What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a creative and motivated, R&D Risk Analyst in the Mechanical Engineering job title. You will work with high performing scientists, engineers, researchers, and staff in a variety of research areas. You will also be part of a high performing team that is dedicated to find solutions. Are you looking to do innovative and creative research? Do you want to perform work on behalf of the national interest? This could be the position for you.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Lead research in various risk related technologies including traditional probabilistic risk assessment, dynamic probabilistic risk assessment, Bayesian statistics, and other work related to risk management;
Work directly with customers to understand their needs and to help define our research topics;
Travel in this position including some potential international travel;
Deliver technical reports based on research including occasional experimentation using Sandia National Lab based experimental facilities.
Qualifications We Require
* Master's degree plus three or more years of experience; or a PhD plus one year of experience in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field;
* Experience with various risk methodologies such as numerical analysis, probabilistic risk analysis, Bayesian analysis, or probabilistic reasoning;
* Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.
Qualifications We Desire
* Demonstrated experience developing and utilizing risk tools and methodologies;
* Experience with alternative fuels such as hydrogen or LNG;
* Experience in the nuclear power area;
* Experience with uncertainty analysis;
* System risk modeling experience;
* Experience with a programming language;
* Course work in risk assessment.
About Our Team
The Fire, Risk, & Transportation Systems department conducts risk related work to high consequence systems including nuclear facilities, critical infrastructures, advance energy systems, transportation and packaging of nuclear materials, and other national security related work. Risk work in this department currently supports research into probabilistic risk assessments and analysis, fire risk analysis, and other risk related work. The focus of the department's efforts is on research related to operational risk and risk analysis of high-consequence engineered systems to various threats including system failure mechanisms, reliability issues, kinetic threats, and naturally occurring events. These systems include nuclear power reactors, energy systems, and international nuclear related risk. The department's client base includes the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other federal and non-federal entities.
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
* Extraordinary co-workers
* 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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level security clearance.
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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.