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EIC Project Engineer
Job ID #: 12305 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Chief Planning Officer
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 10+ years Relocation Provided: Yes

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SALARY RANGE: $123,800 - $195,600 (SSE) 

The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is the next large scale Department of Energy nuclear physics user facility to be built in the United States. It will be hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and is expected to start operation within the next 10 – 12 years. The EIC Project received Critical Decision CD-1 in June 2021 initiating the engineering and design phase. Jefferson Lab is a major partner in the EIC Project and is providing significant contributions to the overall project management as well as the design and construction of RF systems, cryogenics systems, electron injector and storage ring systems, and experimental detector systems. 

The EIC Project Engineer will lead the overall engineering effort for the Jefferson Lab EIC Partnership Project (EICPP) as a member of the EICPP leadership team. In close collaboration with Engineering Division leadership and group leaders, the incumbent will help form and guide the project engineering team that will work with physicists in the development of engineering concepts, designs, requirements, specifications and interfaces, and will be responsible for the coordination and integration of all engineering activities with the BNL EIC Project Team and future project partners.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Manage the overall engineering effort as a member of the EICPP leadership team including coordination and integration activities with the BNL EIC Project Team and future project partners.
    • Participate in project planning for the EICPP including resource planning for engineering support in preparation for CD-2 and CD-3 decisions.
    • Establish and execute the systems engineering effort required.
    • Lead the development of engineering concepts, designs, requirements, specifications and interfaces for Jefferson Lab EIC project scope working with team physicists and engineers.
    • Develop constructive partnerships with technical teams at Brookhaven National Laboratory and future EIC project partners.


  • Serve as lead engineer for the Jefferson Lab EIC Partnership Project supporting the Deputy Project Manager to.
    • Establish, execute and monitor technical/engineering management processes.
    • Work closely with Engineering Division leadership and group leaders to form engineering teams as needed throughout the evolution of the project.
    • Identify, recruit and mentor engineering talent to help build the future engineering team at Jefferson Lab.
    • Work closely with EICPP Risk Manager in developing and maintaining the project risk registry, and monitor the mitigation of high profile engineering risks.
    • Work closely with EICPP Quality Assurance Manager in coordinating quality assurance and control activities.



a) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 15 years of experience in particle accelerator engineering, operation, management and R&D.

b) Widely recognized as a technical expert within the professional community. Accomplishments have clearly contributed to the state-of-the-art in the area of expertise.

c) Demonstrated experience successfully managing a large engineering function.

d) Demonstrated experience of successfully managing large complex engineering projects preferably at a government research complex.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

a) Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of particle accelerator engineering knowledge, ingenuity and creativity.

b) Demonstrated ability to develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts.

c) A broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty.

d) Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams.

e) Demonstrated ability writing convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption.

f) Excellent leadership, managerial, interface, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

• Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.
• Ability to access and work in confined spaces
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

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 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.

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