Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 1/27/23
Salary Range: $68,100 - $107,700 (SE-I)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on and off-site work)

This is a 2-year term position.

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

What your job will be like:

As a Staff Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Support (EES) Department you will report to the Departmental Deputy to play a significant role in developing new operational safety procedures (OSPs), integrating work requirements with new safety requirements (ePAS system), and managing the quality assurance processes of EES department projects. The candidate will be tasked with helping to define and track interface requirements associated with the development and construction of electrical engineering systems as they pertain to the CEBAF accelerator, the Upgrade Injector Test Facility, the Low Energy Recirculation Facility, and other operational test facilities across the lab. The engineer will work with various EES groups to ensure projects are documented and procedures are integrated with overarching JLab safety requirements.

In this role you will...

  • Write and review OSP's or procedures for Lockout Tagout of a variety of electrical equipment at various power levels and complexities on an annual basis or as required by ES&H.
  • Integrate documentation for all in-house designs and fabricated equipment within the EES Department into the lab’s Non-Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory database
  • Develop general work templates and work-flow definitions for unique and repetitive work processes in ePAS for all EES Department related systems
  • Support development of a System Tracking Database to manage failure analysis data of equipment supported by the department
  • In coordination with System Engineers, support development and integration of on-call procedures between the EES Department and Accelerator Operations
  • Assist in the quality assurance of internally designed systems between the department and external vendors
  • Assist in resource estimation for internal and external EES projects.

Qualifications We Require:


  • BS in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university


  • No prior experience necessary
  • Experience in electronics and digital circuits is preferred.
  • A candidate should possess a strong analytical mindset, be forward thinking and have strong communication skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to their supervisor and others in the group
  • • Can work effectively with peers

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Familiarity in developing electronics and high-speed digital circuits, procuring printed circuit boards, chassis design and electronic cabling

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.