Our client operates a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research located in the Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area. They are currently in need of a Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer on projects within their superconducting linear accelerator (Linac) facility. The Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer will develop and direct complex accelerator systems with an emphasis on technical integration of subsystems.
Your specific responsibilities include:
- Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, fabrication, and implementation of complex mechanical accelerator systems. Emphasis on technical integration of subsystems (e.g. electrical, infrastructure, controls and mechanical).
- Use in-depth engineering knowledge and skills to complete,
- mechanical design and analysis of components and assemblies of increased technical complexity,
- manufacturing planning and integration of assemblies of increased technical complexity,
- testing of components and assemblies of increased technical complexity,
- Manage complex accelerator systems with project planning, costing and scheduling.
- Provide hands-on guidance and direction to technical staff.
- Work with senior and supervisory staff to plan engineering milestones on projects.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
- Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, physics or related science and engineering discipline and minimum of four years of experience in the followings:
- Design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of complex hardware systems, including developing and executing multidisciplinary system integration and test plans
- Develop and apply engineering best practices and project management, including creating requirements specifications, developing cost estimates and project schedules, and driving a complex project through completion
- One or multiple relevant fields: ultra-high vacuum (UHV), cryogenic, RF cavity, magnet design, mechanisms
- CAD and CAE software
- Leading cross-functional teams
- Good understanding and the ability to apply fundamental theories, concepts, and practices within a field of specialty.
- Verbal and written communication skills necessary to collaborate in a team environment.
- Ability to prepare and give presentations at discipline-specific or project meetings.
- Ability to conduct effective and timely communications with administrative and/or functional leads.