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Research Engineer (EE, Power Systems)

Company: SARA
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc. (SARA) is a world-class Defense Research and Development enterprise, with a charter to create new and emerging technology innovations in support of Commercial & Government organizations. We have expertise in RF, EMP, Pulsed Power, Acoustics, and Threat Warning Systems; partnering with our customers to address real-world problems with cost-effective solutions--- that work.

The High-Power Electromagnetics Division (HPEM) team is at the forefront of radiated and conducted energy delivery systems from prime power to applications. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to grow, lead, and learn with talented engineers, physicists, and technicians on long-term programs and new programs supporting the DoD, DoE, and their contractors. The HPEM Division is looking for an exceptionally talented, motivated, and creative Research Engineer to support rapid Research & Development (R&D) activities in Colorado Springs, CO.

The selectee should be an exceptional engineer with experience and interest in any combination of the following areas:

  • Power Systems (studies, transient simulation, protection system design and testing, substation and switchgear design and commissioning)
  • Electrical Engineering (analog or digital circuit design, testing, system integration)
  • Pulsed Power (Switches, high current, and voltage, electromagnetics theory and design)
  • Signal Processing (signals analysis methods, DSP, statistics, machine learning) Core Responsibilities:
    • Perform engineering calculations and apply electromagnetics first principles
    • Solve engineering problems using modeling and simulation
    • Execute engineering studies, self-guided but with peer oversight
    • Write detailed technical reports and maintain comprehensive project documentation
    • Develop specifications and designing specialized tests
    • Write concise technical reports and deliver technical briefings
    • Multitask and effectively collaborate with small engineering teams Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree with 2-6 years of experience (or Master's Degree) in related engineering fields
        • Electrical Engineering is preferred, or Mechanical Engineering or Physics
        • Must be able to obtain and maintain and TS security clearance
        • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
        • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
        • Adaptability Preferred Qualifications:
          • 1+ years' experience (excluding education), with an MS or PhD and relevant research, in Power Systems, Pulsed Power, EMP, Electromagnetic Compatibility and/or Compliance, Signal Processing, High Voltage (1s to 100s of kilovolts), and/or Digital and Analog Controls
          • Experience using data acquisition equipment including multimeters, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, voltage probes, current probes, and spectrum analyzers
          • Experience in analytical modeling and the scientific process
          • Experience testing and setting digital protective relays or commissioning switchgear
          • Experience with relevant software such as MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Mathcad, Dip Trace, SPICE, Aspen, SKM, RTDS, or EMTP
          • Experience working cooperatively in team environments
          • Strong writing and presentation skills
          • Ability to learn new skills and take new responsibilities
          • Conflict resolution experience
          • Active DoD TS or DoE Q security clearance Benefits:
            • We offer health benefits (medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance)
            • A generous Paid Time Off program (vacation, sick, holiday)
            • Tuition & certification reimbursement
            • Flexible work schedules
            • Employee project bonuses
            • 401(k)/profit sharing, and stock ownership

              Salary Range: $80,000 - $135,000

              U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. (

              SARA, Inc. is an EEOC/Title VII/ADA compliant federally contracted employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Also, as a federal contractor, SARA must abide by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and maintains a drug-free workplace regardless of local and state allowance.

Keywords: SARA, Colorado Springs , Research Engineer (EE, Power Systems), Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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