Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Lead Electrical Engineer/Applied Physicist

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Organization: Engineering
Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 102748
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4) / Science & Engineering MTS 5 (SES.5)
Date Posted: September 06 2017

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for experienced and accomplished engineers and applied physicists to work on various projects in pulsed power and applied electromagnetics. You will provide technical leadership to support the development of creative and innovative solutions for multiple programs at LLNL, and contribute to the research and development of next-generation pulsed power systems and experimental platforms.  You will be responsible for the design, instrumentation, and execution of unique, high-value experiments that are of critical interest to national security.  You will bring innovation and technical excellence to bear on some of the most challenging technical problems our nation faces, and develop novel engineering practices and approaches to continually improve performance and reliability of existing R&D platforms.  These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.4 or SES.5 level depending on your qualifications.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide technical leadership for teams of scientists and engineers working on a variety of pulsed power and applied electromagnetic R&D efforts; use independent judgement to devise solution methods and techniques, and evaluation criteria.
- Set broad research and project vision; align Engineering’s pulsed power and applied electromagnetic capabilities with issues of critical importance to the laboratory’s mission.
- Design, test, and analyze pulsed power and electromagnetic devices and components in support of state-of-the-art pulsed power experimental platform research and development.
- Simulate electromagnetic and/or physical phenomena using the appropriate simulation tools, which may range from SPICE-based circuit solvers to magnetohydrodynamic, full-wave or particle-in-cell electromagnetic solvers running on LLNL’s Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) platforms.
- Provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis and creative use of established and/or innovative methods.
- Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL.
- Adhere to the highest standards of personnel and facility safety while leading the execution of high-energy, multi-hazard system demonstrations and experiments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.5 Level
- Develop innovative solutions to highly complex and challenging problems, whose solutions represent breakthroughs in pulsed power science; be a leader in efforts to advance the state-of-the-art in pulsed power and applied electromagnetics.
- Provide scientific and technical direction for projects and champion strategic technical decisions made by senior management and external customers.
- Serve as a mentor across the organization in the areas of pulsed power and applied electromagnetics and serve as an organizational spokesperson to laboratory senior management as well as external sponsors and stakeholders.

Qualifications
- Master’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Subject matter expert-level knowledge of highly advanced concepts related to pulsed power, applied electromagnetics, including magnetohydrodynamics, high-voltage breakdown physics, magnetic insulation, and extremely high-current component/system design principles.
- Significant experience and demonstrated track record of success in a leadership role directing technical teams on challenging problems in pulsed power or applied electromagnetics.
- Highly advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills to anticipate, identify, and independently recommend appropriate actions and solutions.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills; demonstrated ability to present and explain highly complex technical phenomena to senior management and/or external sponsors.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple parallel tasks, often requiring the resolution of conflicting work requirements and prioritization of tasks toward predetermined long range targets.
In Addition at the SES.5 Level
- PhD degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Nationally recognized expert in pulsed power or applied electromagnetics.
- Extensive experience and demonstrated ability in a specific area of science related to pulsed power and electromagnetic hardware design, analysis, or simulation.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

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. 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 listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite position Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.

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