Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Weapons Infrastructure Electrical Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104635
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: December 05 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for a Weapons Infrastructure Electrical Engineer. You will plan, manage, and execute infrastructure recapitalization and maintenance projects to support capabilities in high explosives, warhead test and evaluation, special nuclear materials, engineering fabrication and inspection, physics performance and evaluation, and other critical stockpile infrastructure. The modernization and maintenance projects are tied to LLNL  stockpile mission. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Prepare and implement electrical designs to support installation of Special Facilities & Equipment (SFE) utilizing Program provided design criteria, requirements, estimates, calculations, schematics, red-line sketches, construction as-built documents, procedures, and specifications.
- Partner with SFE – Project Managers to review Program Equipment requirements and determine electrical utility loads and design safety features required to facilitate installation.
- Determine functional electrical requirements for new or modified specialized equipment and support systems and perform advanced electrical engineering calculations for short-circuit analysis of facility power distribution systems and arc flash safety analysis as needed.
- Provide electrical engineering support during construction performed by outside contractors including reviewing submittals and shop drawings, responding to contractor questions, evaluating change order requests, resolving field problems, and performing inspections.
- Lead multiple complex internal electrical projects with responsibility for the development and compliance with technical criteria, budgets, schedules, and deliverables, and direct the work of electrical designers and drafters preparing models and drawings prepared in AutoCAD for projects.
- Participate in weapons design reviews to obtain approvals for project scope and designs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Lead highly complex internal and external multidisciplinary engineering projects as the Project Lead or Design Manager with overall responsibility for developing technical criteria, budgets, schedules, and deliverables.
- Provide subject matter expertise on the National Electrical Code (NEC).
- Provide leadership and mentor junior staff members.

- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Professional registration as an Electrical Engineer.
- Significant experience in design and engineering work related to Special Facilities and Equipment, including but not limited to machine tools, lathes, ovens, presses, and the application of electrical system components such as transformers, motor control centers, automatic transfer switches, uninterrupted power sources, and grounding systems with significant experience preparing load studies, branch circuit and short-circuit analysis, and arc flash calculations.
- Advanced knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 and National and California Electrical Codes, knowledge of electrical safety standards such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and International Electrical Testing Association, and experience with electrical safety issues associated with NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace., etc.
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities and ability to meet demanding deadlines and schedules.
- Significant experience interacting effectively with all levels of technical staff, program stakeholders, managers, and vendors.
- Significant experience generating correspondence, reports, calculations, and presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applicable software, along with experience with AutoCAD in the preparation of working drawings.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical or operational information and provide advice to management, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Substantial experience and subject matter expertise in special equipment electrical engineering and Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and National Electrical Code (NEC) certification compliance.
- Subject matter expertise in SFE electrical engineering design and installation.
- Substantial experience developing and implemenenting creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems and in providing technical leadership for highly complex projects requiring detailed planning, scheduling, and budget management. Ability to lead and mentor junior staff members.

Desired Qualifications
- Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and understanding of system engineering principles and practices. Professional Engineer registration in the State of California.
- Experience using AutoCAD, REVIT, Microstation, ProE/CREO, or Intergraph PDS drawing applications.
- Experience with commercial and/or industrial control systems, Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) systems and infrastructure for building automation systems, mechanical system testing, balancing, and commissioning, and knowledge of energy efficiency technologies and practices.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is an At Will appointment. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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