Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Process Modeling and Analysis Group (E‐2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking engineers to partner with other LANL staff on a variety of national security programs requiring systems engineering and decision support. E‐2 is part of the Engineering Design and Technology Division (E) and we provide engineering support, systematic analyses, and integrated planning for a diverse portfolio of projects, with systems engineering being a key expertise within the group. You will apply engineering skills to a wide variety of problems, ranging from assisting customers in requirements management, decision support, program planning, risk analysis and management, monitoring, process improvement, and execution.
As a member of the E-2 team, you will have the opportunity to:
Contribute systems engineering expertise to customers from across the Laboratory including those customers engaged in plutonium sustainment, detonator production, and stockpile stewardship, among others.
Collaborate with customers on a wide range of systems engineering challenges associated with requirements management, programmatic planning, risk management, and process analysis (development, characterization, and improvement).
Aid customers with the creation of planning documents, reports, and presentations as required to support customer deliverables.
Participate in programmatic and technical reviews including the briefing of upper lab management and external customers on complex or high visibility projects (technical writing, presentations).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge of risk analysis and management processes and practical experience leading or supporting risk management efforts
Engineering experience or equivalent on complex or large‐scale projects
Demonstrated experience supporting customers with programmatic planning
Demonstrated experience supporting customers with decision analysis efforts
Demonstrated ability to work with subject matter experts to capture key data and translate into effective requirements and planning assumptions
Demonstrated experience communicating, both written and orally (technical writing and presentations)
Ability to recognize and assess technical problems and develop technical options
Education: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Demonstrated experience leading projects through the risk management process including risk management plan development, risk identification and quantification, and risk analysis
Demonstrated experience supporting customers with the development of decision analysis frameworks and project prioritization
Demonstrated experience leading or supporting trade studies and cost‐benefit analyses
Experience supporting customers with process improvement tools and methodologies
Formal risk management or systems engineering training, certification, or education
Knowledge of statistical concepts
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, typing or keyboarding.
Note to Applicants: A cover letter addressing each of the required skills is required along with a resume.
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 Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Vacancy Name: IRC85716
Organization Name E-2/Process Modeling & Analysis
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC85716