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Los Alamos National Laboratory Integrated Surety Architecture Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72524


Job Title Integrated Surety Architecture Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Q-18/Technology Development

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The selected candidate for this position will either act as the lead (R&D 3) or as the Person In Charge (R&D 2) of operations for a matrixed team executing subassembly/component work for an Integrated Surety Architecture (ISA) for weapon systems.

R&D Engineer 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Meet all project deliverables and schedule deadlines

  • Interpret and clarify customer technical requirements

  • Define and maintain technical compliance and traceability to customer requirements

  • Review drawings having Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Adapt to evolving R&D requirements while meeting safety, security, compliance, and schedule.

  • Work with the Implementation Team to meet internal cost and develop cost targets

  • Write technical proposals and present technical information to customers

  • Act as the PIC directing a matrixed team to execute work

  • Ensure all Safety and Security requirements are met

  • Author technical Procedures to execute the work

R&D Engineer 3 ($96,600 – $161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (R&D 3) will be required to:

  • Negotiate and secure required people, facilities, and material required to perform the work.

  • Review Technical Procedures to ensure work is going to be executed safely and securely and meet product requirements.

  • Work with management and customers to plan assembly durations, costs, and resources

  • Coordinate multiple teams to ensure overall deliverables are being met

What You Need

Job Requirements:

Minimum Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 2

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Experience with weapon assembly operations

  • Experience leading the planning and executing of projects.

  • Experience with the use of typical engineering software for design, analysis, and testing.

  • Experience with assembly methods and equipment for obtaining required component attributes.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and with changing priorities.

  • Ability to accomplish technical tasks while working independently or as part of a team with other engineers, scientists, and technicians.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers.

  • This position requires Sigma 14, 15 and 20 authorizations.

Additional Required Skills for R&D 3

  • Experience in working on and delivering multiple products on schedule.

  • Demonstrated Experience with engineering design and analysis of components, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods, and fabrication methods.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of engineers and technicians in accomplishing project tasks.

  • Demonstrated operational experience in testing related to safety and security requirements.

  • Experience in working with Production Agency

  • Experience demonstration of quality assurance and component acceptance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience interfacing with DoD agencies and requirements

  • Working knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile

  • Knowledge of the document/configuration management systems (e.g., PDM Link).

  • Experience assisting other engineers, scientists, and technicians on weapon systems tests.

  • Experience working in a radiological work environment.

  • Experience in the compliant execution of classified parts management requirements.

  • Active Q clearance.

Education R&D Engineer 2: A minimum of a BS in engineering from an Accreditation Board or Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program and 5 years of experience or an advanced degree is required. Advanced degrees in engineering or similar technical fields are strongly preferred.

Education R&D Engineer 3: Typical requirement is an advanced degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program and 5 years of experience or a PhD and 2 years of experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

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.

Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division (Q Division) provides systems engineering and program management to develop and field qualified engineering solutions to improve the safety, reliability and security of our Nation's nuclear stockpile throughout the weapon life cycle. Q Division is responsible for leadership of activities in LANL weapons program life extension and alternation projects, as well as in projects to increase technological options for customers’ future stockpile requests or needs.

The Advanced Systems Development Group (Q-18) is responsible for technical and programmatic oversight of for system and sub-system technology development that is directed toward application of improved weapon system safety and use-control performance; design of advanced systems that reduce age-related degradation, improved reliability, and reduced system lifecycle maintenance.

Appointment Type Regular


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Contact Details

Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E

Email jeremyv@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-5993

Req ID: IRC72524