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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy System Optimization & Control Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309322

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Optimization & Control

Job Description

This position will provide support the Laboratory's research in Optimization and Control of Energy Systems. This position will focus on research related to development and application of advanced optimization and control theory for power systems, buildings and buildings-to-grid integration. A successful candidate will be required to conduct independent research, develop new ideas and contribute to research proposals, engage with sector 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.

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

  • Accountable to technical group manager and project managers for project development, execution, and closure.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience or an advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong technical background in optimization and control;

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

  • Good understanding of power system operation and planning, engineering economics and power market;

  • 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;

  • 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.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Optimization and Control

Opening Date: 2019-05-09

Closing Date: 2019-06-08

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