Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Power Systems Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 305853

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Electricity Infrastructure

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed strong power grid analytics capabilities and is currently seeking a Senior Power Systems Engineer for research and development in the power grid analytics area. This position is responsible for leading technical work and performing project management duties, focusing on the application of advanced computing to the operation and planning of the electric power grid. The technical content will involve formulating computational problems to suit the parallel computing environments and developing solutions to those problems to improve power system reliability and efficiency. This position will lead teams to conduct technology development efforts, engineering system analysis, and the development of new applications for enhancing electric power grid performance considering emerging generation and load mixes.

This position will also mentor junior staff in these key technical areas and develop teams to expand the research. This position will also be responsible for collaboration with multi-disciplinary experts within and outside of PNNL.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Key responsibilities include:

•Provide senior subject matter expertise in multi-disciplinary teams.

•Perform research in the area of power system computation, considering advanced computing platforms.

•Develop new funding opportunities in the area of power system computation. Partner with sector and subsector leads to expand the research program. Accountable for business development consistent with the sector strategy.

•Manage moderate to complex projects, including directing technical staff, ensuring milestones are met, and communicating with clients. Accountable to Project Management Office Directors for expert delivery. Accountable to client with performance of high quality work consistent with the work authorization.

•Participate in directorate and sector strategy business development activities.

•Publish results of the research. Accountable for ensuring the quality of products that result from the research performed.

•Mentor junior staff in these key technical areas and develop teams to expand the research.

•Collaboration with multi-disciplinary experts within and outside of PNNL.

•Ensure safe operating practices are followed on projects.

This position will also be responsible to expand research programs including writing proposals, building working relationships with existing clients, and publishing and presenting the results of scientific and engineering activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with at least 7 years experience or a Master's degree with 5 years experience or a PhD with 3 years.

Must be a technical expert who selects and widely applies principles, theories and concepts in a major field of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

Technical Expertise: Technical expertise involving one or few of the following areas: computational methods, numerical solvers, parallel computing programming, as well as strong understanding of power system modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Level of Responsibility: Demonstrated success in working in a multidisciplinary and integrated work environment is required along with the ability to develop and communicate a vision and strategy with the research team. Must have experience successfully managing moderate to large, complex projects. Experience developing medium-to-large-scale research proposals and an extensive professional network within the power systems engineering community desired.

Breadth of Technical Knowledge: Widely applies principals, theories and concepts of mechanical and electrical engineering to the development and integration of novel energy systems. This should include technical as well as economic analysis of the systems.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 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: 2016-10-18

Closing Date: 2016-11-18