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Sr. Electrical Engineer

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 an Electrical Engineer. You will participate in new and ongoing projects in the area of National Defense, with technical responsibility for a range of duties including design, fabrication, and test of both analog and digital electrical equipment, as well as electro-optical systems. The work will be in support of detonator surveillance, High Explosive initiation and safing system design, and component production activities. Occasional travel may be required. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide guidance, technical direction and solutions in the design, production, and test of electrical and electro-optical systems, detonators, safing systems, associated diagnostics, and other components in high explosive initiation trains.
- Provide advanced conceptual solutions to a diverse range of moderate to complex issues/problems that require analysis and creative use of established techniques and methods.
- Learn and support institutional, NNSA, and other quality assurance requirements including following defined policies, practices, and procedures for state-of-health surveillance of the nuclear stockpile.
- Become proficient in the unique design requirements for electrical systems that involve high voltage, high explosives, and electro-optics.
- Generate detailed plans, schedules, and budgets for project activities.
- Train and serve as an Explosives Handler.
- Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and reports and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Interface with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory to complete various LLNL projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Set broad project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for self and others.
- Develop new ideas and redefine customer requirements that impact organizational operations or directions.
- Provide expert capability in the design and analysis of complex electrical, mechanical, and electro-optics systems.

- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge of electrical engineering concepts related to assembly, calibration, and testing of analog and digital electrical systems.
- Advanced knowledge in electrical and electro-optics systems.
- Advanced knowledge of SPICE or similar circuit simulation software.
- Significant experience following structured operating procedures.
- Significant experience in conducting experiments of complex electrical and electro-optics systems and the advanced application of timing and data acquisition systems.
- Advanced communication skills with proven ability to present concepts and ideas in a clear and coherent manner, both verbal and written for presentation and interaction with other technical staff members.
- Ability to travel.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
- Significant experience translating requirements into hardware and software specifications, as well as reading and interpreting mechanical, electrical, and electro-optical specifications using drawings, datasheets, and procedure manuals.
- Significant experience monitoring performance required to meet programmatic milestones and deliverables, and lead corrective actions where necessary with advanced verbal skills to communicate to senior management, and to positively represent the Program and the Laboratory.

 Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of capacitive discharge units or other high-voltage pulse-forming networks, microcontroller hardware and software, DC-DC converter design and LABVIEW.
- Knowledge of electro-optic systems including lasers, photo converters, isolators, and diagnostics, such as Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (PDV).
- Knowledge of mechanical structures, design applications employing high explosives, compressible fluid flow, or plasmas as well as high explosive handling and assembly processes.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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.

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. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 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 positions. 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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