Staff Systems Engineer – Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Science & Engineering
  • Fulltime
  • 1 year ago
  • Upton

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 2-5 years

Job Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( 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. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

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.

Position Description

The Staff System Engineer plays a role in ensuring the successful delivery of the major EIC particle accelerator systems by providing engineering support to the System Managers for each system. The Staff System Engineer assists with the coordination and integration of the physics and engineering design requirements.

Join BNL at the beginning of this ground-breaking scientific and engineering project and become part of the team building this scientific discovery machine (

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Staff System Engineer, you will work closely with the aligned Accelerator System Manager to:
• Assist in the development, definition, and generation detailed requirement documents, machine parameter tables, physics, engineering, technical, and functional specifications, interface control documentation, and all other project documentation
• Support development and maintenance of detailed cost and schedule estimates for labor and material resources
• Work with Senior Engineers to monitor performance and deliverables
• Work with Senior Engineers to ensure that each accelerator system and component has well defined provisions for support systems: electrical power, water cooling, HVAC, compressed air, cryogenics, controls, etc.
• Assist with preparation for installation, installation planning and design, installation, and equipment and system commissioning
• Support project interface management
• Work with Senior Engineers to ensure configuration management activities are effective and comply with project guidance and requirements
• Ensure all work is planned and executed in accordance with policies and procedures
• Maintain an environment conducive to openness, collaboration, and respect for all

Position Requirements
• BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other related discipline
• At least 3 years of relevant technical experience
• Experience in the specification, design, procurement, fabrication, construction, test, and installation of technical equipment
• Experience working with technical professionals to overcome complex and diverse technical challenges and deliver systems which perform as specified
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency with standard MS Office tools
• Demonstrated experience organizing and presenting at engineering design and safety reviews, and at cost and schedule reviews

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience in a particle accelerator environment
• Project management experience, formal project management training, and certification
• Systems engineering, project engineering, and systems interface experience
• Experience with particle accelerator operations, accelerator and scientific equipment installation and maintenance
• Professional Engineers license

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements (According to JAF):
• Will be required to climb ladders for equipment installation and inspection
• Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker
• May be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights and/or weekends to support mission critical projects

• Some travel (domestic and international) may be required
• Selected candidates will be placed at the appropriate level based on the depth and breadth of relevant engineering knowledge, skills, and 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, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
• Lab-Funded Retirement Plan (remove if post-doc position)
• 401(k) Plan
• Flexible Work Arrangements
• Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
• Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation: Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Table Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO is required at the start of your employment.

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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