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ESH Engineer II/ ESH Engineer I

Job ID 2058 Date posted 08/08/2020

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.

Organizational Overview

The Radiological Control Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an ES&H Engineer - Radiation Safety. Responsibilities include performing shielding calculations for the NSLS-II accelerators and beamlines for specific accelerator and beamline configurations and in support of all aspects of shielding design calculations and measurements for radiation safety at the NSLS-II.

Position Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform calculations using Monte Carlo and other applicable computer codes to determine shielding requirements, to estimate induced radioactivity and to estimate dose to personnel and environment.
  • Provide radiation physics support to NSLS-II accelerators and beamlines.
  • Support radiation physics measurements to characterize the radiation field at NSLS-II for personnel and equipment protection as required.
  • Review beamline and accelerator designs to identify and specify shielding requirements to ensure staff is protected from stray radiation fields.
  • Provide support for safe radiological operations during commissioning/operations of the accelerators and beamlines by developing procedures, reports and establishing protocols in conjunction with other cognizant ESH personnel at BNL.
  • Support the BNL Radiological protection program through implementation of institutional and Departmental procedures, policies and work practices developed to keep dose to staff and the public ALARA.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, or other closely related field or study.
  • Minimum seven (7) years progressively responsible related work experience that demonstrates a sound knowledge of current principles and practices in a specialized field of science/engineering.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in radiation/particle physics simulations with multi-particle Monte-Carlo simulation codes such as FLUKA, MCNP, PHITS, etc., to perform shielding, dose and activation calculations.
  • Ability to effectively present results of calculations and measurements as papers and presentations.
  • Ability to determine shielding requirements for the radiation fields generated during accelerator and beamline operation.
  • Experience in shielding calculations for synchrotron beamlines.
  • Experience in the review/design of photon delivery and imaging systems including ability to read auto-CAD drawings and understand ray tracings.
  • Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s/Ph.D. in Radiation/Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or in closely related fields
  • 3 + years’ experience working in an accelerator environment including performing shielding/activation analyses and measurement of complex radiation fields
  • Peer reviewed published work in radiation physics calculations and measurements.

Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate position level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, as well as years 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

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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