Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 05/19/23
Salary Range: $129,800 - $205,200 (SSE)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on and off-site work based on business needs)

What your job will be like:

Do you have a passion for leading large projects toward unparalleled, groundbreaking science? At Jefferson Lab, we are known around the world as a leader in accelerator science where cutting-edge research and technology is in the forefront of our projects. Join our Cryogenics Department as a Cryogenics Systems Manager to lead a multi-lab team in developing cryogenic systems for the Electron-Ion Collider Project (EIC). This team is responsible for engineering, designing, procuring, installing, commissioning, and transferring to operations a series of cryogenic systems.

In this role you will:

  • Direct and coordinate the overall, integrated cryogenics scope, cost, schedule and deliverables as set by the Project Director.
  • Execute the approved cryogenics scope of work within the allocated budget and schedule baseline constraints.
  • Manage project risks and risk handling plans related cryogenics as identified in the EIC Risk Registry.
  • Review project planning, scheduling and cost estimating for the EIC cryogenic systems.
  • Approve all cryogenic systems related change control proposals.
  • Act as the Design Authority for the cryogenic systems scope of work.
  • Chair and approve outcome of Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final Design Reviews and procurement Readiness Reviews as necessary to ensure a high-quality design that meets the technical performance specifications of the EIC.
  • Ensure that all work in the EIC cryogenic systems is in accordance with EIC ES&H policies and procedures.
  • Participate as a member of the EIC Change Control Board.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the relevant technical areas of large-scale technical systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective communicator.
  • Ability to work effectively with peers.
  • Ability to develop and train a strong technical staff.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • PMI certification
  • Knowledge and experience in cryogenic plant design and operation, or industrial process plant design and operation
  • DOE O413.3 or US government related project experience

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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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.