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Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Response Analyst (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75277


Job Title Weapons Response Analyst (R&D Engineer 4)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name W-10/ Weapon Systems Safety Analysis

Minimum Salary 119700

Maximum Salary 201700

What You Will Do

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. Come join some of the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative institutions engaged in strategic science!

In order to ensure the safety, reliability, and security of the US nuclear stockpile, the Weapon Systems Engineering Division (W Division) provides nuclear weapon engineering design expertise in the following areas: systems engineering, experimental device design, surveillance, production of nuclear stockpile components, weapons response, and testing for evaluation of the enduring and future nuclear weapon stockpile. The Weapon Systems Safety Analysis Group (W-10) supports the Nuclear Weapons Program by: 1) contributing to the process of nuclear weapon safety assessment and certification and updating LANL’s nuclear detonation safety analysis and technical basis; and 2) developing and maintaining weapon response information that is used to quantify risk in nuclear explosive operations and used to identify risk-mitigating controls. One of W-10’s major areas of responsibility is the development of LANL technical nuclear weapon response information that conforms with internal (LANL) and external (federal) standards and requirements.

The selected candidate will work as a Weapon Response (WR) Analyst (Explosives), in a motivated, multidisciplinary team which characterizes the response of LANL components and assemblies to hazards (electrical, mechanical, thermal). He or she will support the execution of work in Nuclear Safety R&D and other explosives related programs and projects.

Responsibilities for this position also include:

  • Serve as a SME regarding the safety of LANL components and assemblies for weapon assembly/disassembly operations, of subcritical experiments (SCEs) at the National Nuclear Security Site (NNSS), and components for which we interact with DOD organizations.

  • Comply with the requirements of the LANL Weapon Response Processes, DOE-NA-STD-3016, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Management (Subpart B – Safety Basis Requirements).

  • Manage, develop interfaces, and work effectively with internal organizations (LANL organizations, SMEs and management) and external organizations (e.g., NNSA, SNL, LLNL, Pantex, and UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)), and with customers and stakeholders for a variety of projects relevant to W-10 activities and deliverables.

  • Produce high-quality deliverables (e.g., Weapons Response Technical Basis documents, Weapon Response Summary documents, and technical reports) on schedule.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in nuclear or explosive operations and requirements, including safety, explosives safety, radiation protection, criticality safety, conduct of operations, authorization basis, safeguards and security.

  • Expertise in presenting highly complex technical information to a non-technical audience in an understandable format, as well as to technical experts in appropriate detail.

  • Excellent motivational and leadership skills to help develop and guide LANL personnel.

  • Knowledge and experience with all aspects of technical project management including defining project work scope, schedules, budgets, priorities, and performance milestones; developing cost and schedule baselines; reporting cost and schedule variances; and managing risk.

  • Demonstrated experience interacting effectively with all levels of external and internal personnel and stakeholders: building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills as evidenced by technical reports, public speaking at conferences, presenting briefings to stakeholders, etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of weapon systems, explosive subsystems and components.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of high explosives and high explosives safety.

  • Familiarity with the LANL weapons development, production, and programmatic activities.

  • Experience in formal hazard analysis and safety basis processes.

  • Experience in probabilistic risk assessment methodologies and applications.

  • Knowledge of engineering authorization systems, document management systems and applications to stockpile maintenance and configuration management.

  • Active Q clearance.

Education: A BS degree in engineering, from an Accredited Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program, is required, as well as a minimum of 10 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination; advanced degree in engineering preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Moderate travel required.

  • For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a comprehensive cover letter detailing knowledge, skills and abilities against the required and desired skills.

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E

Email jeremyv@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-5993

Req ID: IRC75277