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Safety Basis Institutional Lead – Active Security Clearance Required

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 01/29/2024

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Company Description

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$153,450 - $197,028 Annually
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

The Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate has an opening for a Nuclear Safety Basis Institutional Lead. You will fill a supervisory role in managing the institutional Safey Basis function within the Safety Basis Division and assist in the definition and implementation of both administrative process requirements and DOE safety basis regulatory requirements, review of Documented Safety Analyses (DSAs) and Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) for Hazard Category 2 and 3 nuclear facilities at LLNL, and implementation of the LLNL Less Than Hazard Category 3 Safety Basis Program. This is a supervisory role reporting to the Safety Basis Division Leader that will serve as the payroll manager for the non-nuclear Safety Basis personnel and assist in training and career development of staff.  The selected candidate will bring a range of experience in hazard and accident analysis for nuclear, radiological, chemical, waste storage, and explosive facilities.

You will 

  • Oversee the institutional safety function’s career development of employees, including performance management, salary management, and hiring and recruiting activities.
  • Provide technical leadership in the review of safety basis calculations, Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) documents, Documented Safety Analyses (DSA), Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), and Less Than Hazard Category 3 safety basis documents. 
  • Specifically review analyses for a Radiography Facility, Hardened Engineering Test Facility, Tritium Facility, Plutonium Facility, Waste Storage Facilities, and the Site Transportation function.
  • Review hazard identification documents for processes, operations, materials, wastes, and potential energy sources used in facilities.
  • Review hazard evaluation documents, including definition of accident scenarios, risk ranking and control selection.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare written guidance implementing Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor regulatory requirements.
  • Provide input on technical or operational issues for specific projects that require drawing from applicable regulations and DOE standards relevant to safety basis.
  • Mentor junior and early career staff.
  • Represent the Division to other organizations at LLNL.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Experience applying 10 CFR 830, DOE-STD-1027, and other associated DOE safety guidance to Hazard Category 2 and 3 nuclear facilities.
  • Experience defining requirements for Less Than Hazard Category 3 facilities.
  • Experience with hazard identification and evaluation to facilitate accident scenario development, material release estimates, failure mechanism assessment, and documentation of accident consequences and likelihood.
  • Experience writing and reviewing technical and/or regulatory documents and maintaining administrative processes.
  • Experience working at sites with nuclear or radiological facilities, nuclear reactors, chemical facilities or refineries, or high hazard (e.g., explosive) facilities.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills to interact with a wide spectrum of personnel, including mid-level management.
  • Experience working independently as well as leading a team of technical and professional personnel.
  • Experience using atmospheric dispersion modelling and/or fire modelling software (e.g., ALOHA, EPIcode, HOTSPOT, MACCS2, CFAST).

Qualifications We Desire

  • Masters degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Significant experience with operations, research, or oversight in a nuclear facility environment.
  • Specific experience with plutonium or tritium operations.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees may be considered for this position.

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance or an active Secret or Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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