U.S. ITER Senior Vacuum Systems Engineer - NB50678052
Oak Ridge National Laboratory / UT-Battelle
July 19, 2018
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Government and National Lab
Research and Development
Earth and Environmental Sciences: Energy, Engineering and Technology: Mechanical, Engineering and Technology: Systems
4 Year Degree
Job Posting Reference #: NB50678052
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US ITER is a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science project hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Partner labs are Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory. The US is a partner nation in ITER, an unprecedented international collaboration of scientists and engineers working to design, construct, and assemble a burning plasma experiment that can demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power for the commercial power grid. The facility is currently under construction in the Provence region of France. Other ITER partners are the People's Republic of China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation. Involvement in ITER will provide significant benefits for the US for a limited investment (less than 10% of construction costs): The US will have access to all ITER technology and scientific data, the right to propose/conduct experiments, and the opportunity for US universities, laboratories and industries to design and construct components based upon cutting-edge technology in the areas of superconducting magnets, high vacuum systems, high frequency power transmission, and high energy cooling systems.
In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical definition, supporting analytical confirmation and procurement oversight for the provision of ITER vacuum equipment and systems. You will also be responsible for establishing and conducting any required validation activities associated with the definition of the ITER vacuum equipment and systems.
* Responsible for providing technical design, analysis, review, and integration of the ITER Tokamak vacuum systems including interface with the ITER International Organization (ITER IO) in Cadarache, France.
* Responsible for generating, reviewing, and approving various project documents per US ITER procedures, as well as agreements with the ITER IO.
* Responsible for design review preparation and presentation following established US ITER and ITER IO procedures and processes.
* Responsible for the development of and providing oversight for the procurement of the ITER vacuum system elements.
* Participates in documenting and implementing the project plans within budgetary and schedule constraints.
* Provides supervision and direction to engineers, designers and analysts as well as engineering and analytical support for the preparation of vacuum system designs.
* Provides supervision and direction to technicians and crafts as well as engineering and analytical support for any R&D testing of vacuum systems elements.
* Complies with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements, including Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS).
* Maintains a strong commitment to promoting and maintaining professional standards, and to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.
* BS degree in engineering, physics or a related technical field
* 8 or more years of experience in design, construction and operation of Rough and High Vacuum hardware and related control systems.
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* MS degree in engineering, physics or a related technical field
* 12 or more years of experience in design, construction and operation of Rough and High Vacuum hardware and related control systems.
* Experience with Cryogenics, superconducting magnets, Residual Gas Analysis (RGA) and Radiation environments
* Working knowledge of CAD software systems and familiarity with government procurement practices
* Prior experience in managing engineers, designers, technicians and subcontractors responsible for vacuum and associated control system operation.
* Prior experience with DOE 413.3b construction projects and the associated DOE review process.
Work Direction and Interface:
Reports to the Vacuum Systems Group Leader. Interfaces with counterparts at the ITER Organization and partner labs. Directs vacuum technicians, crafts, vendor and subcontract support. Must be capable of representing U.S. ITER vacuum system activities to the U.S. ITER project office and ITER Organization as well as independent and DOE review groups.
Authority / Approval Levels:
Provides work direction to engineers, designers, analysts, technicians and crafts within guidelines established by the U.S. ITER Vacuum Systems Group Leader. Control Account Manager (CAM) and Technical Responsible Officer (TRO) for the scope of work assigned, following ORNL and US ITER protocols.
Measures of Effectiveness: ** Successfully fulfills a leadership role providing efficient and effective vacuum equipment design and procurement contributions the ITER IO.
* Provides effective CAM and TRO oversight of the execution of US ITER Vacuum scope of work.
* Successfully participates in the hiring of experienced high quality designers and technicians, as well as placement of engineering service subcontracts.
* Successfully provides professional direction and leadership in the field of vacuum science and engineering to US ITER technical staff and subcontractors.
* Successfully creates an environment in which individuals within the vacuum group can meet U.S. ITER ORNL environmental, safety, health and quality requirements; and provide enforcement of these requirements.
* Successfully reports and represents vacuum systems activities to U.S. ITER management, review committees and professional organizations.
* Successfully provides the U.S. ITER Project Office with help, guidance and information towards establishing divisional policy and allocation of divisional resources.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package to include a generous relocation, matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and medical / dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free fitness facilities.
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