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Electrical Lead for Abnormal Environment Safety (Experienced)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.


Are you passionate about challenging engineering problems? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nations security! We are seeking an experienced electrical engineer lead to drive system development and qualification to abnormal electrical environments.

As the electrical assurance lead, you will develop the abnormal electrical requirements, influence the design of experiments and guide modeling and analysis to ensure the system responds safely to unintended electrical energy. You will work regularly with the nuclear safety system lead, the systems team and partners across multiple SNL organizations to evaluate and influence weapon design. You will develop expertise in the design and function of safety critical components and the system to fully evaluate the electrical threat space, such as lightning and other unintended electrical energy. You will apply your expertise to identify safety critical features and work with subject matter experts to apply detailed analysis and test information to develop the technical basis to assure systems are safe to unintended electrical threat.


+ Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent plus four or more years of experience; or advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent; or 12 years of direct experience in lieu of degrees
+ Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance with Sigma 15


+ Excellent technical writing skills and experience in publishing formal reports
+ Experience with electrical design (e.g. high voltage, high current) and testing
+ Knowledge of nuclear weapon design, analysis and testing
+ Experience with high visibility roles and technical presentations
+ Desire to develop a deep technical expertise in both components and overall system design
+ Experience leading teams and collaborating with key partners
+ Resourceful when solving deeply complex technical problems
+ Excellent planning, prioritization and communications skills

Department Description:

The Weapon Surety Engineering II Department is a customer-focused organization that provides engineering and system analysis expertise to ensure a safe deterrent throughout the entire weapon lifecycle. Engineers develop a deep knowledge in both component and system function to support rigorous evaluation and mitigation of potential failure modes. We operate across multiple engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, computer, materials and systems engineering) with opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary capability. The team supports a variety of stockpile systems and is part of the product teams during development, design and production, as well as advanced concept and exploratory efforts. Our engineers use their extensive component and system knowledge, as well as experimental data and modeling, to ensure products function as intended with assured safety. Members of our department learn the function of multiple components, how those components integrate within the system and apply surety principles and processes to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and effective U.S. nuclear deterrent.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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*

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE 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 obtain and 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 Statement:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-02-03 Expires: 2021-03-05

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