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Electrical Engineer

Job ID 1870 Date posted 09/06/2019


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 mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.



The Pulsed Power Group of the Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for an Electrical Engineer with a strong background in high voltage pulsed power and power electronics to conduct research, development, design, operation and maintenance of high voltage and high current pulsed power systems. The candidate will work with scientists, engineers, technicians, and other staff in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and development of new pulsed power systems.
  • Conduct computer simulation of circuit and electromagnetic field.
  • Initiate and execute detailed design.
  • generate engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Build and evaluate prototype(s) and estimate cost and schedule parameters for all Projects.
  • Evaluate vendors and manage component procurements within project scope.
  • Operate and maintain pulsed power systems
  • Write software for instrumentation, controls, and data acquisition systems.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics (or related field).
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible related work experience that demonstrated comprehensive understanding of high voltage pulsed power, power electronics, high voltage pulsed power devices.
  • Demonstrated experience with PLC, FPGA, and digital interface
  • Demonstrated experience with high frequency instrumentation.
  • Good understanding of analog and digital technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good electrical system testing skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced Degree such as MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics (or related field) with work or research experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of electromagnetic field simulation and computation.
  • Good understanding of high frequency and high voltage engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience of high voltage testing.
  • Knowledge of gas discharge devices.
Other Information:

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as the amount of relevant experience.

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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