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Senior Scientific Engineering Associate (Building Technology and Urban Systems)

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Berkeley Lab’s Building Technology Urban Systems (BTUS) Division has an opening for a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate to join the Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) Team within their Whole Building Systems (WBS) Department.  In this role, you will provide technical support to advance knowledge about the development and use of advanced analytics, diagnostics, and control technologies for savings estimation and operational efficiency in commercial buildings.


Current research in the BTUS Division includes the development and application of building energy simulation, research on building controls, performance monitoring, glazings, window systems, high performance facades, management of peak electricity demand, and benchmarking of building energy performance.  This role will focus on commercial building energy diagnostics and control, and software tools but will collaborate with departmental staff on related projects.


This position will be filled at a II (Senior) or level III (Principal) dependent on experience.  This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.


What You Will Do:

  • Provide technical expertise to the execution of defined task areas under technical scopes of the research.

  • Assist commercial building domain scientists, engineers and stakeholders to conduct research in building performance monitoring, optimization, and fault detection and diagnostic tools.   

  • Perform energy modeling using interval data, to assess building performance and quantify project savings impacts, including determination of the best energy modeling method/tool for a given project scenario.

  • Assist with designing protocols of new HVAC optimization and fault detection and diagnostics technologies.

  • Contribute to develop new approaches to advance automated measurement and verification, fault detection and diagnostics, and integrated building control.

  • Develop new control and analytical methods for efficient building operations.

  • Participate in the diverse tasks related to conceptualizing, designing, building, developing, and testing relevant analytical approaches, and tools.

  • Contribute to technical reports, presentations, and outreach materials for internal and external audiences.


What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related scientific field (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Building Physics, Commercial Building Operations and Control) a minimum of 4 years related professional technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in research, development, and demonstration in the applied and engineering sciences.

  • Knowledge and experience in several of the following topics:

    • Commercial building HVAC design.

    • Control and fault diagnostics.

    • Commercially available energy management and information systems.

    • Building sensors and controls.

    • Programming and data analysis including statistical regression and machine learning methods.

    • Energy efficiency program evaluation, measurement, verification, and associated policy issues.

    • Energy use baselining.

    • Controls integration and optimization.

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to quickly learn new concepts and technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, uncover problems, and to identify and initiate appropriate actions for resolution.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team setting, and share insights relevant to other team projects.

  • Effective ability to manage time effectively across concurrent tasks within specified budgets.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced graduate degree in related scientific field (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Building Physics, Commercial Building Operations and Control).

  • Prior work experience in building energy efficiency engineering.

  • Experience developing software specifications and requirements documents

  • Experience developing field testing protocols

  • Experience programming building automation systems and control sequences


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.


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