The Senior Telescope Facilities Engineer reports to the TMT Telescope Structures Group Leader and is responsible for technical leadership of the telescope utilities services (TUS) design and installation subcontracts, and for supporting the design, fabrication and installation of the telescope structure and its associated electromechanical systems. The telescope structure and associated electromechanical systems will be supplied to TMT by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) through a design-build contract placed with a Japanese industrial company. The telescope utilities services (TUS) that supply power, lighting, communications, coolant and compressed air to telescope mounted subsystems is designed by a U. S. subcontractor and installed by a contractor at the observatory site.
The primary work location for the Senior Telescope Facilities Engineer will initially be at the TMT Project office in Pasadena, CA, and a significant amount of international and domestic travel will be required. The work location will shift to the observatory site after a few years.
The Senior Telescope Facilities Engineer will work as part of the team responsible for guiding and evaluating the final design, fabrication, trial assembly, transport, erection and testing of the telescope structure, its electromechanical and controls subsystems and utilities distribution systems by the contractors. Job duties will include:
Specifically, the Senior Telescope Facilities Engineer will be responsible for:
The Senior Telescope Facilities Engineer will also support the systems engineering of the telescope structure and its subsystems, and work with the project Systems Engineering, ES&H and QA groups, the TUS contractor and NAOJ to maintain and update:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Candidate should have:
Additional knowledge/experience that is desirable includes:
TMT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.