Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join the Electricity Markets and Policy Department (EMP).
In this role, you will participate in and provide technical support for EMP projects, including building and maintaining energy project databases and datasets, performing analysis, and synthesizing findings.
The EMP Department conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector. Our research seeks to inform public and private decision-making on issues related to energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, renewable energy, electricity resource and transmission planning, electricity reliability and resilience, and utility regulation.
What You Will Do:
Develop and manage large datasets and other tools, and improve tools, codes, and methods, to support the research group (e.g., facilitating effective and efficient analysis of building-level data for energy consumption, loan and mortgage performance, and energy efficiency measures).
Develop tools to assist researchers in developing survey instruments and online databases, processing database results (characteristics, costs, savings, and technical performance), and providing other technical expertise and support for analysis of energy efficiency project and program data.
Participate in other research activities including quantitative and qualitative analysis and synthesis of research findings.
Assist with writing technical reports and documentation of program and policy analysis.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Engineering, Public Policy, Statistics, Energy, Natural/Environmental Resources, or a related field, and a minimum of 2 years of professional technical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated familiarity with energy efficiency and other distributed energy resource programs and technologies for electricity systems.
Demonstrated experience developing, managing, and using energy-related software tools, datasets and/or databases, and engineering, environmental, or energy system models.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply programming languages.
Proven ability to work on innovative R&D projects, including the ability to work independently as well as work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
Strong verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by technical reports and articles, including the ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, interact with external stakeholders, and collaborate with other researchers.
What We Prefer:
Specific experience with energy efficiency technologies, programs, markets, and policies.
Proficiency with database platforms (e.g., MySQL).
Familiarity with HTML/XML
Proficiency with at least one of the following programming languages: Python, R, STATA, SAS.
Required Application Materials:
The following materials must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 14, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal for a total of 5 years or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until January 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The EAEI Division focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards. We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.