Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI) Division has an opening for a Scientific Engineer Associate to join the China Energy Group. In this role, you will conduct technical and policy analysis covering a range of topics, including industrial energy efﬁciency, end-use energy demand and energy supply trends and outlook, power market analysis, energy policy, and energy and emissions modeling of national and subnational energy systems for China. You will perform modeling and analysis of statistical, technical, and policy-related issues, applying engineering and scientiﬁc concepts, with an emphasis on supporting the assessment of related to aforementioned topics under general guidance on research direction by principal investigator(s).
What You Will Do:
Apply principles, theories, and/or technical concepts in science and engineering to perform research in the areas of industrial, power, and building sector energy use, energy efﬁciency, and related greenhouse gas emissions.
Investigate, create and develop analytical methods and computational tools to improve the energy, economic and environmental analyses of energy efﬁciency technologies and policies.
Develop and maintain a portfolio of advanced computational tools that serve various technical and analytical requirements for energy assessment.
Provide technical support for projects related to industrial energy efﬁciency with collaborators in China, including data processing and evaluation. Work with Chinese colleagues and contribute signiﬁcantly to overall project deliverables.
Design, develop and manage tools to automate processes necessary for energy and economic models.
Process data, construct detailed databases on industrial energy use, develop energy models, and develop data and information on cost, energy and resource savings, and implementation of efﬁciency technologies.
Provide technical and scientiﬁc support by developing a broad array of numerical models and analytical tools to address challenging technical questions to support solving energy policy issues in China.
Conduct assessment for energy policies in China and across the world and assist with preparing policy guidelines.
Provide technical consultation in response to research and respond to information requests from outside the China Energy Group, Program, and Laboratory.
Assist the group leader, group members, and other members of the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at large with sectoral energy efﬁciency policy, data compilation, and modeling tools.
Apply engineering concepts in conducting statistical, technical, and economic assessment in support of the development of energy efﬁciency policies in China.
Build and manage large databases for application in the analysis of technical and economic data.
Assist with developing presentations for conferences, meetings and workshops, and give presentations at conferences, meetings and workshops. Interact with other researchers within and outside of LBNL regarding research activities.
Write and review technical reports and policy documentation.
Contribute to conference papers, laboratory reports and refereed journal articles on industrial energy use, and energy efﬁciency topics.
Coordinate with external collaborators.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Energy, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in working independently to undertake technical part of the research and perform tasks as described in the Duties/Responsibilities section above.
Experience with a broad range of multi-disciplinary knowledge, analytical techniques and models, and tools needed for energy efﬁciency assessment, which include but are not limited to fundamentals of engineering, economics, and statistical techniques.
Demonstrated experience with quantitative modeling and management of large datasets.
Experience with Chinese energy end-use data, technologies and energy transformation processes for the purposes of the development of analytical tools and models.
Demonstrated understanding of Chinese energy systems, Chinese industry, and energy statistics.
Strong interests in energy efﬁciency topics and understanding of energy policies development process in China.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, collaborate with other researchers, present results at conferences, write research reports and ability to use research materials, models and tools in both English and Chinese.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively, providing, sharing and receiving creative ideas.
Proficiency with statistical and/or database management tools; Stata and R; LEAP
Able to generate graphics that convey complex ideas and data elegantly from within Excel and/or other tools such as ArcGIS.
Ability to provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope.
Ability to work collaboratively to guide project team members towards successful completion of projects
Ability to work with general supervisor oversight and exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and as part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical support staff.
Familiarity with standard office productivity applications such as document editors and spreadsheets.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree in Engineering, Energy or related field.
Experience with conducting technical trainings in China.
Experience in managing or working in team settings to accomplish project goals.
Willingness to learn and become proficient in new quantitative and database and process management methods, as required by research projects.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 25, 2018.
This is a full time,M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay, career appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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