You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

High Voltage Power Supply Engineer

Position Description
The High Voltage Power Supply engineer will work with other electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, scientific staff, controls engineers, designers, and technicians developing, designing, procuring, testing, and installing pulsed power supplies and devices for the EIC. These systems provide fast beam injection and extraction for the EIC Rapid Cycling Synchrotron, Electron Storage Ring, and Hadron Ring, serving both operational and key machine protection functions. We seek an individual with a background in high voltage pulsed power and power electronics to assist in the development of these high voltage, high current pulsed power systems. 

Join BNL at the beginning of this ground-breaking scientific and engineering project and become part of the team building this scientific discovery machine ( 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Power Supply Systems Group Leader, accelerator physicists, and EIC system managers and engineers to help develop, define, and document detailed requirements and specifications for pulsed power systems
  • Be part of the team that will provide the pulsed power systems for the EIC project and deliver EIC pulsed power systems and components from initial concept through all phases of the project:
  • engineering analysis
  • detailed electrical, electronic, and mechanical design
  • electrical system design and controls integration
  • detailed fabrication specifications and drawings
  • design and safety reviews
  • purchase documentation, vendor oversight
  • assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning
  • Provide status reports on these projects through to completion
  • Help to ensure that pulsed power systems and components have well defined specifications for support systems: electrical power, water cooling, HVAC, compressed air, and controls. Ensure timely communication with the responsible support groups
  • Support project interface management with other accelerator systems to resolve technical conflicts for beamline position, support building space, cable tray space, and other infrastructure systems
  • Ensure that work is planned and executed in accordance with BNL and EIC ES&H policy and procedures
  • Maintain an environment conducive to openness, collaboration, and respect for all

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • BS in Engineering, Physics or related discipline
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant technical experience that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of high voltage pulsed power supplies, power electronics, and high voltage pulsed power devices and systems. Including in experience base, five (5) years of experience on creative engineering projects, collaborating with a team to develop and build unique equipment
  • Experience with particle accelerator systems and components working with scientists, engineers, and technicians to develop, design, build, and commission similar systems
  • Experience with pulse forming networks, high voltage / high current modulators including solid state and vacuum tube switching devices
  • Experience with lumped element magnetic kickers and stripline kickers
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate/interact with and report to senior management and scientific staff for assignments, guidance, and support
  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, and procurement professionals
  • Excellent written and oral skills and proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project),
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and presenting technical review and status reports

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Knowledge of accelerator physics and beam accelerator component interactions
  • Knowledge of accelerator power supply systems including precision DC high current/voltage power supplies, ramping and fast pulsed high current/high voltage power supplies, multi-phase diode and SCR rectifiers, linear, switching, and resonant convertors, high voltage pulsed vacuum tubes, and feedback control
  • Demonstrated experience with high frequency / RF instrumentation
  • Good understanding of analog and digital technologies
  • Good electrical system testing and trouble-shooting skills
  • Experience with technical software: PSpice or other circuit analysis tools, Matlab, MathCad, CST Studio (3D EM modelling)