Structural Engineer 2/3

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Job Title Structural Engineer 2/3
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name ES-EPD/Engineering Project Delivery

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work as a part of a multi-discipline engineering design team that designs, maintains, and upgrades facility structural systems at nuclear facilities

  • The structural engineer is responsible for LANL design projects to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Laboratory codes and standards.

  • This position is assigned responsibility for supporting and/or leading structural design projects, the performance of structural engineering design work, as well as the oversight of design/analysis calculations, drawings, and specifications including the test / inspection plans that are submitted by external Architect-Engineer firms. 

  • The work includes structural analysis of re-configured facility space, and design to conform to the IBC Codes, ASCE standards, and material standards such as ACI and AISC IEBC requirements for alterations.

  • Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


This position will be filled at either the Structural Engineer 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.


Structural Design Engineer (Engineer 2) ($76,800-$125,600):

  • Demonstrated experience in structural engineering design, analysis, principles, design guides and appropriate standards

  • Working knowledge of Structural Software, analysis tools (e.g. SAPP, GT Strudel, REASS)

  • Familiarity with structural design and analysis using IBC, IEBC, ASCE 7, AISC and ACI

  • Familiarity with structural design software including CAD/BIM

  • Requires four to five years of relevant design experience

Structural Design Engineer (Engineer 3) ($84,300-139,000):

In addition to the job requirements outlined above, additional requirements include:

  • Must have wide-ranging design experience, requiring knowledge and application of construction procedures, Industrial standards, building codes and technical specifications.

  • Experience and full understanding of calculations preparation, applications of engineering methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools including CAD/BIM and FEA software to conventional and non-conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems.

  • Proficiency with Structural Software, analysis tools (e.g. SAPP, GT Strudel, REASS)

  • Extensive experience in structural design and analysis using IBC, IEBC, ASCE 7, AISC and ACI

  • Proficiency with structural design software including CAD/BIM

  • Expert level of knowledge in structural engineering and construction methodologies

  • Requires six to eight years of relevant design experience

Desired Skills:

  • Two to four years of nuclear experience

  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering

  • Professional Engineering License preferred

  • Knowledge of LANL Conduct of Engineering Processes and Procedures

Education: BS degree in Civil or Structural Engineering from an ABET Accredited College or University

Additional Details:


Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level).  Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.


*Eligibility requirements:  To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


Engineering Services (ES) Division of LANL develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the Laboratory’s scientific and national security mission.  The Structural Design Engineer position within the ES Division is assigned to the Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) Group responsible for design services and the Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program implementation at LANL.


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