Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Systems/Flight Test Engineer (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The successful candidate will be a member of the Flight Integration Engineering group, Q-19, which is responsible for supporting all flight integration and associated flight test efforts as is necessary in order to support the Los Alamos weapon design, qualification, and sustainment mission. Group scope includes flight test requirements definition, flight test system and sub system conceptual design, development, and fabrication and flight test execution oversight.
In this role, you will be performing a number of engineering functions, from developing flight test requirements, developing flight test and flight test body design concepts, to overseeing development and testing of prototypes, to guiding technology maturation and strategic efforts, and coordinating/running flight tests. You will also be supporting systems and/or component engineering efforts in conceptual-design studies and feasibility/cost studies. Along with fellow engineers, you will be engaging and collaborating regularly with personnel across multiple LANL organizations, as well as Sandia National Laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), production agencies throughout the NNSA nuclear security enterprise, and Department of Defense organizations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge of flight testing as associated with nuclear weapon delivery vehicles (reentry systems, cruise missiles, and airdrop ordnance), flight test vehicle design, sensor specification, data acquisition, telemetry, and post test data analysis.
Significant experience in one or more of the following: flight testing, weapon/system design: development, qualification, certification, assembly/production, or surveillance. Advanced experience in the application of system engineering principles, providing solutions in one or more of the following disciplines; mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, aeronautical/aerospace engineering, systems engineering.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of Laboratory personnel/senior management, including internal and external customers, as well as experience with conflict resolution.
Demonstrated and proven ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities. Demonstrated advanced consultative record of developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as the ability to be an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
A frequent amount of travel may be required due to programmatic complexity and frequent interactions with SNL and contractors as well as NNSA.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Master's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.
Detailed knowledge of nuclear weapon systems and delivery vehicles
Familiarity with Air Force and Navy flight & test programs
Familiarity with the development of component and systems requirements and specifications for components and systems
Demonstrated technical leadership of small teams and/or developing technical strategies for organizations.
Experience with specifying and designing data acquisition and instrumentation
Familiarity with engineering modeling tools
Familiarity with engineering analysis
Experience with programming languages
Knowledge of Digital Engineering and Models Based System Engineering
Understanding of NNSA and DOD qualification processes
Active Q clearance
Work Environment: Foreign/Domestic travel
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
Location: 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)
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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 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.
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Vacancy Name: IRC84028
Organization Name Q-19/Flight Test Modernization
Minimum Salary 132500
Maximum Salary 229900
Req ID: IRC84028