The Enrichment Systems Engineering Section within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED) is seeking a Group Leader for the Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering (EICE) Group . In this group, we are focused on the development of testbeds and enrichment systems with human-machine interface research and system logic development and this position will have an emphasis in the areas of instrumentation hardware and software to make a significant contribution to projects involving isotope enrichment, nuclear nonproliferation, and instrumentation of mission-critical systems. We develop and implement advanced control system architectures for enrichment technology test beds.
Provide leadership to a group that strategically advances technical professional subject matter expertise for a variety of technical projects, programs, or operations consistent with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) aspiration to be the world’s premier Research & Development institution, and ORNL’s science culture. The Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineering Group Leader brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact. The EICE Group Leader reports to and works closely with the Enrichment Systems Engineering (ESE) Section Head to implement the group’s technical vision; develop group members to enable their career advancement; establish capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of technical professional expertise; works to solve technical challenges for science, engineering, or technical projects and functions; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.
Technical professionals are recognized leaders in their area by providing subject matter expertise for a variety of technical projects, programs, or operations; and solving technical challenges for science, engineering, operations, or projects.
- Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing technical projects to position the group for future success.
- Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
- Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group’s strategy and members’ long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner.
- Provide relevant input to assist the Enrichment Systems Engineering Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis.
- Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class technology and aspire to be the best in their field.
- Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research.
- Coach and mentor staff regarding Battelle’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles
- Lead ESH&Q by example and ensure all work is carried out safely, securely, and in compliance with ORNL policies, standards, and procedures.
- Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.
- Serve as immediate supervisor for staff members in the group.
- Encourage staff to “think and dream big,” take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, technical passions, and programs.
- Advance the reputation of the group members and the standing of the group as a whole through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events.
- Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards.
- Build strong teams across ORNL.
- Connect staff to your network and professional societies.
- Hold regular technical group meetings and be visible in the labs and workplace.
- Assume front-line responsibility for safety in the group’s laboratories; mentor and empower the Laboratory Space Managers to create a strong safety culture.
- Effectively communicate the importance of protecting proprietary or sensitive information and complying with ORNL security, cybersecurity policies, and guidelines.
- To group staff, for the quality and safety of their work environment and opportunity for professional growth.
- To Enrichment Systems Engineering Section head, for world-leading technical directions; safe effective, and compliant operations, ownership of assigned staff, facilities, and equipment; and the quality of products and services.
- To customers, for the quality of products and services.
- Develop a vision and implement a strategy to pursue world-leading technical/technology directions for the group.
- Hold staff accountable for performance.
- Act to ensure safe and effective operations.
- Hire staff.
- Certify the technical quality of the group’s products and services.
- Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 6 years of experience, an M.S. with a minimum of 8 years of experience, or a B.S. with 10 years of experience in Electrical Engineering or related field of study.
- Demonstrated experience in leading technical teams.
- The ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, to sponsoring agencies, other engineers and researchers, technicians, and craftsmen
- Ability to hold and maintain a DOE Q security clearance is required
- The ability to work flexible hours and travel when required.
- Proven ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever-changing needs
- Active DOE Q clearance
- Electrical Instrumentation experience
- Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
- National Instruments LabVIEW hardware and software experience
- Data analysis methods
- Experience with an industry-standard SCADA
- Ability to develop, document, and communicate measurement and control system designs
- The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance from the Department of Energy.
- 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.
HSPD-12 PIV badge: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an HSPD-12 PIV badge.
Q 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.