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R&D Computational Thermal Analyst (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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 your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nations security!

Sandias Thermal Sciences and Engineering department is seeking an experienced staff member to join a diverse team of professionals that employ state of the art analytical and computational simulation techniques, in combination with experimentation and testing, in first-of-a-kind engineering system analysis and thermal science research with a direct impact on national security. Broadly we seek individuals with educational backgrounds and professional experience in thermal fluid sciences and computational mechanics including high performance computation environments. The Thermal Science and Engineering team supports the development of defense, space, and energy systems across the national security mission space at Sandia National Laboratories.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Use engineering analysis principles and computational methods to support the design, qualification, and fielding of high consequence engineered systems for national security missions.
+ Engage with design engineering teams to understand system context and analysis needs.
+ Engage with development teams to derive and implement novel models and capabilities in high performance computational algorithms.
+ Engage with test engineers and technicians to evaluate physical simulation data needed to validate or supplement computational predictions.
+ Work to meet critical schedules in an exciting, mission focused environment.
+ Travel domestically and, less frequently, internationally as required, to support project efforts.

R&D Mechanical Engineer


+ PhD in Mechanical, Nuclear, or Chemical Engineering or other related field that includes a focus in thermal/fluid sciences including conduction, convection, and radiation transport
+ Formal training in finite element analysis methods and general familiarity with computational engineering analysis tools
+ Active DOE Q clearance


+ Experience in high-performance computing environments
+ Experience applying finite element analysis techniques to thermal/fluid sciences
+ Experience in code validation, design of experiments, solid mechanics, or aerodynamics
+ Experience developing and applying reduced order models for thermal simulations
+ Ability to work to results oriented schedules in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary teaming environment

Department Description:

The Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department conducts a broad range of technical activities focused on heat transfer, numerical analyses, and related thermal capabilities. Our work spans fundamental research and development to engineering analysis of system performance, safety, and control of thermal environments.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 2021-01-11 Expires: 2021-02-10

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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