Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 02/07/2023
Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SE-II)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-Site (working 100% on-site)

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

What your job will be like:
Under general supervision, the Safety Systems Engineer serves as a key member of the Environment Safety and Health Department tasked to ensure facilities, equipment and processes are designed and implemented to mitigate worker hazards to the greatest extent possible. Focus areas include fall protection, ladders/scaffolding, pressure systems safety, chemical processing safety and other industrial workplace hazards. Develop policies, procedures and training to eliminate and mitigate those hazards. Ensure JSA compliance with all appropriate contractual and regulatory requirements, and execute lab-wide policy, procedures and initiatives. Provide direct support to line organizations during work planning and execution. Significant focus on technology-based solutions to include data management, information network development and systems engineering to improve departmental efficiency and hazard recognition.

In this role you will:

  • Serve on teams responsible for the design of various civil, structural, mechanical systems and projects with a focus on identifying potential hazards to both construction/fabrication workers and end-users.
  • Partner with designers to eliminate or mitigate those potential hazards through design revision.
  • Support the effort of providing technology related solutions to better capture safety inspections, industry changes, job planning and internal product development.
  • May mentor staff as assigned and work productively with staff from across all organizations and levels as well as Department of Energy staff.

Qualification We Require:


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering (mechanical, structural, chemical, or closely related field)


  • 4 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated success evaluating and mitigating industrial hazard risk and assuring regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of applicable OSHA standards
  • Documented success managing efforts leading to risk reduction, regulatory compliance and implementation of best practices

Qualifications we Desire:

  • Knowledge of safety program management related to 10 CFR 851
  • Other Federal safety program implementation
  • Education or training associated with the application of Prevention through Design or Safety by Design
  • Strong computer-based skills, including Microsoft Office, and must be self-sufficient in data analysis

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.