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Electrical Safety Expert

Job ID 2713 Date posted 06/22/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( 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.

Organizational Overview

Maintaining and protecting the safety and health of BNL employees, the public, and the environment is our mission. Our electrical safety professionals and technical staff provide expertise in support of the overall BNL mission by assisting in the implementation of the Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) Electrical Safety Standards-Based Management System (SBMS) Subject Area.

Position Description

Serve as the institution’s electrical safety field representative

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Electrical Safety Group Supervisor:
  • Act as primary field contact for assigned organizations at BNL in all matters related to electrical safety;
  • Conduct Equipment Inspections when requested;
  • Conduct electrical engineering calculations (load calculations, Incident energy calculations, wire sizing, etc.)
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff for electrical safety implementation;
  • Conduct work observations, obtain feedback from working groups, and support the Subject Matter Experts in making the required modifications to BNL’s Electrical Safety/LOTO Programs;
  • Communicate results of Electrical Safety implementation analysis to operating departments through field visits, email, and newsletters;
  • When requested, aid in the writing of electrical safety procedures;
  • When requested, review department procedures for electrical safety and compliance;
  • Work with the line organizations to find safe and compliant solutions that meet operational needs;
  • Promote compliant Electrical Safety Subject Area implementation across BNL
  • Review electrical designs;
  • Participate in facility readiness reviews.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and seven (7) years experience in the design and/or installation of electrical distribution and scientific electrical components and systems.
  • Knowledge of external standards related to electrical safety such as NFPA 70 & 70E and OSHA;
  • Experience in implementing practices and procedures used to safeguard employees when performing work on electrical equipment to include electrical Lockout/Tagout (LOTO);
  • Ability to develop immediate and long-term programmatic and field-based solutions to assist staff when preparing for work on electrical equipment and systems;
  • Ability to read schematics and electrical distribution (one-line) diagrams; 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record;
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain electrical safety certifications such as Certified Utility Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, or Professional Engineer;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to present ideas and concepts orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to communicate technical information and interact with individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding including senior management, engineers, scientists, and trade workers;
  • Must be a positive driver for change regarding BNL’s commitment to safety and compliance;
  • Interpersonal skills as demonstrated by performance as a positive driver for change regarding commitment to safety and compliance;
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn from our current Safety staff and to be a team player;
  • Solid safety-based reasoning skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of external standards related to electrical safety;
  • Electrical Inspector certification from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI);
  • New York State Professional Engineer License

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  •  Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  •  Flexible Spending Accounts
  •  Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  •  Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  •  401(k) Plan
  •  Flexible Work Arrangements
  •  Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  •  Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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