Senior Electrical Engineer
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.
We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.
Open Date: May 17, 2022
Close Date: June 24, 2022
The accelerator complex provides proton beams at up to 120 GeV for high-energy particle physics experiments through a linear accelerator, two synchrotrons, two fixed-energy rings, and several kilometers of beamline. DC and pulsed power systems are used to energize particle accelerator and beam-line magnets throughout the accelerator complex, as well as in accelerator test facilities. These operational power systems generate voltages as high as 100 kV pulsed or DC, output currents as high as 300 kA pulsed, and precision regulated currents as high as 10 kA. The division is also involved in the design and future operation of a new superconducting-RF linac being constructed by the PIP-II project, and of the neutrino production beamline and target station for the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility in addition to smaller continuing improvements.
- Serve as a technical subject matter expert for electrical safety on both low voltage distribution and end user equipment within the Fermilab Accelerator Division
- Evaluate electrical safety issues and concerns and provide recommendations to resolve or address electrical safety issues working with the AHJ
- Modify existing or generate new single line diagrams at the 480 VAC level and lower
- Create and maintain arc-flash documentation
- Work with accelerator, operations, and power systems experts to develop and maintain Accelerator Division electrical safety procedures
- Assist with other safety documentation, such as configuration control lists, related to accelerator operations
- Interface with the laboratory Environment, Safety & Health Section
- Maintain safety standards and practices for the division
- Contribute optimally within a diverse workforce and upholds Fermilab’s dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion
We Are Looking For:
- Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution, Science or a related specialty field, and a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Expert knowledge and work experience in the determination and control of hazards in a research environment
- Expert knowledge of NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, ANSI, and other pertinent federal and state regulatory requirements
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar for technical documents and presentations
- Ability to work in a team environment with matrixed co-workers, balance workloads with changing priorities
- Understanding of power systems and their use in particle accelerators is preferred
- Possess a valid drivers license and be able to work with occasional call in responsibilities
Physical Activity and Work Conditions:
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental concentration, sitting, standing, climbing stairs, occasional tight work schedule
FRA encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and to mitigate against severe illness from infection. Upon employment with FRA, all employees must state their vaccination status. Please note that all vaccination and testing requirements are subject to change. Testing of unvaccinated employees may be required for Fermilab site access, depending on community transmission levels.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.