Facilities Engineer - Electrical - Entry to Experienced Level (HI, MD, UT)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 2, 2022
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RESPONSIBILITIES
With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Electrical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Additionally, the Installations & Logistics organization is seeking Electrical Engineers with a focus or specialty in control systems. Candidates with this specialty should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems, electrical power systems, Schweitzer protective relays, Real-Time Automation Controllers (RTAC) as well as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Knowledge of the protocols used by these devices including mirrored bits, Modbus, DNP, and SNMP is desired. As an Electrical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Perform engineering analysis and calculations - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning
SKILLS
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: - Problem Solving - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, ASPEN, AGI32, Visual Lighting, MEGAMAN) - Relay protection design - Generators and plant control systems - Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems - Electrical distribution design and equipment (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage) - SCADA and electrical control systems - Emergency power systems - Codes and standards (NFPA ' including NEC, UL, IEEE, etc.) - Electrical schematics and blueprints - Cost estimating - Reliability and availability - Startup and commissioning - Electrical operations & maintenance For the control system focus area, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems - Configuring and supporting Schweitzer Real Time Automation Controllers (RTAC) - Evaluating and documenting PLC programs for electrical power control - Relay protection design - Applying concepts, principles, and methods for network connectivity (e.g. routing, switching, tunneling, and IP addressing) - Generators and plant control systems - Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems - Electrical distribution design and equipment (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage) - Emergency power systems - Codes and standards (NFPA ' including NEC, UL, IEEE, etc.) - Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, ASPEN, AGI32, Visual Lighting) - Electrical schematics and blueprints - Cost estimating - Reliability and availability - Startup and commissioning - Electrical operations & maintenance
PAY BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for HI, MD, and UT. Salary Range: $74,682 - $164,102 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior) On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
POSITION SUMMARY
As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.
HOW TO APPLY
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