Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division is looking for an Electrical Compliance Engineer to join their Engineering Team!
In this role, you will work in partnership with electrical engineers, construction subcontractors, field inspectors and customers in day-to-day operations ensuring the reliability of the plant electrical systems. This will include verifying system compliance with codes and standards; and introducing new assessment technologies to deepen our understanding of electrical safety, resilience and reliability. Reporting to the Building Safety and Code Compliance Manager, you will collaborate with Electrical Inspectors to facilitate field validation of equipment and system installations as part of the Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) program.
What You Will Do:
Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) to ensure uniformity of compliance with Lab policies, procedures and standards in the review, evaluation and enforcement of electrical and fire safety codes, industry standards, DOE Orders, and other safety-related procedures.
Perform plan check and design review on electrical drawings/specifications prior to acceptance of construction documents.
Work effectively to build cooperative relationships to ensure compliance while maintaining alignment with the Lab's mission to make significant investments to repair, maintain, and upgrade existing infrastructure and buildings.
Provide clarification and supporting documentation to assist in the timely resolution of design review and inspection comments.
Provide investigation, research and engineering direction as to code and specification compliance when requested.
Review energization plans, Electrical Validation and Authorization Package (EVAP) submittals, Methods of Procedure (MOP), and Test and Inspection Reports prior to energization.
Develop Inspection Matrices for electrical installation inspections, electrical testing requirements and energization procedures for the safe installation and operation of equipment.
Use computer software to conduct collaborative design reviews, develop presentations and communications, and maintain pertinent files for archiving and retrieval.
What Is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Electrical Engineering (or a closely related discipline) and a minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience performing electrical design, conducting technical plan reviews, and/or electrical inspection for fire or building code regulations.
Demonstrated experience in the principles and applications of National Electric Code and Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70 & NFPA 70E).
Knowledge of applicable industry and regulatory standards, safety codes, design standards and environmental regulations pertinent to the electrical engineering discipline.
Demonstrated experience in the design of electrical systems, plan review and field evaluation of electrical installations for code and standards compliance of office buildings, research laboratories, building utility centers, and medium & low voltage power distribution systems.
Demonstrated hands-on experience with computers, proficient with software applications related to engineering and design tasks, design review, document management, and project scheduling.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills including experience working across organizational and institutional boundaries effectively on multiple projects with varying priorities while meeting tight deadlines.
Ability to climb ladders and perform site walk-thru, at times around hazardous systems and equipment, to investigate as built conditions for the design documents and to inspect equipment, systems, and structures.
Flexibility to work early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays in accordance with the planned work schedule.
What We Prefer:
Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California.
Knowledgeable on the review, evaluation and enforcement of electrical and fire safety codes related to Department of Energy (DOE) Orders.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) / International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner Certification.
Ability to achieve and maintain an IAEI/ICC Commercial Electrical Inspector E2 Certificate (required within 6 months of date of hire).
Ability to achieve and maintain an IAEI/ICC Electrical Plans Examiner E3 Certificate (within 12 months of date of hire).
For full consideration, please apply by October 21, 2021 with a Resume.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
This position will be performed onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
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.
The Facilities Division (FAC) serves as a key strategic and operational partner in planning of current and future maintenance and infrastructure to support the capacity of ongoing operational needs enabling scientific research at Berkeley Lab. We provide 24-hour high quality support services to ensure continuity of scientific research opportunities and operational innovation.
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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.