Berkeley, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's ( LBNL ) Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. The Electrical Safety Engineer will report to the Certified Building Code Official (CBO), this position is the Laboratory's Authority Having Jurisdiction for Safe Installations (IAHJ). The IAHJ oversees the installation of the Laboratory's electrical distribution systems and equipment. Under the oversight of the CBO, the IHAJ develops systems and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable Federal & State regulations and Laboratory policy and procedures. As such, the IAHJ is responsible for working closely with the other campus AHJs to provide assurance that the Laboratory's electrical system is safe and compliant and advises leadership on issues related to Federal, State and Laboratory policy, codes and regulations. The IAHJ develops, implements, and administers a program dedicated to safe electrical installations. This includes the inspection and acceptance of all electrical distribution and premises wiring systems for both new construction and modifications to existing equipment. Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab. Responsibilities: Ensure safe electrical installations in accordance with DOE Compliance Order 10 C.F.R. 851 and LBNL Policy. Responsible for enforcing the applicable electrical safety sections of 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1916, NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E. Responsible for administering an Electrical Safety Installation Program that provides assurance in the inspection and acceptance of all electrical distribution and premises wiring systems for both new construction and modifications to existing equipment. Serve as a member of the Laboratory's Electrical Safety Committee. Consult with the CBO and Delegated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) prior to the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Beneficial Occupancy, and Temporary Occupancy in accordance with contract documents and permit requirements. Determine and apply the appropriate codes and standards to the installation of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment/installations. Provide technical interpretations of the code and adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. This includes interpretations on regulations and standards, and, where applicable, approving alternatives that provide equivalent levels of protection (equivalencies). Work effectively to build cooperative relationships with the Laboratory's Operations Divisions to ensure compliance while maintaining alignment with the Laboratory mission to make significant investments to repair, maintain, and upgrade existing infrastructure and buildings. The IHJ formalizes in writing, programmatic procedures and practices to illustrate compliance and for strategic growth and operational planning. May serve on working groups or perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Minimum of 10 years full-time experience performing electrical design, conducting technical plan reviews, and/or electrical inspection for a Federal, State, or local entity responsible for fire or building code regulations. Comprehensive thorough knowledge, technical expertise, and understanding of Federal, State, and Laboratory codes, regulations, and policies. Expertise and experience in inspection and plan review processes. Expert understanding of electrical distribution systems. Broad knowledge of fire alarm and notification systems, egress systems, and building construction. Advanced innovative and creative problem-solving skills, including problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills and skills to determine workable solutions that may require the application of technical advice from a variety of subject matter experts (SME). Excellent skills to create, develop, implement projects/programs, anticipate needs and plan for projected needs, ability to develop/formalize programmatic procedures/policies. Skills to evaluate appropriately an incident and to efficiently improve future code compliance and Laboratory safety; recommend, develop and implement changes to improve safety. Ability to partner with other campus programs, Departments, and SMEs to achieve results. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills, including strong political acumen and skill to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment. Ability to identify stakeholders, when encountering an issue and ability to work through the issue while fully considering and accounting for the competing interests. Additional Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree. Notes: This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments. Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Learn About Us: Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here. Berkeley Lab ( LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.