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Facilities Low-Voltage Electrical Design Engineer (Experienced) - Hybrid

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 692945

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking to hire a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to support electrical design engineering capabilities at Sandia for its existing portfolio of facilities. The selected candidate will join a newly created team that is intended to provide Sandia the ability to provide in-house facilities design services at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico.

The successful candidate will join and collaborate with a dynamic group of architects, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, interior designers and other electrical engineers in the development, design, and construction of buildings and infrastructure projects.

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

  • Work with a project team and utilize the National Electrical Code and Sandia design standards on the electrical design for building or other system modifications.

  • Review designs for code compliance. Codes include but are not limited to NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70E, IEEE, National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).

  • Review and/or update SNL adopted master specifications for the design of low voltage and primary distribution voltage electrical systems.

  • Perform electrical system analysis, prepare design drawings, develop design costs, and develop project schedules.

  • Conduct code compliance assessments and develop solutions for nonconformance.

  • Assess condition of existing building systems, equipment and site infrastructure and make recommendations for improvements. Document as-built conditions of existing systems.

  • Formulate electrical project plans that integrate other subject areas such as architectural, structural, civil, and mechanical, etc.

  • Provide construction support to rectify issues between proposed designs and existing field conditions.

  • Collaborate with maintenance electrical personnel on efforts related to low-to-medium voltage electrical distribution systems.

    The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution plus 5 years of relevant low-voltage design experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering plus 1 year of relevant low-voltage design experience.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with Facilities design projects.

  • NM Professional Engineering (PE) license or Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate or able to obtain a Professional Engineer license.

  • Experience with PC platforms; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD, REVIT, SKM Power Tools for Windows (PTW), and lighting software for facilities design and drafting skills.

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards (1910 and 1926) and Life Safety Code. Also, NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E.

  • Experience in electrical design of buildings.

  • 120V-480V Interior Facility power distributions.

  • 120V-277V Lighting and LED upgrades.

  • Proficient in lighting designs and controls.

  • Modeling lighting systems and performing lighting calculations.

  • Proficient in reading system drawings, construction plans, and system one-line schematics.

  • Ability to prioritize and complete high rigor tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Ability to develop and nurture internal customer relationships while also working effectively in a team environment.

About Our Team:

Facilities Design and Engineering, designs for campus development, and provides engineering support in all disciplines, including energy management for Sandia National Laboratories. By effectively providing all design and engineering services, we deliver a sustainable campus that protects the workforce, stimulates employees, fosters interaction and creative solutions. The in-house studio is aligned to partner customer needs to design projects that proactively support the customer and the corporation.

The primary focus of the group is to work on low risk and low complexity projects with a value of $1K-$250K to enable current-day and future mission success through collaboration. We strive to accomplish these activities in an efficient, flexible, safe, collaborative, and cost-effective manner while creating a work environment that helps attract and retain the best employees to support the objectives of Sandia, Department of Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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.

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 692945

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
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