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Cognizant System Engineer/Technical Authority - Department of Energy (DOE) - CNS/Pantex

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Amarillo, Texas, United States

Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Infrastructure Services currently seeking a Cognizant System Engineer/TA (EE) - Level II-V to support CNS ENG BOA Contract in Amarillo, TX

Job responsibilities:

  • As a C ognizant System Engineer/Technical Authority for assigned systems, coordinates configuration management activities, assesses system health and performance, and provides overall technical responsibility for plant system operability and maintenance activities.
  • Works in conjunction with the Configuration Management program for the assigned system(s). Prepares configuration control/design change packages for tasks; evaluates the impact of proposed changes and/or modifications to approved safety authorization bases for facilities; and performs troubleshooting and improvement activities.
  • Applies the systems and equipment expertise needed to resolve technical system and equipment issues in cooperation with other related disciplines.
  • [All electrical engineers will apply technical expertise and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the Electrical Engineering field with power or instrumentation focus. The electrical engineer will provide self-performed technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems through the application of established engineering practices, codes, and standards. Field troubleshooting support of existing systems will be required.
  • Electrical engineer will be responsible for reviewing conduit/cables schedules, conduit/equipment plans, one-line diagrams, wiring/connection/schematic diagrams, instrument loop diagrams, various sections/elevations/details, calculations, datasheets, and construction specifications.]
  • [Power electrical engineers will primarily focus on standard industrial systems at the medium voltage (15 kV class) and low voltage (< 600 V) levels. System modeling is performed using ETAP nuclear grade software. Design packages will be reviewed to ensure they convey the technical requirements for the installation and/or modification of outside site distribution infrastructure and facility power distribution equipment such as substations, transformers, power switchgear, motor control centers (MCCs), generators, UPSs, and general building electrical systems. The Electrical Engineering group in Facility Engineering manages renewable energy in the form of an 11.5MW wind farm.]
  • [Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) electrical engineers will primarily focus on review wiring diagrams, loop diagrams, cabinet assembly drawings, system diagrams, and control logic for both batch and continuous processes using conventional analog instrumentation, distributed digital control systems, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).]
  • Network Electrical Engineer will act as system administrator for new Radiation Alarm Monitoring System network and is required to be proficient with SQL databases, XHTML/HTML coding, and Viewpoint software experience is desired but not required. Allen Bradley PLC programming experience desired and I&C background would be beneficial.
  • The Electrical Contractor Authority Having Jurisdiction (ECAHJ) Electrical Engineer will primarily focus n and is responsible for interpreting the National Electrical Code NFPA-70 as well as approving electrical equipment when a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) is not able to list the product in question. THE ECAHJ is on the Plant Electrical Safety Committee and is involved with electrical safe work practices and maintenance as mandated from 10 CFR 851, OSHA Subpart S Electrical, NFPA-70, NFPA-70E and NFPA-70B. Maintains current knowledge of codes and regulations to assure compliance.
  • The Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Facility Lightning Protection Electrical Engineer will primarily focus on and is responsible for interpreting the code (NFPA-780) and reviewing and approving installations and repairs. The Lightning Protection System (LPS) SME maintains knowledge of code and regulations to assure compliance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BSEE with minimum 9 years’ experience
  • This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. If determined as such, this position would be identified as a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require participation in an ongoing random drug testing program in addition to the pre-employment drug screen.
  • Work experience of 3 to 7 years with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen - external applicants selected for this position are required to successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
  • Medical Exam(s) - Job related pre-placement medical examinations may be required for this position.
  • DOE Q Clearance Required

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Engineering/Design

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Organization: AIS

Clearance: DOE Q

Shift: Day Job

Work Type: On-Site

Req ID: AIS00561