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Los Alamos National Laboratory Lead Systems Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Join our team! The successful candidate will be a member of the Advanced System Development group, Q-18, which is responsible for supporting defense system conceptualization and subsystem technology development.

The selected candidate for this position will be the lead system engineer for non-tail number related experiments including Proton Radiography, hydrodynamic, and Subcritical Experiments. This role includes interfacing with the program leads across many divisions within the laboratory (W-11, E-5, NNSS, PF, J, Sigma) as well as many other organizations within the national security complex to ensure experimental hardware is designed, fabricated, and assembled for experiments.

The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as the lead engineer for non-tail number related experiments

  • Meet all project deliverables and schedule deadlines

  • Interpret and clarify customer technical requirements

  • Define and maintain technical compliance and traceability to customer requirements

  • Lead design for package development

  • Lead the development and fabrication of assembly tooling required for the device

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

  • Lead design and manufacturability reviews to ensure the experimental device is executable and will meet its objectives

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

  • Develop component acquisition plans and continuously interface with a variety engineers, machinists, inspectors, material scientists and others to acquire experimental device hardware

  • Ensure all Safety and Security requirements are met

  • Ensure successful integration of the device with the experimental facility and data acquisition systems. Work with management, account managers, and customers to plan assembly durations, costs, and resources

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

  • Trouble-shoot any issues arising with the experiment

  • Coordinate multiple teams to ensure overall deliverables are being met

  • Generate final reports to document the device design, assembly, and execution from the system engineering perspective

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Experimental Experience

  • Demonstrated experience executing experiments including design, planning, fabrication, assembly, and test support operations.

Project Management Experience

  • Project Management experience including leading planning and execution of projects.

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

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

Engineering Software Knowledge and Experience

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

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the document/configuration management systems.

Communication & Team Dynamics

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

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

Education/Experience: 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Systems engineering experience, including requirements identification and management.

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

  • Experience withProton Radiography, hydrodynamic, and/or Subcritical Experiments.

  • Experience with operations or tests involving high explosives.

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

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

  • Experience working in a radiological work environment.

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

  • Knowledge of the document/configuration management systems such as PDM Link.

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

  • Active Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

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

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)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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 472.2 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: 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Email leslief@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC89180
Organization Name Q-18/Technology Development
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC89180
Category: Engineering