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Utilities System Engineer

Job ID JR101126 Date posted 04/22/2024

The National Synchrotron Light Source II is an X-ray light source used by visiting researchers around the world, spanning industry, academia, government, to advance our knowledge in a wide range of scientific disciplines such as life sciences, quantum materials, energy storage, advanced materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology. From batteries and microelectronics to drug design and future quantum computers, NSLS-II enables its growing research community to study materials with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing cutting-edge capabilities.

Position Description

The NSLS-II Mechanical Engineering Group has an opening for a Mechanical Utility Engineer position. The candidate will supply engineering support for the design and maintenance of the mechanical utility systems for the NSLS-II Accelerator Division. The mechanical utility systems include deionized water (DI), processed chilled water, hot water, compressed air, and HVAC systems. The Deionized water and HVAC systems directly control the temperature of the NSLS-II magnet system and have stringent high accuracy requirements for temperature.

Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support for all aspects of the NSLS-II mechanical utility systems.
  • Provide detailed designs, specifications, calculations, drawings, and cost estimates for mechanical utility systems.
  • Develop plans to start-up, test, and verify that system performance meets the needs of facility.
  • Provide oversight of DI water distribution systems, compressed air systems, chilled water systems to maintain designed performance criteria.
  • Document, procure and maintain spare part inventory.
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BS degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline.
  • Working knowledge of hot water and chilled water hydronic systems, HVAC and compressed air distribution systems.
  • Ability to perform design responsibilities for a project from conception to completion.
  • Experience in using design tools for performing energy load calculations.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD 2D & 3D modeling or similar for the design and layout of equipment, duct, and piping systems.
  • Experience in developing a comprehensive maintenance program for mechanical utility systems.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and experience with spreadsheets.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Experience with Revit 3D design software.
  • Master’s degree or Professional Engineer license
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradly or Automated logic control systems. 
  • Experience working with large facilities .

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Office work, ability to hear and speak, ability to see color, ability to walk and climb stairs.

Other Information:

  • Work arrangement On-Site
  • 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 $78700 - $131750 / 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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