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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Design Engineer (Architect) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311130

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Facilities and Infrastructure Operations

Group: Engineering

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing Architectural expertise including studies, preliminary, conceptual and detailed design, calculations, troubleshooting, preparation of contract documents including drawings and specifications, construction oversight, and field inspections for all Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) facilities. This position applies discipline specific knowledge and methods for the accomplishment of Architectural work assigned to the Engineering Department, which will also include research and development support.

  • Has an established technical expertise, serves as a resource to F&O and the Lab.

  • Manages technically complex activities and projects.

  • Routinely functions as a lead project engineer, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff.

  • Provides direction to junior staff, designers, and drafters.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The hiring level will be determined based on education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level III: Manages multiple tasks or projects of increasing scope and risk with increasing competency. Effectively manages work by providing guidance and direction to other staff.

Level IV: Manages technically complex activities and projects. Routinely functions as a lead project engineer, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff. Recognized as an engineering/ technical leader subject matter expert (SME) for significant technical area. Improves organization efficiency through process improvements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • 6+ years of relevant experience (4+ years with an advanced degree)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Sketch-up and/or rendering software program skills

  • Photoshop Experience

  • Strong design and graphic skills; ability to communicate ideas to others graphically

  • Successfully interface with clients, vendors, construction, and craft personnel

  • 5 years of design experience with a commercial/institutional architectural firm or A/E firm preparing construction contract documents

  • 3 years of experience in laboratory planning

  • Experience with institutional research laboratory facility layout and design

  • Experience leading multi-discipline project teams

  • AutoCAD or REVIT design and drafting skills, MS Office Software skills

  • Demonstrable ability to work independently

  • High level of technical expertise with the full range of building envelope, structural and MEP systems

  • Expertise in applying the IBC and NFPA 101 along with familiarity with NFPA 45

  • LEED or equivalent DOE High Performance Sustainable Building Standard experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience (Senior)

  • Licensed Architect (Senior)

  • Architectural experience at PNNL (or other DOE Office of Science Research Institute)

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.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-08-31

Closing Date: 2020-09-20