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Environmental Engineer

Not Applicable | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 06/16/2022

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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 an Environmental Engineer. You will provide engineering support for the planning, design, testing, and operation & maintenance of groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems at the LLNL Livermore Site and Site 300, in Tracy, California. The position is in Environmental Engineering Division of the Environmental Restoration Department.

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 

  • Provide comprehensive environmental engineering knowledge for environmental remediation activities at LLNL.
  • Research, develop, design and test cost-effective engineering solutions for groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems; ensure all system designs comply with DOE and LLNL facility regulations and safety requirements.
  • Monitor treatment system operations and identify opportunities to optimize and improve systems, including opportunities for improved technologies, increased efficiencies, and cost savings.
  • Plan and conduct field experiments to develop, adapt, demonstrate, and validate new environmental remediation technologies.
  • Participate in engineering design reviews of environmental remediation systems.
  • Prepare technical and regulatory required documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements and LLNL environmental policies.
  • Keep abreast of new environmental policies and environmental technologies and maintain knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and how they impact cleanup operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level

  • Provide advanced environmental engineering knowledge for environmental remediation activities at LLNL.
  • Perform advanced engineering design of ground water and soil vapor remediation systems and participate in the implementation of new systems and modification of existing systems.
  • Lead engineering design reviews of environmental remediation systems.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Relevant experience in the design, operations, and maintenance of environmental remediation systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and relevant experience with technical aspects of environmental restoration, including: groundwater and soil remediation systems; pressure and flow calculations; environmental chemistry; and treatability tests.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to solve moderate to complex technical problems with ingenuity and creativity.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of State of California and Federal regulations and requirements related to remediation activities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard software applications (such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to work on multiple computing platforms (PC and Mac).
  • Ability to direct own research working effectively in a collaborative team environment and independently.
  • Proficient communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with team members and external parties; to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and to prepare, present, document, and explain technical information.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience in environmental remediation and the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of ground water and soil remediation systems and system components, including extraction and injection wellhead design, pump specifications, treatment media and vessels, pipelines, and associated instrumentation.
  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience with engineering standards, practices and processes; generation of requirements and design documents, configuration control, preparation of test plans and user documentation, and formal and informal design review processes.
  • Advanced communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with the scientific community, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders; to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and to present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering or related technical field.
  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience with the design, operations and maintenance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and related technology to both acquire data and control devices remotely; operations and maintenance of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to display the remote location schematic, display alarms, display trends, generate reports and control devices.
  • Experience designing and operating groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems for multiple, co-mingled contaminants, including volatile organic compounds, high-explosive compounds, perchlorate, nitrate, and uranium.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

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

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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.

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

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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