Los Alamos National Laboratory Modeling and Simulation Engineer 3 (R&D Engineer 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. In the Advanced Engineering Analysis Group (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, hydrodynamics, probabilistic methods, mechanics of materials, and numerical analysis.
We have a broad need for additional expertise in any of the fields listed above. As a competitive candidate you will demonstrate proven analytical experience solving problems involving complex engineering simulations. You will work collaboratively with test leads, system engineers, and other analysts to develop a validation basis for these models then present and report your assessments back to the customer.
Furthermore, you will be expected to lead these collaborative teams in their technical work and lead brainstorming sessions with all parties to find the best analysis approach. You will be expected to define and execute strategic plans with both team members and customers to maintain and improve past system model capabilities while also developing key future capabilities that enable us to support 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; throrough knowledge of and demonstrated ability to perform engineering analysis at an appropriate level ranging from hand calculations through system-level modeling
Thorough knowledge of and experience with the development and/or application of computational engineering methods and tools, particularly in parallel computing environments; thorough knowledge of and experience with mesh generation practices
Communication and Teamwork
Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly in technical reports and presentations; experience meeting deliverable deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
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
Education :A minimum of a BS in Engineering from an Accreditation Board or Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program is required. An MS or PhD in Engineering or a closely related discipline is strongly preferred.
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 usage and/or code development in modern programming langagues ( e.g. Python, C++, MatLab, Julia) and their application to scientific computing (e.g. automation, pre/post processing, data analysis, file I/O, parallel computing, BitBucket, GitLab, Jira, Jenkins)
Active Q clearance or equivalent
DOE Q or DOD Top Secret security clearance within the last five years
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and a comprehensive cover letter that specifically addresses each of the requirements.
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.
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.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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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)
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Vacancy Name: IRC81760
Organization Name W-13/ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
Minimum Salary 101000
Maximum Salary 168600
Req ID: IRC81760