Los Alamos National Laboratory Modeling and Simulation Engineer 2/3 (R&D Engineer 2/3) 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. This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW) in the Advanced Engineering Analysis Group (W-13). In 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, fluid dynamics, probabilistic methods, mechanics of materials, and numerical analysis. We have a broad need for modeling and simulation expertise in all of these fields.
This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW ).
R&D Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
At the R&D Engineer 2 level, you will work with test leads, system engineers, and other engineering analysts to develop, apply, and validate complex engineering models. You also will be expected to communicate the results of these models through formal presentations and/or written reports, to collaborate with other group members on the development and improvement of modeling capabilties, and to mentor students.
R&D Engineer 3 ($113,100 - $190,900)
In addition to what was described at the R&D Engineer 2 level, at the R&D Engineer 3 level you will be expected to lead collaborative teams in technical work, to coordinate multi-disciplinary/cross-organizational brainstorming sessions in response to customer requests, and to mentor early-career staff. You also will be expected to define and execute strategic plans to guide capability development in support of group needs and the LANL mission.
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 of fidelity ranging from hand calculations through system-level modeling.
Experience with the development and/or application of computational engineering methods and tools, particularly in parallel computing environments; experience with mesh generation practices; use of open-source programming languages and libraries.
Communication and Teamwork
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, particularly in technical reports and presentations; experience meeting deliverable deadlines, both independently and as part of a team.
R&D Engineer 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Additional Job Requirements for R&D 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Relevant Work Experience
Significant amount (> 5 years) of experience performing complex engineering analyses 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.
Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of engineering education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.
Active Q clearance, or Ability to obtain a Q Clearance
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.
Verification and Validation
Demonstrated experience with the verification and/or validation of complex computational models and simulation results.
Statistical and/or Probabilistic Analysis
Demonstrated experience with the application of statistical and/or probabilistic methods within the context of engineering analysis.
Experience with Programming and/or Code Development
Experience with modern programming languages (e.g. Python, C++, MatLab, Julia) and/or software development tools (e.g. BitBucket, GitLab, Jira, Jenkins, Confluence, Sphinx, Doxygen, pytest, Boost) and their application to scientific computing (e.g. solver development, workflow automation, pre/post processing, data analysis, file I/O, parallel computing).
Desired Education: An MS or PhD in Engineering or a closely related discipline, like physics, metallurgy, material science, computer science, mathematics, etc. is strongly preferred.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation)
Vision/Speech/Hearing: reading vision, ability to speak, ability to hear in a normal range (500-3000 Hz)
General physical: sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping
Specific physical mobility: reaching overhead, horizontally, and down, typing or keyboarding
Weight handling: lifting/carrying 10-20 lbs
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet each of the requirements listed above.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Vacancy Name: IRC89480
Organization Name W-13/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Req ID: IRC89480