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Electrical Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Entry Level
Date Posted: February 6, 2023
Reference Code: 19121
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Mechanical and Electrical Engineering is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as an Electrical Engineer.
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking applicants for an entry level Electrical Engineer to provide design and system engineering within a group reporting to the System Engineering Department Manager.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiated analysis.
The electrical engineer applies engineering knowledge, practice and techniques to solve applied and operational problems with facility electrical systems (including MCC equipment, motors, motor controls, variable frequency drives, communications, fire alarm systems and HVAC control systems used for research applications), and in the areas of R&D for Nuclear Programs, National and Homeland Security, and Energy and Environment. The candidate must be able to apply sound knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices in a broad array of assignments related to electrical systems. They will perform design of electrical equipment and systems, assist in developing and reviewing potential electrical projects, and coordinate engineering support during electrical project implementations.
Additionally for all functions listed below the electrical engineer supports other staffs within the group performing these same functions.
  • Perform System Engineering role for modifications to assigned existing electrical systems and development of new system capabilities
  • Perform Design Engineer role for modifications
  • Configuration Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Monitor Performance
  • Failure Analysis
  • Operations Support


Minimum Requirements:
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 0-2 years' experience, or MS and 1 year of experience
  • Working knowledge or experience with the design and maintenance of electrical systems for commercial and industrial applications
  • Knowledge of building automation and controls systems
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 70E Fundamentals including, breaker and electrical equipment maintenance, short circuit calculations, and code compliance calculations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with accurate attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the design and installation of MCC equipment, motors, motor controls, building and plant power systems
  • Understanding of applicable NFPA 70E, and National Electrical codes
  • Experience with configuration management of drawings and engineering documentation
  • Working knowledge of power engineering and control systems
  • Electrical drawings and drawing symbols
  • Basic understanding of practices and techniques to lead in developing designs for new or remodeled facilities, processes and/or utilities
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with operation of variable frequency drives and communication systems
  • Basic knowledge of building management systems and instrument and control of HVAC units
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 200 ($81,288 - $134,100)/210 ($93,492 - $154,212)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will 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.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.