Power Sources Nuclear Engineer (Distinguished) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7220234 (Ref:Sa691666)

Posted: February 22, 2024

Job Description

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a Nuclear Engineer with subject matter expertise in the science, engineering, and programmatic execution of thermoelectric power sources. This includes understanding of overall architecture, sub-systems, and manufacturing of devices. This position will encompass a host of responsibilities and expectations. On any given day, you may: + Serve as the subject matter expert for a family of thermoelectric power source components covering 45 years of history up to the present day and beyond. + Be highly knowledgeable in the use of thermoelectric power sources across Sandia’s business areas, covering a wide scope of environments and conditions. + Work with next level assembly teams to ensure proper consideration of thermoelectric science and engineering requirements and constraints. Excellence in this role includes preventing issues by having an intimate knowledge of customer needs and component capabilities. + Serve as science and product realization SME for product realization teams, providing historical context, problem solving assistance, and mentorship to team leads and members. + Oversee or consult on research efforts for emerging thermoelectric technologies and other special topics. Especially includes projects that have cross-center teams. This role carries significant leadership and mentorship expectations. You will be expected to provide leadership for: + High consequence product realization problem-solving efforts + Vendor outreach and relationship management + System and subsystem customer coordination + Thermoelectric R&D, including low-TRL and technology maturation efforts + New employee mentorship and career planning. This role also requires a high degree of creativity, operational latitude, and sphere of influence. You will frequently: + Formulate and execute solutions to problems with minor management or stakeholder supervision. + Build teams, project plans, and reporting cadences from scratch when necessary. + Command the trust of leadership to collaborate and interact with all Sandia and National Security Enterprise staff, management, and executives without undue oversight. + Perform day-to-day activities without direct oversight or supervision, balanced by thoughtful reporting and consultation with management/SMEs when needed. + Maintain an extensive network across Sandia’s thermoelectric power stakeholders, and external to Sandia. (Existing network is strongly preferred). + Work to expand business areas and stakeholders and seek opportunities to propose power supply solutions where needed. + Collaborate with Mission customers, design agencies, and production agencies, overseeing coordinated efforts when high level coordination is necessary. + Leverage a demonstrated pattern of mentoring in science, program management, and general career development. + Serve as mentor and role model to employees across your local team and beyond, upholding good engineering judgement, safety security, and a commitment to the Mission. + Please note, reference letters attesting to candidate's qualifications for this posting will be required at time of application or shortly after. Preference is inclusion of letters with posting application. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + Bachelor's degree or higher in Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field; or equivalent experience. + 12 or more years of relevant engineering or scientific experience. + 5 years of direct experience in product realization and/or R&D concerning nuclear deterrence. + Experience with thermoelectric science and engineering. + Active DOE Q level clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Master’s degree or higher in Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field; or equivalent experience. + Demonstrated written and oral communication with high level stakeholders, including high-stakes stakeholder relationships. + We also desire direct experience with: + Thermoelectric product development, technology maturation, and low-TRL R&D. + High efficiency thermoelectric designs and thermoelectric harvesting. + Thermoelectric device design, testing, and prototyping. + Sandia thermoelectric component history. + Additive manufacturing for high consequence applications. + Project ownership expertise, including new project scoping, staffing, funding, and reporting. About Our Team: Our team is part of the Power Sources Technology Group, working on high consequence technologies that support critical Nuclear Deterrence systems. We support the entire product life-cycle from development to production and legacy components. We also engage in R&D activities to develop power source solutions for the future. Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Job ID: 691666


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.


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