Sandia National Laboratories Research & Development, Electrical Project Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department is seeking an experienced Electrical Project Engineer who is dedicated and hardworking to become a part of the Demonstrations and Analysis Team in the Grid Energy Storage (ES) program. This position will be heavily involved with the design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and analysis of ES projects, and will also issue formal journal papers on the project results. You will be encouraged to become proficient in electrical energy storage technologies and systems, with a focus on electrochemical energy storage systems. The work requires the ability to initiate contracts, e.g., safety, scope, schedule, and budgets, and coordinate and lead both internal and external teams of engineers and technologists to attain successful results in a timely manner.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Work with various entities, both internal and external to Sandia, to develop new grid energy storage technologies and controls, and to implement projects that will demonstrate these developments;
- Work with the DOE Stationary Energy Storage Program Manager in developing proposals for grid scale energy storage projects and securing funding for the development and implementation of said projects;
- Work closely with the various R&D teams associated with the stationary electrical energy storage program;
- Be responsible for, as well as developing presentations, status reports, and technical papers as dictated by our program.
- Master's in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on power and control systems or related fields plus one year related experience, or Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power and control system with five years related experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience;
- 7+ years project engineering experience leading teams in the implementation of projects including the safety – risk mitigation, scoping, design, contracting, construction, and commissioning of facility electrical systems that include electrical power distribution systems, power electronics, electrical control systems and other electrical equipment;
- Experience with MatLab, Data Acquisition System like Labview and/or other engineering and programming languages;
- Experience writing technical reports.
Travel will be required in this position; 25% of time or more.
- Project and proposal development experience, including experience negotiating project deliverables with external customers;
- Familiar with installation and operation of programmable logic controllers, electrical metering, data acquisition systems, along with data collection and analysis;
- Familiar with various electrical specifications and standards, e.g. NEC 70 & 70E, IEEE 1547, NFPA 1741, UL standards, etc.;
- Professional Engineering license;
- Experience working with support teams – safety, finance, procurement;
- Project Management Professional certification;
- Experience in the electrical energy storage discipline and in implementing energy storage projects;
- Demonstrated strong written and spoken communication skills.
The Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department is focused on the development of advanced energy storage technologies and systems including the development of low cost battery technologies, safety and reliability of energy storage systems, power electronics and power conversion systems, computational and analytical tools for efficient utilization of energy storage in the electricity infrastructure. In addition, the department manages several activities for the DOE OE Energy Storage program related to the deployment and demonstration of new energy storage projects, including the development of methods and tools to evaluate the performance of storage systems, and methods for the optimal utilization of energy storage assets. The department works closely with a number of departments across Sandia in materials sciences, power sources, electrical sciences, fire science, power systems, renewables and grid integration. We also have active collaborations with many stakeholders in the electricity industry including electric utilities, product developers, universities and other national laboratories to enable the development and rapid integration of energy storage technologies in the electricity infrastructure.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.
Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.