Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Pipeline Modeling and Simulation Engineer (Experienced)

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105538
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4) / Science & Engineering MTS 5 (SES.5)
Date Posted: June 24 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an engineer with an extensive background in the oil and natural gas industry and an emphasis on modeling and simulation of oil and gas pipeline systems. You will provide leadership to research projects in the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) program in the Global Security (GS) Principal Associate Directorate. You will participate in strategy and business development for the CIR program and participate in collaborations with Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of CIR’s growing research portfolio in the cyber-security and physical security of the nation’s critical oil and gas infrastructure. This position is programmatically in Global Security’s E Program and administratively in the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the Engineering Directorate.
 
This position will be filled at either the SES.4 or SES.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
- Lead and support a diverse range of advanced, highly complex research projects requiring in-depth analysis and creative use of innovative methods in modeling and simulation of networks and critical infrastructure system, partnering with senior management and organizations across the Laboratory.
- Ensure growth of existing and development of new modeling and simulation capabilities at LLNL.
- Provide subject matter expertise in development of new models and simulations for analysis of cyber and physical attacks on critical oil & gas infrastructure.
- Identify new applications and opportunities for modeling and simulation, create vision and technical direction for modeling and simulation of pipeline systems and networks, under the consultative direction of leadership.
- Develop new program growth opportunities through interactions with current and potential sponsors and the development of research proposals.
- Partner with LLNL’s cyber-physical testbed team to create hardware in the loop simulations in support of various projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
 
In Addition, at the SES.5 Level
- Guide and provide scientific and technical direction for a portfolio of highly complex technical tasks and projects; set broad research/project vision and strategy and influence technical direction for Laboratory, self and/or others wielding extensive influence with senior management and policy makers.
- Provide highly innovative solutions to abstract complex problems/ideas, convert them into useable tools, and provide solutions that require in-depth analysis of multiple factors and the creative use of established methods.
- Responsible for high-level goal setting, strategic planning, directing and accomplishing project/program goals and objectives significantly impacting major Laboratory programs and contributing to the revolutionary advancement of knowledge.
 
Qualifications
- Master’s degree in engineering or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Significant experience in one or more of the following areas: steady-state and transient analysis of pipeline systems, pipeline facility design and optimization, pipeline facility automation.
- Significant experience with modeling and simulation tools such as Synergi Gas, Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS), WinFlow, PIPE-FLO, or PipelineStudio.
- Subject matter expert understanding of control systems, ICS processes, and facility design.
- Highly advanced record of technical achievement.
- Experience effectively leading teams and creating technical direction and vision, writing research proposals and securing sponsor funding.
- Expert ability to communicate comprehensive knowledge effectively across multi-disciplinary teams and to non-experts, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors, and proficient interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate and lead in a team environment.
 
In Addition, at the SES.5 Level
- Expert knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies in modeling and simulation for pipeline systems.
- Extensive experience and ability to plan the integration and implementation of new programs and/or operational best practices.
- Extensive project leadership experience and ability to apply, lead and develop cutting-edge principles and research, work independently while effectively managing concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities.
 
Desired Qualifications
- PhD in engineering or a related field and several years of relevant experience.
- Ability to secure sponsor funding through winning proposals and sponsor relationships. Previous experience working Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, or a utility company.

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.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

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.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.  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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.