Engineer - System Analyst Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.
We have multiple openings for System Analysts with backgrounds in Civil, Aero/Astro, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Operations Research to join an interdisciplinary team conducting analysis in the following areas: Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Resilience, Intelligence Analysis, Energy Systems and Climate Resilience and their implications for the national security, economic and environmental interests of the United States. You will apply a combination of technical expertise, critical thinking, and in-depth analysis of information from a variety of sources to provide assessments in support of national objectives. Note: candidates chosen for interviews will be asked to submit a writing sample. The position will work programmatically within Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate's E Program and will administratively report to the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) 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
Conduct complex systems engineering on one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Critical Infrastructure Resilience, Intelligence Analysis, Energy Systems and Climate Resilience.
Contribute to the development of a focused national research program in assigned areas that address key science and technology and policy questions, assist in identifying priorities, defining problems, and proposing analytic methodologies with minimal direction.
Identify priorities, define problems, propose complex analysis methodologies, collect and organize data, and write assessments in support of sponsor and other stakeholder objectives that adhere to system engineering analytic standards.
Present and explain analytic findings as verbal briefings to sponsors and other stakeholders; may include some domestic and international travel.
Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers under minimal direction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level
Represent the organization as a main point of contact on multiple highly complex engineering and analysis related tasks and large projects, working effectively with conflicting priorities.
Contribute to setting LLNL priorities in grid, infrastructure and/or climate resilience.
Lead and contribute to new proposals at the state, federal, and international level.
Coordinate relationships with industry, business, and non-governmental organizations as part of formal or informal teams.
Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
Master's degree in engineering (aero/astro, chemical, mechanical, electrical, systems, civil, operations research or environmental), relevant scientific discipline (chemistry, physics, material science), or the equivalent combination of education and prior relevant experience
Significant experience conducting system-level analysis of the feasibility of implementation of technology solutions.
Experience in analysis of infrastructure systems, carbon management systems, energy systems, energy utility systems or experience in chemical industrial systems.
Significant experience with and advanced knowledge of analytical techniques applied to system-level analysis; one or more of the following system analysis disciplines: risk analysis, data analytics, statistical modeling, technoeconomic analysis, decision analysis or system engineering.
Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams to identify priorities, define problems, develop and carry out analytical approaches to gather and assess industry data, achieve complex project objectives; includes strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully, under limited direction.
Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, reasoning effectively under broadly defined objectives and limited information, coordinating workload on multiple projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities.
Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment, author moderately complex to complex technical analyses, and present technical information to external sponsors and customers.
Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.
Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level
Subject matter expertise knowledge of and experience delivering high-quality, impactful, and highly complex technical analysis.
Expert-verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams and advise senior management and external sponsors.
Significant experience effectively managing concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities and implement advanced research concepts in a multi-disciplinary team environment where commitments and deadlines are important to project success.
Significant experience collaborating across research (university, laboratory) and commercial (industry) institutions.
Qualifications We Desire
Ph D. in engineering (aero/astro, chemical, mechanical, electrical, systems, civil, environmental or operations research), relevant scientific discipline (chemistry, physics, material science)
Experience in industry, in one or more of the following areas: energy, infrastructure planning, equipment or plant design, process development, safety or security analysis, electrical system design and/or operation or related technologies.
Advanced knowledge and experience with techno-economic analyses or risk analyses or systems engineering in the environmental, energy utility or chemical processing domain.
Peer reviewed publications or lead authorship of papers in an area relevant to cyber systems, energy systems, energy utility systems or experience in chemical industrial systems.
Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
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LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.
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.
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