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Senior Project Engineer, LSEO

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 05/14/2024

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Pay Range: $159,330- $245,544 annually

$159,330 - $204,636 annually for the SES.3 level

$191,220 - $245,544for the SES.4 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Senior Project Engineers. This work will take place within the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate, home to the world’s most energetic laser.  It is an exciting time to join the team that achieved fusion ignition in December 2022 (as well as multiple subsequent times), a historic moment in science, opening up new physics regimes and setting the stage for new fusion energy possibilities.

You will provide technical leadership and expertise for new and ongoing projects for the NIF&PS Directorate. You will be part of teams developing innovative high-power laser components and systems using advanced design and manufacturing techniques for scientific and defense applications.  Typical projects require diverse engineering expertise including highly advanced systems engineering; engineering analysis and computational simulation; extreme precision and unique materials; prototype design; state of the art fabrication and assembly; and engineering testing and deployment. These positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership of team members in the execution of their work scope with a focus on defining, developing, and deploying critical systems and components consistent with schedule and budget commitments.
  • Set project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for deliverables. 
  • Provide expertise for engineering relevant subjects and provide technical guidance in development of solutions to complex problems that may not be well defined.
  • Develop and manage schedules and budgets in support of projects, participate in working groups and design reviews, and oversee project execution throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide training, mentoring, and coaching to group personnel as well as prepare and present written and verbal presentations of technical work.
  • Maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables, leverage team members’ skills to successfully complete complex projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level

  • Successfully utilize existing work, internal resources, and partnerships to develop innovative capabilities to increase impact and lead the development of project portfolios.
  • Champion projects and multi-disciplinary efforts to positively impact the team’s long-term goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with sponsors / customers and lead industry partners to address sponsor / customer needs from the Subject Matter Expert (SME) perspective.

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and significant experience in engineering relevant discipline with experience in project planning and technical leadership.
  • Experience developing and implementing solutions to a diverse range of complex problems.
  • Advanced communication including providing advice to management as needed.
  • Experience interacting and cooperating with all levels of technical staff, managers, and vendors.
  • Leadership skills to lead and manage small, multi-disciplinary teams.

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

  • Extensive experience championing large dynamic projects and multi-organization efforts that positively affected the organization’s long-term goals and objectives.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Laser Science Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Successful track record of crafting new capabilities and catalyzing innovation to impact the long-term direction of an organization.
  • Understanding of a diverse laboratory and national research environment, and the ability to work within that environment towards long-range goals.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

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Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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