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ase send an email to <a>applyhelp@lanl.gov </a>or call 1-505-665-44

Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Systems Engineer for Future Systems (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division (Q Division) provides systems engineering and program management to develop and field qualified engineering solutions to improve the safety, reliability and security of our Nation's nuclear stockpile throughout the weapon life cycle. Q Division is responsible for leadership of activities in new LANL weapons programs as well as life extension and alternation projects.

The Advanced System Development Group (Q-18) is responsible for Systems and Design Engineering of Future Weapons Systems up to phase 3/6.3 with emphasis on improved performance, safety, produce ability and agility of the future stockpile, Interagency Peer Reviews (IPRs) of LLNL Systems, and Future System and System Agnostic Design and System Engineering support to a wide range of experiments from internally fielded technology tests to hydrodynamic and subcritical experiments.

The selected candidate will work as an integral team member in Q-18, the Advanced System Development Group as a lead System Engineer for major efforts on the W93 Phase 1 program, the Joint Technology Demonstrator Program or other major future system programs. Work includes close collaboration with Program leads, management, as well as a wide set of organizations both inside and outside the laboratory including XTD, the Navy, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and multiple Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Production Agencies.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Weapons Knowledge

Detailed expert-level knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons Systems. Demonstrated expert knowledge of nuclear weapon system design, qualification, certification and production including materials, components, safety, and assembly.

Engineering Experience

Minimum of 10 years of experience in one or more of the following: nuclear weapon design, development, qualification, certification, assembly/production, or surveillance. Demonstrated experience in the application of system engineering principles, at an advanced level, providing solutions in one or more of the following disciplines; material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, or chemical 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.

Project Facilitation

Demonstrated ability to meet 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. Expert-level knowledge of and consultative experience in all aspects of project management of technical or operational work, including developing project plans, work breakdown structures, and work packages; managing to scope, schedule, budget, and technical baselines; and documenting baseline reports and change control actions.

Training/Certifications: Models Based System Engineering (MBSE) training and experience.

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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge of LANL and LLNL nuclear weapon systems and their associated delivery vehicles

  • Familiar with Navy nuclear weapon program and organization structures

  • Understanding of re-entry, gravity, and powered flight weapon systems used both by DOE and DOD

  • Knowledge of weapon surety and safety solutions

  • Familiarity with development of specifications for components and systems

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Knowledge of Digital Engineering and Models Based System Engineering

  • Ability to work between electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines

  • Experience presenting technical design details to technical and non-technical customers

  • Understanding of NNSA and DOD flight vehicle 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.

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)

Additional Details

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. 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Email leslief@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84294
Organization Name Q-18 / Technology Development
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC84294
Category: Engineering