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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Bachelor Research Associate - Power System Software in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310368

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Electricity Infrastructure

Job Description

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 bachelor’s degree candidate to develop software for power system analysis and modeling. The successful candidate will work with a group of power system engineers and software engineers to develop tools that improve power system stability, aid grid protection and coordination, analyze contingency / reliability, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Bachelor’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in computer science or related field.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and clients.

  • The ability to work effectively independently and in project teams.

  • Writing well-designed and tested software that meets requirements

  • Thinking independently to solve difficult technical challenges with minimal oversight

  • Team player who works well with others to help everyone be successful

  • Constantly learning new technologies that will better meet the needs of our project stakeholders

  • Ability to manage time while balancing priorities from multiple projects concurrently

Must have …

Experience with at least one of the following database systems: PostgreSQL (preferred), DynamoDB MySQL, MongoDB

  • Experience with the UNIX/Linux environment

  • Experience with .NET framework, WPF, C#,, Python, MATLAB etc.

  • Experience with source control

  • Basic understanding on power system and electric engineering

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: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Electricity Security

Opening Date: 2020-02-28

Closing Date: 2020-03-06