Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for an Electrical Inspector to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will report to the Building Code Official (BCO) and, under general direction, serve as the Electrical Inspector as part of the Code Compliance Program.
What You Will Do:
Provide inspection of electrical equipment installations or modifications, witnesses testing and energization field activities.
Develop, complete and file all pre-concealment, witness testing and final inspection reports.
Responsible for follow up on non-conformance reports with re-inspections and corresponding correction/conformance reports.
Investigate as-built conditions in accordance with the design documents and inspect construction of electrical equipment, wiring and systems.
Review plans and designs for compliance with National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) and provide applicable code citations for correction.
Provide input/feedback to integrate safety by prevention per Electrical Safe work practices through conformance with NFPA 70E and OSHA standards.
Provide site inspections, as needed, to assure full code and contract specification compliance with final signoff affidavit. Ensure work complies with applicable LBNL, Federal, Department of Energy (DOE), State of California, NFPA, industry design standards, codes, regulations, orders, and directives.
Provide input to the Authority Having Jurisdiction for Safe Electrical Installations (IAH) program metrics for tracking.
Organize and compile pertinent information for equipment files and electrical database.
Maintain inspection reports and records according to IAHJ program electronic database document filing system for all inspection and witness testing reporting per matrix/contract documents and LBNL specifications.
Develop and review prescriptive testing and inspection requirements for designs, installations and for modifications or preventative maintenance inspections/observations.
Develop resolution to moderately complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of indefinable factors. Exercises judgment within defined practices and practices to determine appropriate action.
Comply with applicable LBNL, Federal, DOE, State of California, NFPA, industry design standards, codes, regulations, orders, and directives.
Follow all OSHA, DOE, NFPA 70E, and LBNL safety requirements.
What is Required:
Education equivalent to an Associate degree related to electrical engineering or a journey level electrician with four years work experience in commercial and/or industrial construction.
Must have strong demonstrated experience in electrical plan review and field evaluation/inspection of electrical installations for code and standards compliance of office buildings, research laboratories, building utility centers, and medium & low voltage power distribution systems.
Proven experience working with internal and external customers, clients, contractors and other stakeholders with the demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects with varying priorities while meeting tight deadlines.
Must possess a competent knowledge level of:
Electrical construction and engineering drawing plan review principles applicable to power distribution, generation, controls, lighting, premises wiring, electrical equipment, overcurrent protective devices, arc-flash hazards and fault current coordination settings.
Electrical construction and wiring methods, selection of electrical equipment including medium/low voltage switchgears, and materials for facilities construction.
Applicable industry and regulatory standards, safety codes, design standards and environmental regulations pertinent to electrical installations.
Review, evaluation and enforcement of electrical and fire safety codes, industry standards, and other safety-related procedures.
Strong technical and analytical skills and the ability to provide code compliant solutions to resolve moderately complex problems involving non-conforming installations, wiring, and or modifications.
Ability to pass all LBNL required safety, institutional, and other training, as assigned.
Ability to learn OSHA, DOE, NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B, NFPA 78, IEEE, NETA, NEMA, UL and other related codes/standards.
Ability to learn project document software packages such as: Bluebeam, Smartsheet and ProCore and others.
Detail oriented and knowledgeable of inspection practices, scheduling for efficient time management, organization, planning and record-keeping skills.
Effective writing, speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
Competent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to make sound judgments and provide creative solutions to complex problems.
Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks to achieve defined group and institutional goals.
Use handheld devices and computer workstations for proficient use of office suite software programs such as spreadsheet and word processing for data entry, report preparation, communication and other electronic filing to satisfy project-specific inspection related requirements.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid International Association of Electrical Inspectors certification (CEI-M) or ICC E2 certification for Commercial Electrical Inspector within 12 months of date of hire.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional certification (CESCP) from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) within 1 year of hire.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Bachelor's degree in a technical/engineering related discipline.
Journeyman Electrician License issued by the California Contractors State License Board.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors Plan review 2C or International Code Council E3 Plans Examiner certification.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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