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Electrical Engineer- Power Supplies

Job ID JR100677 Date posted 10/26/2023


The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.


The Booster/Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) Power Supply Group in the Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for a Staff Engineer. This group is responsible for the operation and the upgrade of power supplies associated with both the Booster and the AGS accelerators, the Booster to AGS transfer line, the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) transfer line, the Solenoidal Tracker at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (STAR) and the Super Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction Experiment (sPHENIX) detector experimental supplies. All interlocks for these power supplies are Programming Logic Controller (PLC)-based systems. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate engineering drawings and execute detailed design

  • Prepare statements of work and specifications for the procurement of new power supplies

  • Prepare presentations for design reviews

  • Build and evaluate prototype(s) and estimate cost and schedule parameters for all Projects

  • Evaluate vendors and manage component procurement within project scope

  • Upgrade and maintain existing power supply systems, control systems and test instruments

  • Write software for instrumentation, controls, and data acquisition systems

  • Plan and conduct preventive maintenance

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or closely related field of study

  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible related work experience

  • Must be able to analyze and troubleshoot systems using test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers

  • Experience with power electronics and feedback control systems

  • Must be self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and be available for off-hours call-ins’ as required

  • Ability to work and learn details about various topologies of power electronics and associated feedback control systems

  • Clear and concise written and oral communications skills

  • Must be able to support a team with diverse skills and talents during all phases of operations, new construction, testing, repair and upgrade of existing or new power supplies

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A master’s degree in electrical engineering with emphasis in power electronics

  • Experience with programming Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Ability to carry weights up to 30 lbs.

  • Ability to work at heights and climb a ladder

  • Ability to walk along sloped terrain and uneven surfaces

  • May stand for long periods of time

  • Oxygen Deficiency Hazard class 0 training certified

  • Radiation worker training

  • Lockout Tagout training

  • Take all necessary training to perform work safely

Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $91850 - $128400 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.


  • Requires a valid Driver’s License

  • This is a fully on-site position located at BNL

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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