Under minimum engineering supervision, provides electrical safety technical guidance to support facilities maintenance, construction and research lab operations. Job Duties 1. Provide technical assistance to internal organizations as well as external contractors in executing NREL's Lab Level Procedures for electrical safety.
2. Perform assessments with organizations to identify electrical safety violations, including participating in safety inspections.
3. Implement procedures to qualify equipment that has not been tested by a nationally recognized test lab.
4. Develops electrical inspection procedures and perform electrical inspections of new construction, equipment modifications, and lab experiments.
5. Maintains the SKM file on arc flash analysis. Performs electrical hazard identification and control including shock and incident energy calculations. Makes electrical safety/arc flash labels and installs them on electrical equipment.
6. Maintains the document control library for electrical safety and expand its use to electrical inspections, electrical safety preventative maintenance documentation, lock out tag out (LOTO) procedures, subsurface utility excavation permits, personal protective equipment inventory, electrical specialized worker qualifications, and other related electrical safety documentation.
7. Develop and execute electrical safety training for contractors in cooperation with NREL's Safety Organization.
8. Serve as the electrical "Authority Having Jurisdiction".
9. Actively manages NREL's Electrical Safety Panel.
10. Develop and maintain an electrical equipment preventative maintenance program in support of electrical safety requirements.
11. Participate, guide, direct, and write switching/LOTO electrical procedures in support of lab and facilities requirements and projects. Required Education and Experience Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.
Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs. Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Licensed Master Electrician and/or Certified Safety Professional.
Working knowledge of electrical related NFPA safety codes with expert knowledge of -
1. NFPA 70 National Electric Code
2. NFPA 70B Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
3. NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
4. NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
5. NFPA 791 Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation
1. Certified Electrical Inspector
2. Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 Preferred Qualifications 1. minimum of 15 years of experience in electrical construction, electrical inspection and electrical safety oversight.
2. Ability to use SKM software or other arc flash analysis tools
3. Engineer training or experience working in an engineering organization
4. Medium voltage experience
5. Industrial controls experience
6. External involvement in safety related committees and organization
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