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Strategic Management Solutions, LLC Electrical and Instrumentation and Controls Engineer II in Los Alamos, New Mexico

SMSI provides expert management consulting, program and project management, and technical consulting services to government and private sector clients. A small business founded in 2008, SMSI has built an outstanding reputation for client-focused performance and for delivering results that enable clients to meet commitments and milestones.

EOE/AA - M/F/Vet/Disability/Drug-Free Workplace

Los Alamos National Laboratory requires all on-site personnel to be fully COVID vaccinated to be considered for this position

The Engineer will design projects and may lead other Electrical and I&C Engineers and designers on project tasks. Work involves a variety of activities including conceptual and detailed design of electronic equipment and systems. Perform non-routine assignments with little or no direction.

Scope/Key Responsibilities

  • This engineering position will include the following key responsibilities:

  • Leading the project electrical and instrumentation engineering team in a dynamic multi-discipline environment engineering state-of-the-art electrical distribution and control systems.

  • Being primary interface with clients, project management, procurement professionals, and other engineering disciplines in matters dealing with project electrical and I&C systems.

  • Developing electrical and instrumentation and controls basis of design and scope of work documents.

  • Developing equipment specifications for electrical equipment, including power transformers, switchgear, MCC’s, motor specs, and other auxiliary electrical equipment.

  • Developing specifications for I&C equipment including DCS, PLCs, Continuous Emission Monitoring System and instrument datasheets

  • Develop electrical and I&C wiring drawings, cabinet layouts and network diagrams.

  • Ensuring technical accuracy and conformance to project design criteria of engineered work products.

  • Ensuring appropriate procedures, design guidelines, and design tools are utilized on projects.

  • Travel to domestic client project sites to support projects and assist with marketing Merrick’s capabilities

    Required Experience

  • Minimum of Eight (4) years progressive experience

  • Nuclear related design (NQA-1, NRTL, etc.)

  • Proficient knowledge of electrical distribution systems at various voltages (120 VAC, 480VAC, 4160VAC, and 13KV)

  • Experience with power analysis design software (ETAP, or SKM Power Tools)

  • Piping & Instrumentation (P&ID) interpretation

  • Capable with Instrumentation selection and datasheet preparation

  • Proficient at Control System Design (PLC, DCS)

  • Client projects for this position requires US Citizenship.


  • Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university.

  • Working toward obtaining State of Tennessee PE.

    Physical Requirements

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

  • Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.

  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.

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

  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.

  • 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.

    All candidates must posses:

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screening

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Capability with MS Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients, contractors, and consultants on a day-to-day basis.


  • Excellent Salary

  • 401(k)

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Medical Coverage

  • Dental Coverage

  • Vision Coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Other Benefits