Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join our Flight Integration Engineering group, Q-19, where you will leverage your engineering knowledge to support aircraft flight line testing, ground- and submarine-based missile testing, and world-class ground testing operations, required to assure the unwavering ability to deliver the US nuclear deterrent. Your role in these activities will include integrating with federal representatives and operators from the Departments of Defense and Energy, industry weapon-delivery-vehicle designers, and international communities and collaborators, in the design and execution of flight tests.
Responsibilities associated with the design of flight tests will require executing the complete systems engineering process; from the development of concepts and customer needs statements, to requirements development, to design and iteration, to prototype and manufacture, assembly, delivery and installation of; flight test hardware, common and advanced sensors and sensor schemes, and other advanced technologies to improve flight testing – all of which will be developed using world class facilities, technologies, materials and systems, unique to the worlds original nuclear weapon design lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
When it comes to the support of test execution, you will be the on-site representative for LANL, responsible for the assurance of data acquisition – to include making go-no-go decisions thereby dictating the continuation of flight and launch – post-test data analysis, and the reporting of results to high-level federal representatives.
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.
This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience in one or more of the following components of Engineering/System Engineering and Design; concept and need statement development; engineering requirements development, design integration, iteration and optimization; engineering qualification and certification; assembly/production; prototyping and prototyping technologies; inspection; testing; data collection and reduction; reporting; etc. Experience in one or more of the following disciplines; mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, aeronautical/aerospace engineering, systems engineering.
As a LANL representative interacting with high levels of federal leadership and operators across multiple agencies, candidates for this position will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills which includes the ability to interact effectively with all members of an engineering organization from; technologists, machinists, peers/colleagues, subject matter experts, senior leadership, management, internal and external customers, and the ability to resolve competing and prioritized requirements. The ideal candidate will have experience with personal and technical conflict resolution.
As a Research and Development Engineer 3, candidates will be expected to lead high level projects and mentor/usher in/develop future LANL engineers. This will require a demonstrated and proven ability to lead, meet and mentor younger staff in concert with meeting schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities. Demonstrated 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.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Master's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 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.
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
Familiarity with Air Force and Navy flight & test programs
Understanding of NNSA and DOD qualification processes
Knowledge of nuclear weapon systems and delivery vehicles
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)
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. 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: 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth
Vacancy Name: IRC84818
Organization Name Q-19/Flight Test Modernization
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC84818