Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer

Date: Mar 20, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12722 

Overview: 

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.  

 

The Advanced Engineering Technologies (AET) Group is seeking a dedicated Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer to support our organization. The position will involve system architecture, design, implementation, and testing including hands on work in our research and development atmosphere. Projects will also include maintenance and upgrades to existing systems.  AET resides within the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division (NND) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The NND is a division operating within the National Security Sciences Directorate. NND staff contributes world class research, technology development, risk assessment, and systems analysis related to nonproliferation and counterproliferation. The division activities play a vital role in implementation of national policy issues that strive to ensure global nuclear security.  One of the major focus areas of the AET group is development of advanced approaches to operation, characterization, and analysis of nuclear fuel cycle processes. The group specializes in the application of engineering principles supporting the characterization of processes and related materials. The AET group collaborates and works with staff from other groups within NND and ORNL to assure the full expertise of fuel processes are applied to meet sponsor needs.  

 

Major Duties / Responsibilities: 

Our new hire, in collaboration with principal investigators and project management at ORNL, will participate in design, fabrication, assembly, and operation of experimental test stands. This individual will coordinate maintaining the power and/or instrumentation and controls systems of new or existing test hardware as well as leading the architecture, design, fabrication/build, and commissioning of new systems. In addition to these responsibilities, you will contribure to R&D projects that involve electro-mechanical systems and integrated data acquisition systems.  In this position the candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with various ORNL staff as well as internal and external sponsors. The candidate is expected to work in a team environment with co-workers and management as well as independently; to fully document work performed in the forms of technical reports, papers, and presentations; and to participate in development of research proposals. Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal, presentation, and writing skills are required. The successful candidate will collaborate with principal investigators, management, engineers, fabricators, modelers, and test campaign personnel. 

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • A B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field, and a minimum of 5 years related experience; a M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related field, and a minimum of 4 years of related experience 
  • Experience leading teams in the design of the EIC system of a plant or process 
  • Demonstrated expertise in facility and or pilot plant design of electrical or I&C systems with hands on experience to include: 
  • PLC Systems and hard wired analog control systems 
  • Development of electrical engineering design packages 
  • Generation of the automation scope and requirements for projects 
  • The design of control panels, motor panels and HMI panels 
  • The design of control and information networks 
  • The development of panel/system IO list(s) 
  • Proven communication skills 
  • The ability to work flexible hours and travel 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated expertise in custom electronics, and I&C systems with hands on experience to include: 
  • Design of power, lighting, communications, and fire alarm systems 
  • Generation of arc flash studies 
  • Experience in an R&D and/or testing environment 
  • Experience in building new test stands or processes via an in-house design/build and acceptance testing process or via design/build procurement pathways 
  • AutoCAD or Solidworks Electrical experience 
  • Experience in the calibration and maintenance of instrumentation 
  • TS/SCI Clearance 

 

Special Requirements: 

 

Q/L Clearance: 

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. 

SCI Clearance:

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Compartmental Investigation (SCI) clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. In addition, due the SCI, you may also be subject to random polygraph testing. 

 

This position is a full-time staff position. 

 

Technical questions should be directed to Dr. John (JJ) Langford, 865-341-8068 

 

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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