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Electrical Engineer

Job ID 1803 Date posted 07/12/2019


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) designs, builds, and tests superconducting magnets for use in particle accelerators world-wide.  The SMD also builds magnets for various other applications (e.g., Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and provides magnetic measurement services lab-wide.



The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) is looking to hire an Electrical Engineer with a strong background in power electronics to design and upgrade high current power supplies for superconducting magnets. The candidate will work on simulation and design of digital feedback control systems and protection systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Project engineering:
  • Execute detail design.
  • generate engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare presentation for design review.

  • Build and evaluate prototype(s) and estimate cost and schedule parameters for all Projects.
  • Evaluate vendors and manage component procurements within project scope.
  • Upgrade and maintain existing electrical systems, I.E. power supplies, control systems and test instruments.
  • Write software for instrumentation, controls and data acquisition systems.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

BS Electrical Engineering (or related field) with 7 or more years of experience. Comprehensive understanding of power electronics, high power semiconductors like thyristors, IGBTs and MOSFETs

  • Comprehensive understanding of pulse power and high current source rectifiers.

  • Experience with LABVIEW and PLC based feedback control loops

  • Experience with industrial process control system, instrumentation and system integration.

  • Strong background in applying safety principles in a setting that includes severe electrical hazards.

  • Comprehensive understanding of AC and DC medium voltage power circuits.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Strong organizational skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with circuit simulation, finite element electromagnetic analysis and design packages like AutoCAD or Solid Work

  • MS degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of high-power magnet power supplies and pulsed power systems used in accelerators

  • Experience with analog and digital circuit design including FPGA

  • Familiar with design and programming of motion control systems with servo and stepper motors

  • Ability to work with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and technical staff with varying skill levels and backgrounds.

    At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

    • Medical Plans
    • Dental Plans
    • Vacation
    • Holidays
    • Life Insurance
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Retirement Plan
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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