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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309882

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

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 other support organizations to develop and conduct training, communications, and quality assurance within the programs you own. You will also have the following responsibilities:

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

  • Qualify as an Authority Having Jurisdiction for the implication of Electrical Codes

  • 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 leverage 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.

  • Develop and implement programs, policies and procedures for hazard evaluation and monitoring to prevent or minimize staff exposures.

  • Conduct mentoring and training activities for technical staff. Foster collaboration and grows the skills of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 15+ years of relevant Electrical Engineering experience, or advanced degree and 13+ 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience as an Authority Having Jurisdiction.

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience in electrical safety aspects of DC power systems.

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Electrical).

  • Demonstrated experience in the design and installation of building power distribution systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in the 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

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • 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: Environmental/Safety/Health/Quality

Group: Safety Engineering

Opening Date: 2019-12-18

Closing Date: 2020-03-31