Weapons Response Analyst (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

About Los Alamos

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world. Los Alamos is an area with unlimited outdoor opportunities. Near by Santa Fe offers world class dining, art, and culture.


  • Top health insurance coverage, 9.5% company contribution towards 401k, free dental and vision

  • Flexible work schedules aimed at work life balance

  • 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick time

  • Free Wellness centers including classes, bike trials, and gyms

  • Ergonomics evaluation ensuring comfortable work stations and increased energy

  • Dress- a casual dress environment

Minimum Job Requirements (Minimum Salary 98900-Maximum Salary 165100)

  • Engineering background as evidenced by successful completion of technical projects, technical presentations and authoring technical reports.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated by effective interactions with all levels of management, staff, and customers.

  • Demonstrated expertise in presenting highly complex technical information to a non-technical audience in an understandable format, as well as to technical experts in appropriate detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and organize assignments; to identify, address, and resolve technical problems; and to use a systematic approach in solving problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and completeness throughout assignment execution to ensure planned results are achieved;

  • Demonstrated experience working independently with minimum supervision, as well as effectively as part of a team in a multi-discipline environment.

About The Position

  • Comply with the requirements of the LANL Weapon Response Process (W-SE-0023U), DOE-NA-STD-3016, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Management (Subpart A – Quality Assurance Requirements; Subpart B – Safety Basis Requirements);

  • Work effectively as an R&D Engineer 3 with other LANL Weapon Response Analysts, System Engineers, managers and technical professionals;

  • Work effectively with counterparts at Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pantex and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) personnel;

  • Produce high-quality deliverables (e.g., Weapons Response Technical Basis documents, Weapon Response Summary Documents, and technical reports) on schedule; and

  • Accommodate the need for moderate travel (mainly to Pantex and Sandia National Laboratories).

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Contact Details

Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E

Email jeremyv@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-5993

Req ID: IRC68724