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Infrastructure Electrical Engineer, Facilities- Telecommute (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691560

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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 our Infrastructure Engineering Team! We are looking for a detail/results-orientated and passionate teaming individual to support a dynamic team in the maintenance, operations, and life cycle asset management of our high/medium power distribution system.

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

  • Create, update, and implement asset management plans, maintenance plans, and system sustainment plans and projects.

  • Assess conditions of existing equipment and site infrastructure and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Perform electrical system analysis and modeling of electrical systems.

  • Support the Planning Department in locating future building sites to understand and support the direction of the Long-Range Development Plan.

  • Lead the development of outage procedures and provide operations and maintenance support.

  • Support of the design of new power distribution assets, substations, and feeder systems.

  • Assess the impacts of renewable energy systems on the existing distribution system.

  • Conduct code compliance assessments and develop solutions for nonconformance.

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

  • Collaborate with maintenance electrical personnel on efforts related to electrical distribution systems.

    This position is eligible for telecommuting and 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 year’s of relevant electrical system design experience; or a Master’s degree in above field plus 1 year of relevant electrical system design experience.

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

Qualifications We Desire:

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

  • Knowledge of maintenance requirements for high and low voltage system components including substation equipment, transformers, relays, switches, over-current protection devices, capacitor banks, overhead and underground distribution feeders, and underground duct banks.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze system drawings, construction plans, and system one-line schematics.

  • Experience in electrical design of power distribution systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to design building and infrastructure electrical systems.

  • Experience working in a team environment with a focus on developing internal customer relationships.

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

About Our Team:

The Infrastructure Engineering Department provides a comprehensive perspective of Operations and Engineering support for Sandia/NM site infrastructure systems and primary utility systems. We provide support to our mission partners related to site activities, determination of new project needs, and engineering solutions. Our department supports excavation and penetration activities as well as Facilities Graphic Information System (FGIS) support for Sandia/NM Facilities and Infrastructure systems.

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: 691560

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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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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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