Berkeley Lab has an opening for an Electrical Inspector in the Facilities Division as part of the Code Compliance Program.
What You Will Do:
- Provide electrical inspection for the Lab's energization field activities including inspection of electrical equipment installations, modifications, and witness testing.
- Complete and file all pre-concealment, witness testing, and final inspection reports.
- Responsible for identifying and tracking non-conforming electrical installation items and communicating inspection results. Performing re-inspections to verify corrective actions and documenting results.
- Investigate as-built conditions in accordance with the design documents and inspect construction of electrical equipment, wiring and systems.
- Follow safe work practices and provide input/feedback that serves to integrate safety into design principles and inspection activities per NFPA 70E and OSHA standards.
- Perform site inspections to verify compliance with codes and project specifications.
- Ensure work complies with applicable LBNL, Federal, Department of Energy (DOE), State of California, NFPA, industry design standards, codes, regulations, orders, and directives.
- Provide input to the Authority Having Jurisdiction for Safe Electrical Installations (IAHJ) for metrics, tracking, and continuous improvement.
- Organize and compile pertinent information for equipment files and electrical databases.
- Maintain inspection reports and records according to the IAHJ program electronic database filing system requirements for all inspection and witness testing reports per matrix/contract documents and LBNL specifications.
- Review prescriptive testing and inspection requirements for designs, installations, modifications, or preventative maintenance inspections/observations.
- Identify resolutions to moderately complex problems where unknown conditions exist or information is incomplete. Exercise judgment within defined principles and practices to determine an appropriate action.
- Follow all OSHA, DOE, NFPA 70E, and LBNL safety requirements.
- Maintain and complete all LBNL required safety training.
What is Required:
- A Journey level electrician or inspector with a minimum of 4 years work experience involving the installation or inspection of electrical systems in commercial and/or industrial structures or facilities OR
- Education equivalent to an Associates degree with a minimum of 2 years of work experience involving the installation or inspection of electrical systems in commercial and/or industrial structures or facilities.
- Experience involving field installation and/or code compliance inspection of electrical installations for commercial buildings which may include office buildings, warehouses, hotels, and laboratories.
- Experience in installing or inspecting medium & low power distribution systems.
- Experience working with internal and external customers, clients, contractors, and other stakeholders with the demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with varying priorities while meeting tight deadlines.
- Ability to understand electrical construction drawings and apply NFPA-70 code provisions as they relate to power distribution, generation, controls, lighting, premises wiring, electrical equipment, overcurrent protective devices, arc-flash hazards, and fault current.
- Experience with electrical construction, wiring methods and materials used in construction.
- Strong understanding of NFPA-70 as they pertain to commercial and/or industrial electrical installations.
- Skills involving evaluation and enforcement of electrical codes, industry standards, and other safety-related procedures.
- Strong technical and analytical skills and the ability to provide code compliant solutions to resolve moderately complex problems involving non-conforming installations, wiring, and or modifications.
- Ability to pass all LBNL required safety, institutional, and other training, as assigned.
- Ability to learn OSHA, DOE, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B, NFPA 78, IEEE, NETA, NEMA, UL and other related codes/standards.
- Ability to learn Bluebeam, Smartsheet and ProCore software packages.
- Detail oriented and knowledgeable of inspection practices, scheduling for efficient time management, organization, planning and record-keeping skills.
- Effective communication skills both in verbal and writing and interpersonal skills.
- Competent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to make sound judgments and provide creative solutions to complex problems.
- Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks to achieve defined group and institutional goals.
- Use handheld devices and computer workstations for proficient use of spreadsheet and word processing software programs for data entry and report preparation and other electronic filing to satisfy project-specific inspection related requirements.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid International Association of Electrical Inspectors certification (CEI-M) or ICC E2 certification for Commercial Electrical Inspector within six (6) months from date of hire.
- Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
- Bachelor's degree in a technical/engineering related discipline.
- Journeyman Electrician License issued by the California Contractors State License Board.
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors Plan review 2C or ICC E3 Plans reviewer certification.
- This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
- The full salary range for this position is $7,853 - $13,254 per month for the job classification of N40.2.
- Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualifications and experience, including knowledge, relevant education, certifications, as well as aligned with the internal peer group.
- It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on the final candidate's qualifications and 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.
- Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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