Electrical Engineer

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12737 


The Neutron Technologies Division (NTD) is seeking an Electrical Engineer to fill a role located in the Electrical Engineering Group within the Site Services Section. NTD is one of four divisions within the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


The Site Services Section provides facilities management, project management, engineering services, facilities maintenance, and construction across ORNL’s Chestnut Ridge locations.


The Electrical Engineering Group produces a broad portfolio of work products for various ORNL internal customers. Possible services include operation and maintenance of power distribution/utilization (13.8kV to 120V), electrical design services for various customers in NScD including conventional facilities and experimental equipment, construction oversight for related projects, and facility maintenance.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of the Chestnut Ridge electrical distribution system.
  • Coordinate with operations, electrical utilities, and engineering staff to ensure reliable operation of electrical equipment.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance procedures for electrical equipment.
  • Coordinate planned power outages with operations and research staff to support maintenance and installation activities.
  • Provide technical field support and inspections for installation and maintenance activities.
  • Recommend and design improvements to existing electrical infrastructure to enhance system reliability.
  • Support/Perform procurement of equipment and services including developing technical specifications and reviewing submittals.
  • Maintain existing and perform new arc flash analyses through data collection, preparation of SKM models, reports, and printing equipment labels.
  • Develop technical design documents including drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for new construction, facility modifications and improvements.
  • Work closely with electrical designers to produce design change notice packages and drawings for facility upgrades.
  • Provide sketches and drawings in CAD, using AutoCAD or Revit.
  • Collaborate with other fields during the design process to ensure constructability and operability of integrated systems.
  • Review designs produced by subcontractor Architect/Engineer (A/E) firms, including equipment selection.
  • Oversee and periodically inspect installations to ensure they meet design criteria and applicable codes and standards.
  • Provide technical feedback to support troubleshooting, repair and replacement of electrical equipment including motors, variable frequency drives, electrical distribution, transfer, and protection equipment.
  • Follow environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.
  • 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:

  • A BS in electrical engineering or related field with a minimum of 5 years proven experience.
  • Knowledge of the technical concepts of electrical engineering principles, codes, and standards.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Experience using SKM Power Tools for Arc Flash calculations.
  • Experience with design and construction projects.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD/Revit.
  • Familiarity with working at a DOE national laboratory.


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain hardworking people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, and Employee Discounts. Relocation Assistance is available for certain positions.


If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov or call 1.866.963.9545.




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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