Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for an Electrical Engineer Design Manager to support the continued development and evolution of critical infrastructure at Berkeley Lab, and ensure consistent implementation of the Engineering Department's core function which is to deliver mission-ready, safe, sustainable and highly reliable infrastructure and utilities to the Lab's world-class user facilities and research programs. Berkeley Lab is home to 14 Nobel Prizes, credited with the discovery of 16 elements on the periodic table and the place where over 4,000 dedicated professionals choose to work.
In this exciting role, you will serve as the Engineering Design Manager responsible for managing the design process and the preparation of project construction documents on behalf of Berkeley Lab. You will manage the technical scope and oversee the development of architecture and engineering (A/E) construction documents from all design disciplines.
What You Will Do:
Work with scientists and facilities engineers to develop the project requirements and the basis of design.
Collaborate with the A/E team to develop detailed construction drawings and specifications.
Ensure a comprehensive design by coordinating document reviews by Laboratory stakeholders and LBNL's permitting authorities (Health and Safety, Building Code Official, Fire Marshal and Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction).
Provide engineering management to meet project goals and objectives and ensure that work is done in accordance with U.S. Department of Energy standards and LBNL requirements.
Provide direction to the A/E, geotechnical engineer and NEPA/CEQA consultants from conceptual design through the completion of final construction drawings & specifications.
Identify problems and coordinate the appropriate resources to quickly resolve technical issues.
Organize and lead regular design team meetings, participate in Owner Architect Contractor meetings during construction, and oversee the RFI and Submittal process during construction.
Support the development of commissioning requirements and commissioning scope of work, support transition to operations, and develop testing & inspection strategies.
Deliverables for this position include resource level of effort cost estimates, detailed documentation for the basis of design, preliminary and final construction documents, planning & schedule updates, performance reporting, communications on design activities, monthly status and variance reports.
Prepare presentations and provide status updates to management on special projects or initiatives.
What is Required:
A minimum of 8 years related experience and a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams in the preparation of construction drawings, technical specifications and engineer's cost estimates.
Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national codes and standards including NFPA 70 & NFPA 70E.
Demonstrated proficiency using Bluebeam Revu in a collaborative design review process, preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency using ProCore construction management software, preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of DOE orders preferred.
Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain and advise senior management.
Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California or ability to transfer a License from another state within 6 months.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.