Power Systems Research Engineer
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Job Title: Power Systems Research Engineer
Org: Energy Systems
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)
Changing the World's Energy Future by Breaking Ground on New
MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other clean energy options and critical
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our
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
Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Power and Energy Systems Department within the Energy and
Environment Science & Technology (EES&T) Directorate at Idaho
National Laboratory is seeking a staff research engineer with
experience in power systems engineering. Particular focuses of
interest include controller design, power electronics, microgrid
design, and/or dynamic and transient energy systems modeling.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ideation,
planning, coordination, and implementation of power systems
projects. Experience with power system testing using digital
real-time simulation environments using power and/or controller
hardware-in-the-loop is a plus.
You will be expected to lead research projects, drive technical
capability development, and interface with research sponsors. You
should have prior experience working both individually and in teams
in a fast-paced, high-tempo research environment. Demonstrated
ability to lead the design and implementation of research projects
is required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are
EES&T's role and mission is 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.
PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or
related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience.
Demonstrated technical understanding, research collaborations, and
professional recognition through an established publication record
in one or more of the following technical research related areas:
power electronic circuit topologies, microgrid design, dynamic and
transient energy systems, modeling and simulation of complex
systems, advanced controls, and analysis involving interaction of
multiple physical systems.
Demonstrated proposal and project leadership experience.
A demonstrated background and solid understanding of power
electronics system design, power electronic circuit topologies,
power conversion systems, multilevel inverters, transient energy
systems modeling / analysis, and hardware-in-the-loop testing is
The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is highly
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
Special Senses: Basic color discrimination, Audio Alarms, Ability
Work Conditions: 8Hrs/day.
PLEASE APPLY BEFORE: October 11, 2019 (Midnight MDT)
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.
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
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.
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.
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