Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Materials Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory delivers science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability. In the Advanced Engineering Analysis Group (W-13) we lead the development of computational engineering solutions and expertise in support of national security challenges.
We strive to provide our national security customers with timely and accurate answers to complex engineering problems by creatively combining cutting-edge numerical tools across collaborative teams. Our customers include the nuclear weapons program, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense, among others. Our group expertise includes structural mechanics, structural dynamics, heat transfer, radiation transport, thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, probabilistic methods, material modeling, and numerical analysis.
R&D Engineer 3
Material models, many of which include complex behavior such as damage, anisotropy, and temperature dependence, are an integral part of all engineering analysis performed in W-13 and need to be carefully formulated, calibrated, validated, and maintained. As a competitive candidate you will demonstrate proven experience modeling multiple types of materials in complex engineering simulations. You will work collaboratively with test leads, system engineers, engineering analysts, and other material modelers to develop new material models, improve existing material models, curate a material model database that integrates with analysis tools, and coordinate multiple material modeling efforts so they can be applied to engineering analysis simulations most efficiently and effectively.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
A documented record of technical achievement in a relevant engineering discipline, such as mechanical, structural, civil, nuclear, or aerospace; ability to perform engineering analysis at an appropriate level ranging from hand calculations through system-level modeling using computational engineering methods
Material Modeling Expertise
A documented record of technical achievement developing, calibrating, and/or applying complex material models in engineering simulations; experience interpreting material test data
Communication and Teamwork
Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly in technical reports and presentations; experience meeting deliverable deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
Relevant Work Experience
Significant amount (> 5 years) of experience performing complex engineering analyses, material modeling or related R&D, preferably at both component- and system-levels
Demonstrated experience leading engineering analysis teams, integrating and coordinating interdisciplinary work, and working with customers and other stakeholders to define analysis tasks and plan deliverables
Education: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.
Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification
Demonstrated experience with the verification and/or validation of complex computational models and simulation results; demonstrated experience with the application of uncertainty quantification within the context of engineering analysis
Experience with programming and/or code development
Experience with usage and/or code development in modern programming languages (e.g. Python, C++, MatLab, Julia) and their application to scientific computing (e.g. automation, pre/post processing, data analysis, file I/O, parallel computing, BitBucket, GitLab, Jira, Jenkins)
Experience with materials data management
Experience with the management of material test and model parameter data using enterprise materials data management software
Active Q clearance or equivalent
DOE Q or DOD Top Secret security clearance within the last five years
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, Carrying 10-20 lbs
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses each of the requirements.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Vacancy Name: IRC84994
Organization Name W-13/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC84994