load and psychometric analysis, HVAC system modeling, energy management, and/or pipe flow analysis, experience with Microsoft Office software, and AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings.
- Advanced verbal and written communication, skills, necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Expert knowledge of facility HVAC mechanical engineering principles, practices and equipment and significant experience applying best practices to highly complex problems in this field.
- Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain and advise senior management.
- Experience leading and developing teams.
- Membership in professional organizations such as ASHRAE, ASME, etc.
- USGBC LEED AP certification and knowledge of applicable DOE Orders, Federal Standards.
- Experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams and experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
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 two openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.
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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