Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
$89,000 - $136,000 Annual
Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join NREL at a time of growth in both facilities and people, requiring a leader with excellent communication, decision-making, project management, and planning skills. This role will mentor a talented team of engineers, serving a key role in the maintenance and expansion of facilities within the NREL complex.

The Senior Facility Electrical Engineer will oversee electrical engineering services for design, construction, operations and campus planning projects at NREL’s South Table Mountain and Flatirons campuses, as well as its leased facilities.  The successful candidate will have unquestionably high ethical standards with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

The Senior Electrical Engineer functions as the electrical engineering subject matter expert for Site Operations by defining project scopes, preparing and reviewing subcontract statements of work, estimating costs, and preparing internal drawings, specifications and calculations. Additionally, the position will:

  • Lead the process for regular updates to Design Guidelines, Master Construction Specifications, and engineering best practices related to electrical engineering.

  • Assist project stakeholders in the development of scope definition, statements of work, and cost estimates for projects requiring electrical engineering review and other assistance.

  • Review external and internal project drawings, specifications, and calculations at designated progress intervals or as needed for project requirements.

  • Review RFIs, ASIs, shop drawings, product submittals and coordination drawings related to electrical engineering.

  • Attend construction meetings, site observations, and final punch walks, providing technical guidance as needed.

  • Assist researchers with defining project scope and budget for future project requests.

  • Assist personnel with the development of lab level procedures and hazard assessments where needed.

  • STOP WORK where necessary to protect users, NREL personnel, Subcontractors, and the facility itself.

  • Maintain knowledge of legal and ethical engineering issues, practices, governing laws, regulations, codes, and standards.

  • Respond to common inquiries from stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and members of the research community.

  • Serve as a mentor for Electrical Engineers with 2-7 years of experience.

  • Other activities and duties as required to ensure the success of the engineering group.


Basic Requirements

9 years with BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field 
7 years with MS Degree 
4 years with PhD 
4 years with JD
Equivalent relevant experience may be substituted for education

Job ID: 306652029

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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