Safety Basis Analyst 5
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM

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Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Safety Basis organization is responsible for providing qualified regulartory and safety basis support resources to various FODs and programmatic organizations for meeting 10 CFR 830 and DOE Directives and Standards requirements related to nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. The action is often self-initiated and virtually self-supervised. Identifies the interrelationship of system safety basis requirements to facility design and process operations.

Detailed Description
Individual participates/leads the performance of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities safety analyses. Recognized as a technical subject matter expert in the development of Hazard Analysis, Accident Analysis, Control Selection, Technical Safety Requirements and Unreviewed Safety Question Determinations. Serves as a resource and mentor to technical staff performing nuclear and non-nuclear risk and hazard analyses for facilities, associated support equipment, and functional specifications and operations to control or eliminate hazards. Is an expert in interrelationship of system safety basis requirements to facility design and process operations. Provides extensive input to federal and state regulators through industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations. Interfaces with the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Transportation (DOT), Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for safety basis issues and matters. Lead or assists in the development of safety basis documents for assigned facilities and/or systems. Sets or approves technical approach for determining the course of action and provides technical leadership to resolve issues. Leads safety basis activities for unusually significant or complex issues for multiple facilities and provides project cost/schedule documentation. Mentor staff and advise the Deputy Division Leader, the Division Leader, and the Associate Director-NHHO on all matters affecting Safety Basis.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated extensive senior-level experience in DOE or commercial nuclear environment performing risk and hazard analyses for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
Extensive experience with multiple safety analysis code applications and capable of independently formulating, executing and interpreting the models and their results.
Demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative accident analysis techniques
Must have the ability to develop and implement multiple types of safety basis documents
Must have excellent written and oral communication skill and the ability to clearly present safety basis technical reports and evaluations
Demonstrated senior-level interaction with customers (DOE/DNFSB/NRC)
Extensive knowledge of legal requirements affecting nuclear safety
Extensive experience mentoring/coaching and directing work Education
Master's or PhD in engineering, or related discipline plus relevant experience experience

Additional Details
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, • 712.11. These requirements include ongoing drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personne lSelection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities,which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to a regular status only with approval of the cognizant Principal Associate Director.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from the broadest possible range of qualified candidates. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to company website or call 1-505-665-5627.

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