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Facilities Low-Voltage Electrical Engineer (Experienced) - Hybrid

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693502

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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:

The Asset Management & System's Engineering Department is seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to join our team! In this role the selected applicant will support the development of lifecycle asset management plans for electrical systems, conduct design reviews, develop electrical specifications, perform electrical inspections, provide electrical construction technical guidance, and asset performance monitoring and failure analysis. This position provides support to all Sandia National Labs sites including New Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.

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

  • Create, update, and implement technical system specifications for the design of low voltage and primary distribution voltage electrical systems.

  • Research and test new and innovative techniques and equipment to improve operations and save energy.

  • Conduct code compliance assessments and develop solutions for nonconformance.

  • Assess condition of existing building systems, equipment and site infrastructure and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Utilize reliability-centered maintenance techniques to develop maintenance strategies to improve reliability.

  • Perform root-cause analyses to determine causes of electrical system failures.

  • Interface 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.

Salary Range:

$95,400 - $185,700

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution plus 8 years of relevant low voltage electrical system design experience, or a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus 4 years of previously stated experience.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance requirements for low voltage system components (e.g. transformers, relays, switches, overcurrent protection devices, capacitor banks, overhead and underground distribution feeders, underground duct banks, motor control centers, main distribution panels, buss duct systems).

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

About Our Team:

The Asset Management & System's Engineering Department is responsible for lifecycle asset management planning for SNL real property assets. This department is responsible for the development of maintenance strategies using Reliability-Centered Maintenance principals. We also collaborate with the FAMs and Maintenance on site-wide building infrastructure/system and programmatic infrastructure issues requiring a broader solution.

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: 693502

Job Family: FA

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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