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Electrical Systems Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 05/15/2023

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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.

Pay Range
$136,500 - $175,272 Annually
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Electrical Systems Engineer. You will be responsible for a variety of maintenance, operations, engineering design, construction, and modification activities on LLNL infrastructure low-voltage electrical distribution systems and emergency power generation systems using leading-edge principles, technologies, and best practices. This position is in the Engineering Services Division within the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department and may require work at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

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 (under 600V) building electrical distribution systems including emergency and standby power systems, electrical components, and electrically operated equipment for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities.
  • Serve as the Subcontract Technical Representative and/or Alternate Responsible Individual for electrical programs and subcontracts. Provide procurement team with bids from multiple qualified subcontractors, lead safety meetings/pre-start briefs, mitigate safety concerns, oversee subcontractor's work to ensure safety, quality, and job completion.
  • Execute electrical engineering studies including short circuit, coordination, and arc flash hazard analysis; perform and review condition assessment surveys.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate electrical power installations for conformance with codes and standards for the Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction initiative.
  • Provide solutions for complex design projects for system changes, modifications, and asset life extensions, prepare technical reports and present formal presentations.
  • Review building commissioning plans for design intent, scope, verification, functional test procedures, schedules, and training requirements, and provide recommendations to resolve maintenance and reliability issues for building electrical systems.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with safety, 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge and work experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work.
  • Advanced experience in facility electrical distribution systems maintenance and backup power systems, operations, testing, troubleshooting, and commissioning.
  • Advanced experience in maintenance planning and operations, or facility engineering and management of low voltage building electrical systems.
  • Experience interpreting multi-discipline construction drawings, performing formal design reviews to vet applicable design codes, standards, construction processes and products.
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical decision-making skills and ability to organize and coordinate multiple conflicting, concurrent tasks, and ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, write procedures and safety related documentation, perform engineering analysis and author safety reports, give technical presentations, and provide advice to management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in power systems analysis and design software such as SKM or ETAP, or equivalent method, for fault calculations, load flow, protection coordination, arc flash hazard modeling, transient stability, reliability, harmonics, grounding, etc.
  • Proficient in personal computers and software applications such as AutoCAD, MS Project.

Qualifications We Desire

  • California Professional Engineering License; membership in IEEE
  • Experience in setting up reliability centered maintenance program for electrical assets.
  • Knowledge of applicable DOE orders, Federal standards
  • Knowledge of LLNL’s Integrated Safety Management System and procurement process

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



    Position Information

    This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

    Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

    Site 300

    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. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

    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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

    Pre-Employment Drug Test

    External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

    Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings. LLNL’s hiring practices:

    • Never requires job applicants to pay an application/training fee or submit personal documents like bank account details, passport number, Social Security number, tax forms or credit card information as part of the application process. 
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    • Encourages all applicants to visit LLNL’s careers page at if they saw the job posting on another site prior to applying to ensure the job posting is accurate and valid.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

    We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

    Reasonable Accommodation

    Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

    California Privacy Notice

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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