Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 10/28/2022
Salary Range:
$161,000 and up (Special Scientist/ Special Engineer)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What your job will be like:

Are you a project management professional looking to support a strategic, operational team? Do you have experience providing cross-functional program leadership? If so, JSA-Jefferson Lab has a great opportunity for you!

Jefferson Lab seeks an experienced leader with deep familiarity of DOE O413 construction projects to lead Jefferson Lab’s Electron-Ion Collider Project activities, in close coordination with the EIC Project Office at Brookhaven National Lab. Reporting to the Laboratory Director, the EIC PM is a member of the EIC Project’s Executive Management Team and the Integrated Project Team, and is the Lab’s primary project management point of contact with the external partners, the Department of Energy, the host laboratory, and the project team.

The EIC Project Manager (PM) leads a team in the successful execution of Jefferson Lab’s EIC Project scope, which accounts for approximately 25% of the Project, and is responsible for the planning, design and construction of Jefferson Lab’s specific EIC Project scope, including detector systems, radio-frequency systems, cryogenic systems, magnets systems, and the energy-recovery linac system. In addition to directing activities at Jefferson Lab, the EIC PM works in close collaboration with EIC Project team members at BNL and at other partners to ensure seamless coordination of activities and successful execution of the Project. The PM is responsible for the day-to-day management of Jefferson Lab’s EIC project team and supervises, through direct reports and matrixed staff, the various Control Account Managers.

In this role you will…

  • Have lead responsibility within the Laboratory for developing Jefferson Lab’s EIC Project scope, cost estimate, and schedule.
  • Manage project goals and priorities and deliver the technical performance within cost and schedule requirements.
  • Ensure that effective project management systems and tools are used to develop, document, and monitor cost controls and milestone schedules to assess project performance and achieve project deliverables.
  • Establish and coordinate reviews and regular reporting activities to ensure rigorous self-assessment and proper cost/schedule control of Jefferson Lab’s EIC Project scope.
  • Ensure that DOE requirements are adhered to including project documentation and reporting, risk assessments, quality assurance, and EH&S.
  • Develop project staffing and resource plans and coordinate closely with lab leadership to ensure that adequate resources are available. Develop detailed staffing agreements with the Divisions providing matrixed staff.
  • Build a diverse and inclusive team, and create a productive, respectful work environment.
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, contribute to the development of Jefferson Lab’s long-term vision and strategy.

Qualifications We Require:

Education & Experience:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and 15 years’ engineering experience relevant to technical areas of scientific instrumentation or particle accelerator systems, including at least 5 years in an engineering or other management position, with broad and in-depth project management and/or project leadership experience.


Minimum of PhD in scientific field and 20 years’ experience in the relevant technical areas of experimental physics, scientific instrumentation and/or particle accelerator systems, including at least 5 years in a scientific management position, with broad and in-depth project management and/or project leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Extensive knowledge of project management principles and processes.

· Knowledge of relevant scientific and technical programs.

· Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex technical projects.

· Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, assess competing resource demands and make decisions that optimize project performance.

· Knowledge of DOE project management policies and requirements.

· Proficiency in financial analysis and forecasting.

· Strong analytical, writing, and speaking skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and implement complex topics and initiatives, with attention to detail.

· Capable of handling multiple competing priorities in a complex R&D environment.

· Candidate must show a commitment to safety, high standard of ethics and integrity.

Qualifications We Desire:

Direct experience in project management within the DOE O413 framework. Leadership experience with accelerator-based scientific facilities is highly desirable.

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, 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 (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

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.

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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.