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Senior Electrical Engineer

Job ID JR101287 Date posted 07/09/2024

The Modernization Project Office (MPO) mission is to design, construct, and update the physical BNL plant to provide facilities where world class research can be performed. The MPO team is responsible for leading BNL’s efforts in facilities modernization.

The Modernization Project Office (MPO) is seeking an experienced electrical engineering professional with project management experience.  The individual shall have a minimum of seven (7) years of electrical engineering design with project management experience in commercial and institutional building applications. The candidate will assist project managers with electrical engineering tasks and will provide general electrical engineering support for design and construction projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Layout and design of electrical equipment including but not limited to normal and emergency switchboards/switchgears, motor control centers, distribution and branch panel boards, disconnect switches, motor starters/VFD, etc.

  • Perform calculations to validate added loads to existing electrical service and/or distribution and coordinated overcurrent protection and equipment sizing to comply with NEC.

  • Analyze complex engineering problems and offer effective and efficient resolutions to management/project manager in a timely manner while working on several projects at once.

  • Development of design documents, specifications, and detailed risers.

  • Prepare and/or review detailed cost estimates and contracts.

  • Perform construction related activities including the review of shop drawing submittals, preparation of Request for Information (RFI) responses.

  • Conduct site visits before and during construction to identify issues and recommend field modifications depending on site conditions.

  • Perform project management duties including, but not limited to, validating project scope, tracking project budget and milestones, and ensuring procedural documentation is completed and recorded.

  • Provide assistance to project managers overseeing projects by external A/E consultants.

  • Mentor and review designs by junior electrical engineers to ensure designs are efficient, code compliant, and adhere to BNL design standards/guidelines.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited University or College and at least seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in electrical systems design.

  • Must have broad knowledge of building electrical systems including grounding, lighting, lighting controls, fire alarm systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC- NFPA 70) and other NFPA codes relevant to power systems, fire alarm and applicable industry and client standards.

  • Knowledge in the preparation of specifications for the selection and installation of power distribution equipment.

  • Analyze complex engineering problems and offer effective and efficient resolutions to management/project manager in a timely manner while working on several projects at once.

  • Knowledge in the preparation of load calculations, short-circuit availability, arc flash mitigation, motor-starting, and other electrical power distribution and lighting calculations to support the design projects.

  • Develop electrical construction bid documents including single line and three-line drawings, relaying schematics, equipment layouts, underground distribution duct banks, equipment schedules, conduit routing, distribution, motor control schemes, lighting and lighting controls, and fire alarm.

  • Excellent teamwork and customer communications skills are required.

  • Must be proficient in the use of AutoCAD to produce design drawings and sketches.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced degree (e.g., Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering).

  • PMP certification.

  • Proficient in Revit.

  • Knowledge of medium voltage distribution and transmission.

  • Development of low voltage design documents (telecom, security, AV).

  • Proficient in SKM, Lumen, or any other industry recognized software to support calculations.

  • Professional engineering license in New York State.

Brookhaven National 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.


  • Valid NYS drivers’ license is required.

  • This is a fully onsite position located in Upton, NY.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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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