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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy System Control Engineer- Learning Based in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310432

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division

Group: Optimization and Control

Job Description

If you want your legacy to have meaningful impact for the greater good and work in support of an organization that addresses some of today’s most challenging problems that face Our Nation, then you need to join us!

For more than 50 years, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world in the areas of energy, the environment and national security. This position will provide support to the Laboratory’s research in Optimization and Control of Energy Systems. This position will focus on research at the intersection of controls, learning, and computing with an emphasis on data driven and learning based control methods, distributed and robust optimization algorithms for enhancing the reliability, resilience, and efficiency of energy systems including the electric power grid, buildings and transportation systems. A successful candidate will be required to conduct independent research, develop new ideas and contribute to research proposals, engage with business development managers in relevant areas, prepare manuscripts for publication, and present their work to clients and at conferences.

The candidate will serve as a technical expert and task lead on multiple significant projects or tasks. This will include:

  • Performing independently the activities assigned under the direction and guidance of the project manager, by selecting and developing technical approaches to project work assignments.

  • Leading portions of large, complex, formal documents, such as project reports, journal articles, conference papers, and presentations.

  • Contributing to technical proposals for developing new projects and business.

  • Working with senior staff and project managers to develop and implement project management plans for projects of various sizes.

  • Working in a team environment of high-performance multi-disciplinary experts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical input and lead portions of large, complex, formal documents, such as project reports, lead author on journal articles, conference papers, and presentations.

  • Selecting and developing technical approaches to project work assignments.

  • Contributing to technical proposals for developing new projects and business.

  • Working with senior staff and project managers to develop and implement project management plans for moderate to large projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2+ years of experience, or a Master's degree with 0+ years of experience, or a PhD with 0+ years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical background in distributed control and optimization, reinforcement learning, uncertainty quantification;

  • Good understanding of building system modeling, building energy management, fault diagnosis and detection, building-to-grid integration;

  • Research experience in demand response, energy storages and other distributed energy resources, renewable energy, microgrid, buildings and their integration to grid;

  • Proficiency in python, Julia, C++, Java;

  • Strong analytical, task management, and communications skills, both oral and written, and able to communicate clearly the goals, parameters, objectives and outcomes of their research;

  • Demonstrated innovations in framing multi-disciplinary solutions to emerging building performance challenges.

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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

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: Optimization & Control

Opening Date: 2020-02-05

Closing Date: 2020-03-06

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