Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Engineering and Technology: Electronics, Engineering and Technology: Engineering
4 Year Degree
The Linac Coherent Light Source-II High Energy Project is an upgrade to the continuous-wave (CW) superconducting electron linear accelerator and hard x-ray free electron laser (FEL) now under construction at SLAC. This project will double the electron energy of the accelerator from 4 to 8 GeV in order to extend the tuning range of the FEL from 5 to 20 keV. The project will also upgrade the LCLS hard x-ray instrumentation suite to make use of the enhanced tuning range of the FEL.
We are seeking a scientist or engineer, with technical and leadership qualifications to serve as the Systems Engineer for Injector Systems within the LCLS-II-HE Project.
The System Engineer will provide technical oversight and integration support between physicists, engineers, designers, and technical experts in the design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of Injector System components. He/she will have specific responsibility for developing specifications for technical systems as well as leading technical integration between Injector Systems and other areas. Integrating each section of the machine requires good coordination with CAMs and system managers within the project, SLAC technical divisions, and the design/production teams at partner labs, when applicable. Technical support will be provided for design, manufacturing, testing, installation, and commissioning of the SRF Gun and Buncher. Engineering change management, quality control, and system safety implementation will be implemented at all stages of the engineering process. The position reports to the Injector Systems Manager.
Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Provide technical expertise and participate in the engineering effort associated with the design, procurement, manufacturing, installation, check-out and commissioning of the Injector Systems.
Lead planning efforts of the systems integration between Injector Systems and other areas (including but not limited to Conventional Facilities, Cryogenic Systems, Controls Systems, Accelerator Systems.)
Ensure technical specifications and procedures are developed in accordance with SLAC processes. Ensure work performed at SLAC and by contractors, vendors, and partner labs meet quality standards.
Support design efforts for the SRF Gun, Buncher, and Cryomodule for use in the Injector.
Develop plans and schedule for installation and commissioning tasks for the accelerator components, SRF Gun, Buncher, and Cryomodule in the Injector.
Implement safety in design, construction, installation, and operation of the LCLS-II Injector facility.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Master’s degree in physics, engineering or related field and minimum 2 years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience in technical projects and leadership roles for a group of scientists, engineers and technical personnel.
Technical expertise in designing, constructing, fabricating and procuring warm/cold accelerator components, including but not limited to, cryogenics, particle free technology and ultra-high vacuum systems.
Broad and diverse knowledge of project management techniques and methods.
Strong analytical and computational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population and ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Demonstrated competence in management of projects funded by the DOE Office of Science.
Knowledge of 3D CAD software a plus (SolidEdge or equivalent).
Experience designing, fabricating, or operating RF Cavities
Experience designing, fabricating, or operating Cryogenic Systems
SLAC employee competencies:
Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
Communication: Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.
Physical requirements and working conditions:
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May work extended or unusual work hours based on research and project requirements
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1—General Policy and Responsibilities: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/pdfs/ESHch01.pdf
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing diversity in the workplace. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the lab’s mission. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 4322
About SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
As one of 17 Department of Energy national labs, SLAC pushes the frontiers of human knowledge and drives discoveries that benefit humankind. We invent the tools that make those discoveries possible and share them with scientists all over the world.
Stanford University operates SLAC for the DOE Office of Science. We run four joint research centers with Stanford that focus on cosmology and astrophysics, materials and energy science, catalysis, and ultrafast science. SLAC’s location in Silicon Valley and our connections with DOE, Stanford and other leading research centers speed our progress. We also look for ways to work with industry to solve problems and spread the benefits of research out into society.
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