Los Alamos National Laboratory Architect 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Architect 4 reports directly to the Infrastructure Program Office (IFPROG) as a regular staff member responsible for providing professional architectural programming and engineering expertise in support of institutional project, infrastructure and facility planning and design. The architect 4 investigates programmatic activities, identifies, defines, analyze and documents functional and operational requirements while providing follow-on interpretations resulting in detailed analysis and documentation. This position provides facility and site infrastructure baseline scope and concepts for conceptual design and planning. The Architect 4 applies broad-based understanding and skills in facility use and design as well as skills in land and facility planning while working closely with clients and management organization throughout the Laboratory. This position receives functional and operational direction from the Infrastructure Program Management. This position will provide functional and operational direction to reporting architectural support, contractors and other employees, if assigned.

Job Duties

  • Safety and security are a primary responsibilities of all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the task is unsafe or compromises security.

  • Consults with customer to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation project.

  • Prepares design construction documents, material and color options, specialized equipment plans, conceptual cost estimates and construction schedules for review and consideration.

  • Provides architectural programming expertise in support of institutional, infrastructure and facility planning.

  • Prepares renderings, scale drawings, equipment plans and construction documents.

  • Applies broad-based architecture understanding and skills to complex facility and land use planning.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Extensive professional experience in architectural programming activities through organized methods of inquiry and establishing goals, collecting and analyzing facts, uncovering and testing concepts, determining requirements and stating problems in the realms of function, form, economy and schedule.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the technical and scientific work undertaken in research and development facilities, within the context of building codes and standards through the preparation of project initiation, planning and feasibility studies.

  • Extensive experience with site and master planning for large institutional environments

  • Thorough knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing systems, fire systems, security systems, codes, standards and energy conservation standards.

  • Extensive experience in the area of design and interpret architectural documents, drawings, manufacture data and schematics.

  • Excellent oral, written and graphic communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in a position of responsibility with technical facility programming, conceptual design and construction documents.

  • Previous experience with DOE/NNSA sites and facilities

  • Demonstrated abilities to resolve conflicts and incorporate diverse opinions through consent into architectural documents and technical studies.

  • Knowledge of the Laboratory’s architectural polices/procedures, practices and standards.

  • Knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting architectural design.

  • Knowledge of campus/master planning, including technical and program level planning.


Master Degree or Professional Architectural Degree from an accredited school of architecture or equivalent of ten to twelve years of education and relevant experience. Current Architectural Registration from a state board required.

Notes: Candidates will submit a cover letter along with the resume outlining the required and desired skills

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.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-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 regular status.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

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.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Organization Name: IFPROG/Infrastructure Program Office

Email: barbp@lanl.gov

Job Title: Architect 4

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC70605