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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 05/07/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. 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.  This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO).

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. 

In this role you will 

  • 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.

Additional job responsibilities, 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.
  • Mentor peers and less experienced junior engineers in mechanical engineering principles and practices.
  • Act as design manager leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop technical criteria and direct work effort of that team working on complex building and laboratory facility design projects for new construction and the renovation and remodeling of existing facilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience and Professional Engineering Registration in Mechanical Engineering in California or reciprocity from another state within twelve months.
  • 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, AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings, and REVIT in 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.

Additional qualifications 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.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Membership in professional organizations such as ASHRAE, ASME, etc.
  • USGBC LEED AP certification and knowledge of applicable DOE Orders, Federal Standards.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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