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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Electrical Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310465

Directorate: Energy and Environemnt

Division: Earth System Sciences

Group: Hydrology

Job Description

Applies scientific and engineering principles for protection of human populations from the effects of adverse environmental factors, protection of environments (both local and global) from potentially deleterious effects of natural and human activities, and improvement of environmental quality. Addresses issues of energy preservation, production and control of waste from human activities. Finds plausible solutions in the field of public health, such as waterborne diseases, implementing laws which promote adequate sanitation in urban, rural, and recreational areas. Designs, builds, and implements technological solutions to environmental remediation and restoration challenges. Provides technical insight and management for the remediation and restoration efforts at environmental cleanup sites. Combines diverse knowledge of soil science, hazardous waste management, biology, ecology, environmental toxicology, geochemistry, and data management to provide solutions to environmental challenges. Develops, manages, or supports data access and visualization platforms for environmental remediation.

The candidate for this position will actively participate in interdisciplinary projects to study the environmental impact of renewable energy systems such as conventional hydropower, marine and hydrokinetic energy, and wind power. The primary scope of this position is to develop low-power circuit designs for state-of-the-art autonomous sensor platforms and miniature transmitters that can be used to detect and track aquatic animals and small wildlife.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A BS with 2 years of experience, a MS with 0-2 years of experience, or PHD with 0 years is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or a related field within the last five years is preferred.

The candidate must have hands-on experience with analog electronics design, circuit simulations, and test equipment. The candidate must have demonstrated commitment to data quality and accuracy and exhibit a strong work ethic and be self-motivated. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by scientific publication and conference presentations within the past five years. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work well independently and in a multi-disciplinary team setting. Due to the challenging and innovative nature required for this position, experience with any of the following would be desirable:

  • Flexible/stretchable electronics

  • DC-DC converter circuits

  • Circuit board development

  • HDL coding (Verilog)

  • System verification

  • Software development (Matlab, C++)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at 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 BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Hydrology

Opening Date: 2020-02-10

Closing Date: 2020-03-11