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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Electrical Safety Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312366

Directorate: Operational Services Directorate

Division: Worker Safety and Health

Group:Safety Engineering

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration, safety and work-life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. We focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

This position will be a key member of a Worker Safety and Health Safety Engineering team to develop and implement programs, policies and procedures related to electrical safety according to DOE requirements and consensus standards such as NFPA 70 and 70E.

You will team with the rest of the electrical safety team and other support organizations to develop and conduct training, communications, and quality assurance within the electrical safety program. You will also have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert for Electrical Safety at PNNL.

  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in Electrical Safety programs and remain cognizant of current and future regulatory requirements applicable to research and laboratory operations

  • Monitor potential hazards and assists in developing and implementing control strategies.

  • Periodically review the organization's health and safety standards in accordance with DOE, OSHA and state regulations and contractual requirements. Ensure that quality control procedures are implemented according to applicable regulations.

  • Uses professional concepts and organizational objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Demonstrate leadership and build and leverages networks across DOE Complex and within Directorate and PNNL.

  • Translate strategy into specific goals and objectives. Work on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.

  • Locally recognized as a technical authority. Maintain professional knowledge of existing and proposed changes in applicable health and safety regulations.

  • Manages projects involving diverse tasks, teams, and organizations.

  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

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

Level 2: Recognized by peers as technically competent in area of expertise. Uses professional concepts; frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Applies and develops extensions to existing methods to resolve new or less well-defined problems.

Level 3: Recognized by EHS&S Managers and peers as technically competent. Uses skills as a seasoned professional with complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. Provides leadership within department. Influences policy and direction of PNNL committees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 3+ years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience, or advanced degree and 0-2 years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 6+ years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience, or advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience.

  • Demonstration of experience in leadership at a company level and committee/team participation at a regional level.

  • Ability to evaluate complex technical problems and provide solutions.

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Electrical).

  • Demonstrated experience in the following activities:

  • supporting field activities related but not limited to facilities and operations, laboratory research, and safety process

  • implementing Electrical Safety standards including NFPA 70 and 70E in accordance with the Department of Energy requirements.

  • electrical safety aspects of DC power systems

  • design and installation of building power distribution systems

  • performance and review of power system studies, including arc flash.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Closing Statement

  • Must be able to qualify as a Radiological Worker.

  • Must be able to potentially perform work in the vicinity of radiation fields.

  • Work in laboratory, facility maintenance, and construction environments.

  • May work and collaborate with emergency response teams.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Safety Engineering

Opening Date: 2021-07-21

Closing Date: 2021-08-20