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Sandia National Laboratories Facilities - Electrical Engineer - NFPA-70E (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about working in a high functioning, inter-disciplinary collaborative team in facilities management? We are currently looking for a highly skilled Electrical Engineer!

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design, or oversee design of, high, medium, and low voltage electrical systems for safe, reliable, and efficient operations that follow code; as well as electrical equipment, controls, components, systems, and products, including meters for overhead and underground distribution, and transmission line construction and maintenance.

  • Plan for maintenance by modeling the system, conducting condition assessments, analyzing data, balancing loads, and ensuring reliability by identifying upgrade and lifecycle replacement options.

  • Research and tests new and innovative techniques and equipment to save energy in building electrical systems or utility contracts.

  • Assess capabilities of existing high, medium, and low voltage electrical components, equipment, systems, substations, looped and radial systems, relays, meters, and networks.

  • Provide systems analyses of electronic systems and subsystems.

  • Perform lighting calculations, analysis, and lightning protection designs, for both interior and exterior lighting systems.

  • Support photovoltaic systems designs to ensure safe and compliant operation.

  • Write detailed power outage procedures for project and maintenance activities.

  • Develop and apply inspection and test procedures for components and systems, including the Western Electrical Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability standards and reporting requirements.

  • Perform planning and forecasting for site 10-year load projections.

  • Analyze and review arc flash calculations in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-70E) and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements. Reviews and manages the electrical metering system for the power distribution network.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline, plus five (5) years of experience with an emphasis in low voltage (<600VAC) building electrical power and distribution from an ABET accredited institution; or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working in one or more of the following:

  • A Facilities organization

  • An Engineering firm

  • A Construction industry

  • Inspection with design experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Electrical Engineering degree that focuses on power and power distribution (< 600VACLicensed Engineer (P.E.)

  • Experience with current electrical codes and standards (NEC, NFPA 70E).

  • Ability to obtain a Professional Engineering License.

  • Basic knowledge of Facilities/Commercial/Laboratory engineering in design, construction and contracting.

  • Experience with Arc Flash Hazard calculations and software, short circuit and load flow calculations.

  • Experience trouble shooting electrical systems, including the use, and interpretation, of power quality instrumentation for diagnostics of electrical power systems.

  • Demonstrated analytical and reasoning skills necessary to identify and resolve electrical risk issues with the mission in mind and assist in making recommendations to management and key customers.

  • Demonstrated experience with the coordination of power outages.

  • Able to initiate effective internal customer relationships.

  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion.

  • Experience with NNSA, DOE or other federal government requirements.

  • Able to conduct research, investigate alternative solutions, and recommend solutions on problems affecting electrical systems.

About Our Team:

The Facilities Area-FAM 3 Department 4823 is responsible for facilities in TA-III, TA-V, Coyote Test Field, Solar Tower, 6000-Igloo complex, Manzano mountain complex, and the remote facilities located within SNL-NM. Our mission is to maintain the buildings and associated systems fit for mission use, as well as to facilitate modifications in support of future mission work. We strive to partner with our customers to respond to building issues and support the needs of the mission.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-workers• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682468