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Environmental Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106890
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 2 (TSS.2) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3)
Date Posted: March 09 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Environmental Engineer. You will provide engineering support for the planning, design, testing, and operation & maintenance of groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems at the LLNL Livermore Site and Site 300. The position is in Environmental Engineering Division of the Environmental Restoration Department.
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 
- Provide comprehensive environmental engineering knowledge for environmental remediation activities at LLNL.
- Research, develop, design and test cost-effective engineering solutions for groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems; ensure all system designs comply with DOE and LLNL facility regulations and safety requirements.
- Monitor treatment system operations and identify opportunities to optimize and improve systems, including opportunities for improved technologies, increased efficiencies, and cost savings.
- Plan and conduct field experiments to develop, adapt, demonstrate, and validate new environmental remediation technologies.
- Participate in engineering design reviews of environmental remediation systems.
- Prepare technical and regulatory required documentation.
- Ensure compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements and LLNL environmental policies.
- Keep abreast of new environmental policies and environmental technologies and maintain knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and how they impact cleanup operations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the TSS.3 Level
- Provide advanced environmental engineering knowledge for environmental remediation activities at LLNL.
- Perform advanced engineering design of ground water and soil vapor remediation systems and participate in the implementation of new systems and modification of existing systems.
- Lead engineering design reviews of environmental remediation systems.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Relevant experience in environmental remediation.
- Comprehensive knowledge and relevant experience with technical aspects of environmental restoration, including groundwater and soil remediation systems, pressure and flow calculations, environmental chemistry, and treatability tests. 
- Ability to apply engineering principles to solve moderate to complex technical problems with ingenuity and creativity.
- Comprehensive knowledge of State of California and Federal regulations and requirements related to remediation activities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of standard software applications (such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to work on multiple computing platforms (PC and Mac).
- Ability to direct own research working effectively in a collaborative team environment and independently.
- Proficient communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with team members and external parties; to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and to prepare, present, document, and explain technical information.
In Addition at the TSS.3 Level
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience in environmental remediation and the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of ground water and soil remediation systems and system components, including extraction and injection wellhead design, pump specifications, treatment media and vessels, pipelines, and associated instrumentation.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience with engineering standards, practices and processes; generation of requirements and design documents, configuration control, preparation of test plans and user documentation, and formal and informal design review processes.
- Advanced communication skills both verbal and written to interact effectively with the scientific community, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders; to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and to present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering or related technical field.
- Experience designing and operating groundwater and soil vapor remediation systems for multiple, co-mingled contaminants, including volatile organic compounds, high-explosive compounds, perchlorate, nitrate, and uranium.
- Experience with AutoCAD and GIS applications, and strong understanding of SCADA systems and software.

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 is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.