Los Alamos National Laboratory Global Systems Lead-ASD Project (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is responsible for delivering a new National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) flash X-ray radiography capability at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD). This radiography capability is a multi-pulse linear induction accelerator nicknamed Scorpius to be commissioned at the NNSS’s U1a Complex by 2024. A national project team comprised of LANL, SNL, LLNL, NNSS, as well as academic and industrial partners, will research, design, build, install, and commission Scorpius to fulfill the subcritical experiment program mission needs. The ASD-Technical Development office (ASD-TECH) is responsible for coordinating and executing these activities.

The Advanced Sources and Detectors Project Technical Development Office (ASD-TECH) is seeking an R&D; Engineer to lead the development and implementation of Scorpius’ Global Systems. Global Systems is comprised of the technology elements for operating Scorpius as an integrated system, which includes controls and data acquisition, vacuum, power & grounding, fluids & gases, mechanical support and alignment, tooling, and accelerator safety systems. Additionally, the Global Systems lead will support development of a common Scorpius diagnostics architecture and operational concepts across all Scorpius systems.

This role will require effective, sustained interactions across a diverse national project team comprised of accelerator physicists, R&D; engineers, scientists, project engineers, U1a facility engineers, and the subcritical experiment program. The Global Systems lead reports to the ASD-TECH Technical Director, while closely interacting with the ASD Chief Scientist, ASD Chief Engineer, and Scorpius Systems Leads.

  • Collaborate with all Scorpius Systems Leads and technical staff, the ECSE Technical Project Director, the ECSE Chief Scientist, and ECSE Chief Engineer to attain Scorpius common systems architecture definitions and standards;

  • Collaborate with NNSS project engineering staff to ensure facility technical definition and readiness for Scorpius;

  • Develop the functional, operational, and technical requirements for the identified Scorpius common technology components and ancillary Systems, Structures, Components;

  • Lead design engineering teams to develop design requirements and technical specifications; develop interface requirements; design, procure, install, test, and qualify Global Systems in an integrated test stand facility;

  • Lead Global Systems integration, testing, and qualification at the U1a Complex at the NNSS

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience in engineering systems design of large, complex systems involving diverse scientific and technical disciplines and institutions;

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage internal/external customers and stakeholders in the synthesis of complex systems and team across disciplines;

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience in technical leadership;

  • Strong interpersonal skills in both verbal and written communications and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and staff;

  • At least three (3) years direct experience working with projects of significant size and impact;

  • Several years of experience on large multi-organizational projects, with a particular emphasis on energy systems;

  • Ability and willingness to travel;

  • Active Q Clearance or meet eligibility requirements

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience developing accelerator control systems, advanced beam diagnostics, high speed data acquisition systems;

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience designing and/or operating technology systems associated with linear induction accelerators (e.g. pulsed power, accelerating cavities);

Education: A minimum of Master of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university required in the following or related field:

  • Engineering

  • Applied Physics

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.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Wallin, Scott Michael

Organization Name: ASD-TECH/ASD Technical Development

Email: smwallin@lanl.gov

Job Title: Global Systems Lead-ASD Project (R&D; Engineer 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68183