Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Systems Engineer- Energy Justice & Equity in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312593
Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s works to improve the security, stability, and resiliency of our nation’s energy infrastructure; increase transparency and flexibility; reduce inefficiencies; and improve the nation’s general quality of life. We tackle systems as small as heat pumps that can fit into the palm of your hand to as large as control and architectural paradigms spanning supply and demand of the U.S. electrical grid.
To do this, the Distributed Systems group at PNNL analyzes, models, and develops integrated systems to monitor, diagnose, and understand the operating state of the most complex engineered processes in the world. These processes range from electrical power generation to transmission and distribution, and to the end use consumption of energy in industrial and residential facilities with particular emphasis on integration of distributed energy resources and flexible loads in electric power distribution systems.
The laboratory seeks senior personnel with recognized energy equity experience coupled with technical leadership in technology innovation and grid operations. This position focuses on overseeing programs and research related to distributed effects of energy investments and technology design, with a particular focus around energy storage applications, energy system planning and architectures, and energy futures. We are seeking an experienced researcher with strong communications skills.
Oversee laboratory research programs on energy equity nexus with energy system operations, with grid modeling and analysis as core elements.
Direct outreach to external stakeholders and federal agencies.
Provide subject matter expertise on power system operations, planning, and business structures.
Contribute to interdisciplinary leadership teams to tackle high impact problems.
Partner with business development leads to expand the research portfolio and respond to funding opportunities.
The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:
Level IV: Recognized technical domain expertise with leadership roles in the technical community. Determines technical approaches to complex challenges leading projects as a PI or co-PI Expertise in interdisciplinary, multi-domain research and development. Leads identification of and development of new capabilities related to energy system analysis, modeling, and integration. Actively publishes in the technical literature. Leads proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.
Level V: Nationally recognized technical domain expertise with leadership roles in the technical community. Conceives of and plans R&D for complex challenges leading projects as a PI or co-PI Expertise in interdisciplinary, multi-domain research and development. Leads and develops strategies for development of new capabilities related to energy system analysis, modeling, and integration. Actively publishes in the technical literature and sought out as speaker, peer reviewer in national conferences and forums. Leads proposals and develops business through excellent project performance developing a sustained funding base to support self and project teams
- Bachelor's degree with 7+ years’ experience, Master's degree with 5+ years’ experience or a PhD with 3+ years of experience.
Bachelor's degree with 9+ years’ experience, Master's degree with 7+ years’ experience or a PhD with 5+ years of experience.
Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field with significant interdisciplinary experience.
Recognized expertise in energy equity and energy justice disciplines, including applicable social science approaches, program management or institutional experience in technical engagement with disadvantaged communities, knowledge of energy system-scale dynamics and measurement with regard to socio-technological systems
Degree in electrical engineering or similar technical degrees, or equivalent experience, that demonstrates strong fundamental understanding of engineering principles in the electric system.
Strong communication skills with regard to grid operational fundamentals, today’s energy challenges and issues, and new energy technologies.
Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in system dynamics analysis of complex energy-economy systems
The ability to lead and mentor others in abstracting and simplifying complex system behavior into components that can be modeled for system analysis studies.
The ability to lead and mentor the modeling and simulation of engineered, natural, and human systems of various temporal and spatial scales (varying from seconds to decades and meters to global regions)
Skills and experience in mathematical optimization techniques, simulations of thermal and power systems, as well as econometrics and quantitative economics
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.
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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: Engineering/Engineering Techs
Group: Distributed Systems
Opening Date: 2021-08-24
Closing Date: 2021-09-23