NANA Regional Corporation Electrical Engineer/Applied Physicist in Livermore, California

Job Title Electrical Engineer/Applied Physicist

Auto req ID 17503BR

Full / Part Time Full-Time

Employment Type Regular

City Livermore

State California

Country United States

Job Introduction Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

We have multiple openings for exceptional engineers to work on projects in pulsed power and applied electromagnetics. You will develop creative and innovative solutions for multiple programs at LLNL and contribute to the research and development of next-generation pulsed power systems and experimental platforms. You will be responsible for the design, instrumentation, and execution of unique experiments that are of critical interest to national security. You will bring innovation and technical excellence to bear on some of the most challenging technical problems our nation faces and develop novel engineering practices and approaches to continually improve performance and reliability of existing R&D systems. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Design, test, and analyze pulsed power and electromagnetic devices and components in support of state-of-the-art pulsed power experimental platform research and development.

  • Simulate electromagnetic and/or physical phenomena using the appropriate simulation tools, which may range from SPICE-based circuit solvers to magnetohydrodynamic or full-wave electromagnetic solvers running on LLNL’s Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) platforms.

  • Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL .

  • Provide solutions to problems of moderate complexity that require creative use of established and/or innovative methods.

  • Adhere to the highest standards of personnel and facility while leading the execution of high-energy, multi-hazard system demonstrations and experiments.

  • Provide solutions to broadly defined complex problems that require in-depth analysis and the creative use of established and/or innovative methods.

  • Propose, contrive, and conduct high-level briefings to executive management and government sponsors.

  • Propose and execute major experiment campaigns to substantiate programmatic goals.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, Physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to devise innovative solutions to problems in electromagnetics (including impedance matching, high-voltage breakdown mitigation, antenna design and transmission line design, or electromagnetic diagnostic and instrumentation, and related areas).

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience using computational tools and techniques to perform design and analysis of electromagnetic devices and components (including numerical circuit solvers, finite-element/finite difference codes, method-of-moments codes, or hydrodynamic/magnetohydrodynamic codes).

  • Experience developing numerical models (using Python, MATLAB, Mathematica or similar) to understand and predict the behavior of moderately complex physical phenomena/systems.

  • Process innovative skills to address challenging problems by identifying/developing creative solutions.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for (and interest in) mastering new fields of engineering and physics; a record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of understanding in applications of moderately complex physical processes.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities.

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate and present and explain technical information in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

  • Advanced knowledge of a specific area of science related to pulsed power and electromagnetic hardware design, analysis, or simulation.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Special Requirements

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.

Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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