Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Power Systems Engineer -Richland, WA or Seattle, WA location in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306778

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure

Group: Resilience Team

Job Description

The Electricity Infrastructure Group is currently seeking an experienced Power Systems Engineer with strong communication skills who proactively solves problems. The position will focus on performing research related to modeling and control of generation, transmission or distribution systems. Based on the candidates unique skills, experience, and education the position can be based at the PNNL campus location in Richland, WA or Seattle, WA.

•Provide subject matter expertise with a focus on power system models, algorithms, optimization and/or controls for power system planning and operations.

•Form and contribute to interdisciplinary teams to tackle high impact problems

•Develop new funding opportunities, working with business development leads to expand research portfolio.

•Creatively innovate new technical solutions.

•Manage individual projects; including directing other staff, communicating with clients, and, ensuring milestones are met on schedule and budget.

•Develop and implement project management plans for small to moderate multi-disciplinary projects, working with the task leads and program manager to align the activities with overall program and laboratory objectives.

•Publish research results and be accountable for ensuring the quality of products that result from the research performed.

•Prioritize concurrent assignments and exercise judgement on research conduct.

•Mentor junior staff.

•Collaborate with senior staff from across the lab and outside PNNL.

•Ensure safe operating practices are followed on the projects.

•Demonstrate the upmost professional integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years experience or a Master's degree with 3 years experience or a PhD with 1-2 years experience.

•Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field.

•Based on client and project requirements, this position requires U.S. Citizenship, and the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Security clearance in the future.

Preferred Qualifications

•PhD in Electrical Engineering is preferred with 3+ years of experience.

•Power system planning experience with utility or independent system operator.

•Strong background in the application of optimization techniques to power systems engineering.

•Experience using multiple power systems tools such as PSLF, PSS/E, PSCad, PowerWorld, GridLAB-D, MatPower, PROMOD, Plexos, etc.

•Active in IEEE Power and Energy Society, or comparable organization.

•Strong programming ability.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Electricity Infrastructure

Opening Date: 2017-08-14

Closing Date: 2017-09-28