Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 11/15/2022

Salary Range: $153,300 - $242,300 (PSE)

Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

Are you ready to dive head-first into groundbreaking science? Jefferson Lab seeks a dynamic Engineering Division Manager to lead the charge on multiple large-scale projects. This team provides engineering resources to support Jefferson Lab’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) and several DOE O413 construction projects, including the MOLLER Project and multi-lab partnership projects such as the Electron-Ion Collider Project, the LCLS-II-HE Project and the SNS Proton Power Upgrade Project. The Engineering Division provides world-leading expertise in cryogenic and accelerator engineering disciplines.

In this role you will:

  • Lead and manage the Engineering Division, which provides engineering services to all technical programs at Jefferson Lab
  • Direct staff and manage budget to deliver laboratory commitments to the CEBAF program and the portfolio of construction projects
  • Foster and encourage constructive partnerships with other technical divisions to further the goals of the nuclear physics program and other laboratory priorities
  • Design and oversee a Systems Engineering framework for Jefferson Lab, in coordination with the other Science and Technology divisions
  • Support overall laboratory project goals and technical performance within cost and schedule requirements

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the relevant technical areas of large-scale technical systems in a research environment including at least 5 years in a management position, with broad and in-depth project management and/or project leadership experience.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advance degree in Engineering, direct experience in accelerator-based research facilities
  • Experience in DOE O413 project management is highly desirable

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.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.