Electrical Construction Field Representative

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10829 




The Laboratory Modernization Division (LMD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Construction Field Representative, with emphasis on electrical quality and safety.  This position will primarily support the team associated with the High-Performance Computing Center but will aid multiple other facilities at the Laboratory as well.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily field inspections of all active construction sites.
  • Provide oversight of contractors to confirm project goals and customer satisfaction are being met.
  • Witness acceptance testing as required in specifications (megger testing, load bank testing, commissioning, etc).  Duties would include transmitting test reports to project record file.
  • Coordinate City of Oak Ridge permitting process.  Ensure contractors have required construction permits from the city, and final City inspections occur.  Copies of the Occupancy Permits from the City will be transmitted to the project file.
  • Oversee subcontractor adherence to the ORNL Integrated Safety Management Policy by construction subcontractors.
  • Oversee subcontractor work practices for compliance with the health and safety elements of the technical specifications.
  • Serve as point contact between the subcontractor and ORNL project team regarding technical matters and coordination of work.
  • Meet with building tenants to determine electrical project scope for new tenant improvement projects.  Develop SOW documents for procurement purposes, and review contractor proposals to determine of price and scope are reasonable.
  • Manage the work performed by ORNL operations and maintenance craft and construction subcontractors for facility support, modification and construction.
  • Assist in preparation of excavation and penetration permits including field verifications and incorporating as-built drawing revisions.
  • Assist in preparation of planning documents including schedules, site master plans, and move in planning documents.
  • Assist in preparing outages and planning successful missions with multi-disciplined stakeholders.
  • Provide timely notification and reporting of incidents, occurrences and events.
  • Promote electrical safety on construction job sites through electrical work process assessments, work control reviews, and electrical safety education & training.
  • Perform investigations/critiques of issues associated with electrical safety to develop lessons learned and provide recommendations for improvement as appropriate.
  • Assist with interpretations of NFPA70E, 29CFR1910 and 29OSHA1926 for electrical safety.
  • Review subcontractor electrical safety programs/procedures, electrical hazard, and field work control documents 
  • Assist senior Electrical Engineer with project SOW preparation. design calculations, design reviews, and submittal reviews.
  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering 
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Training and proficiency in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Safety, National Electric Code, and National Fire Prevention Association 70E.
  • Familiar with electrical drawings (specifically one-lines, power plans, and panel schedules) 


Preferred qualifications/experience:

  • Experience performing constructability reviews, options analysis, and conceptual engineering for field construction conditions not anticipated during project design.
  • Experience with DOE Order 851 and DOE project experience.
  • Maintain configuration control of assigned systems. Provide construction site oversight for safety, design intent integrity, and as-built system surveys.


Special Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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