Scientific Engineering Associate (Energy Efficiency Standards)

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Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI) Division has an opening for a Scientific Engineer Associate to join the Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Group.  


The Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) group supports the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Appliance and Equipment Standards program and its mission to promulgate energy conservation standards that achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is both technologically feasible and economically justified and to develop supporting test procedures.  EES analyses draw on a diverse set of capabilities, tools, and methods including energy consumption modeling and advanced technology assessment.


In this role, you will take a technical support role in the design, implementation, and utilization of analytical tools for data collection, analysis, and modeling in support of the Appliance and Equipment Standards program.  This position will apply scientific methods, engineering concepts and skills, and tools development to support projects that cover an array of energy efficiency technical issues focused on energy efficiency standards.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop and revise programs for controlling environmental test chambers including troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLC’s).

  • Provide guidance to technical staff regarding energy efficiency test procedure execution and interpretation in the environmental test chambers including proper installation of various air conditioning products (air conditioners, heat pumps, walk in coolers and freezers, etc.).

  • Develop database tools to receive and process data acquired from the data acquisition system.

  • Assist in the development of web-based database tools for viewing, processing, and analyzing data.

  • Develop automated programs for calibration of meters and sensors and provide guidance to technical staff related to the operation of such programs.

  • Develop tools required by testing protocols including computer programs and apparatus which may require programming.

  • Contribute to the preparation of technical papers for peer-reviewed journals, presentations, and final reports in fulfillment of contract deliverables.

  • Act as liaison between researchers, other LBNL employees, and external contacts.

  • Give presentations to audiences of varying degrees of technical understanding.

  • Provide technical expertise for other tasks as funding and workload dictates.


What is Required:

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

  • Demonstrated experience in a laboratory environment and an ability for developing, managing and using various engineering tools and concepts to solve complex problems.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply various programming languages.

  • Proven ability to work on innovative R&D projects, including ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with database structures including its associated dialect.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by technical reports and articles, including ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, interact with external stakeholders, and collaborate with other researchers.

  • Familiarity with at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++, Java, Python.

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License.

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of this position including field activity involving the following:

    • Extensive walking, climbing, working at various heights, working on construction sites with poor footing and other construction hazards.

    • Frequent standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, sitting, and squatting.

    • Reaching above shoulder height, pulling, pushing, and grasping.

    • Inspecting equipment requiring reaching with hands, arms, and using hands to handle or feel.

    • Work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under fluorescent lights and other artificial lighting.

    • Moving in confined spaces, crouching, and crawling.

    • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

    • Use personal protective equipment, clothing, respirators, and other safety gear.

    • Climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds.

    • Work at heights.


What We Desire:

  • Advanced graduate degree in Physics, Statistics, Engineering, or related field.

  • Professional experience applying concepts related to energy efficiency in appliances or buildings in an analytical context.

  • Understanding of, and interest in, energy efficiency technologies, programs, markets and policies.

  • Familiarity with HTML/XML.

  • Proficiency with different database platforms (e.g., Postgres, MongoDB).


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment.  This position has the possibility of extension 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.


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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