NREL uses a variety of power systems planning and operations tools to understand the evolution of domestic and international power systems. This position will work with senior researchers to conduct international and domestic energy research and power system analyses, including production cost modeling, wholesale market design, and renewable integration. The ideal candidate has previous experience with power system operations and modeling. Demonstrated strengths in applied mathematics (including statistics), computer programming, and technical writing are also preferred.
The successful candidate will
Be a subject-matter-expert on planning for worst-case scenarios on the electric grid from a variety of threats.
Design and execute power system planning studies spanning topics of reliability and resilience planning, mitigation strategy development and comparison, and economic benefits calculations.
Participate in the development and execution of models, analysis of results, and publication of results in written reports and spoken presentations.
Communicate with a range of stakeholders, e.g., DOE, energy ministries, utilities, regulators, and private firms.
Researcher I - Relevant Bachelor's Degree
Researcher II - Relevant Master's Degree. Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience.
Researcher III - Relevant PhD. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience.
Researcher IV - Relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience. Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R4262
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