Group Leader, Infrastructure Electrical Power Systems

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Upton, NY, USA
  • Oct 15, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Job ID 2355Date posted 09/28/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

Brookhaven National Laboratory was recently chosen as the building site for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility.  The EIC will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the “glue” that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe. The machine design is based on the existing and highly optimized RHIC Ion-Ion collider.   It will consist of two intersecting accelerators, one producing an intense beam of electrons, the other a beam of protons or heavier atomic nuclei which are steered into collisions.  Beyond sparking scientific discoveries in a new frontier of fundamental physics, the Electron-Ion Collider will trigger technological breakthroughs that have broad-ranging impact on human health and national challenges.

Position Description

Our Electron-Ion Collider Directorate (EIC) seeks a Group Leader, Infrastructure Electrical Power Systems.  In this leadership role, you will plan, review and monitor the design and construction of the electrical engineering work of the Group. The scope of this role includes: electrical engineering and design of main power substation(s), protective relaying schemes and calculations, medium/low voltage power distribution, D/C power  distribution, accelerator equipment (RF, power supply, magnet and laser systems) power and control, underground duct bank and cable systems, building power distribution and lighting, fire suppression/detection systems, building automation/control wiring, HVAC equipment and controls, emergency power systems and data/communication wiring. This position reports directly to the EIC Infrastructure Division Director.

Join the BNL EIC team and be part of building the next discovery facility for science!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and define scope for EIC electrical power systems
  • Coordinate with other groups to ensure efficient and accurate communication of electrical power systems design, interface and documentation
  • Serve as technical lead for all aspects of engineering management, to include:
    • Develop detailed cost and schedule estimates for the labor and material resources
    • Monitor and perform evaluations throughout the project
    • Execute the defined cooling and mechanical system scope within project cost and schedule
    • Develop specifications and prepare procurement documents
    • Identify and recommend value engineering opportunities/changes
    • Direct configuration management activities
  • Monitor and assure compliance of design firms, consultants and construction contractors with design parameters, project requirements and all applicable code requirements.  Maintain documentation of contract modifications, contract correspondence, inspections, records, and correspondence with the contractor. Review and approve design and construction documents
  • Assign, train and supervise the work of group members

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or closely related field of study
  • At least ten (10) years’ relevant experience in electrical engineering
  • Experience in the design, specification, procurement and construction of electrical utility services and distribution systems for buildings, building automation/control systems, design of electrical distribution and grounding systems in industrial or laboratory environments 
  • Excellent familiarity with applicable NEC, IEEE and NFPA codes
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar design tools, circuit load and protective calculations and/or analysis software, lighting design tools
  • Experience in management and oversight of A/E design firms and electrical construction contractors
  • Experience in full-cycle project and construction management

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, or closely related field of study
  • Experience in NFPA70E arc flash calculations and application of earned value management systems (EVMS)
  • Experience in a senior engineering management and leadership role
  • Professional Engineer license

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working in industrial, construction and radiation environments
  • Will require occasional work outdoors, climbing ladders, moderate lifting, working in the vicinity of operating machinery, exposure to noise, and the willingness to wear proper PPE
  • Will be required to become a qualified Radiation Worker

Other Information:

  • Valid drivers’ license

At Brookhaven National Laboratory, 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, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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