Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior System Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306238

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Facilities and Operations

Group: RPL Building Management

Job Description

The role of the Radiological Process Laboratory (RPL) Senior System Engineer is to maintain the overall configuration and operational state of the RPL systems, structures and components. This position will provide technical expertise regarding engineering and configuration management of all RPL systems. This position will be the lead system engineer for the multiple piping systems and building structure within RPL.

The primary responsibilities of the RPL Senior System Engineer are outlined below:

Responsible for:

- Development and maintenance of procedures for system operation during normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions, which includes the following: surveillance procedures; methods used to perform predictive and preventive maintenance; failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) documents

- Maintain Maximo asset/component lists, equipment labeling, and key drawings

- Support RPL Management Core Team maintain a culture of technical excellence and leadership.

The incumbent will also provide daily direction to Facility Maintenance staff in the following areas:

- Troubleshooting for system repairs

- Building maintenance and modifications

- Review of working documents (i.e., job planning packages, facility modification permits, and engineering change notices)

- Provide verification that the minimum operational status of the building systems is maintained.

The individual is expected to be a primary source of information for maintenance planning related to nuclear facility operations. They must be able to use creative or unique ways to determine long term scope, schedule, cost estimates, and input to RPL work planning. Integrates the operation and maintenance planning which supports the long term operation of the nuclear facility.

Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will use creative and effective ways to solve problems which affect RPL nuclear facility operations and administration. Applies and/or develops solutions to complex issues associated with managing RPL outages and facility resources to support research.

The individual should demonstrate the ability to lead interdisciplinary teams and identify critical

high risk issues and develop/implement practices and solutions consistent with Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) and Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), and other RPL programs.

Position requires the ability to build consensus by articulating the strategic requirements for operation and maintenance of a nuclear facility. Excellent verbal and written skills should be evident and skills should be applicable to projects unique to the facility.

Work is performed independently without appreciable direction. Managers are confident with incumbent’s ability to work large projects with relatively few conflicts to schedule, procedures, or policy implementation.

This position is accountable to the RPL Building Manager for execution of responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

The individual must have 10 years of engineering experience, with at least five years’ experience in DOE nuclear, commercial nuclear, or US Navy nuclear operations.

Knowledge of facilities engineering design and construction practices, as well as building codes and standards required along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Candidate is also required to be qualified as System Engineer as well as an Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) Evaluator.

This position requires incumbent to be Rad Worker II qualified, as the position will require entry into radiological areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: RPL Building Management

Opening Date: 2017-01-31

Closing Date: 2017-03-01