R&D Electrical Lead for W80-4 Abnormal Environment Safety (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Oct 13, 2018
Nov 11, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types

An experienced electrical engineer lead is needed to drive system development and qualification of the W80\-4 to abnormal electrical environments\. As the electrical assurance lead, you will develop the abnormal electrical requirements, influence the design of experiments and guide modeling and analysis to ensure the W80\-4 responds safely to unintended electrical energy\. You will work regularly with the nuclear safety system lead, the W80\-4 systems team and partners across multiple SNL organizations to evaluate and influence weapon design\. You will develop expertise in the design and function of safety critical components and the system to fully evaluate the electrical threat space, such as lightning and other unintended electrical energy\. You will apply your expertise to identify safety critical features and work with subject matter experts to apply detailed analysis and test information to develop the technical basis to assure systems are safe to unintended electrical threats\.


+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline plus five or more years of experience or
+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline plus one or more years of experience or
+ PhD in Electrical Engineering or closely related STEM discipline or
+ A minimum of 9 or more years of relevant experience that demonstrate the STEM knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the duties of the job can be used in lieu of degree
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance with Sigma 15


+ Experience with electrical design \(e\.g\. high voltage, high current\) and testing\)
+ Knowledge of nuclear weapon design, analysis and testing
+ Experience with high visibility roles and technical presentations
+ Desire to develop a deep technical expertise in both components and overall system design
+ Experience leading teams and collaborating with key partners
+ Incentive when solving deeply complex technical problems
+ Excellent planning, prioritization and communications skills

Department Description:

The Weapon Surety Engineering II Department is a customer\-focused organization that provides engineering and system analysis expertise to ensure a safe deterrent throughout the entire weapon lifecycle\. Engineers develop a deep knowledge in both component and system function to support rigorous evaluation and mitigation of potential failure modes\. We operate across multiple engineering disciplines \(mechanical, electrical, computer, materials and systems engineering\) with opportunities to develop cross\-disciplinary capability\. The team supports a variety of stockpile systems and is part of the product teams during development, design and production, as well as advanced concept and exploratory efforts\. Our engineers use their extensive component and system knowledge, as well as experimental data and modeling, to ensure products function as intended with assured safety\. Members of our department learn the function of multiple components, how those components integrate within the system and apply surety principles and processes to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and effective U\.S\. nuclear deterrent\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.