Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 02/29/24
Salary Range: $87,700 - $138,800 (SE II)
Work Type: Flexible On-site (more than 60% on-site)

What your job will be like:

Facilities Management & Logistics is responsible for performing or specifying performance of all Jefferson Lab facility maintenance, construction, security, property, and facility services. As an Electrical Engineer (Sustainability), you will be responsible for conducting day-to-day facility operation performance tracking/monitoring using state of the art energy analytic tools to improve facility operation and reduce energy usage. Targeted areas include electrical systems and controls, boiler and chiller optimization, photovoltaic and energy storage systems, lighting controls and improvements, building commissioning, system simulations and integration, and system improvement training sessions for operations staff.

In this role you will:

  • Plans, designs, and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, operation and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other laboratory facilities. Integrates facility sustainability operational considerations in support of DOE and Laboratory sustainability goals.
  • Collaborate with facilities engineering staff in the implementation of condition assessments, functionality assessments, comprehensive energy and water evaluations, and annual reporting requirements as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, Section 432 for TJNAF site designated “Covered Facilities” every four years with the objective of identifying and implementing energy and water conservation measures. This includes:
    • ASHRAE Level 1 and 2 Energy & Water Audits for each covered facility documented in a final report.
    • Perform commissioning assessments for each covered facility that functionally test building systems control
      routines and equipment operation. A commissioning plan and final report is generated for each facility on a
      four-year cycle.
  • May perform or provide oversight of commissioning of facility modifications and new construction with the objective of verifying compliance with applicable sustainability requirements.
  • Lead or support TJNAF metering program, including performing metering maintenance, testing, and executing corrective actions. Daily monitor facility operations to provide building operational control center capabilities to facilities maintenance and operations staff. Leverages building automation, data analytic, fault diagnostic and detection, and other various software packages to execute work, reduce energy and use, and increase overall
    campus sustainability.
  • Perform life cycle analysis (LCA) calculations and execute approved LCA energy conservation measures consistent with Energy Act 2020 requirements.
  • May perform or provide oversight of commissioning of facility modifications and new construction with the objective of verifying compliance with applicable sustainability requirements.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's in Engineering
  • 4 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to effectively train his/her work group and effectively lead work teams within the work group.
  • Able to give effective presentations to general audiences and write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for lab 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 (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 recruiting @ or call (757) 269-7100 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.