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Water Programs Lead Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 22, 2022
Reference Code: 18888
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) EMS (Environmental Management System) NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act of 1969) and Reporting Services group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in a career as a Water Programs Lead Engineer! This team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Works independently as the water and wastewater lead for issues impacting; Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, Idaho Clean-up Project Contractors, Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, and USGS.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to Regulatory Services and facility personnel in the areas of water, wastewater, stormwater, and groundwater, this position does not cover drinking water related issues.
  • Proactively guide and assist in development of regulatory strategies and interpretations that facilitate the achievement of INL missions.
  • Work independently in performance of these duties and mentor junior staff.
  • Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports.
  • Design projects that lead to environmental protection, such as water reclamation and/or installation of flow meters.
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, for effluent waste systems.
  • Provide technical support for remediation projects and for legal actions.
  • Analyze scientific data and do quality control checks of the data for use in various reports and permits.
  • Inspect facilities and programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Complete technical review of new or revised federal and state laws and determine impacts to INL programs.
  • Serve as the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) to resolve any questions for INL on the water programs excluding drinking water.
  • Lead all aspects and coordinate with other site contractors in areas of water and wastewater that are crosscutting and have programmatic impacts to the INL.
  • Provide leadership for water and wastewater issues to Environmental Support and Services personnel.
  • Provide timely review and evaluation of proposed regulations.
  • Complete Wastewater Reuse reports, Groundwater Monitoring and Contingency Plan, Annual Water Use and Comprehensive Well Inventory report, Annual Well Permit Application, review/approval of Storm Water Monthly Inspection report, and Monthly IRC monitoring report in accordance with CDRL requirements.
  • Submit shallow injection well registrations, and applications for well decommissioning for BEA.
  • Guide, review, and/or transmit required documents to regulators when projects performing modifications or construction will impact monitoring wells, wastewater, or industrial water systems.
  • Support activities required to fulfill the principles for Environmental Stewardship.
  • Support maintaining ISO 14001 certification.
  • Provide ongoing, timely and candid communications with DOE-ID, state and federal regulators including noncompliance reports
  • Maintain appropriate training, continue professional development, and provide leadership, as applicable.
  • Support and follow Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Ensures that the five core functions of ISMS are applied to tasks and activities: define scope of work, identify, and analyze hazards, develop, and implement controls, perform the work within the controls, and provide feedback and improvement.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and 8 years applicable experience or master's degree in Engineering with 6 years' experience.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Knowledge of and experience related to:
    • Clean Water Act
    • IDAPA 58 Wastewater, Surface Water, and Ground Water Regulations
    • IDAPA 37 Department of Water Resources Regulations
    • DOE Orders related to water media
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 230 ($118,020 - $200,808)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.