Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.
JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.
We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go. We dare mighty things...do you?
JPL's Occupational Safety Program Office (OSPO) is committed to ensuring safety across the Laboratory through identification and management of health and safety risks for all areas of JPL while maintaining operational effectiveness. OSPO is responsible for all areas of occupational health and safety, which include the following areas: Electrical safety, Fire/Life safety, construction safety, industrial hygiene and health, hazardous materials, and health physics (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation) safety programs. The OSPO establishes and maintains an environment that promotes a culture of safe-working practices across the organization, promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential while also ensuring employee awareness and compliance with Laboratory policies, procedures, practices, and regulatory requirements.
As an Electrical Safety Engineer, you will work in close collaboration with electrical, fire and other engineers and scientists in supporting the Laboratory's Electrical Safety Program.
Responsibilities will include the following:
- Provides advice, insight, analysis, and risk assessment for facilities electrical power distribution design tasks including grounding and lighting systems from code compliance perspective, paying particular attention to the safety aspects of power system upgrades.
- Inspects construction of facilities relative to electrical systems and new equipment installation for electrical code compliance and provides input.
- Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications for research and development (R&D) activities.
- Reviews and evaluates hazards and provides strategies for mitigating potential electrical hazards
- Administers policies and procedures relating to electrical codes/standards.
- Interface with other engineers, field personnel, NASA and external organizations on electrical safety issues.
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with focus in electrical power systems or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; or Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
- Demonstrated experience in design, engineering and testing of electrical systems for commercial and industrial facilities.
- Demonstrated experience in reviewing design and provide guidance for purposes of regulatory compliance.
- Knowledge and understanding of State of California Electrical Code (CEC) and NFPA 70E standard.
- Experience in inspection and testing of electrical power systems, and preparation of field reports.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Works well in a team environment.
- Experience in assessing, developing, and implementing effective Electrical safety programs
- Holds a valid California Professional Engineering License in Electrical Engineering.
Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration 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.