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Electrical Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 02/21/2024

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$98,610 - $126,636 Annual (TSS.1)

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 engineer-in-training or California licensed Electrical Engineer for the High-Performance Computing (HPC) program who will provide engineering analysis and design support for building and high-performance computing systems projects. This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO) and matrixed to the Livermore Computing Directorate.

You will

  • Perform technical tasks associated with the engineering analysis, planning, design, and construction of projects associated with the High-Performance Computing’s building electrical distribution system and operation of the data centers.
  • Design electrical systems predominantly for HPC system and building construction projects including power distribution systems, lighting, grounding, and other systems. Apply National Electrical Code and institutional standards to design solutions associated with LLNL’s electrical infrastructure.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications, and calculations (e.g. load flow, branch, short circuit, arc flash, system reliability, relay coordination, motor starting, etc).
  • Review designs prepared by subcontracted engineers for code and standard compliance, and constructability.
  • Assist in determining functional electrical requirements for new or modified specialized equipment and support systems.
  • Represent the organization in providing engineering solutions to a diverse range of facility electrical technical issues and/or problems associated with specific projects.
  • Partner with electrical supply vendors to select, specify, and procure electrical components utilized in designs.
  • Provide engineering support during construction by reviewing submittals and shop drawings, responding to contractor questions, evaluating change order requests, resolving field problems, and performing inspections.
  • Plan and coordinate critical system outages in a 24/7 operating data center.
  • Assist in electrical commissioning and systems retro-commissioning planning and coordination.
  • 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 an equivalent combination of education and electrical engineering design experience in an architectural/engineering consulting firm.
  • Certification as an engineer-in-training and ability to get professional registration as an Electrical Engineer in the State of California within five years.
  • Experience preparing electrical one-line diagrams, load studies, branch and short-circuit analysis, arc flash calculations, electrical building layouts, area classification drawings, and size relative electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code and understanding of load studies, branch and short-circuit analysis, and arc flash calculations.
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical distribution systems for data centers regarding design, construction, operation, reliability, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience in design work with the application of electrical power distribution system components such as transformers, switchgears, switchboards, distribution panelboards, motor control centers, automatic transfer switches, uninterrupted power sources, backup generators, lighting, and grounding systems.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate in a team environment and present technical information to project managers and stakeholders.
  • Software Skills:  Experience using AutoCAD and Revit to prepare design drawings and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

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?

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.

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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.

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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. 

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