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Electrical Systems Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 11/15/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Electrical Systems Engineer to support the Engineering Services Devision within the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department (IEOD) in the Infrastructure & Operations Directorate (I&O). This position is responsible for strategic planning, troubleshooting, investigation of electrical system performance and customer complaints, establishing and implementing preventive and predictive maintenance operations processes, procedures, and practices for LLNL’s low voltage building electrical distribution systems (<600 Volts AC), electrical components and installed electrically operated equipment for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities. This position will serve as the point of contact for maintenance of real property and installed equipment and will provide consultative advice using leading-edge principles, technologies, and best practices. This position will be responsible for providing a high level of direction for the broad and diverse operational functions of the maintenance organization and will frequently interact with LLNL multi-crafts personnel, Program Representatives, Associate Directorate Facility Managers, Facility Managers, Facility Points of Contact, peers, LLNL Senior Management and DOE/NNSA representatives.  This position will report to the Engineering Services Division Leader.

In this role you will 

  • Collaborate and provide day-to-day technical direction to a group of I&O technical personnel including shops/crafts personnel engaged in the planning, engineering, troubleshooting, maintenance, and operations of low voltage building electrical distribution systems, electrical components, and electrically operated equipment for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities.
  • Provide recommendations to resolve maintenance and reliability issues.
  • Prepare designs and engineering studies for modifications to or installation of low voltage building electrical systems, electrical components, and electrically operated equipment.
  • Develop, review, and maintain Preventive Maintenance Task Sheets for building electrical systems in collaboration with Facilities Managers and the Maintenance Systems Engineer.
  • Perform or coordinate the performance of post maintenance testing to verify that electrically operated equipment, systems, and components fulfill their design function when returned to service.
  • Manage maintenance procedural documentation, including the evaluation of special processes and procedures, requirements for personnel training in the use of special equipment and materials used in the performance of maintenance tasks, and assessment of potential hazards to personnel and equipment.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of equipment or systems failures using a systematic methodology to determine and correct root causes of problems, unplanned events, and occurrences related to the maintenance and the reliability of low voltage building electrical systems, electrical components and electrically operated equipment.
  • Perform design reviews of construction documents for new construction, modifications and alterations for non-reactor nuclear and conventional facilities to ensure maintainability and reliability.
  • Review building commissioning plans for design intent, scope, verification, functional test procedures, schedules, and training requirements
  • Collaborate with customers, programs, and departments to ensure a high quality of service.
  • Partner with Facility Management and other laboratory personnel regarding low voltage building electrical systems, outages, repairs, modifications, and operating requirements.
  • Prepare technical reports and present formal presentations
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship 
  • BS in an applicable Engineering discipline or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
  • Significant experience in maintenance planning and operations, or facility engineering and management of low voltage building electrical systems, components, and electrically operated equipment for laboratory, non-reactor nuclear, or high technical facilities.
  • Experience interpreting multi-discipline construction drawings and related documents and performing formal design reviews with subject matter expertise in applicable design codes, standards, construction processes and products.
  • Significant experience interfacing with government agencies on facility related issues.
  • Demonstrated technical, analytical, and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability in technical leadership on projects.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service and exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work with customers, senior management, peers, technicians, and skilled craft personnel.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, write procedures and safety related documentation, perform engineering analyses and author safety reports, give technical presentations, and provide advice to management.
  • Proven ability to work independently as a highly motivated, self-directed individual with the ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Advanced demonstrated proficiency with personal computers and discipline specific facility type software (such as AutoCAD, MS Project, Access) and using MS Office applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 30 lbs.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems.
  • Knowledge of applicable DOE Orders, Federal Standards.
  • Experience with environmental compliance issues.
  • Experience with emergency and standby power systems.
  • California Professional Engineering Registration.
  • Membership in professional organizations such as IEEE, NSPE, etc.
  • Knowledge of LLNL’s Integrated Safety Management System.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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