Nuclear Facility Electronics System Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
California, US
Closing date
24 Jun 2023

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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

$94,770 - $146,076 Annually

$94,770 - $121,716 Annually for the TSS.1 level

$113,730 - $146,076 Annually for the TSS.2 level

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

We have an opening for a Nuclear Facility Electronics System Engineer to apply advanced technical knowledge in support of ongoing operations and modifications in three DOE Hazard Category 3 and several Hazard Category 2 nuclear facilities. You will apply advanced technical knowledge in the electrical engineering area to develop conceptual ideas into workable and cost-effective solutions that support research and programmatic investigations of nuclear materials. This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Program/Nuclear Facility System Engineering, Maintenance, and Projects organization in the WCI Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.1 or TSS.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Monitor the operational status of assigned electrical/electronic systems in order to anticipate the need for maintenance, repair, or replacement of components;
  • Identify broadly defined issues and develop solutions to moderately complex problems necessary to support facility operations, maintenance, and equipment troubleshooting efforts using sound engineering judgment and integration with industry standards;
  • Provide input and develop the technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions to ensure technical adequacy and ease of implementation;
  • Perform technical assignments of increasing complexity, with general direction, that require creativity and initiative to develop scope of work;
  • Attending relevant seminars and/or conferences to maintain currency in the field;
  • Participate in design reviews to obtain approvals of project scope and designs;
  • Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.2 level

  • Lead others in the development of solutions and approaches to complex problems and issues necessary to support facility operations, maintenance, and equipment troubleshooting using sound engineering judgment and comprehensive electrical engineering knowledge;
  • Conduct reviews and provide advice to mid-level internal management, customers, and colleagues on system-related design, operation, and maintenance issues.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent level of education and related technical experience;
  • Fundamental knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering standards and practices;
  • Experience in the design, operation, troubleshooting, and/or maintenance of facility electrical/electronic systems;
  • Fundamental knowledge of and experience developing and reviewing calculations and specifications, drawings and sketches, and determining design criteria for facility electrical modifications, renovations, and upgrades on small projects and occasional larger projects;
  • Ability to identify, develop and effectively communicate recommendations to facility and senior management regarding facility and safety equipment modifications;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment which includes scientists, engineers, and technicians;
  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.2 level

  • Comprehensive knowledge of controls, signals, and instrumentation system design and troubleshooting;
  • Broad experience with relevant electrical/electronic codes and standards and for facility systems, including IEEE and NEC;
  • Comprehensive experience with developing and reviewing design criteria, specifications, analysis, calculations, sketches, and drawings for facility projects.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of and experience working in nuclear facilities, nuclear reactors, chemicals, high hazard, (e.g., explosive), or radiological operations;
  • Familiarity with Laboratory policies, procedures, and practices related to LLNL nuclear facility operations/engineering.

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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