Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Safety Basis Analyst

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Nuclear Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104129
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 2 (TSS.2) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3)
Date Posted: September 04 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We are looking for Safety Basis Analysts and Senior Safety Basis Analysts who will bring a broad range of experience to a position that will provide technical support in hazard analysis (e.g., qualitative and quantitative), for nuclear, radiological, chemical, waste storage, and explosive facilities or technical leadership to resolve a broad array of complex technical and management support issues that will require ingenuity and creativity. This position is in the Safety Basis Division.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.2 or TSS.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.


Essential Duties
- Review and develop various technical documents such as safety basis calculations, Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) documents, Documented Safety Analyses (DSA), Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs), and nonnuclear safety basis documents.  
- Perform analyses for the Radiography Facility, Hardened Engineering Test Building, Tritium Facility, Plutonium Facility, and the Waste Storage Facilities.  
- Review the structures, systems, components, processes, materials, wastes, and potential energy sources used in facilities, identify hazards, postulate credible accidents, develop appropriate engineering and/or administrative controls.
- Represent the Safety Basis Division by providing input on technical or operational issues for specific projects that require drawing from applicable regulations and DOE standards relevant to safety basis.
- Perform supporting hazard analyses with limited direction.
- Represent the Division to other organizations at LLNL and management.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 In Addition at the TSS.3 Level
- Provide technical leadership in the review and development of various technical documents such as DSAs, TSRs, safety basis calculations and Unreviewed Safety Question Determinations (USQDs).
- Serve as a technical resource to the Laboratory’s system engineering/programs to facilitate identification of system boundaries and proper component classification.
- Serve as a technical lead for a broad array of technical and management issues.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related field such as nuclear, mechanical, civil/structural, chemical, explosives, Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science, or equivalent combination of education and related technical experience.
- Experience performing analyses using various atmospheric dispersion modelling and/or fire modelling software (such as ALOHA, EPIcode, HOTSPOT, MACCS2, CFAST) as well as hazards analysis (such as HazOps/FMEAs, PrHAs, Hazard Identification, and/or Hazard Evaluations).
- Experience working in a nuclear or radiological facility, nuclear reactor, chemical facility or refinery, or high hazard, (e.g., explosive) facility.
- Experience in the preparation, review, and/or maintenance of safety basis documents, such as DSA/TSR annual updates, safety basis amendments, hazard analysis/ accident scenario (e.g., source term, probability, consequence)); engineered controls (e.g., safety class, safety significant, equipment important to safety); administrative controls; hazard categorization; and hazard identification.
- Experience in the preparation and/or review of technical documents following appropriate protocols (e.g., USQDs, PISAs, JCOs), as well as the preparation and/or review of safety basis calculations, such as: quantitative analyses that support safety basis documentation or change control, software input/output used for atmospheric dispersion modelling and fire modelling.  Other qualifications may be considered as equivalent to the DOE safety basis described in the examples above if deemed to be adequately similar (e.g., EPA/CalARP Risk management Plan equivalent to DOE DSA).
- Comprehensive knowledge of concepts associated with regulations, standards, or engineering practices applicable to nuclear, radiological, chemical or explosive facilities (e.g.,10 CFR 830, DOE-STD-3009, 10 CFR 50, 10 CFR 52, 10 CFR 70, 10 CFR 72, or 29 CFR 1910, Process Safety Management, 10 CFR 50 59, DOE-STD-1212, commercial codes and standards (e.g., ASME AG-1, ANSI standards)).
- Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in a collaborative work environment and to document, present and/or explain technical or operational information and work results.
- Experience working independently as well as leading a team of technical and professional personnel.
 In Addition at the TSS.3 Level
- Significant experience working in nuclear or radiological facility, nuclear reactor, chemical facility or refinery, or high hazard (e.g., explosive) facility.
- Advanced knowledge of concepts associated with regulations, standards, or engineering practices applicable to nuclear, radiological, chemical or explosive regulations
- Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to tactfully and discreetly interact with a wide spectrum of personnel, including mid-level management, and exercise a high degree of discretion, mature judgment, and tact in handling sensitive and/or classified information.

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.

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.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has two openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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