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Job Information

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

What You Will Do

The Weapon Product Definition (W-11) Group is looking for a requirement engineer team lead to guide and support other engineers and professional staff to support four weapon systems: B61, W76, W78, and W88. The job duties include development, documentation and maintenance of the requirements integral to these weapon systems as well as managing any changes to the requirements as necessary. Interfacing with weapon system engineers, production realization team (PRT) leads, design physicists, and external agencies such as DoD and NNSA is an integral part of this position.

A requirements engineer 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. You will be expected to perform work in adherence to quality assurance requirements. Flexibility is a requirement, and you must be able to demonstrate you can work on multiple tasks for multiple customers with changing priorities and successfully meet customer deadlines and requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Engineering Experience

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

Technical Leadership

Thorough knowledge of and experience in the following areas: problem solving, conflict resolution, and customer and stakeholder interaction. Thorough knowledge of and experience leading engineering teams, integrating and coordinating interdisciplinary work, and working with customers and other stakeholders to address technical design projects.

Communication and Teamwork

Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Must have a proven record of team building and conflict resolution.


Educational requirement is an advanced degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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 knowledge of IBM Rational Doors or similar automated requirements management tool

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

  • Demonstrated experience in nuclear weapons development, qualification and certification

  • Active Q clearance

Note to Applicants:

  • Position will require mostly domestic travel with some foreign travel possible.

  • For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing each key requirement of this position.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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)

Weapons System Engineering Division (W Division/W Program) provides system engineering and program management to ensure the safety, reliability and security of our Nation's nuclear stockpile. W Division is responsible for Program Leadership and engineering design and analysis in support of the national security mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory. W Division is integral in providing programmatic and technical leadership for evaluation and maintenance of the enduring nuclear weapon stockpile, stockpile assessment, certification, and design and deployment of life extension projects.

The W-11 group is comprised of engineers, engineering technologists, design drafters, and professional staff tasked with providing specialized weapon engineering, design, and product data management support to the Weapons Directorate. The group supports LANL’s legacy weapon systems, hydro testing, GTS and subcritical experiments ensuring all design and documentation deliverables and milestones are met.

Appointment Type

Vacancy Name: IRC82831
Organization Name W-11/Weapons Product Definition
Minimum Salary 110400
Maximum Salary 186300
Req ID: IRC82831
Category: Engineering