Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date:
Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SE-II)
Work Location Type: Flexible On-Site (working more than 60% on-site)

What your job will be like:
As a Systems Engineer, you will support the systems engineering effort for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a large, multi-lab Department of Energy project which will help further our understanding of the nature of matter. You will work with project managers, scientists developing new concepts, engineers designing high-tech accelerator and particle detector equipment, and vendors to establish and sustain the systems engineering effort for the project. You will collaborate with colleagues at Jefferson Lab and our partner lab Brookhaven National Lab on the overall systems engineering/technical integration efforts for the project.

In this role you will...

  • Coordinate and serve as a subject matter authority for EIC systems engineering work at Jefferson Lab.
  • Provide support and guidance on industry best practices and help develop and document novel approaches to systems engineering.
  • Work with systems engineering colleagues at Brookhaven and Jefferson Lab to develop project-wide plans and policies related to systems engineering.
  • Work with scientists and engineers to develop and document requirements, specifications and interfaces for the Jefferson Lab EIC project scope.
  • Coordinate activities across areas of the project to ensure smooth integration.
  • Working with the lead risk manager at Brookhaven and technical leads, assist with the development and maintenance of risks for Jefferson Lab scope
  • Support project reviews and reporting by providing and presenting information on systems engineering.
  • Write professional correspondence, technical papers, presentations, and documents in accordance with Lab and project guidelines for audiences of project team members, Lab leadership, or the Department of Energy.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other Engineering degree
  • 4 years of total engineering/science experience, including 2+ years of experience as a systems engineering professional with relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skilled in technical writing of plans, reports, and presentations.
  • Familiar with presenting in-person to an audience, e.g. meetings, reviews.
  • Familiar with developing and monitoring requirements and interfaces.
  • Familiar with systems engineering processes and procedures.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • MS in systems engineering or similar field
  • Additional experience working with systems engineering or related fields
  • Industry-standard certifications in systems engineering or related fields such as risk or quality.
  • Experience with DOE 413.3b projects
  • Familiarity with the technology, vendors, and national labs involved in the Electron-Ion Collider project is helpful but not required.

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, 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 (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.