Scientific Engineering Associate (Energy Efficiency Standards)

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Engineering
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EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts
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90250 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join the Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Department!


The EES Department supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards program by performing the analysis that underlies the development and amendment of energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemakings. 


In this role, you will design, implement, and utilize analytical tools for data collection, analysis, and modeling to support the program.  Your role will be to develop advanced analytical and modeling tools, provide high-level technical support, and apply engineering and scientific concepts to the development of energy efficiency standards and test procedures.


What You Will Do:

  • Create and develop tools to improve the engineering, economic and environmental analyses of appliance standards policies.

  • Develop and support the development of numerical models to support the engineering and economic aspects of the development of energy efficiency standards for residential appliances, commercial/industrial equipment, and/or lighting products. The model’s purpose is to assess patterns and distributions of energy use, consumer life-cycle cost, forecasting of product shipments, and estimation of aggregate national impacts of standards.

  • Develop tools to manage large databases.

  • Provide technical support to the research team on troubleshooting the tools and models.

  • Develop database quality control tools and procedures.

  • Work on the development of models and tools, performing quantitative and qualitative synthesis on findings.

  • Contribute to designing and expressing data needs for the development of the tools and models.

  • Contribute to the creation of written documentation to describe the tools and models, and, as needed, present to technical and non-technical audiences.

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Statistics, Engineering, or a related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of related professional technical experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Expertise in developing analytical tools and numerical modeling.

  • Experience in the development of computational tools in Python and/or Excel/VBA.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to present engineering and economic models and tools to a non-specialist audience.

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to function well in meeting tight deadlines, and adapt to rapidly changing work demands.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively on teams sharing creative/innovative thinking.

  • Interest in energy analysis and policy.


What We Prefer:

  • Master’s Degree in Physics, Statistics, Engineering, or a related discipline.

  • Familiarity with the US federal regulatory process, as it relates to energy efficiency.

  • Experience applying engineering and economics concepts in the context of energy efficiency (e.g., life-cycle cost, net present value of efficiency improvements).

  • Familiarity with basic principles of relational databases and SQL.

  • Familiarity with appliance engineering models and economic models of consumer choice and cost-benefit analysis.

  • Experience with collaborative code development and Git version control system.

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 June 16, 2020.


Notes:

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1-year Term appointment with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of 5 years total or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.


The EES Department is composed of staff from various academic disciplines, offers a broad range of expertise primarily in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Appliance & Equipment Standards program and its mission to promulgate standards that achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is both technologically feasible and economically justified.  We analyze and report on the impacts and savings potential of energy efficiency standards on a range of products including residential appliances, commercial and industrial equipment, and lighting products.


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."


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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