Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 08/02/2023

Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SE III)

Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)*

*The business needs for this position require a heavy on-site presence

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab’s Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) Division is seeking an Electrical Safety Program Lead to continuously assess, develop and implement initiatives to reduce the risks posed by electrical systems to laboratory workers and mission. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain laboratory policy, procedures and training based on relevant governing standards and best practices
  • Oversee work planning and execution as the primary electrical safety subject matter expert
  • Provide design input into the lab's electrical infrastructure construction, maintenance and repair programs to foster sustainable engineered and administrative controls (such as configuration management and education/training requirements) to promote long term program health
  • Provide design input to experimental and other research and development focused equipment with potential electrical hazards
  • Lead and participate in program assessments and reviews
  • Serve as Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction, understanding both the technical and business risk associated with those decisions
  • Serve as Chair to the Electrical Safety Committee, reviewing and updating the charter and expectations as necessary
  • Actively participate in the DOE electrical safety community to share lessons learned and best practices
  • Actively participate in subcontractor selection from an electrical safety perspective
  • Manage the laboratory’s selection and maintenance of electrical personal protective equipment where necessary

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelors Degree in relevant Engineering field from an accredited university


  • 10 years of experience applying advanced engineering and scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of NFPA 70 and 70E
  • Understanding of safety practices associated with both high and low voltage systems
  • Ability to positively affect work environments and work practices
  • Ability to mentor and train staff at various levels
  • Ability to assess and mitigate risk from the field to the enterprise level
  • Able to effectively train people outside his/her work group.
  • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams.
  • Can write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption.

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.