NSE Day Career Fair
Come learn about career opportunities and internships with the NNSA’s Nuclear Security Enterprise!
Register Today: tx.ag/NSE2022
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Panel Discussion 8:15-9am (CDT)
Career Fair 9am – 2pm (CDT)
Where: Zachry Engineering Education Complex- Chevron Rooms
The Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) is made up of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its labs, plants and sites. NNSA is responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. It maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of our Nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile; reduces global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. The panel discussion will provide insight into career opportunities, company culture and what it would look like to work in the NSE. Hiring managers and technical representatives will be in attendance of the career fair to collect resumes and answer questions. Note-Many positions within the NSE require a security clearance as a condition of employment.
Opportunities available for both graduate and undergraduate students!
You can even submit resumes prior to the event:
- Los Alamos National Lab- Cassandra Casperson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kacy Hopwood (email@example.com)
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories- Daphne Simons (Simons3@llnl.gov)
- Sandia National Laboratories- Lori Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Pantex Plant/ Y-12 National Security Complex- Dr. Zuleyma Carruba-Rogel (email@example.com)
- Kansas City National Security Campus- Rachel Adame (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nevada National Security Site- Martina Trimble (TrimblMM@nv.doe.gov)
- Savannah River Site- Sylvia Parra (Sylvia.Parra@srs.gov)
NSE Panelist for part 1 of the career fair include:
- National Nuclear Security Administration- Peter Rodrik- Acting Director of Partnership and Acquisition Services- Pete Rodrik serves as the Manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Livermore Field Office (LFO). Mr. Rodrik’s 30 years of experience includes business and contract management for large Federal installations with emphasis on nuclear operations, nuclear security, nuclear safety, environmental management, and sustainability of site facilities and infrastructure. As LFO’s Manager, he leads a Federal team of 85 employees in managing operating contracts with an annual budget of approximately $2.7 billion, a workforce of over 7,000 people, and almost $20 billion in government-owned facilities and assets. He is responsible for the implementation of national security and nonproliferation missions by providing oversight of program management, nuclear operations, security, quality assurance, environment, safety and health, and the overall execution of key mission deliverables at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service. Before joining the Department of Energy (DOE), Mr. Rodrik held various nuclear engineering positions where he gained valuable commercial and defense related nuclear power experience. At the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he served as a Resident Inspector, where his primary duties included increasing the knowledge of plant conditions, improving the agency’s ability to independently verify the performance of plant personnel and equipment, and enhancing the agency’s incident response capability. At the Department of Defense, he served as a Chief Refueling Engineer with responsibilities for nuclear submarine refueling and reactor overhaul projects. Prior to his current position, Mr. Rodrik served as the Senior Technical Safety Advisor at LFO with responsibilities for site nuclear facilities and operations, as well as broader Environmental Safety & Health programs. He also served as the DOE Acting Director for Price-Anderson Nuclear Safety Enforcement and DOE’s Site Resident at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. During his tenure as an acting director, Mr. Rodrik represented the department as a Co-coordinator on them Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panel for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory and Pluto New Horizons missions supporting White House approval of spacecraft launches containing DOE nuclear materials. Mr. Rodrik holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa and has completed post graduate studies in environmental management. He also completed the Leadership for a Democratic Society Program with the Federal Executive Institute.
- Lauryn Hoch- Los Alamos National Laboratory- Lauryn is an R&D Engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2015. Lauryn is the Data Needs and Sensor Technology Team lead in the Flight Integration Engineering group, where she has been a team member for 4.5 years. She has integration and test experience on the B61-12 and W76-1 stockpile systems and her work supports surveillance data collection for all active and future systems. Lauryn mentors senior design capstone teams, recently integrating students from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments into a successful multidisciplinary team, with 3 team alumni beginning their career at LANL this summer. Lauryn has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M and is pursuing a MS in Mechanical Engineering with a core focus on explosives from New Mexico Tech. Lauryn enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, snowboarding, trail running and Olympic weight lifting, and is the founder and president of the Los Alamos A&M Club.
- Kelli Humbird- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories-Kelli received a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2019. She is currently a physicist with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore CA, where she works in the inertial confinement fusion program and global security. Her scientific contributions include machine learning analysis of high energy density science experiments, design optimization, machine learning acceleration of Multiphysics codes, and uncertainty quantification.
- Brian Owens- Sandia National Laboratories- Brian is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Analytical Structural Dynamics department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His areas of expertise include structural dynamics, finite element analysis, multi-physics software development, mechanical shock & vibration, and mechanical design/qualification. As an R&D Mechanical Engineer, Brian applies his expertise to a variety of National Security Enterprise programs ranging from renewable energy projects to defense programs. Brian earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2013, and previously earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Department.
- Charlotte Lewis- Pantex Plant/ Y-12 National Security Complex- Deputy Director of Enterprise Applications at Consolidated Nuclear Securities (CNS)- Charlotte has 23 years of experience in IT Software Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and began her career as a software developer. She is currently the Deputy Director of Enterprise Applications with direct oversight of Mission Systems and Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Systems development team. She leads strategic initiatives for Mission essential systems and collaborative efforts with the NSE.
- John Bartow- Kansas City National Security Campus- John is a Technical Manager in Product Engineering at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T), which manages and operates the Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC). With 5,700 employees in Kansas City and Albuquerque, the Kansas City National Security Campus provides diverse engineering, manufacturing and secure sourcing services for national security. Mr. Bartow has spent his 11 year career, at KCNSC, supporting the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) mission through the production of non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons. Spending his first 2 years within the complex procuring Nuclear Grade Steels and Forgings, before supporting the production of Rubber and Plastic components for 4 years. Mr. Bartow spent 5 years managing Advanced Material Processes. He is currently managing a Major Electrical Assembly team responsible for communications and trajectory components. Mr. Bartow earned a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering with honors and a minor in Business from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned a Master in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. Mr. Bartow is Six Sigma Lean Expert certified.
- Dr. Alexis Reed- Nevada National Security Site- Dr. Alexis Reed received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. She has an M.S. degree in Health Physics and a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Engineering, both also from Texas A&M University. Alexis started with the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) in 2008 as a scientist with the NNSA Consequence Management Program. Since then, she has managed a variety of nuclear incident response programs and teams. In her current position, Dr. Reed oversees the Nuclear Response Division and the Nevada National Security Site’s support to the NNSA Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation. Her Division supports international cooperation programs, nuclear forensics, and national nuclear incident response. Alexis oversees our Nation’s nuclear response personnel at both RSL locations, housed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Joint Base Andrews in Suitland, Maryland. Alexis is a career emergency responder for NNSA and continues to support in a variety of deployable and home team positions for the RSL response assets. Dr. Reed has supported a variety of real-world NNSA responses, including the US support to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan.
- Jonathan Wickliffe- Savannah River Site- Jon Wickliffe is Manager of the Physical Protection Systems Engineering group for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, S.C. His duties include engineering management and security system design. Mr. Wickliffe has over 18 years of experience in nuclear/engineering operations. He served six years in the U.S. Navy aboard nuclear-powered submarines and has worked in the both the commercial nuclear industry and in the DOE Weapon Complex. He most recently was the Nuclear Analysis Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. In this role Mr. Wickliffe was the Nuclear Material Control & Accountability (NMC&A) Measurements Program Lead responsible performing Non-Destructive Analysis (NDA) measurements on Special Nuclear Material (SNM) to deter and detect theft and diversion of nuclear material. Mr. Wickliffe is a certified DOE Instructor, INPO Instructor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is currently obtaining his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Institute of Nuclear Material Management (INMM), Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA). He also serves on the Aspiring Mid-Career Professionals (AMP) Steering Committee which is a professional organization affiliated with SRNS.