Chemical Engineer – FLEX

Job title: Chemical Engineer – FLEX

Company: Jacobs

Job description: Jacobs has an opening for a chemical engineer on a prat-time as needed basis to join an interdisciplinary team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You’ll use your knowledge of either industrial chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, microelectronics, advanced materials and polymers for the national security interests of the United States. You will apply a combination of technical expertise and critical thinking. These positions may occasionally require off-site domestic travel for sponsor and customer interaction as needed.

Essential Duties

– Independently under minimal direction, conduct research on a broadly defined set of complex problems related to your area of expertise.

– Use independent judgment to contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that address complex key science and technology and policy questions, identifying priorities, defining problems, and proposing analytic methodologies.

– Identify priorities, define complex problems, propose analysis methodologies, collect and organize data, and write assessments in support of sponsor and other stakeholder objectives.

– Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers.

– Maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under your direct control.

– Role will be based in Livermore, CA (Bay Area) and some telecommute is possible. The possibility exists to work from another USA Jacobs location or secure government location.

– Contribute substantial subject matter knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, or other related technical field or the equivalent combination of education and significant prior relevant professional experience and demonstrated ability to perform independent work.
  • Minimum 5 years of industrial experience.
  • Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams in achieving complex project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully.
  • Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, reasoning effectively under broadly defined objectives and limited information, coordinating workload on multiple complex projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities.
  • Experience working across organizational work units, utilizing effective teamwork and customer service skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, author complex technical analyses, and present technical information to external sponsors and customers.
  • Ability to travel off-site, including potentially, for sponsor and customer interaction.

Preferred candidates will possess

  • Master’s degree
  • Published expert in a technical field of study.
  • Ability to lead the application and development of highly complex principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion.
  • Proven success delivering expert level, high-quality, impactful technical products of high complexity; substantial experience successfully managing and leading multidisciplinary project teams; expert verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams and advise and influence senior management and external sponsors.
  • Experience supporting or interfacing with the intelligence community and/or U.S. military.
  • Someone already residing in the Bay Area or some relocation may be provided.
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Essential Functions

Work Environment
Office environment. (95%)

May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities.

Physical Requirements:
Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.
Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods (100%) as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 25 lbs (25%).

Equipment and Machines:
Standard office equipment – PC, telephone, fax, copier, related equipment (90%)

Regular attendance mandatory (100%)
Overtime/work outside normal schedule may be required

Travel required (

U.S. Citizenship required. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. Must take and pass a pre-employment drug and background check.

Expected salary:

Location: Livermore, CA

Job date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 22:42:01 GMT

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