Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PhD Intern - Power Systems Engineering in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 311615
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings
Group: Electricity Security
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.
The Electricity Infrastructure Group is looking for a university intern to work with a team of senior engineers to create high impact solutions for the electricity grid. The intern will come up with creative new solutions to real world problems and fuse knowledge from many disciplines. The intern will take initiative to identify opportunities to contribute, communicate their questions and results, find solutions to ambiguously defined problems, and create reusable software tools.
Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Must have Background in power systems engineering,
Must have completed graduate power systems engineering classes
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Previous project experience creating concrete results both while working independently and with a team
Detail oriented in executing solutions while able to articulate how their work contributes to a larger, impactful effort
Preference for PhD candidates in electrical engineering, math, and computer engineering/science with high-level coursework completed in power systems modeling.
Experience with different open-source software platforms such as OpenDSS, GridLab-D, GridAPPS-D
Confident programming skills in Matlab, Python.
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 having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships
Group: Electricity Security
Opening Date: 2021-02-22
Closing Date: 2021-02-27