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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Principal Electrical Design Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311474

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development & Nuclear Operations

Group: Engineering

Job Description

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

  • Holds, maintains, and develops PNNL’s Power System Study Modeling (PSSM) and Report (PSSR) Expertise

  • Maintains IEEE 1584 Expertise and serves as a resource for the Laboratory

  • Represents the Laboratory during Assessments of the PSSR results and deployment

  • Provides expertise to Research in AC Arc-Flash and the developing field of DC Arc-Flash evaluations

  • Responsible for incorporating the Underrated Electrical Notable facility evaluations and modifications

  • Responsible for updating existing Power System Study Models and Reports to incorporate the continuous changes to facility electrical systems in support of laboratory and facility modification and renovations

  • Comprehensively updates the facility PSSM and PSSR every 5-years

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

  • Manages and prepares technically complex electrical design engineering activities and projects.

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

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical engineering and 15+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 13+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Experienced Electrical Power System using SKM modeling software

  • 15+ years of building electrical system design experience

  • Experience in NFPA 70E

  • Experience applying IEEE 1584-2018

  • Experience in DC Arc Flash hazard evaluations¿

  • Experience in lighting design and lighting controls

  • Experience in NFPA 72 fire alarm control system design

  • Experience with direct digital Facility Management Control System design (HVAC system control)

  • Experience in a multidiscipline engineering setting¿

  • LEED or equivalent DOE High Performance Sustainable Building Standard experience

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

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 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.

Other Information

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Other Information

  • Due to business and Clinet needs, US Citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Security Clearance in the future.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-12-17

Closing Date: 2021-01-31