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Chief Engineer

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540


To establish and oversee implementation of the procedures, processes, standards and guidelines necessary to ensure that engineering activities at PPPL support the mission of the Laboratory and comply with all applicable PPPL, DOE and industrial policies and regulations.


  • Provides oversight of engineering activities performed by PPPL and ensures that engineering functions are performed effectively and conservatively with respect to risks to the Laboratory
  • Defines and oversees implementation of engineering procedures, standards and guidelines to ensure consistency and quality of engineering output as well as compliance with applicable PPPL, DOE, and commercial standards
  • Reviews and approves various documents based upon the graded approach as defined by PPPLs Quality Assurance Program Description
  • Serves on Design Review Boards for critical items
  • Maintains roster of Technical Authorities
  • Advises Laboratory management on operational matters relate to its experimental programs and infrastructure


  • A degree in a relevant engineering field: BS and more than 15 years qualifying experience, or MS and 13 years qualifying experience, or PhD and 10 years qualifying experience
  • Engineering leadership of large, complex projects involving system integration, systems engineering, and interface management
  • Experience working with technically diverse teams

Desirable credentials:

  • PhD in relevant engineering field
  • Experience in the design, construction, or operation of a nuclear fusion or particle accelerator facility
  • Experience working in a regulated field (e.g. nuclear, aerospace)
  • Licenced Professional Engineer in New Jersey, or the ability to become licensed within 12 months from appointment, is highly desirable.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ENG, 08

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required



Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-05

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