Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an experienced Electrical Codes & Standards Compliance Professional Engineer to serve as the Subject Matter Expert for field validation of inspection and work as part of the Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction program. In this position, you will review and route all energization plans, Mechanical/Electrical Validation and Authorization Package submittals, and Method of Procedure, as well as ensure compliance requirements are achieved for electrical equipment and system installations. This position will apply Facility Engineering concepts and LBNL policies and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways for construction projects at Berkeley Lab.
What You Will Do:
As the Subject Matter Expert, ensure the Facilities Division policies, procedures and standards, electrical and fire safety codes, and other safety-related procedures are in compliance of Department of Energy (DOE) Orders and industry standards.
Review project designs, construction and specification documents for electrical equipment and system installations for code and specification compliance. Provide investigation, research and professional engineering direction as to code and specification compliance in addition to testing and safety/equipment/installation equalivances when requested.
Review all Energization plans, Electrical Validation and Authorization Package submittals, Method of Procedure (switching tag), Test and Inspection records prior to energization, and develop Validation Memorandums for contingent items.
Develop Inspection Matrices for electrical installation inspections/witness test, electrical testing requirements and energization procedures per contract documents.
Develop and review prescriptive testing and inspection requirements for designs, installations and IOR inspections.
Ensure compliance with applicable LBNL, Federal, DOE, State of California, NFPA, and industry design standards, codes, regulations, orders, and directives.
Use computer-aided drafting, spreadsheet, and word processing software programs to prepare installation standards, specifications and other electronic files to satisfy project-specific requirements.
What is Required:
Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, plus 4+ years of relevant work experience in the electrical or related field; or an equivalent combination of work experience and education.
California Professional Engineer (PE) license in the electrical or related field.
In lieu of PE, both a valid International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) Plans Reviewer and IAEI Electrical Commercial Inspector certifications with relevant work experience will be considered.
Strong demonstrated experience in electrical design, plan review and field evaluation of electrical installations for code and standards compliance of office buildings, research laboratories, building utility centers, medium and low voltage power distribution systems.
Knowledge of applicable industry and regulatory standards, National Electrical Code, safety codes, design standards and environmental regulations pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline [i.e., 10 CFR 851, OSHA standards, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' (IEEE) National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) (IEEE/ANSI C-2), NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, and applicable DOE electrical safety standards, including ability to interpret and apply to plan reviews and issues resolution.
Proven electrical design experience in preparing construction documents for projects involving specifications, medium and low voltage power distribution, raceway layout, underground duct bank, lighting, grounding, control schematics, connection diagrams, telephone, paging, fire alarm, CCTV, intercom and security access systems.
Effective writing, public speaking, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
Flexible to work weekends and holidays in accordance with the planned work schedule or as needed or assigned.
Ability to climb ladders and perform site walk-throughs, at times around hazardous systems and equipment, to investigate as built conditions for the design documents and to inspect construction, equipment, systems, and structures.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in a related discipline.
Knowledgeable on review, evaluation, application and enforcement of electrical and fire safety codes and standards.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.