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We have an opening for a project engineer to support the High Energy Density (HED) physics and Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program offices in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate. You will work as a liaison between various National Ignition Facility (NIF) stakeholder groups and program scientists in all aspects of the experimental lifecycle (including requirements definition, project planning, and design reviews) to enable the successful execution of experiments at the NIF. You will communicate concepts and designs developed jointly with scientific colleagues to suppliers while identifying and mitigating risks to part delivery. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to the WCI Principal Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Gather requirements from multiple stakeholders to develop detailed experimental plans for the WCI HED/ICF effort and track progress to plan.
- Schedule and coordinate experiments on the NIF within all constraints as defined by the physics teams and NIF expert groups.
- Communicate proposed scope and schedule changes to the Campaign Leader and team members, and document and communicate Configuration Control Board (CCB) decisions.
- May represent the HED/ICF team and Campaign Leads on technical reviews and with NIF Expert Review Groups that assess experiments for machine safety.
- Coordinate project interfaces with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Build consensus on target design specifications and resolve related issues that may arise with diagnostic use, target/diagnostic alignment, fielding of targets, and requested laser beam profiles.
- Contribute to technical strategy for integrated project plan to help bring a new target fielding or diagnostic capability required by the HED or ICF program to the NIF.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Knowledge of engineering principles to solve problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Experience in project planning, scheduling, change control, and other project management tools.
- Experience developing and implementing engineering solutions to a diverse range of moderately complex problems.
- Experience with monitoring performance required to meet programmatic milestones and deliverables, and lead corrective actions where necessary.
- Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Ability to coordinate work and goals on multiple simultaneous projects effectively.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience in one or more areas: design, analysis, prototyping, early fabrication/assembly/test, engineering data management, engineering-process improvement, and configuration management.
- Significant experience leading project teams to accomplish technical goals.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment including presenting and explaining complex technical information, while providing assessments/recommendations to management and influencing multidisciplinary teams.
- Master’s degree in engineering.
- Knowledge of engineering hardware design and fabrication, and design principles.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.