Scientific Engineering Associate (Energy Efficiency Standards)

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Engineering
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EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts
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92395 Requisition #

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

 

In this position, you will play a key role in developing data inputs and analytical models related to appliance energy use, life-cycle cost analysis, and estimating the national economic and environmental impacts associated with the adoption of minimum energy conservation standards. You may also assist in developing new analytical tools for cross-referencing various data sets and for performing analyses to yield new insights into appliance energy consumption. 

 

We are looking for a talented early-career professional with a technical background in engineering or physical sciences that has strong skills in data analysis, applied statistics, and Python programming.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Create and develop analytical models related to the engineering and economic aspects of energy-efficiency standards for residential appliances. The purpose of the models is to characterize distributions in consumer energy, water, and life-cycle cost, project future product shipments, and estimate the aggregate national impacts of efficiency standards.
  • Develop software tools for analysis of the data, and perform quantitative and qualitative synthesis of findings.
  • Provide technical support on troubleshooting analytical tools and models.
  • Gather, process, and review data from multiple sources, such as field measurements, equipment testing, surveys, and publicly available information.
  • Perform scientific literature reviews, develop presentations, and assist with writing technical documentation and reports.

 

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Statistics, Energy and Resources, Physical Sciences, or a related technical discipline and a minimum of 2 years of professional technical experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expertise in developing analytical tools, and numerical modeling.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated experience using Python for data analysis, and capability of using R, Stata, or SAS for statistical analysis.
  • Proven capability of using Excel for data management, advanced spreadsheet programming, quantitative analysis, mathematical modeling, and graphing.
  • Ability to work independently, interact effectively in a team, and communicate clearly with colleagues sharing creative/innovative thinking.
  • 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.

 

What We Prefer:

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering, Statistics, Energy and Resources, Physical Sciences, or a related technical discipline.
  • Familiarity with the US federal regulatory process, especially 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).
  • Experience manipulating and processing large datasets and time-series data.
  • Familiarity with basic principles of relational databases and SQL.
  • Experience with standard software development tools and platforms (e.g., Linux, git).
  • Familiarity with VBA and statistical sampling.

 

For full consideration, please apply by May 5, 2021, with the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full-time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal up to 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.
  • Due to COVID-19, this position may be performed remotely initially but limited to individuals who can reside in the United States. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work may be 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 supports the DOE’s Appliance Standards Program by performing the analyses that inform the development and amendment of energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemakings. Drawing from a multidisciplinary team, the EES department develops creative solutions to challenging analytical problems that arise in the field of appliance energy-efficiency policy.

 

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.

 

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.

 

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. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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