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Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74617


Job Title R&D Engineer 3

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name E-1/Mechanical and Thermal Engineering

Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

The selected applicant will apply their mechanical engineering acumen to solve problems and execute an interesting, diverse and complex array of projects to meet the needs of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and external customers. Working in the LANL Engineering Technology and Design Division (E), the candidate will be expected to have an advanced engineering degree, and appropriate experience in mechanical engineering, which will be applied to the Laboratory’s core nuclear weapons, science or threat reduction missions. The candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of mechanical engineering principles related to design, experimentation, modeling/simulation and theory. The candidate will have demonstrated knowledge designing, planning, leading and executing research and development projects.

The successful candidate will perform the following duties in this position:

  • Act in an advanced engineering role within the Mechanical and Thermal Engineering group (E-1) in support of various Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD), science, weapons and global security programs.

  • Serve as the leader of an integrated project team to address engineering challenges.

  • Lead an extensive and diverse set of activities across multiple engineering disciplines or within a narrow, highly specialized field related to mechanical engineering in support of engineering research and development (R&D).

  • Develop innovative and advanced concepts, theories, methods, techniques and approaches to address specialized problems in the field of mechanical engineering.

  • Develop new technical capabilities and create opportunities to extend R&D engineering knowledge through the expansion of existing efforts.

  • Serve as a mentor of early career staff and mentor postdocs and/or students.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge and experience with mechanical engineering practices

  • Evidence of the ability to lead project teams of moderate size (5 or more team members)

  • Evidence of the ability to author proposals which result in multi-year funding for projects

  • Substantial publication evidence of high-quality written products (journals, conferences, reports, calculation-notes and test records)

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work with coworkers with different technical backgrounds

  • Proficiency and experience in commitment to high quality and timeliness of deliverables

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations

Desired Skills:

  • Formal project management training

  • System and subsystem qualification testing or analysis experience

  • Experience using advanced finite element or finite difference analysis techniques

  • Existing Q clearance

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, typing or keyboarding.

Education Required: Minimum MS degree in mechanical engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and 5 years of relevant professional experience or PhD in mechanical engineering (or related field) from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and 3 years of relevant professional experience.

Notes to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the required skills is required for full consideration.

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 Engineering, Technology and Design Division (E) develops and applies a diverse set of Research and Development (R&D) engineering capabilities to provide solutions that enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)

Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC74617