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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Masters Research Associate - Sustainability Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311170

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Environmental Assessment and Engineering

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Environmental Assessment and Engineering group is seeking a full-time post-masters sustainability engineer to support a wide variety of projects through participation and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. The successful candidate will have a combination of coursework and demonstrated knowledge with sustainability engineering and life cycle principles including experience with life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC) methodologies. Additional experience or exposure to tools and analyses applicable technoeconomic analysis (TEA), material flow analysis (MFA), and other quantitative methodologies used for resource characterization, planning, and analysis is also highly encouraged.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse set of research staff and project tasks, and possess the appropriate analytic, task management, and communication skills (both oral and written) to clearly define and articulate both objectives and outcomes of their research. In addition to high-quality support for clients (both internal and external), a critical part of the position is the ability to quickly and effectively develop and demonstrate skills and abilities that will lead to growth in responsibilities and career progression.

  • Lead or contribute to the production of technical reports, scientific and technical products, and journal papers in support of principle investigators and project managers.

  • Ability to develop and maintain internal and external scientific networks.

  • Establish and maintain high technical quality in work products.

  • Ability to contribute to the growth of new business development opportunities and capabilities for project and program teams.

  • Effective written and oral communication is required as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively on diverse, multidisciplinary teams.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a Master’s degree within the past 24 months or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Statistical modeling (deterministic and stochastic), attributional LCA, and consequential LCA

  • Exposure to engineering/resource economics principles and methodologies

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: Environ Assessment & Eng

Opening Date: 2020-09-04

Closing Date: 2020-10-04