Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, United States
13 days ago
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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

Pay Range

$170,430 - 218,868 Annually at the TSS.4 Level
$204,510 - 262,668 Annually at the TSS.5 Level

This position is under a step structure. Please note that the step placement is determined by your most recent completed academic year. Must provide transcripts.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Senior Procurement Engineer. You will be responsible for evaluating and procuring nuclear Safety Class, Safety Significant, non-Safety Class and non-Safety Significant items and services for structures, systems, and components needed for facilities at LLNL. The scope of work will also include evaluation and procurement of services affecting nuclear safety at LLNL operated nuclear facilities and performance of audits to evaluate the quality and compliance of our suppliers' Quality Management Systems (QMS). This position is in the Office of Laboratory Oversight - Mission Assurance (MA) department within the Director's Office.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.4 or TSS.5 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.

You will
  • Function as a Senior Administrative Subcontract Technical Release (AdSTR) or a Senior Subcontract Technical Release (STR) Representative on Design Engineering Services Subcontracts and Design-Build Services Subcontracts; review, manage and approve Subcontractor bids, submittals, staffing estimates and schedules.
  • Be responsible for assisting in the design and constructability review processes and the interpretation of new and existing designs, design and installation drawings, design and procurement specifications, applicable codes and standards in order to develop and issue procurement packages.
  • Serve as a Procurement Engineering Representative on Integrated Project Teams for multiple LLNL Capital Projects.
  • Oversee and ensure work performed is within facility system design and safety envelope requirements by reviewing proposed system/facility designs for maintainability, operability, and conformance to facility operational and safety requirements and integration with equipment designs, as well as, perform work and oversee work to ensure compliance with the LLNL Quality Assurance Program and ASME NQA-1, 2008 edition thru ASME NQA-la, 2009 Addenda, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.
  • Be responsible for developing and issuing procurement packages that include Statements of Work, Subcontractor Submittal requirements, Technical and Quality Assurance requirements, acceptance testing and receipt inspection requirements, Security-related requirements and Environmental, Safety and Health requirements.
  • Be responsible for developing, reviewing, and issuing Commercial Grade Dedication packages in accordance with the LLNL Commercial Grade Dedication Program.
  • Validate that all items, materials, and services procured conform in all aspects to the approved design critical requirements and comply with the LLNL institutional procurement policies and procedures to complete procurement packages.
  • Provide leadership and/or act as a Procurement Engineering subject matter expert to personnel.
  • Conduct on-site audits and remote administrative reviews of suppliers to assess their quality management systems and processes.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.5 level
  • Provide leadership and act as a Procurement Engineering expert to engineering staff on procurement engineering and commercial grade dedication.
  • Assist and lead in developing a center of excellence in the area of Procurement Engineering at LLNL by further developing the program.
  • Lead integration team activities related to procurement engineering to support the overall project requirements, including technical quality, cost, and schedule.
  • Make decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgment and resolve multi-project/program requirements through negotiations.
  • Serve as the customer interface for all Commercial Grade Dedication activities.
  • Participate in Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), Nuclear Procurement Issues Council (NUPIC), and Electric Power Research Committee (EPRI) meetings and standards writing.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical area or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience and demonstrated ability to lead the application and development of creative solutions, principles, theories and concepts in an innovative fashion as outlined above.
  • Highly Advanced experience and demonstrated knowledge and ability in the implementation of ASME NQA-1 requirements with emphasis on design, procurement, control of items, material traceability, records, shipping/handling, test and inspection control, and special processes.
  • Experience in Procurement Engineering and advanced knowledge of engineering principles and procedures, design guides, appropriate standards and administrative practices. Advanced knowledge of project and process engineering practices.
  • Expertise in preparing, reviewing, and approving technical documents that support procurement actions, including installation instructions, verifications, acceptance, and testing documents.
  • Technical expertise in non-nuclear facility system, components, and structures design.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering maintenance techniques and construction methodologies, including the knowledge of engineering systems and calculations; applications of engineering methods; and application of technology aided engineering tools to conventional and non-conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, collaboration, and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.
  • Highly advanced experience demonstrating the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks requiring varying, and or scarcity of resources.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment to present and explain technical information and provide advice to management and guidance to team members.
  • Experience effectively working in small, multi-disciplinary teams with experience interacting and collaborating with all levels of technical staff, managers, vendors, and external contacts.
  • Experience with computers, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management (used to manage M&TE assets and related documents).

Additional qualifications at the TSS.5 level
  • Demonstrated experience implementing DOE Nuclear Safety standards in an ASME NQA-1 environment.
  • Familiarity with Codes and Standards such as: ASME, AWS, UL, NEMA, ASTM material Standards (Materials, chemical analysis methods, welding, leak testing, pressure testing), NRC and DOE Commercial Grade Dedication documents, IEEE 323 and 344).
  • In-Depth knowledge of 10CFR830, DOE 414.1(D), 10CFR50 Appendix B, The DSA, Technical Specifications, Pre/Post installation procedures.
  • Extensive experience demonstrating ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in order to meet project schedule demands and Management direction.
  • Proven experience in proactively anticipating, identifying, and addressing procurement issues prior to receipt inspection in order to ensure Project schedules are met and frequently interfacing with Suppliers and expediting activities when necessary.
  • In-depth experience and expertise associated with: implementing commercial grade dedication, and identifying nuclear and high- hazard facility system aging degradation development/refinement of standard procurement and acceptable use policies; evaluation and approval of substitutes and configuration control changes; development and approval of receipt and vendor inspection plans; resolution of material problems, review and resolution of failure report, documentation of deficiencies, administration of the procurement engineering action tracking, and providing support to supplier quality.
  • Proven experience that demonstrates you as an expert technical advisor implementing, overseeing, assessing, and managing procurement engineering activities.
  • In-depth knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, safety basis interaction, design, appropriate standards, and administrative practices as applied to DOE non- reactor nuclear and high hazard facilities. with schedule and cost control systems.
  • Expert level knowledge of engineering concepts such as: the Single Failure Criteria, Defense-in-Depth concepts, Common Mode vs. Common Cause Failures, Engineering Judgement, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to effectively lead and manage small, multi-disciplinary teams with significant experience interacting and collaborating with all levels of technical staff, managers, vendors, and external contacts.

Qualifications We Desire
  • Advanced experience as a Procurement Engineer/Specialist at a DOE facility or commercial Nuclear Power Plant or on Nuclear Construction Projects.
  • Advanced experience as a Procurement Engineer at a DOE facility or commercial Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry, regulatory or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
  • Experience in performing commercial grade item dedication and environmental equipment qualification to ensure that structures, systems, and components meet both technical and quality requirements.
  • Experience with glovebox designs and procurement and as a Subcontract Technical Representative at a DOE facility.
  • Experience with welding, NDE, and metallic and non-metallic materials.
  • Knowledge of DOE DOE Documented Safety Analysis process and requirements.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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