Berkeley Lab's Energy Efficiency Standards Group is looking for a Scientific Engineering Associate to develop methods for measuring and analyzing the energy use of motors, air conditioners, and other commercial equipment.
In this role, you will develop advanced analytical and modeling tools, apply engineering and scientific concepts, and provide technical support to the development of national energy efficiency standards and test procedures.
You will work in an interdisciplinary and dynamic team that supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Appliance & Equipment Standards program. The program establishes nationwide standards that achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is both technologically feasible and economically justified.
You must submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
What You Will Do:
Create methods for measuring energy use of motors, air conditioners, and other commercial equipment.
Develop analytical and computational tools for analyzing equipment energy use.
Write documents and presentations to describe the methods and tools developed.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, or a related field, and a minimum of 2 years of professional technical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong understanding of the engineering or scientific concepts underlying the operation of motors, air conditioners, and related equipment.
Strong experience in developing analytical tools and numerical models in Python, R, Excel/VBA, or other languages.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including a demonstrated ability to present technical content to non-specialists.
What We Desire:
Advanced degree (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D.) in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, or a related field.
Professional experience in testing or design of commercial equipment or appliances.
Familiarity with the US federal regulatory process, especially as it relates to energy efficiency.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 31, 2019.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year Term appointment with the possibility of extension for a total of 5 years 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.
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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.