The Principal Engineer will lead the engineering and execution of capital line item projects and large projects and support construction activities for the Nevada National Security Site. Perform the duties as the Control Account Manager (CAM) for design on projects, and be responsible for managing the cost, schedule, and technical performance. Plan, coordinate and manage engineering aspects of schedule, scope and budget of work that includes multiple engineering disciplines and construction for these projects – may include complex coordination with National Laboratories as well as oversight entities. | | Key Responsibilities | - Assist the Project Manager and engineering staff with planning, coordinating, and preparing of designs, procurement documents, specifications, bid evaluations, and award recommendations for equipment. Responsible for design aspects for projects over the entire lifecycle (initiation, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing). | - Support variance analysis reports (VARs), reviewing schedule and cost structure. | - Recommend and coordinate preparation and modifications to designs due to field conditions or adverse situations. | - Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of cost estimates and material takeoffs and ascertain whether the proposed material usage will be adequate for its purpose. | - Devise integrated solutions to complex technical problems of broad scope. Solutions are expected to be comprehensive in technical and business aspects and exhaustive at all levels, including cross-disciplinary considerations. | - Ensure deliverables comply with laws, codes, orders, and MSTS policies and procedures. Develop new initiatives for additional scopes of work. | - Serve as an expert advisor to other project personnel, technical staff and management on technical issues. Provide advice to senior management regarding strategic development opportunities using MSTS technologies and capabilities. | - Mentor engineering staff and other technical personnel in methods, processes, and best practices. Participate in project development by helping define customer needs, developing proposals and planning projects that will produce effective outcomes. | - Work with customers to verify their needs are clearly defined and documented to meet their objectives and ensure engineering decisions are responsive to those needs. | - Apply knowledge and familiarity in multiple technical disciplines and ingenuity to implement effective technical solutions. | - Ability to interpret codes and standards within the discipline. | - Proven ability to work effectively as a team member and leader to ensure task and project success.
Are you interested in some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for high-hazard, classified, and highly complex experiments that help us keep the planet safe. | The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is seeking early career engineers to engage with our national security mission in research, development, and experimentation. You will have the opportunity to work on teams that ensure the security of the United States and its allies by: supporting the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear deterrent; contributing to key nonproliferation and arms control initiatives; national-level experiments in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s National Laboratories; working with national security partners such as the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies on important national security activities; and providing long-term environmental stewardship of the NNSS’s Cold | As a member of the S&T Directorate’s Computing & Data Sciences division, you will work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues on challenging problems of national significance, with opportunities to work in the experimental field and engage with a broader team of scientists and engineers. Multiple positions are available across a spectrum of experience levels, with benefits and requirements requisite with experience and educational background. | | Key Responsibilities | - Support work within the Software Development Section for the Remote Sensing Laboratory. | - Design, develop, and test custom solutions in C#, Java, and associated technologies. | - Work within small teams on projects involving technical integration, research and development, and emergency response operations. | - Maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor in daily activities. | - Perform related work as assigned by Management.
Are you interested in working with some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for high-hazard and highly complex experiments that help us keep the planet safe. | The NNSS’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is seeking early career scientists to engage with our national security mission in research, development, and experimentation. You will have the opportunity to work on teams that ensure the security of the United States and its allies by: supporting the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear deterrent; contributing to key nonproliferation and arms control initiatives; executing national-level experiments in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s National Laboratories; working with national security partners such as the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies on important national security activities; and providing long-term environmental stewardship of the NNSS’s Cold War legacy. | As a member of the S&T Directorate’s Physical Sciences division, you will work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues on challenging problems of national significance, with opportunities to work in the experimental field and engage with a broader team of scientists and engineers. Multiple positions are available across a spectrum of experience levels, with benefits and requirements requisite with experience and educational background. | Available work locations are distributed across Nevada, California, and New Mexico. | - HQ in North Las Vegas, NV | - Experimental test range located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas | - Nellis Air Force Base, North Las Vegas, NV | - Santa Barbara, CA | - Livermore, CA | - Los Alamos, NM | - Albuquerque, NM | Key Responsibilities: | - Have experience with or interest in learning at least one of the following areas: | - Conducting experiments and research in one or more of the following areas: shock physics and detonation science; nuclear physics; optical and mass spectrometry; laser-based diagnostics; remote sensing; high-energy density physics; accelerator beam science; geosciences; material science and chemistry of sensing and sampling materials; seismology; neutron generation and detection; and/or other advanced experimental diagnostics. | - Developing and applying state-of-the-art dynamic experimental techniques to laboratory and field research. Areas of interest include x-ray and neutron radiography, high-speed photographic and optical measurements, hydrodynamics, dynamic impacts, pulsed power and detonation physics experiments, along with interest in sensing and diagnostics design and development. | - Learning and running existing analysis codes to plan and analyze experiments and incorporate experimental data analysis. | - Fulfill project objectives as a in highly multidisciplinary teams in collaboration with peers. | - Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program. | - Travel based on needs of projects. | - Perform other duties assigned by Management. | Additional responsibilities at the Senior Scientist level include: | - Serve as a Subject Matter Expert within the team and the company. | - Work collaboratively with and/or represent the company with partner NNSA National laboratories, DoD and Intelligence Community strategic partners, and with academic collaborators. | - Mentor less-experienced colleagues and undergraduate and graduate summer interns. | - Lead teams and development of teams. Lead technical innovation through proposal submissions and/or efforts in technology transfer. | - Perform other duties assigned by Management.
THIS IS A LIMITED-TERM REGULAR FULL-TIME POSITION. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE CAN BE EMPLOYED UP TO TWO YEARS, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR, BASED ON THE ORGANINZATIONS' NEEDS. CANDIDATE MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A POST-DOC POSITION WITHIN 3 YEARS OF RECEIVING THEIR PhD, OR THE CANDIDATE WILL HAVE COMPLETED ALL PhD REQUIREMENTS BY HIRE DATE. | | The Science and Technology Directorate of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is seeking outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Senior Scientist position. The postdoctoral researcher will develop mathematical models for analyzing data from experiments in support of the Stockpile Stewardship and Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation missions. Projects may include emerging capabilities for image and signal processing, machine learning and deep learning development, inverse problems, data fusion, Bayesian reconstruction techniques, threat assessments, and the fielding of diagnostic systems. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to play an active role in the Site-Directed Research and Development program. | | Key Responsibilities | - This Senior Scientist will play a lead scientific role in the development, fielding, and analysis of data from complex measurement systems, with a focus on basic and applied research in stockpile stewardship and nonproliferation. This requires active participation in the field with the scientific, technical, and engineering teams, direct interaction with experimental partners from the National Weapons Laboratories, and independently-driven model and algorithm development. The ideal candidate will build direct relationships with the laboratory partners and provide scientific guidance to experimental operations, also reporting on accomplishments to internal and external stakeholders. | - In addition to supporting mission projects, the Senior Scientist will be expected to maintain an active research portfolio, participating in the Site-Directed Research and Development program, including research in support of current projects for characterizing imaging systems, developing models for diagnostic health using machine learning, and extending deep learning models in convolutional neural network applications. This includes publishing scientific results and presenting research developments at professional meetings and conferences and to university partners.
The Science and Technology Directorate of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) is seeking outstanding candidates for an RF Systems Engineer position to work at the Special Technologies Laboratory in Santa Barbara, California, supporting Systems R&D and Global Security, as well as R&D areas spanning sensors, autonomous systems, atmospheric RF propagation, communications and other areas. | | In this role you will support engineering and scientific efforts by selecting and designing antennas for specific applications, designing circuit boards with demanding RF requirements, developing novel circuitry for compact oscillators, delay structures and communications systems, and designing calibration and tuning procedures for antenna characterization and optimization. You will develop link budgets for communications links and help troubleshoot hardware. You will work with a team of engineers, scientists and technicians who cover all phases of technology development from concept to deployment. You will work on a wide variety of projects, some that are R&D-like and others that are production-like. Work schedule is flexible and can be negotiated with the manager; employees can work 5-8, 9-80 or 4-10 work-weeks. | | Key Responsibilities | - Develop solutions that may be new and unique. | - Antenna design, fabrication, tuning, and characterization | - RF simulation and circuit design | - Power and link budget analysis for communications systems and radars | - Digital signal processing and communications system design | - Oversight of research, data compilation and data analysis. | - Equipment vulnerability assessment & red-teaming | - Hands-on operation and test of hardware and firmware | - Lead small teams and mentor junior staff | - Write and/or contribute on proposals for funded projects and R&D