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Systems Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 8, 2023
Reference Code: 19124
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Systems Engineering group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Systems Engineer! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off.
The Systems Science and Engineering Department leads the application of systems engineering and integration for developing strategic solutions to complex problems. Our department is comprised of four technical groups: system dynamics and modeling, methods and analysis, systems engineering, and distributed energy systems and grid integration.
EES&T's role and mission is to develop and advance clean, smart, and secure energy systems essential to national security, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability. It embodies science and engineering functions that contribute enabling technologies for today's national energy portfolio. It also augments the country's technical ability to collaborate on and overcome critical energy and water challenges that already impact tomorrow's energy choices.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Leverage a strong combination of research, engineering, and operational skills through analysis, modeling and simulation, and integration of complex systems.
  • Evaluate alternatives, components, and technologies for enhanced system resiliency; requirements management; evaluating risk and measures; develop and using dynamic simulation models.
  • Work with a diverse team of technical experts to support the success of multiple programs across energy science and technology, national and homeland security, and nuclear science and technology.
  • Perform efforts independently and in team environments.
  • Support and integrate actions, activities, projects, & initiatives of the EES&T Directorate's Integrated Mission Plan and other INL research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) efforts.
  • Development, implementation, and integration of the selected alternative throughout the project/system life cycle. This includes systems and organizational integration, road-mapping, requirements verification, and testing.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate graded systems approach and processes to meet program and customer needs.
  • Determine specific program and customer's needs and expectations through customer interactions and facilitation of group meetings.
  • Develop appropriate strategy, mission need, or problem definition to initiate a systems approach to meet objectives.
  • Facilitate the identification and development of program/project requirements.
  • Analyze alternatives to ensure program requirements can be met, including evaluating system alternatives, risks, costs, and other performance measures.
  • Validate and lead all aspects of the analyses and development of briefing materials, reports, and other documentation.
  • Participate significantly in the preparation of program materials presented to customers and in responding to their questions and requests for information.
  • Must be familiar with and follow all relevant health and safety requirements.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in systems engineering, power systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field with 2 years of experience or a master's degree and 1 years of experience or a PhD in Systems or equivalent Engineering.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Certifications:
ASEP (Associate Systems Engineering Professional), CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional), ESEP (Expert Systems Engineering Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional)
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 190 ($68,820 - $113,644) / Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.