Berkeley Lab has an exciting new opening for a Civil Engineer. As a member of the Facilities Division, Plant Engineering Department, the Civil Engineer will work on a variety of projects as part of a team responsible for technical activities related to engineering design, planning and implementation needed for the operation, maintenance and timely replacement of laboratory facilities. Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, this position will interact with others from Facilities Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Project Management, construction subcontractors and equipment vendors to perform job assignments.
What You Will Do:
Develop project scopes of work, gather field data, and prepare engineering calculations and construction documents including detailed drawings and specifications.
Provide engineering reviews of construction projects (Capital and Maintenance Projects) for constructability, operability, maintainability, reliability, and life cycle cost of civil infrastructure and utilities.
Review subcontractor A/E design drawings, specifications and reports. Make recommendations and provide guidance to align project deliverables with the Lab's standards and specifications.
Ensure civil design complies with applicable codes, regulations, Department of Energy (DOE) Orders and standards adopted by the Laboratory.
Assume "ownership" of Berkeley Lab civil infrastructure and ensure safety, maintenance, and strategic planning for the timely renewal of such systems.
Troubleshoot and resolve complex infrastructure and utilities issues in support of operations as-needed.
Maintain and develop design standards, technical specifications and standard details within the discipline. Make recommendations to change standards and methods to improve processes and results.
Perform special assignments such as preparing presentations and studies for senior management.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline (e.g. civil engineering) and 3 years of civil design experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Subject matter expert experience in applicable codes, regulations and standards adopted by Berkeley Lab (i.e., CBC, ASCE 7, ACI 318, ASCE 41, UC Seismic Safety Policy).
Knowledge of design, construction and operation of laboratory facilities, and engineering principles and practices.
A working proficiency with engineering software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS.
Ability to address complex issues of broader scope and impact at institutional level.
Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain and advise senior management.
Experience leading and developing diverse project or initiative teams.
California-licensed professional civil engineer (PE).
Advanced degree in civil or structural engineering.
Experience using GIS for managing spatial data relating to utilities and infrastructure.
An Engineer-in-Training certificate, from the State of California Board of Professional Engineers, with plans to obtain a Civil Engineering License within 3 years.
California-licensed professional civil engineer (PE) preferred
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91757
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.