06. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
06. November 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
RF Systems Lead - Proton Power Upgrade
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA


The Radio-Frequency (RF) Systems Manager will serve as the Level 2 manager for the Proton Power Upgrade (PPU) Project within the Neutron Sciences Directorate. Additionally, this matrixed position will have operational responsibilities within the Electrical and RF Systems Group.

Job description

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Level 2 manager for RF Systems within the Proton Power Upgrade Project, reporting to the PPU Project Director. Project responsibilities to include:
    • technical integration of the RF Systems scope of work
    • management of Level 3 project managers
    • development of cost and schedule estimates
    • maintenance and follow-up of risk register and action items from reviews
    • presentation of RF Systems scope in reviews (Advisory, Dept. of Energy, and Readiness)
  • Serve as Project Engineer within the Electrical and RF Systems Group
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values, ethics, and diversity

Work Directions and Interfaces

  • Reports to the PPU Project Director (matrix management)
  • Reports to the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader (line management)
  • Interfaces with Electrical and RF Systems Group members, NScD staff, ORNL business services, professional peers from non-ORNL institutions, vendors and visitors
  • Represents the PPU Project and the Electrical and RF Systems Group within ORNL and at professional conferences, workshops, and collaboration meetings

Authority/Approval Levels
Provides work direction to PPU Level 3 managers, technical staff and subcontractors within guidelines established by the PPU Project Director and the Electrical and RF Systems Group Leader

Measures of Effectiveness

  • Success in the fulfillment of all major duties and responsibilities
  • Success as measured by the ORNL Employee Performance Management process
  • Safe execution of all responsibilities in accordance with ORNL ES&H requirements

Requested Profile

Qualifications Required

  • M.S. degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Expertise in the design, deployment and operation of particle accelerator technologies
  • Experience executing Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, projects
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with DOE Order 413.3B, “Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets”
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: RF power systems, klystrons, low-level RF controls, high-voltage pulsed power, magnet power supplies, and A/C power conversion and distribution

How to Apply

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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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

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