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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Building Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310235

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

Division: Facility & Infrastructure Ops

Group: Plant Engineering

Job Description

  • This Building Engineer position is responsible for activities in support of the operation and maintenance of a complex of buildings under the guidance of the Facility Engineering and Maintenance Manager.

  • The Building Engineer is the subject matter expert for their assigned buildings and systems responsible for approving design modifications, operational oversight, lock-out/tag-out, condition assessment surveys, acceptance testing, work planning, outage planning and configuration management.

  • Responsible for facility preventive maintenance program requirements and implementation.

  • Work planning which includes hazard identification, mitigation, and approval to perform work.

  • Determine requirements for facility critical spare parts inventories.

  • Support development of annual and long-range facility operation and maintenance budgets.

  • Responsible for efficient operation of facility systems to meet environmental, safety, and occupant mission needs.

  • Provide day-to-day direction to utility operations staff (power operators).

  • Respond to facility upset conditions and events that impact their assigned facilities during normal and off normal work hours.

  • Display good judgment, a positive attitude, and be able to work well within their assigned operational team to meet their building occupant’s needs.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering and 3+ years of relevant experience or Advanced degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ABET accreditedBachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 3+ years of experience or an advanced degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 0-2 years of experience.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington

  • Certification as a Reliability Engineer

  • Knowledge with the use of the following software:


  • AutoCAD



  • U.S.A. Citizenship

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Must be able to qualify as a radiological worker

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Plant Engineering

Opening Date: 2019-12-26

Closing Date: 2020-01-25