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Los Alamos National Laboratory Lead Flight Test Engineer (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75855


Job Title Lead Flight Test Engineer (R&D Engineer 4)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Q-18/Technology Development

Minimum Salary 119700

Maximum Salary 201700

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will work with the Q-18 Group Leader to develop, manage and assist the Re Entry and Aircraft Carried Flight teams, and will also work with other LANL organizations as well as other NNSA sites and DOD entities to fully develop the LANL Flight testing scope. The selected candidate will assist in the development of flight test requirements and design definition, support build of test bodies, help execute integration and test activities in a lab environment, evaluate mission system functionality in flight environments, and support mission systems flight test evaluation. This position will require travel on a regular basis.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of nuclear weapon system design definition and systems level design activities, and the U.S. stockpile.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in one or more of the following: nuclear weapon design, development, qualification, certification, assembly/production, or surveillance.

  • Demonstrated application of system engineering principles, at an advanced level, providing solutions in one or more of the following disciplines; material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, or chemical engineering.

  • Demonstrated expert experience with nuclear weapons WR production, production qualification of special nuclear materials and components applicable to the W88, W76, W78, or the B61 Weapon System, including demonstrated advanced experience with component fabrication, weapon assembly and inspection techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.

  • Demonstrated record of developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of Laboratory personnel/senior management, including internal and external customers, as well as experience with conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as the ability to be an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Familiarity with relevant classification guidance and demonstrate commitment to Laboratory goals in assuring the security of classified information.

  • A frequent amount of travel may be required due to programmatic complexity and frequent interactions with various NSE PAs and NNSA and Air Force customers.

Desired Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of all LANL nuclear weapon systems and delivery vehicles

  • Working knowledge of JTA design, including telemetry systems, flight diagnostics, and data analysis

  • Familiar with Navy and Air Force nuclear weapon program and organization structures

  • Understanding of re-entry, gravity, and powered flight weapon systems used both by DOE and DOD

  • Ability to work between electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines

  • Experience presenting technical design details to technical and non-technical customers

  • Experience working on new designs for flight test vehicles

  • Understanding of NNSA and DOD flight vehicle qualification processes

  • Active Q clearance

Education: A minimum of a BS in engineering from an Accredited Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program is required; an advanced degree in engineering preferred.

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


Contact Details

Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E

Email jeremyv@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-5993

Req ID: IRC75855