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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Civil/Structural Design Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311956

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development and Nuclear Operations


Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration 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 (DOE) and many other sponsors. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

This position is responsible for providing civil / structural engineering expertise including engineering studies, preliminary, conceptual and detailed design, calculations, troubleshooting, preparation of contract documents including drawings and specifications, and field inspections for all PNNL facilities. This position applies engineering knowledge and methods for the accomplishment of civil / structural engineering work assigned to the engineering department, which will also include research and development support. This position:

  • Has an established technical expertise, serves as a resource to facilities and infrastructure, and the Lab.

  • 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 (SME) for significant technical area.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in civil / structural engineering and 10+ years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Structural Engineer (SE) certification.

  • Minimum 5 years of commercial building/facility engineering experience.

  • Experience with steel, concrete, and wood timber structural system design.

  • Experience in civil underground utilities design.

  • Experience with site grading, site drainage, and site hardscape design.

  • Experience collaborating on facility designs in a multi-discipline engineering setting.

  • Experience with hoisting and rigging and fall protection evaluation.

  • LEED accreditation (or equivalent).

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

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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.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

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

Closing Statement

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Work includes both office work and field walk downs and/or oversight. Field activities may result in exposure to normal/typical construction site hazards, e.g. uneven terrain, welding, cutting, grinding operations, open excavations, noise, vibrations, heavy equipment operation, ladder use, exposure to weather.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Campus Development

Opening Date: 2021-04-09

Closing Date: 2021-05-28