The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is currently seeking applicants for three (3) General Engineer/ Physical Scientist positions (GS-0801/1301-14 or 15, based upon qualifications and experience – must be a U.S. citizen to apply) to serve as senior research engineers within our Strategic Systems Analysis & Engineering Directorate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Morgantown, West Virginia, or Albany, Oregon.
NETL's mission is to create technology innovations and solutions that contribute to an affordable, secure, and environmentally sustainable energy future. In support of this mission, NETL's Strategic Systems Analysis & Engineering Directorate (SSAE) leads in the research of advanced energy systems, providing integrated modeling and optimization capability to support analysis and decision-making across multiple scales. DOE has Direct Hire Authority to fill this science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) position.
There is one (1) position related to Processes Systems Engineering, which will focus on the analysis, design, scale-up, and optimization of complex, steady-state and dynamic systems at scales ranging from materials to processes to supply chains and enterprise systems, developing and applying computational frameworks for simulation-based optimization and uncertainty mitigation. Potential application areas include Integrated Energy Systems (IES), which synergistically incorporate diverse energy sources, including renewable, nuclear, and fossil with carbon capture, to more effectively provide environmentally sustainable, competitive, and reliable power, heat, mobility, and a variety of other consumer products and services.
There is one (1) position focusing on energy related life cycle analysis (LCA), which will include Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, Circularity Modeling, Social Life Cycle Analysis, and various other methods to evaluate the environmental, economic, and social attributes of energy systems ranging from the extraction of raw materials from the ground to the use of the energy carrier to perform work. Results will be used to inform research at NETL and evaluate energy options from a National perspective.
The is also one (1) position related to Energy Process Analysis, which will focus on complex techno-economic analyses of emerging technical matters associated with evolving US energy systems and markets (e.g., power, heat, hydrogen, mobility (fuels), chemicals, and other products). A deep familiarity with the energy sector; associated commercial, emerging, and concept-stage technologies; relevant literature; state-of-the-art process synthesis, modeling, and simulation tools and techniques; data and statistical analysis techniques; and capital cost estimation methods will be used to produce novel insights and R&D direction in support of the cost-effective, environmentally-benign use of domestic energy resources as part of a reliable and secure domestic energy infrastructure.
Some travel may be required Research activities include both those that are part of an established program and pioneering efforts for advancing new program initiatives. The research approach may not be easily determined, and modification of existing techniques is frequently required. Expected work products include technical manuscripts for publication in scientific and technical journals or as government reports. Preparation and delivery of oral presentations at technical seminars, conferences, program reviews, etc., is often required.
Interested applicants are required to submit a resume to [log in to unmask] (not monitored) AND apply to the General Engineer (TN-21-DOE-0801-OCDH) or Physical Scientist (TN-21-DOE-1301-OCDH) Open Continuous Vacancy Announcements by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 30, 2021. Along with your application for this position, please include a cover letter addressing your qualifications and copies of up to 3 of your most relevant publications. Be sure to identify to which position you are applying. As the ability to communicate effectively in writing is a major requirement for this position, your cover letter and publications will be evaluated based both on content and style.
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