Control System and Instrumentation Scientist & Engineer

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Engineering Division has an immediate opening for a Control System and Instrumentation Scientist & Engineer to join the team.


This is a position within LBNL’s Engineering Division that plays a key role in the ALS-U project (the Advanced Light Source Upgrade). The Advanced Light Source  (ALS) has been a global leader in soft x-ray science for more than two decades and is currently undertaking a new upgrade project (ALS-U) that will endow the facility with state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities. It's an exciting time to join our growing team!

You will independently lead and have technical responsibility for the Instrumentation and Controls Group in support of ALS-U. You will apply control system principles and practices, develop standards and research techniques toward the solution of complex technical problems in accelerator controls. You will perform a variety of engineering tasks such as developmental work, characterization measurements, design and develop subsystems for an extensive upgrade to an accelerator user facility. You will perform design, implementation, review, integration, test, and commissioning. In addition to these technical tasks, you will be responsible for technical, cost, and scheduling activities of this area of the project.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide leadership of the control system and instrumentation team for the ALS-U.

  • Support physicists, scientists, and engineering groups with to create fully integrated systems including:

    • Requirements Development

    • Specifications

    • Interface Control Documents

  • Support the selection of standards and tools to support the ALS-U from construction through operation.

  • Work with subsystem engineers to specify, design or select, implement and support instrumentation, and control applications for the ALS-U.

  • Specify global systems for network and timing to support all Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition requirements.

  • Specify and select database tools to improve efficiency in construction, commissioning, and operation such as:

    • Traveler

    • Inventory

    • Cable Database

  • Specify and select SCADA tools for:

    • User Interfaces

    • Data Archiving

    • Alarm Management

    • Save/Restore

    • Logbook

  • Independently lead the design, construction, and commissioning of the controls for the following subsystems:

    • Magnet monitoring

    • Magnet power supplies

    • Vacuum

    • Accelerator Diagnostics

    • RF Power

    • Injection

  • Support cable plant design and implementation.

  • Provide supervision and leadership to technical staff

  • Coordinate control and instrumentation resources needed to complete the project.

  • Work with other scientists and engineers to review and solve difficult technical issues.

  • Improve documentation, baseline data, and operating and maintenance procedures.

  • Provide scope, cost and schedule estimates for research and engineering projects.

  • Represent the Laboratory to the outside world in Control System and Instrumentation through, for example, participation in design reviews, workshops, and conferences.

  • Author or contribute to conference presentations and publications.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May extend knowledge in the fields of instrumentation, control systems, or feedback controls.

  • Independent engineer who plays a leadership role in accelerator control systems research and development.

  • Publish and present findings in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

  • May develop or lead internal or external collaborations.


What is Required:

  • BS or equivalent in Engineering or a related field. Advanced degree is preferred.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of control systems involving instrumentation and control system toolkits.

  • 3+ years as a demonstrated technical leader and/or supervisor.

  • Demonstrated leadership and authority in the area of control systems. Preferred for science applications or charged particle accelerator applications.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of instrumentation.

  • Experience with industrial control systems and control algorithms/techniques.

  • Experience with control system software.

  • Have knowledge of project engineering, requirements, specifications, and design.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • ability to interact effectively with experts in multiple disciplines, including machine control software engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, and operations.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with EPICS or some other scientific control system.

  • Experience using Project Data Management (PDM) tools such as Windchill, AutoEDMS, etc.

  • Have working knowledge of digital-based controls.

  • Experience with FPGA/DSP based systems with multi-channel heterodyned up and down-converted signals.

  • Experience with low latency, widely distributed control systems.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time career appointment.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA  94720.

 

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