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R& D Thermal Sciences Analysis Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an early/mid\-career professional with an interest or experience in thermal engineering/sciences and/or software development in thermal sciences\. With time, the candidate will be expected to develop the capability to provide modeling and analysis support for multiple applications in a fast\-paced environment\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Perform application\-driven thermal analyses while contributing to research directions in support of Sandia’s weapons, space, and energy programs

+ Provide modeling and simulation support for multiple applications
+ Perform numerical modeling, to include solid modeling, meshing, and simulation software
+ Develop software functions/subroutines to customize analysis software and/or to analyze computational results

This position is classified as R&D Computer Science\.


+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline with a focus on continuum heat transfer and thermal sciences
+ Experience in conduction, convection, and/or radiation heat transfer
+ Experience with modeling and simulation tools
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline with a focus on continuum heat transfer and thermal sciences
+ Experience in coupled thermal\-mechanical FEM analyses, Validation & Verification and Uncertainty Quantification \(V&V/UQ\) techniques applied to FEM analyses and thermal or fluids finite element software development
+ Strong academic credentials and personal/professional references
+ Experience in the development and/or application of finite element analysis, solid modeling, and meshing software \(Comsol, Ansys, Fluent, Solidworks, Pro\-E, Patran, and/or other thermal analysis software\)
+ Strong communication, organizational, and problem\-solving skills
+ Experience working both independently and in a team environment
+ Ability to organize and prioritize work requirements while meeting customer deadlines in a dynamic environment

Department Description:

The Thermal Sciences and Engineering Department at Sandia National Laboratories conducts a broad range of technical activities focused on heat transfer, numerical analyses, and related capabilities\. Our work spans fundamental research and development to engineering analysis of applied problems\. Our basic research activities focus on developing the scientific insights and physical models that will enhance our predictive simulation capabilities\. Representative research areas include: radiation heat transfer, heat transfer in the presence of decomposing foams, heat transfer associated with fires \(hydrocarbons, propellants, or composite materials\), and the coupling of heat transfer with structural response and failure\. Our engineering analyses support a wide variety of projects in the areas of environments specification, design, performance, and system safety across a range of applications of interest to Sandia\. Representative projects include assessing thermal response for weapons’ safety, modeling and controlling thermal environments for space applications, solar thermal/chemical applications, and manufacturing processes\. Projects range from small modeling efforts requiring rapid and agile turnaround to high consequence applications requiring large thermal models with heavy emphasis on credibility of model results by exercising and advancing sound V&V/UQ practices\. We work closely with experimentalists and code developers to improve the fidelity of supporting tests and to ensure needed code functionality is available\.

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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*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

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.