Target and Diagnostic Delivery Systems (TADDS) Lead Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  Internal Posting
Job ID: 107637
Job Code: Science & Engineering TSL 4 (SEL.4) / Science & Engineering TSL 5 (SEL.5)
Date Posted: October 13 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Target and Diagnostic Delivery System (TADDS) Lead Engineer. You will provide engineering subject matter expertise and technical leadership for new and ongoing projects for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Sciences (NIF&PS) Directorate. You will lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop innovative components and systems using advanced design and manufacturing techniques for scientific and defense applications. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level. Additional job responsibilities will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Lead a large multi-disciplinary team including engineers, scientists, and technical staff to achieve specific technical goals relevant to NIF & PS.
- Manage workforce, assign tasks, and review technical work at regular intervals to confirm that objectives are being met while influencing and advising.
- As part of the TASE management team, develop and manage the scope including ensuring that projects are completed on schedule and within budget for the TADDS group.
- Provide technical guidance, leadership, and supervision to team members with a focus on defining, developing, and deploying critical systems and components.
- Provide leadership and technical expertise development and direction  for Target Area Operations including troubleshooting, maintaining and upgrading highly complex electro-mechanical systems, including pulsed power systems.
- Serve as a technical expert providing innovative solutions to highly complex problems and in-depth analysis of complex positioner, target, cryogenic and/or pulse power systems.
- Direct technical activities as needed to specify, procure, evaluate, and deploy unique materials, coatings, and form factors.
- Successfully utilize existing work, internal resources, and partnerships to develop innovative capabilities to increase the impact of LLNL and lead the development of project portfolios.
- Provide training, mentoring, and coaching to group personnel and prepare and present written and verbal explanations of technical work and provide strategic technical advice to management and/or external customers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SEL.5 Level
- Assess strategic technical needs for development of supporting research and investments in target and diagnostic delivery technology infrastructure; lead technical initiatives in advancing state of the art capabilities.
- Create, develop, and support Strategic Initiatives and/or collaborations (such as SPPs) with external, world class facilities to develop in-house expertise and foster creativity.

- Master’s degree  in Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Significant experience developing and leading large dynamic projects, multi-disciplinary teams, and multi-laboratory efforts that positively affect organization goals and objectives.
- Expert level knowledge of highly complex system design and analysis and significant experience  in project planning and complex technical leadership.
- Significant experience and subject matter expertise in developing and maintaining advanced high-performance precision systems and assemblies.
- Expert level knowledge and significant  experience developing, leading, and implementing creative and innovative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems including  leading corrective actions where necessary.
- Significant experience interacting, directing, leading, and advising all levels of technical staff, managers, and vendors.
- Expert verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, influence and advise teams and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management and/or external sponsors.

In Addition, at the SEL.5 Level
- Extensive experience leading, tracking schedules and budgets for highly complex, strategic projects and managing and resolving resource conflicts to effectively accomplish goals within a multi-disciplinary team through productive leadership and influence.
- Extensive experience implementing highly complex, state of the art electro-mechanical systems and directing, leading, or having oversight of  formal engineering design review processes.
- Possess expert level application and development skills needed to provide strategic direction for existing work while ensuring that internal resources and partnerships developing new state of the art project portfolios.

Desired Qualifications
-  PhD in Engineering.
-  Extensive experience with pulsed power systems.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees may be considered for this position.

About Us

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.