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R&D Pulsed Power Electrical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 659323
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Pulsed Power Electrical Engineer (Experienced)


We are seeking a creative experimental R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer to design, develop and test new pulsed power systems, as well as perform research and development of advanced pulsed power components and concepts. The initial job responsibilities will be focused on a fast-paced project to deliver a novel injector for a linear induction accelerator, requiring innovations in pulsed power design and diagnostics. Collaborating with the other US National Laboratories, the linear induction accelerator system will fill a critical national need for advanced radiographic capabilities. Other projects in this department will include upgrades to the existing Z-machine pulsed power systems, and research and development for the next generation of high-current z-pinch drivers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Circuit modeling of pulsed power systems and concepts
+ Electrical design and analysis of pulsed power components
+ Acquisition and processing of fast digitizer waveforms and other data
+ Design, implementation, calibration and trouble-shooting of pulsed power diagnostics
+ Collaborate with mechanical engineers to specify, design and procure custom components
+ Design and execute tests and experiments to assess and qualify components and systems
+ Develop concepts for novel engineered safety controls for pulsed power systems
+ Work as both as a principal investigator and as a key team member of a multi-disciplinary group doing research and development at the cutting edge of pulsed power technologies
+ Collaborate with researchers at other U.S. National Laboratories and Industry
+ Complete and maintain a rigorous set of safety training


+ Bachelor?s and Master?s degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering with two years' relevant experience
+ Experience with high-voltage, high-current pulsed systems
+ Experience with design of pulsed power systems or technologies
+ Experience using electronic circuit simulation tools
+ Experience with analytic and computer modeling of electromagnetic and electrostatic fields


+ PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering
+ Experience designing and trouble-shooting controls and diagnostics for pulsed power systems
+ Experience with high-vacuum systems and experimental apparatus setup
+ Experience using and trouble-shooting large, pulsed-power waveform data acquisition systems
+ Demonstrated ability to perform independent research in developing pulsed power technologies
+ Demonstrated ability to work well with a large and diverse research team
+ Project management experience
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated in technical publications and in technical and project presentations
+ Active DOE or DoD security clearance

Sandia?s Pulsed Power Sciences Center performs research and development for a variety of nuclear weapon and national security applications, such as inertial confinement fusion, high energy density science, pulsed x-ray sources, and pulsed neutron sources. This research employs and develops fast (nanosecond to microsecond) pulsed power systems such as Z, RITS-6, Mykonos, and Thor. We are developing several new modular systems such as a new Z-pinch driver, a dynamic materials driver and a linear induction accelerator injector.

About Sandia:

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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