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Spacecraft Mechanical Analyst Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for an experienced Spacecraft Mechanical Analysis Engineer with a strong background in static and dynamic analysis of aerospace structural systems and components. You will be a member of an engineering team that will provide space mission engineering solutions for both national security and basic science investigations with sponsors including NASA, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and other government agencies. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate at LLNL.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Contribute to the design of complex spacecraft subsystems, working as a member of a project team in a dynamic environment to fulfill results and share relevant knowledge, in-depth analysis, and innovative recommendations with team members, collaborators, and project leadership.
  • Perform dynamic finite element analysis of complex mechanical systems to assess the system response to launch loads and mission service environments, including sine, random vibe, and acoustic dynamic analyses and develop notching, response and force limiting.
  • Contribute to advanced spacecraft subsystems design reviews, integrated test planning and execution.
  • Document methods and implementation in informal and formal reports and presentations.
  • Perform verification analyses to check computational methods against analytical solutions and verify that methods converge.
  • Work independently to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities in a multi-disciplinary team environment, where commitments and deadlines are important to project success beyond the work unit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level 

  • Resolve highly complex technical objectives and develop innovative criteria to satisfy project objectives and execute the appropriate technical approaches with impact to major Laboratory programs/organizations.
  • Apply highly advanced technical knowledge and methodologies to guide the successful completion of project and organizational goals and represent the organization as the primary technical contact on tasks and projects.
  • Lead testing efforts to verify FEA results and meet project requirements.
  • Collaborate with technical area leaders, project leaders, and program management to represent technical capabilities and project results to internal senior management and external sponsors.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, structural engineering, structural/applied mechanics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience using relevant finite element modeling and simulation tools and analytical models for engineering problem solving.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with spacecraft systems/subsystems and launch environments.
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary project team that may include engineers, scientists, designers, and technicians.
  • Ability to devise solutions for complex problems that require analysis of parameters that may not be well defined.
  • Experience documenting research results in formal reports.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

  • Subject matter expertise and significant experience in dynamic behavior of materials or computational structural mechanics.
  • Highly advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art modeling and simulation capabilities.
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills needed to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, document work, prepare and present successful proposals and provide advice to management, including senior management and/or external sponsors.
  • Experience leading teams of scientists, engineers, technicians and/or machinists in a creative and innovative fashion to deliver hardware projects.

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, structural engineering, structural/applied mechanics or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of space mission engineering principles and practices and their application.
  • Prior experience in structural analysis of mechanical systems and validation through environmental testing.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

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LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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We have an opening for an experienced Spacecraft Mechanical Analysis Engineer with a strong background in static and dynamic analysis of aerospace structural systems and components. You will be a member of an engineering team that will provide space mission engineering solutions for both national security and basic science investigations with sponsors including NASA, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and other government agencies. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate at LLNL.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Contribute to the design of complex spacecraft subsystems, working as a member of a project team in a dynamic environment to fulfill results and share relevant knowledge, in-depth analysis, and innovative recommendations with team members, collaborators, and project leadership.
  • Perform dynamic finite element analysis of complex mechanical systems to assess the system response to launch loads and mission service environments, including sine, random vibe, and acoustic dynamic analyses and develop notching, response and force limiting.
  • Contribute to advanced spacecraft subsystems design reviews, integrated test planning and execution.
  • Document methods and implementation in informal and formal reports and presentations.
  • Perform verification analyses to check computational methods against analytical solutions and verify that methods converge.
  • Work independently to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities in a multi-disciplinary team environment, where commitments and deadlines are important to project success beyond the work unit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
     

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level 

  • Resolve highly complex technical objectives and develop innovative criteria to satisfy project objectives and execute the appropriate technical approaches with impact to major Laboratory programs/organizations.
  • Apply highly advanced technical knowledge and methodologies to guide the successful completion of project and organizational goals and represent the organization as the primary technical contact on tasks and projects.
  • Lead testing efforts to verify FEA results and meet project requirements.
  • Collaborate with technical area leaders, project leaders, and program management to represent technical capabilities and project results to internal senior management and external sponsors.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, structural engineering, structural/applied mechanics or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience using relevant finite element modeling and simulation tools and analytical models for engineering problem solving.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with spacecraft systems/subsystems and launch environments.
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary project team that may include engineers, scientists, designers, and technicians.
  • Ability to devise solutions for complex problems that require analysis of parameters that may not be well defined.
  • Experience documenting research results in formal reports.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

  • Subject matter expertise and significant experience in dynamic behavior of materials or computational structural mechanics.
  • Highly advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art modeling and simulation capabilities.
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills needed to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, document work, prepare and present successful proposals and provide advice to management, including senior management and/or external sponsors.
  • Experience leading teams of scientists, engineers, technicians and/or machinists in a creative and innovative fashion to deliver hardware projects.

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, structural engineering, structural/applied mechanics or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of space mission engineering principles and practices and their application.
  • Prior experience in structural analysis of mechanical systems and validation through environmental testing.

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Posted: 2022-06-09 Expires: 2022-07-09

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