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Hybrid Power Systems Engineer

Company: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Location: boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Posting TitleHybrid Power Systems EngineerLocationCO - GoldenPosition TypeRegularHours Per Week40Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)Annual Salary Range: $73,900 - $133,100Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate's education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.Job DescriptionThe Power Systems Engineering Center (PSEC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is inviting applications for a research position to work on government and industry sponsored research in the area of dynamic and transient modeling, optimized controls development, optimized sizing, testing and performance validation of variable generation plants and hybrid multi-technology power systems with variable renewable generation, various energy storage technologies, and conventional energy sources. The researcher should have experience in the broad area of power system dynamic modeling using various software tools (SimPower, DigSilent, PSCAD, etc.) with specific focus on modeling of inverter-based resources for studying their impacts on stability and operation of various power systems (microgrids, islanded systems, grid-connected systems). The researched should also have knowledge of real-time implementation of controls and development of real-time models on target hardware (Opal-RT, RTDS, industrial PLCs, etc.)Demonstrates broad understanding and wide application of engineering technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.Basic QualificationsRelevant PhD . Or, relevant Master's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience .Additional Required QualificationsRequired Knowledge, Skills and AttributesPh.D. degree in the field of power systems and renewable energyExperience in modeling of stand-alone and bulk power systems and the impact of inverter-based resourcesExperience in variable generation plant controls developmentExperience in reliability services by variable generationExperience in modeling and harmonic analysis in onshore and offshore wind power plants and PV power plantsSkilled in development of models and controls for various types of inverter-coupled resources (wind, PV, storage, HVDC, FACTS, etc.)Experience of controller-hardware-in-the-loop and power-hardware-in-the-loop simulations is desirableKnowledge in protection methods and standardsKnowledge of grid-code compliance and power quality related issues, measurement and mitigation methods for wind and solar PV power plantsKnowledge in electricity market operation and optimizationPublication track record demonstrating ability to conduct high-quality researchDemonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects. Very good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.Additional Required QualificationsJob responsibilities will include:Work independently to investigate and/or conduct, test, and document research and experimentsProvide reports on technical work and input to technical publications and presentationsPublish results in technical journals and conference proceedingsPresent work at conferences, symposia, and review meetingsWork with management and senior staff to develop funding in the power electronics and power systems research areasFollow all Environmental, Safety, and Health policies to ensure and maintain a safe working environmentPreferred QualificationsBenefits SummaryBenefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short*- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement*. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.* Based on eligibility rulesSubmission GuidelinesPlease note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.EEO PolicyNREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.EEO is the Law | Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination | Reasonable Accommodations E-Verify www.dhs.gov/E-Verify|For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.E-Verify is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

Keywords: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Boulder , Hybrid Power Systems Engineer, Other , boulder, Colorado

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