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Structural Engineer

Job Title
Structural Engineer
Job ID
Los Alamos,  NM 87545
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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Structural Engineer to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.

L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.



The Structural Engineer works as part of the civil, structural, architectural design team in support of maintaining and upgrading facility structural systems and components. The main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare quality technical reports, calculations, and other engineering documents (e.g. specifications),
  • Develop Construction plans and details,
  • Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program, including the LANL Engineering Standards,
  • Interface and coordinate with other disciplines and customers during the design and construction activities,
  • Provide technical design reviews of peers and younger engineers,
  • Promote leadership, quality, and safety values in all aspects of job duties.


  • Bachelor in Science in Civil Engineering (emphasis in structures preferred) from an ABET Accredited College of University,
  • Requires 3 to 5 years of relevant design experience,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.



  • Ability to obtain and hold a Q-Level DOE security clearance,
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of structural building systems,
  • Demonstrated working understanding of engineering design practices,
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and application of engineering codes and standards,
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with structural engineering design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and FEA software,
  • Proficient interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and customers,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of industry codes and standards, e.g. IBC Codes, ASCE standards, and material standards such as ACI and AISC,
  • ​​​​​​Pass a pre-placement physical examination, which includes drug screening, and inclusion in random drug testing program,
  • Ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values.


  • Previous experience on DOE sites and programs,
  • PE Certification,
  • Experience with Nuclear design codes and standards.


Los Alamos, NM
This position requires 95%+ on-site work (minimal telework) and is contingent on ability to gain site access to Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to enhancing 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 health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. During this COVID environment, this position will continue to report on site following the New Mexico health guidelines. We have taken all the recommended safety measures to provide a safe work environment.


Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. As a condition of employment with L&A, you are expected to adhere to all customer site safety protocols and procedures including, but not limited to, all requirements relating to COVID safety such as social distancing, wearing of masks and mandatory vaccination.


As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.

L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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