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Magnet Group Leader
Job ID #: 12320 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
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)
Reporting to the Associate Director of the Experimental Nuclear Physics Division, the Magnet Group Leader will lead and manage a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary and diverse team of engineers and designers.

The group leader will be required to carry out annual appraisals for team members as well as to plan for and facilitate the development needs of individual team members. Succession planning is an important focus at the laboratory and the group leader will be expected to work with other departments to develop and establish these plans.

A safe working environment is core to the laboratory’s activities and operations, and the group leader will be expected to ensure that the magnet group adheres to and contributes to supporting this directive.

The group leader may also be called upon to lead or carry out design studies and analyses as required. The ability to lead projects both internal and external to the team is an essential part of the role.

The ability and desire to advance to positions of higher responsibility and leadership is highly desirable.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Physics, plus 15 years of piratical design experience
Masters degree or higher preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated experience in a precision environment such as accelerators, magnetic resonance imaging or electromagnetic devices or machines.

Strong technical background, proven analytical skills, and familiarity with system design and fabrication in some of the following areas: non-superconducting and superconducting magnet design, mechanical structures, material sciences, fluid flow, cryogenics, magnet instrumentation and controls, high current power supplies, quench protection systems and their interface with such power supplies, or heat transfer.

Good interpersonal, organizational, collaborative and communications skills with the ability to motivate and inspire.

Proactive and flexible leadership style.

• 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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