Electrical Engineer

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA, United States

Web Site: http://www.lbl.gov

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Electrical Engineer


Berkeley, CA 

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Electrical Engineer - 95771

Division: EG-Engineering


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) Engineering Division (https://engineering.lbl.gov/) has an opening for an Electrical Engineer to join the Advanced Light Source Upgrade (ALS-U) team. 


This position is for a mid- to high-level electrical engineer to lead the Electrical Cabling and Infrastructure effort for the project. This lead engineer will work closely with subsystem leads to ensure that cabling needs are captured and managed. This engineer will also manage contractor design of AC distribution hardware and review for NEC compliance.  


The ideal candidate will have a broad background in electrical engineering, particularly the design and implementation of large-scale systems, preferably in a large facility. The candidate will have practical hands-on experience working with various stakeholders and contractors to ensure code compliance.


What You Will Do:

• Lead the design and installation planning for the AC distribution, cabling distribution and routing planning, and rack procurement for various functional systems.

• Provide documentation including drawings, schematics, parts lists, specifications, and interface documents. 

• Contribute to the design, installation, and implementation of cabling plans for programmatic and experimental systems at LBNL, ensuring NEC compliance.

• Contribute in the management of cost and schedule for assigned Projects. Specifically, provide cost estimates, manage procurements, and lead installation efforts, system integration and testing for all installation/upgrade projects.

• Work for other projects at LBNL of diverse scope under limited direction, independently determining and developing approach to solutions as required.

• May direct activities of other personnel to complete required tasks.


What is Required:

• B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or related field or equivalent experience. Typically requires a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience. 

• Experience with design/implementation in experimental electronics systems. Detailed design and documentation experience with NEC code compliance, rack layouts, and cabling plans 

• Demonstrated strong background and skill base in electrical engineering, including ability to exercise sound engineering judgment and analysis, and strong written and verbal technical communication skills.

• Experience in managing projects of various scales, including leading and supervising others effectively in a team environment. 

• Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects.

• Experience with CAD software, such as AutoCAD


Desired Qualifications:

• M.S. or equivalent experience.

• Familiarity with project management which may include personnel assignment/supervision and cost/schedule management.

• 3D CAD experience (preferably Creo Parametric).

• A PE license from the National Society of Professional Engineers is beneficial but not required.



• This is a full time, 2 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

• This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

• This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. 


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