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

What You Will Do

The selected candidate for this position will work for W-11 as a requirements engineer in support of four weapon systems: B61, W76, W78, and W88. This position may include development, documentation and maintenance of the requirements integral to these weapon systems as well as managing any changes to these requirements as necessary. Interfacing with weapon system engineers, product realization team (PRT) leads, design physicists, and external agencies such as DoD and NNSA is an integral part of this position.

The candidate 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. He/she will be expected to perform work in adherence to quality assurance requirements. Flexibility is a requirement, and the successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she can work on multiple tasks for multiple customers with changing priorities and successfully meet customer deadlines and requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of systems engineering and requirements management principles and processes.

  • Knowledge of IBM Rational DOORs or similar automated requirements management tool.

  • Thorough experience with product design engineering phases to include Concept, Design, Development and Production.

  • Demonstrated skills in the following areas: problem solving, conflict resolution, and customer and stakeholder interactions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team addressing technical design projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Proven record of team building and conflict resolution.

Desired Skills:

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

  • Demonstrated experience in nuclear weapons development and certification.

  • Active Q clearance.

Education: A minimum of a BS in electrical engineering from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program is required.

Notes to Applicants:Job will require the ability to work well alone as well as with individuals from various disciplines and work sites. Will require mostly domestic travel with some foreign travel possible.

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.

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.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-5993

Contact Name: Vonharders, Jeremy E

Organization Name: W-11/Weapons Product Definition

Email: jeremyv@lanl.gov

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

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66849