Power Systems Research Engineer
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 6, 2021
DescriptionDoes a career focused on changing the world's energy
future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity
you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Power and Energy Systems
Department is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in
exploring a career as a Power Systems Research Engineer (PSRE)!
EES&T's role and mission's to develop and advance clean, smart,
and secure energy systems essential to national security, economic
prosperity, and environmental sustainability. It embodies science
and engineering functions that contribute enabling technologies for
today's national energy portfolio. It also augments the country's
technical ability to collaborate on and overcome critical energy
and water challenges that already impact tomorrow's energy choices.
This position supports and integrates actions, activities,
projects, & initiatives of the EES&T Directorate's Integrated
Mission Plan and other INL research, development, demonstration,
and deployment (RDD&D) efforts.
The Power and Energy Systems Department within the Energy and
Environment Science & Technology (EES&T) Directorate at INL is
seeking a staff research engineer with experience in power systems
engineering. Candidates for this position should have expertise in
at least one of the following focus areas:
- Distribution Systems - including distributed energy resources
(DERs) modeling and control or distribution system management
solutions to enable higher DER penetration
- Microgrids - including design, control, or energy management
- Transmission - including modeling of bulk power system
generation technologies or expertise in transmission system
stability, reliability, and resilience
- Dynamic and Transient energy systems modeling - some
responsibilities include, ideation, planning, coordination, and
implementation of power systems projects
- Experience with power system testing - using digital real-time
simulation environments and using power and/or controller
hardware-in-the-loop is a plus
The PSRE will be expected to serve as key team member on research
projects, contribute to technical capability development, and help
prepare documents for dissemination to research sponsors. They
should have prior experience working both individually and in teams
in a fast-paced, high-tempo, research environment. Demonstrated
ability to contribute to the implementation and design of research
projects is required. Excellent written and verbal communications
skills are also required.
- PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering or related
field -Master's degree plus 1 year experience -Bachelor's degree
plus 2 years' experience.
- Demonstrated technical understanding, research collaborations,
and professional recognition through an established publication
and/or patents record in one or more of the topics listed in the
- Demonstrated proposal writing and research project execution
- A background and solid understanding of controller design for
diverse use cases and in the context of institutional decision
making (e.g. maximizing cost-benefit in real-world applications) is
- A PhD and two years' experience.
- Experience and an understanding of grid architectures,
controller design, power conversion systems, multilevel inverters,
transient energy systems modeling/analysis, and
- Understanding of power markets, utility decision making, grid
architectures, complex and flexible industrial processes (e.g.
hydrogen production through electrolysis).
- Salary Grade: 210
- Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected
candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on
depth and breadth of proven experience and skills
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 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the
laboratory works with national and international governments,
universities and industry partners to discover new science and
development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and
renewable energy, national security, and environmental
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative
nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our
nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31,
1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).
For more information see www.sss.gov.
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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
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
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust
relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information,
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Posting:Apr 19, 2021, 12:41:30 PMUnposting Date:May 4, 2021,
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