The Energy Policy & Economics group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking an Energy Policy Scientist\Engineer\Analyst; the individual will be a technical contributor and task leader on a growing team of engineers, researchers, economists, and analysts developing innovative methods to achieve greater efficiency, optimization, and resiliency of the nation’s energy systems under considerations of the environment. This position is responsible for a suite of research projects and external engagements for PNNL’s Industry Acceptance of Energy Storage thrust area under the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity - Energy Storage Program strategy. In addition this position will support energy infrastructure modernization projects and programs across the laboratory where additional insight into valuation, regulatory design, tariffs, policy, and utility business models are involved.
The position requires advanced knowledge\experience related to the design and construction of the nation’s electricity infrastructure, storage technologies, analysis, and mechanisms for deployment, and an understanding of the stakeholders, utilities, vendors, and regulatory bodies who are engaged in that technology deployment and related policy implementation. Advanced knowledge of energy markets, energy storage technologies, and energy storage simulation and valuation models, methods, and tools would be preferred.
The individual will work with and provide leadership to project teams that serve as a technical resource and program planners\implementers for market introduction and adoption activities related to electricity infrastructure. The primary sponsor is the Department of Energy offices, and secondary sponsors include smaller agencies, state government, and private organizations. This position offers the opportunity for a broad range of involvement in activities including researching and development of electricity infrastructure related technologies and policies, energy user\operator needs and issues; working with States, program providers, and others as they raise awareness and increase adoption and upgrading of energy infrastructure technologies and policies; identifying and helping develop new and improved tools and resources for addressing energy storage and electricity infrastructure needs; and designing workshops, case studies, programs\training that support the application and use of energy storage technologies and best practices.
Will work with sponsor relationship management, program managers, and the technical group manager to support and lead tasks that are required to be completed on time and within budget. There will be direct interface with sponsors and their subcontractors to gather data, and plan and implement activities.
Will be responsible for presentation of program results to clients and others; from time to time, travel requirements may be as high as 25%.
Will be expected to attend conferences and present results of work, as well as support energy storage education in public forums and via invited presentations.
Individual must have the demonstrated ability to apply advanced energy principles, theories and concepts in the fields of electricity infrastructure technology and policy.
B.S. degree with 5+ years of experience, M.S. degree with 3+ years of experience, or a Ph.D. with 1+ years of experience.
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 308705
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been operated by the Battelle Memorial Institute since its' inception in 1965. For more than 50 years, we've advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world. We make fundamental scientific discoveries that illuminate the mysteries of our planet and the universe. We apply our scientific expertise to tackle some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment, and national security