Job Information Job Title: Distributed Energy Power Systems EngineerGrade: 200/210
Org: Power & Energy Systems
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)
Mission/Vision Statement Changing the World's Energy Future by Breaking Ground on New Technology Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking mid-career candidates to enhance its clean energy integration, power systems development, and modeling capabilities. In this position, you will provide support to the wind, hydropower, solar, and power systems integration technologies staff in research, design, and development of resource assessments, and perform renewable and classical power systems analyses. You will support micro-grid to full-scale grid demonstrations. You will help coordinate, analyze, and deliver model results to technical staff, group leads, and external collaborators. You will prepare and contribute to technical reports, publications, and presentations at national technical meetings and project reviews with program sponsors. You will support INL Power and Energy Systems Department leadership in meeting DOE/DOD/industry customer expectations, milestones and deliverables, and INL internal reporting metrics. In this position, you must be, or become familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements, emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals, and performing all work in an environmentally safe and compliant manner. Good communication skills are required. This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain at least an DOE L clearance to support work with the Departments of Energy, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security. Ideal applicants will demonstrate (1) proactive and flexible ways of working in a dynamic R&D environment, (2) willingness to seek opportunities to learn new skills, and (3) a self-motivated work ethic. This position may involve some work outside normal office hours and some travel. BS degree in electrical engineering, power systems, or comparable degree plus 6 years of experience. Must be a U.S. Citizen. The person must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance or higher.
Special Requirements and/or Training:
Working knowledge in wind power, hydropower, solar power, and/or advanced power systems, with experience preferably in the electric utility or power engineering/consulting industry. Must have significant experience with power modeling such as short circuit and protective coordination, arc flash studies, power flow analysis and NEC code compliance. Experience with renewable energy and implementation of power systems projects > 480V is also preferred. Professional Engineer and/or Certified Energy Manager certification is preferred. Must have an interest in microgrid technologies, grid integration and modernization and controls. Experience with power systems modeling software such as EasyPower, SKM, ETAP, PowerWorld or similar are required, and micro-grid controls and development experience are preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A publication record in power or renewable energy systems is desired. The position may involve some travel and work outside normal working hours.
Preferred skills include:
Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards. Motor Abilities: Fine motor control (hands); Repetitive work. Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Basic color discrimination; Audio alarms. Work Conditions: Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day.Please Apply Before: January 21, 2019 (Midnight MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
- Automated Control Systems
- Electrical system design, implementation and experimentation/testing
- Power system component integration
- Micro-grid development and component integration
- Experimental setup and testing
- Measurement and Control Systems
- Electrical system modeling and simulation (SKM, PSS®E, EasyPower or similar)
- Strong Computer Skills (C++, Java, Matlab, Autocad, LabView, and SCADA)
- Hardware (PLCs, RTUs, SCADA related equipment)
- Knowledge of applicable codes and standards (NEC, IEEE, NFPA)
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.Equal Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.