Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Data Scientist to join their Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Department!
In this role, you will design, develop, and utilize complex methods, processes, and tools for data collection, data management, empirical analysis, and numerical modeling in support of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The EES department supports DOE's Appliance Standards Program by performing the analyses that underlie the development and amendment of energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemakings. This position will develop advanced analytical and modeling tools, data management tools, and provide other high-level technical support including identification, interpretation, and communication of meaningful insights from data and and findings from the analysis.
What You Will Do:
Create, develop and maintain a broad array of complex numerical models and programming scripts or tools in order to analyze challenging technical and energy policy issues. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques.
Create, manage, and utilize complex databases with a diverse scope, including technical and economic data.
Investigate, create and develop new methods and apply those concepts to energy use and lifecycle cost analysis.
Contribute to federal register notices, technical support documents and memos, summarizing methods, data sources, results, conclusions, and/or energy and economic implications.
Develop presentations for public meetings.
Manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and uncertain schedules.
Offer guidance and direction to early career technical staff.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Energy and Resources, or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in working independently to perform tasks similar to those described in the section above.
Advanced proficiency and experience with complex quantitative modeling and analysis, data management, and data visualization.
Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and analytical skills to identify issues and recommend creative solutions to complex problems.
Proficiency and experience with Python.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a high attention to detail and the ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources and contribute to technical reports.
Proven ability to work with multiple concurring projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team.
Interest in energy analysis and policy.
What We Prefer:
Advanced Degree in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Energy and Resources, or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years technical experience.
Familiarity with the US federal regulatory process, especially as it relates to energy efficiency.
Advanced proficiency with Python.
For full consideration, please apply by January 27, 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.
This is a full time, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), career appointment.
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 will be performed remotely initially but limited to individuals currently residing 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.
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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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.