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

What You Will Do_

J-3 is seeking an Electrical Engineer that will have two specific areas of responsibility. The first will be providing electrical engineering design and overall support for all aspects of the development lifecycle of dynamic experiments. This may include planning, integration, requirements definition, design, analysis, fabrication and inspection oversight, staging, assembly, testing, and final documentation. The second area of responsibility will be as both the J-3 Group and the J-Division Electrical Safety Officer (ESO). The ESO is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all electrical safety issues in J-Division and will have oversight of the group-level ESOs.

The specific job functions for this position are:

  • Review of all newly-developed and deployed electrical systems engineered by J-3.

  • Review of all new electrical systems procured by J-3 without an NRTL certification.

  • Review of all focused firing sites for proper electrical power and ground systems.

  • Review of all firing and diagnostic configurations for proper electrical power and ground systems and overall electrical safety.

  • Design specific electrical systems for unique experimental configurations.

  • Review the design of specific electrical systems for unique experimental configurations.

  • Review all electrical aspects of experimental designs for hydrotest experiments in J-3.

What You Need

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following as well as team with other engineers/scientists in the following areas:

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in electrical engineering circuit design, with particular emphasis on semiconductor and analog circuit design.

  • Demonstrated experience in electrical engineering of fast, high power switching systems such as gas tubes and silicon controlled rectifiers.

  • Demonstrated experience in electrical engineering of residential and light industrial power systems to include single and three-phase systems and up to 4160 volts.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical safety of power systems and standards, particularly the National Electric Code: NFPA 70E, and including EPA and OSHA standards.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper ground system design and implementation at both the instrument and facility level.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical engineering reliability analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience with electrical engineering fabrication methods.

  • Demonstrated experience of the entire process of electrical circuit development from specification, design, prototyping, testing, and final fabrication.

  • Experience in field engineering (e.g., pre-job site preparation, equipment staging, systems/structures assembly, test execution, post-job site cleanup, etc.).

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in organizations with a high degree of operational formality.

  • Experience working with high explosive initiation systems.

  • Knowledge of the US hydrotest program.

  • Familiarity with US weapons systems.

  • Active Q clearance.

  • Working knowledge of DOE and Institutional Safety Management Programs (e.g., Integrated Work Management, High Explosives Safety, Hoisting and Rigging, Conduct of Engineering, Conduction of Operations, Conduct of Maintenance, Configuration Management, Quality Assurance, etc.)

  • Demonstrated field experience in the design, installation, operation, and/or work on facility or R&D; electrical systems.

Education:A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university program is required. A Master’s degree in electrical engineering preferred.

Work Environment:Operation of motor vehicles, Work under unusual lighting conditions, Work near electrical power supplies, Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. Please save the cover letter with the job number and name.

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 Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division accepts national security challenges by successfully executing mission-driven, large-scale, dynamic experiments, emphasizing hydrodynamic tests, subcritical experiments, focused experiments, and tests of engineered systems. The Division develops the workforce, facilities, technologies, and systems necessary to generate, analyze, and disseminate unique, high-quality data with integrity and scientific excellence. J Division utilizes various management systems and safety management programs to effectively plan, integrate, design, analyze, fabricate, assemble, stage, field, and execute complex and hazardous science and engineering experiments. The Division executes its responsibilities in a sustainable, safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. J Division operates the LANL Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and also operates or utilizes other LANL firing sites and facilities. The Division collaborates institutionally to design, fabricate, assemble, field, and execute sub-critical and other integrated experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and NNSA, DOE, and partner organization facilities, as needed.

J-3, the Focused Experiments Group, designs, fields, and executes energetic, hazardous, and complex system and sub-system experiments for the LANL Nuclear Weapons and Global Security Programs at various high explosive firing sites at LANL and at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The Group works with a broad customer and stakeholder base in the research and development of energetic materials and dynamic response of materials and systems using various fast response time diagnostics and diagnostic suites. The Group is comprised of physicists, scientists, engineers, technologists, and specialists of varied backgrounds and disciplines.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Stults, Diane M

Organization Name: J-3/Focused Experiments

Email: dmstults@lanl.gov

Job Title: Electrical Engineer (R&D; Engineer 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68942