Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Electrical Building Inspector

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Organization:  Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107020
Job Code: Maintenance/Construction Coord (369.1) / Senior Maint/Construction Coor (369.2)
Date Posted: April 28 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Electrical Building Inspector. You will provide advanced technical and administrative oversight responsibilities for the low-voltage inspection (<600 Volts AC) of electrical work and apply your advanced knowledge of California Building and Electrical Codes, construction processes and engineering principles in the performance of electrical inspection duties. This position is in the Emergency Management Department, Fire and Building Safety Division.

This position will be filled at either the 369.1 or 369.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide oversight and coordination of code compliance reviews of construction drawings and specification packages.
- Participate in design reviews and other meetings related to current and future projects.
- Perform electrical inspections of work in progress and file Building Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction (BEAHJ) inspection reports as required.
- Plan and conduct scheduled hold-point inspections and/or special inspections on construction projects.
- Responsible for daily and/or weekly inspection reports for all projects inspected to identify problems and implement solutions.
- Conduct final electrical inspections and monitor the resolution of punch list deficiencies for each project to ensure proper operation and adherence to security, environmental, health and safety regulations.
- Review and validate as-built drawings for each construction project.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 369.2 Level
- Resolve complex electrical code issues and/or field problems that have a high consequence of error.
- Provide highly advanced technical and administrative direction and/or oversight of LLNL maintenance and construction projects and for the building department in the absence of the Chief Building Inspector.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience with significant related experience in construction, or maintenance and operations of facility systems or utility site infrastructure systems.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience applying federal, state, and local construction codes, laws, and regulations, as an Electrical Inspector, including California Building and Electrical Codes, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes.
- Ability to obtain Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) qualification from the Building Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Knowledge of the following electrical systems: 15kV and 600V power distribution, 15kV-480/277V distribution transformers, switchgear, switchboards and panel boards, uninterruptible power supplies, engine generator sets, automatic transfer switches, lighting design, motor control and lighting protection, and experience reading and understanding electrical design drawings.
- Advanced customer service and interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel including construction subcontractors.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a variety of concurrent activities with tight deadlines.
- Ability to become a Certified Electrical Inspector under the International Code Council (ICC).
- Ability to obtain a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
In Addition at the 369.2 Level
- Certified Electrical Inspector under the ICC with extensive experience as an Electrical Inspector applying highly advanced knowledge of California building and electrical codes, applicable standards, procedures, and techniques related to maintenance/construction project coordination.
- Highly advanced knowledge of the following electrical systems: 15kV and 600V power distribution, 15kV-480/277V distribution transformers, switchgear, switchboards and panel boards, uninterruptible power supplies, engine generator sets, automatic transfer switches, lighting design, motor control and lighting protection.
- Demonstrated ability to provide oversight for the administration and technical direction of an organization performing code compliance activities at LLNL using independent discretion and sound professional judgement.  

Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of maintenance and construction technologies, codes, laws, regulations, environmental requirements, DOE Orders, LLNL ES&H policies and procedures, security requirements, LLNL’s Integrated Safety Management (ISM), and LLNL’s safety culture.
- California Electrical Certification.

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:   These are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.
Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.
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.