Civil Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Aug 03, 2021
Sep 02, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

Civil Engineer - 93382
Organization:  FA-Facilities

Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division (FAC) is looking for a Civil Engineer to join their Plant Engineering Team!

In this role, you will work on a variety of projects focused on site-wide utilities and infrastructure related to engineering design, planning, and implementation needed for the operation, maintenance, and timely replacement of laboratory facilities. This role will partner closely with other members of the Facilities Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Project Management, Construction, and Subcontracts teams to perform a variety of job assignments.

We are looking for an experienced self-starter with a strong technical background in Civil Engineering and program/project management who is looking to grow their career at the Lab.

What You Will Do:

  • Work within the Architectural/Civil/Structural team on asset management and site improvements related to utilities, roadways, retaining walls, and other civil infrastructure.
  • 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 utility 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.

What Is Required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of relevant civil design work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge, technical expertise, and a thorough understanding of applicable codes and regulations.
  • Experience with engineering software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D ArcGIS.
  • Knowledge of design, construction, and engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare and present technical information to an audience.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills including experience effectively interfacing with all levels of personnel both internal and external to an organization with a high degree of professionalism.

What We Prefer:

  • Advanced Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • California Licensed Professional Civil Engineering (PE).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.
  • Experience using GIS for managing spatial data relating to utilities and infrastructure.
  • Advanced knowledge of design, construction, and operation of laboratory facilities and engineering principles and practices.
  • Experience developing and leading a large or diverse project or initiative.


  • This is a full-time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • 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.
  • This position will be performed onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process

Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL, addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The Facilities Division (FAC, serves as a key strategic and operational partner in the planning of current and future maintenance and infrastructure to support the capacity of ongoing operational needs enabling scientific research at Berkeley Lab. We provide 24-hour high-quality support services to ensure the continuity of scientific research opportunities and operational innovation.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA, and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.

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."

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