Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Engineering/Scientific Coordinator/Sr. Engineering Associate

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107205
Job Code: Engineering/Scientific Coord (338.1) / Senior Eng Associate (339.2)
Date Posted: October 13 2020

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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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for an Engineering/Scientific Coordinator/Sr. Engineering Associate. Under general supervision, you will be responsible to provide general technical and administrative support for the acquisition and fabrication of general electronics instrumentation, hardware and data acquisition systems, and mechanical equipment and hardware for various projects. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED)/Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) Program, supporting the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 338.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide advanced technical coordination and/or oversight for multiple complex LLNL projects, procurements, and/or facility operations.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate the use of personnel, materials, and equipment.
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers, high-level personnel, vendors, and outside suppliers.
- Analyze and determine most efficient, expeditious, and cost-effective methods to source and/or fabricate complex technical equipment, components, and/or assemblies of both mechanical and/or electrical design.
- Provide input and estimates for budgets, schedules, and workforce needs.
- Present information to engineering/scientific teams, vendors, and program management.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support in the area of engineering technology or applied sciences. Conduct research to find solutions to engineering problems.
- Develop and refine technical systems, operations, or maintenance strategies. Design data analysis, documentation, and modification of highly complex prototype or specialized electronic, mechanical, or software systems.
- Author, review, and approve reports, operation/maintenance manuals, and other engineering related documents. Routinely present this material to management and peers. Plan, organize, and work with budget and lead multiple projects of significant scope.

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Advanced skills, knowledge, and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, to coordinate complex electronic, mechanical, and/or electro-optic systems, and solutions to problems.
- Significant experience with project planning, budgeting, and workforce planning.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary project environment with simultaneous commitments to performance, cost, and schedule.
- Advanced written and verbal communication, feedback, and presentation skills in specific technical areas.
- Effective leadership skills and experience mentoring others with on-the-job training, with advanced technical skills specific to assignment.
- High level interpersonal, organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Extensive experience mentoring others in specific on-the-job training, with advanced technical skills specific to assignment, may also include administrative and technical leadership skills.
- Highly advanced skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, including the ability in mechanical and electronics technology theory to design complex systems and solutions to highly complex problems.
- Highly advanced written and verbal communication, feedback, and presentation skills in multiple technical areas.

Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of ISO 10110 and ASME Y14.5M.
- Advanced knowledge of LLNL purchasing, procurement, and organizational procedures.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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: Relisted position.  Orginally listed on 6/15/2020.  Previous candidates need not apply. 

This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.