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Electrical Power Design Engineer

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Other Engineering, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2024

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Position Description

The Energy & Utilities Division, within the Facilities and Operations Directorate, has an opportunity to fill the position of Electrical Power Design Engineer which is anchored at building 452 and reports directly to Energy & Utilities Division Manager. The Electrical Power Engineer is responsible for the engineering and operations/maintenance of the BNL transmission and distribution systems. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the AE design process of medium and low voltage utility scale transmission and distribution systems. This position normally works M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm, and on occasion may be required to work additional hours to assist with maintenance periods or emergencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, maintenance, and operation of large-scale facilities and systems including medium and low voltage electrical power transmission and distribution systems.
  • Develops drawings and contract bid specifications Assisting in the planned maintenance and outages on equipment located in utility plants and buildings.
  • Participating in reviewing and executing safety procedures, conduct of operations in a safe and conscientious manner, following safety rules, procedures, and actively participating in safety programs, such as confined space, lock-out/tag-out, etc.
  • Writing or review of electrical switching and safety procedures for line crew personnel.
  • Assisting the supervisors of the utility plants in routine maintenance and repairs as necessary to keep the plant operating at optimal efficiency.
  • Identify and scope projects to ensure maintenance of electric power distribution system.
  • Creating and presenting electrical safety training to both management and collective bargaining employees.
  • Perform arc flash hazard analysis of electrical equipment in buildings and utility plants.
  • Procure electrical service contracts such as load tap changer inspections, dissolved gas analysis and third- party testing as required.
  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) for electrical work above 600V.
  • Supervise and/or inspect in-house electrical installations and modifications to electrical distribution systems above 600V.
  • Identifies the need for subcontractor support, develops those contracts and maintains ongoing relationships with the subcontractors.
  • Determine work plans and resources necessary to achieve operational targets; prepare operations budget estimates and participate in plant budget preparation process.
  • Estimates materials, costs, and staffing requirements.
  • May supervise service and maintenance contractors to ensure that work is performed in accordance with contract specifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical or facilities engineering and a minimum of seven (7) years of broad facilities and operations experience, with knowledge of the building trades applicable to design, operations, and maintenance.
  • Experience with overhead and underground 69kV, 13.8kV, and 2.4kV, 480V, 208V transmission and distribution systems.
  • Understanding of building system design and construction.
  • Preparation, review, and approval of electrical system design documents including one-lines, three-lines, DC control schematics, short circuit and voltage drop calculations.
  • Experience and knowledge of the following:
  • NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code®
  • IEEE C2 - National Electrical Safety Code®
  • NFPA 70E- Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • OSHA 1910.269
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint),
  • Ability to read and interpret underground utility drawings, one-line electrical diagrams, and P&I drawings.
  • Requires some experience with protective relay selection, relay settings, coordination studies, equipment testing, and start-up problem resolution.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD to produce design drawings, modify drawings, and create as-built drawings.
  • Excellent teamwork, effective written and oral communication skills are required; must be able to analyze data, write technical reports, and develop work packages.
  • Ability to read and understand underground utility maps.
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends or nights.
  • Must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate in English.
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s license.

Must be available on occasion outside normal working hours to support power outages or planned maintenance.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Arc Flash Calculation Software SKM Power Tools for Windows.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and mechanical drawings.
  • Experience with electrical SCADA systems.
  • Experience in the electrical operation of centralized chilled water plants, steam plants, water supply and treatment, and sewage treatment plants.
  • Engineer-In-Training or Professional Engineer status in New York State.
  • Familiarity with substation maintenance procedures and equipment such as vacuum breakers, SF6 circuit breakers, transformers, battery systems, etc.

The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon the depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills.

Environmental, Safety, and Health, Considerations:

  • Standing, bending, and lifting, up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces.
  • Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders and work at heights up to 10 feet.
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Work outdoors/cold environments or indoors/hot environments.
  • Use of private car may be required at certain times.
  • Occasional travel may be required to attend training classes, special meetings, conferences, or events.
  • Candidate will be placed at the appropriate level based on breadth and depth of knowledge”
    • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $111300 - $146233 / year. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

About Us

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country, learn more at BNL | Opportunities for Veterans at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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