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Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate for this position will work for W-11 as a requirements engineer in support of four weapon systems: B61, W76, W78, and W88. This position may include development, documentation and maintenance of the requirements integral to these weapon systems as well as managing any changes to these requirements as necessary. Interfacing with weapon system engineers, product realization team (PRT) leads, design physicists, and external agencies such as DoD and NNSA is an integral part of this position.

The candidate must be able to operate independently and must exercise personal initiative in successfully completing assigned tasks. Responsibilities will include eliciting requirements from a variety of sources and using requirements management software to ensure requirements are linked to current objective evidence. The position requires technical leadership and teamwork with multi-discipline system engineers, physicists, technicians, and designers. He/she will be expected to perform work in adherence to quality assurance requirements. Flexibility is a requirement, and the successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she can work on multiple tasks for multiple customers with changing priorities and successfully meet customer deadlines and requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems engineering and requirements management principles and processes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems engineering and requirements management principles and processes.

  • Thorough experience with product design engineering phases to include Concept, Design, Development and Production.

  • Demonstrated skills in the following areas: problem solving, conflict resolution, and customer and stakeholder interactions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team addressing technical design projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Proven record of team building and conflict resolution.

  • Working knowledge of nuclear weapons and NNSA facilities that support the U.S. stockpile.

Desired Skills:

  • Certified Systems Engineer (CSE) or Program Management Professional (PMP)

  • Experience with Doors DXL scripting language or C++ as well as an understanding of Object Oriented Design techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to work with standard Microsoft Office product suite applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in nuclear weapons development, qualification and certification.

  • Active Q clearance.

  • Demonstrated Knowledge of IBM Rational DOORs or similar automated requirements management tool.

Education: Minimum of a BS in engineering from an ABET accredited college or university required; advanced degree in science or engineering preferred.

Work Environment: Domestic/foreign travel

Notes to Applicants:

  • Job will require the ability to work well alone as well as with individuals from various disciplines and work sites.

  • Will require mostly domestic travel with some foreign travel possible.

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.

The Weapon System Engineering Division (W Division) provides system engineering and program management to ensure the safety, reliability, and security of the US nuclear stockpile. W Division provides integral nuclear weapon engineering design expertise in the following areas: systems engineering; experimental device design, fabrication and assembly, surveillance, production of nuclear stockpile components, engineering analysis and computational simulation, weapons response and testing for evaluation and maintenance of the enduring and future nuclear weapon stockpile. The selected candidate for this position will work for W-11 as a requirements engineer in support of four weapon systems: B61, W76, W78, and W88. Both the W76 and W88 are SLBM systems deployed by the US Navy. The W78 is an integral component of the US Air Force ICBM program. The B61 is a gravity bomb deployed to the US Air Force. All four programs are a vital part of our nuclear stockpile and the requirements associated with these systems drive testing, qualification and sustainment activities.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E
Email jeremyv@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-665-5993
Vacancy Name: IRC78833
Organization Name W-11/Weapons Product Definition
Minimum Salary 89900
Maximum Salary 148300
Req ID: IRC78833
Category: Engineering