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.
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking an Engineer to join our team. We maintain responsibility for several projects key to the SNL National Emergency Response (ER) program including the SNL Joint Technical Operations Team (JTOT) and the SNL Consequence Management (CM) program. The selected applicant will support several of the ER program areas including working with the DOE/NV CM program leadership and the SNL CM Program Leader to provide technical support for the SNL and National CM programs. The position will also help refine the health physics calculations used in the DOE Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) Assessment Manual and SNL Dispersion Effects Modeling software to support JTOT, CM, and other federal agencies such as DHS and NRC.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Help in development of radiological dose assessment methods
Build and provide technical training across the community
Participate as a member of the National Consequence Management Response team and other response teams as skills and interests allow.
Perform dose assessment for various situation.
Help develop the Consequence Management Program and Processes in support of DOE program offices.
Perform or assess plume modeling and predictions.
Lead teams and technical analysis.
Coordinate across multiple DOE labs to build cross program capabilities.
These roles will require occasional travel (approximately 8 - 10 trips per year, usually 2-3 days each).
Qualifications We Require
Advanced degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field with related experience in the field
Can obtain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Validated experience performing dose assessment calculations and developing dose assessment methodologies
Participated in some type of emergency response activities
Experience with radioactive material measurements and data evaluation from field instrumentation and laboratory instrumentation
Experience performing computer modeling
Experience developing and maintaining complex technical manuals
Experience providing advanced technical training
Interest in advancing current radiological dose assessment expertise, training other responders, as well as being part of active response teams
Demonstrated leadership abilities of both projects as well as teams, be able to work in loosely defined areas with minimal direction while maintaining vision for the overall mission and must be interested in developing technical guidance for the CM community. As such the candidate must interact with outside agencies and provide well-organized and professional presentations and training on technical and programmatic issues, learn and develop radiological dose assessment methods and advancing plume modeling tools, and help develop and maintain technical manuals/procedures and associated training materials
Become an expert user of the SNL effects modeling tools
Understand, maintain and help evolve the underlying science in our specialized computer calculational tools
Participate as an Assessment Scientist as part of the CM response teams
Participate as on-call resource including participation in medical requirements for international travel
Actively participate in developing and providing radiological assessment training to emergency response team members
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership (both people and project related) experience
About Our Team
We maintain the administration and management of several Nuclear Emergency Response teams as well as Sandia portions of the National Consequence Management (CM) Program. Department personnel are responsible for and actively developing deployable technologies to mitigate an explosive release of hazardous materials and for predicting the consequences of such releases. Containment technologies use aqueous foams and rapidly deployable containment systems which can be used to mitigate explosively dispersed materials from the atmosphere. Department personnel are also responsible for writing and maintaining field deployable, state-of-the-art computational codes for predicting the dispersal, transport, deposition, and subsequent consequences of these types of hazardous material releases. Additionally, department personnel fill leading national roles in Consequence Management and Radiological Dose Assessment including developing new dose assessment analysis techniques as well as software and other tools to assist responders to a radiological event.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical 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.
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.
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.