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Magnet Design Engineer

The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) has an opening for a Magnet Design Engineer to design, specify, fabricate, and procure superconducting and normal conducting magnets and help design magnet system interfaces. Applicants should be highly motivated to work in a cross-disciplinary environment on R&D and engineering activities related to magnet design and development. 

  • Lead magnet development projects in response to the needs of the accelerator ring system specifications and other beam lines in the Electron Ion Collider (EIC):
  • develop magnets and associated component systems from initial concept through computer aid analysis, detailed 3D modeling and design
  • support the development of purchase specifications and fabrication drawings, magnet fabrication, assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning. (Testing includes detailed magnetic measurement, analysis of results, design adjustments, and final approval for beam line installation) 
  • determine resources and ensure projects adhere to project scope, schedule, and budget
  • ensures work completed on time and on budget
  • prepare preliminary design reviews and make presentations
  • Participate in other projects in the magnet division, such as the Magnet Development Program, various projects in the Fusion Energy Sciences space, and other projects that require the design of superconducting magnets.
  • Develop collaborations and proposals in the magnet technology space.
  • Direct the work of a group of engineers or technicians, as necessary and assigned
  • Research and develop innovative approaches to address complex challenges
  • Serve as technical specialist on projects, as necessary
  • Participate in the development and execution of funding proposals

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the design of superconducting and conventional magnets
  • Experience in 2D and 3D superconducting accelerator magnet design using finite element simulations, e.g. Opera, COMSOL and ROXIE
  • Experience with creative engineering projects collaborating with a team to develop and build unique scientific equipment
  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills. Good presentation skills. Proficient with MS Office

  • Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s in Engineering, Physics or other relevant discipline)
  • Experience with 3D modeling using Creo, Solid Works, AutoCAD Inventor and/or CATIA
  • Programming experience in C, Phyton or MATLAB
  • Proficient in ANSYS or equivalent thermal and stress engineering analysis software and generating engineering analysis reports
  • Hands-on experience in working with HTS coils
  • Experience in one or more of the following:          
  • magnetic measurement systems and equipment
  • large scale magnet fabrication and installation
  • working with and developing instruments
  • quench detection technologies
  • quench analysis software
  • Labview programming
  • Project development and management skills
  • Experience managing and developing R&D teams
  • Proposal writing experience

  • Required to become a qualified Radiation Worker and may be required to work in Radiation areas.
  • Required to occasionally work off-hours, nights or weekends as needed to support mission critical projects.

  • Occasional travel for attending conferences and presenting research papers both nationally and internationally