In this exciting role, you will manage and contribute to specific scientific and engineering programs. The Engineering Division is a matrix organization that supports a variety of projects and programs for the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Actively participate in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and technicians for all aspects of a complex project to satisfy the cryogenic, mechanical, electrical, controls, and instrumentation requirements.
Proactively seek out customer/client needs, develop a full understanding and accep ownership of those needs, seek relevant solutions that meet all requirements, and follow up to ensure that the customer/client is satisfied.
Provide engineering direction and oversight in the development of detailed designs and documentation packages.
Manage cost and schedule planning, specifications development, procurement, and installation of cryogenic equipment.
Provide thermodynamic and heat transfer analysis including determination of heat loads, head budgets and the development of design and test verification activities on both system and component levels.
Prepare design and analysis reports, and part/assembly drawings for project review.
Serve as a resource for subordinates and peers? effectively provide team leadership, as appropriate, and make innovative contributions to laboratory needs.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Serve as an engineering lead on projects by providing direction and guidance to meet programmatic needs.
What is Required:
M.Sc. or B.Sc. with equivalent experience in engineering or related field. Minimum of 4 years of significant cryogenic experience applying engineering principles in solving complex problems within thermal/fluid systems.
Demonstrated experience with liquid helium systems.
Demonstrated experience planning, organizing and conducting technical projects/programs and formulating cost and schedule data.
Demonstrated use of analysis tools to solve complex problems including analytical, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Strong communication skills in conveying important engineering aspects of project and design.
Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership while working within a diverse team of expertise and backgrounds.
Commitment to creative problem solving and teamwork to get things done.
Ph.D. in engineering or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of technical management or project management/oversight within the relevant engineering areas of cryogenic systems, vacuum systems, superconducting magnets, particle accelerators, and/or charged particle systems.
Experience working with cryostats, cryogen free systems, and closed-loop cryocooler based systems.
Experience with the design and implementation of experiments using alternative cryogenic liquids such as Argon and/or Xenon.
Experience working with Pressure Vessel Coding requirements.
This is a full time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
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