Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 07/24/2023

Salary Range: $129,800 - $205,200 (SSE)

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:

The Accelerator Operations, Research & Development Division is seeking an SRF Engineering Manager. The SRF Operations Department is responsible for the design, production, refurbishment, test and installation of superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities and cryomodules, and all beam line vacuum for CEBAF, LERF and UITF. The department also produces and tests SRF cavities, parts and cryomodules for R&D projects and for other national and international facilities such as the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, and the Linac Coherent Light Source-II, Stanford. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Lead and manage groups of engineers, designers, and technicians which provides engineering services to all technical programs at the SRF Institute
  • Direct staff to deliver laboratory commitments to the CEBAF program and the portfolio of SRF construction and S&T projects
  • Foster and encourage constructive partnerships with other technical divisions to further the goals of the CEBAF, SRF S&T, SRF Operations and other laboratory priorities pertaining to SRF
  • Participate in initiatives towards a Systems Engineering framework for Jefferson Lab, in coordination with the other Science and Technology divisions
  • Support overall SRF Operations, Construction and S&T project goals and technical performance within cost and schedule requirements
  • Lead and participate in quality management processes under the ISO 9001:2015 certification

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelors in Engineering from an accredited university


  • 15 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity.
  • Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts. Routinely demonstrates a broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty.
  • Widely recognized as a technical expert within the professional community. Accomplishments contribute to state of the art field in the area of expertise both within and outside the lab.
  • 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.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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.