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Group Leader, Infrastructure Cooling & Mechanical Systems

Job ID JR100671 Date posted 11/01/2023

Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider.   It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.

Our Electron-Ion Collider Directorate (EIC) seeks a Group Leader, Infrastructure Cooling & Mechanical Systems.  In this role, you will plan, review, and monitor the design and construction of the mechanical engineering work of the Group. The scope of mechanical engineering work includes building HVAC, controls, fire protection, chilled water, process cooling water, plumbing and underground utilities.  This position reports directly to the EIC Infrastructure Division Director.

Join the BNL team and be part of building the next discovery facility for science!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and define scope for EIC cooling and mechanical systems. 
  • Coordinate with other groups to ensure efficient and accurate communication of cooling and mechanical system design, interface, and documentation
  • Serve as technical lead for various aspects of engineering management, to include:
    • Develop detailed cost and schedule estimates for the labor and material resources
    • Monitor and perform evaluations throughout the project.
    • Execute the defined cooling and mechanical system scope within project cost and schedule
    • Develop specifications and prepare procurement documents
    • Identify and recommend value engineering opportunities/changes
    • Direct configuration management activities
  • May oversee, monitor, and assure compliance of design firms, consultants and construction contractors with design parameters, project requirements, and all applicable code requirements.  Maintain documentation of contract modifications, contract correspondence, inspections, records, and correspondence with the contractor. Review and approve design and construction documents
  • Detail the required system engineering by performance of calculations and analysis to support the requirements necessary for the operation of the mechanical and cooling systems
  • May assign, train, and supervise the work of group members

(Selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills, and experience.)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine or mechanical engineering or closely related field of study
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in mechanical, marine, and/or facilities engineering,
  • Experience in the design, specification, procurement, and construction of mechanical systems: mechanical cooling systems; high accuracy temperature control systems; building energy management control systems; plumbing and piping systems; and mechanical services for laboratory or process equipment
  • Proficiency in Creo/Pro-E, AutoCAD, or similar design tools
  • Experience in the oversight of A/E design firms and construction contractors
  • Experience in project and construction management

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in closely related field of study
  • 10+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in design and construction of central utility systems, application of earned value management (EVMS), and control system programming
  • Management and/or supervisory experience
  • Professional Engineer license

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working in industrial, construction, and radiation environments
  • Will require occasional work outdoors, climbing ladders, moderate lifting, working in the vicinity of operating machinery, exposure to noise, and the willingness to wear proper PPE
  • Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker

Other Information:

  •  Valid drivers’ license required   

Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $108,500 - $182,650 / year. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience.  Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

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:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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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