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Electrical Engineer

Job ID 2143 Date posted 07/24/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department;of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

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 particle accelerator-based experiments at (BNL). To support this program, C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. This includes a combination of custom crafted and built components and vendor produced equipment developed in collaboration with 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.

Position Description

Within the C-AD, the Accelerator Division has an opening for an Electrical Engineer to engineer, layout and design of cryogenic electrical systems and associated cryogenic instrumentation & controls at various locations throughout the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and/or procure electrical components and electrical component systems from initial concept or from existing designs through engineering analysis, and design
  • Develop purchase specifications, perform testing, installation, troubleshooting and commissioning of electrical components and systems. Generate wiring and schematic diagrams as the need arises
  • Engineer and develop designs of cryogenic instrumentation and control systems for cryostats, RF cavities and other beam line components such as vacuum related instrumentation to support the cryogenic plant operations for experimental areas and RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider)
  • Layout electrical cryogenic plant equipment in the collider tunnel, between tunnel and equipment buildings, and work with facilities on utilities requirements, cabling and cable tray requirements for maintenance and installation following lab safety standards and national safety and equipment codes
  • Maintains sound knowledge of current principles and practices in a specialized engineering field
  • Collaborate with technical staff on the electrical interfaces and cryogenic instrumentation requirements during the design of Superconducting RF cavity and superconducting magnet cryo-modules
  • Develop purchase specifications, interface and follow up with vendor/fabricator during vendor manufacturing, travel for design meetings and witness tests
  • Present the engineering and design in a design review with technical staff
  • Coordination of a variety of technical staff for fabrication, assembly, testing and installation of equipment in the C-AD shops and facilities
  • Work independently,interact with and report to senior engineering and scientific staff for assignments, mentorship, and support
  • Assist with writing work planning procedures, hazard analyses, safety reviews, supervise technicians during assembly, installation, and commissioning of equipment

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience working with electrical equipment, and working with a team to develop and build outstanding equipment
  • Experience in the design of instrumentation and electrical equipment and component systems
  • Experience with electrical instrumentation used at cryogenic temperatures
  • Excellent written and oral skills and proficient with MS Office
  • PLC programming ladder logic & HMI (Human Machine Interface) (SCADA) Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition development experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electrical standards and OSHA requirements (NFPA70, UL504, etc.).
  • Ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, and procurement professionals
  • Familiarity with P&ID (Process Instrumentation Diagrams)
  • Project development and management skills
  • Professional Engineering or Engineer in Training license
  • Knowledge of PLC platforms such as Schneider, Siemens etc.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Python)
  • Knowledge of analog & digital circuit board design techniques
  • Knowledge of power distribution techniques

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Individual may be required to climb ladders and/or work in Confined Spaces.
  • Individual may be required to work in Oxygen Deficiency Hazard area.
  • Individual may be required to work in High Noise environment.
  • Individual may be required to work in a strong magnetic field area up to 500 Gauss.
  • Individual will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker and may be required to work in Radiation areas.
  • Individual may be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights or weekends to support critical projects.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on their experience[DM1][PS2]

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


Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are 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.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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 486.1. 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: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486-1-border/@@images/file

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