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Merrick & Company Electrical Engineer in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Electrical Engineer III

We’re still hiring through the pandemic! Our interview, onboarding, and project delivery process has temporarily changed to keep everyone safe.

Merrick & Company's is seeking a highly motivated, team oriented individual to serve as an Electrical Engineer. The position will be located in Los Alamos, a small community located in the scenic high desert of Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos offers access to a wealth of outdoor activities, a family-friendly community, an excellent public school system and a low crime rate. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing custom solutions, mentoring a team and the outdoor life style of Northern New Mexico.

General Requirements

  • Assignments are on-site at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) working with Triad National Security

  • Q-Clearance applicants preferred and the ability to obtain a Q-Clearance is required.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience (relevant experience includes non-reactor nuclear facility design, nuclear reactor design and/or operations, nuclear environmental management, or naval nuclear operations / design)

  • Eligible for Temporary Duty travel costs

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support development of functional and operational requirements, design criteria, and identification of applicable codes and standards for new design packages

  • Support the LANL engineering services team at TA-55, Plutonium Facility with facility system upgrades and equipment installation design tasks

  • Develop modification design change packages

  • Disposition field change requests and Nonconformance Reports

  • Review and approve design performed by Design Agencies external to LANL

  • Review vendor data

  • Assist in the development of engineering project management plans

  • Assist system engineers in developing and maintaining technical baseline documents at project closeout

  • Electrical engineering of for Nuclear Materials handling equipment.

  • Electrical engineering for installation of Nuclear Science Scientific Instrumentation.

  • Independently applies extensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and relates fields

  • Works on a major project or several projects of moderate scope with complex features

  • Receives supervision and guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters

  • Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments

  • May serve as Discipline Representative

  • Coordinates portions of overall assignments and review

  • Analyzes and approves the work of others

  • Conceptual and detailed design of low voltage power distribution, lighting, grounding, motor control systems, PLC/PAC, HMI’s process equipment and instrumentation

  • Routinely interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors and others

  • Leads project meetings and makes presentations

  • Represents the organization and maintains liaison with individuals and related organizations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Uses advanced techniques in the modification or extension of theories and practices of sciences and disciplines to complete assignments

  • Experienced in Electrical Power Calculation Software

  • Experienced in application of National Electrical Code

  • Working knowledge of NFPA, ISA, IEEE Regulatory Codes

  • Familiar with NQA-1 requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of nuclear/industrial related design

  • Subject matter expert


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering or Architectural-Engineering with Electrical Emphasis Engineering from an accredited program

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience

  • PE License required

  • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Construction Site visits require walking through constructions sites and climbing of ladders.

  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners, and plotters.

Additional information

Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.

Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.

We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Job ID: 2020-2527

External Company Name: Merrick & Company

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Street: 600 6th Street