In this role, you will develop physical and informational technologies to make buildings and urban infrastructure more energy-and resource-efficient. You will develop and implement a strategic vision for research consistent with priorities of the BTUS Division and strategic funders. Specifically, you will provide leadership and management for three primary research groups (Windows, Simulation, and Sensors) and over 55 staff.
What You Will Do:
Engage with funders (U.S. Department of Energy, California Energy Commission, GSA, SPP) on specific projects and across a portfolio of building energy technology projects.
Interact and collaborate with personnel both internal and external to the Lab.
Develop long-range objectives and strategic plans for new initiatives in the department.
Identify new national and international funding agencies.
Manage staffing and funding plans across the department.
Represent the division and area in meetings and presentations to visitors and lab management.
Coordinate department-wide responses to DOE requests such as solicitations, peer- and merit reviews.
Supervise scientists, technical support staff, interns and students to develop strong teams to perform research.
Manage RD&D efforts to develop, characterize and analyze innovative fenestration and envelope systems in the laboratory and in real building projects
Coordinate the preparation of proposals for funding and other activities, such as strategic planning for the Windows and Envelope Materials group.
Oversee communication and deliverable tracking with the DOE envelope technology program.
Serve as the main point of contact for the DOE and other clients for groups projects.
Determine strategies for software tool development for a variety of platforms (web, pc/mac/linux) and development practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration testing, and agile development to enable wide ranging use and high impact of these tools.
Apply engineering and scientific research principles to building energy research projects such as experiment design and data analysis.
Support the software planning, design and implementation of improvements to the DOE energy efficiency windows software tools such as WINDOW, THERM, COMFEN, Radiance, and others.
Consider thermal and optical needs, improvements in capabilities, and adding new materials and material properties.
Conduct research projects incorporating both engineering principles, and energy efficiency knowledge, which includes theoretical aspects such as building physics and practical knowledge of the building industry.
Perform data-analysis and evaluate new data science tools.
Conduct research on the energy impacts of building envelopes using energy simulation tools as well as physical experiments.
Present results at national and international conferences.
Publish results in technical reports.
What Is Required:
Master of Science in Engineering, Architecture, Physics or a related field and minimum 12 years of planning, proposal development, scheduling, budgeting and operations experience in a research technical setting years or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing field experiments.
Experience in Building Physics, heat transfer and optics to develop and improve model algorithms for simulation and analysis of fenestration and daylighting products and assemblies.
Demonstrated experience leading research program teams to deliver results.
Expertise in building energy technology.
Thorough knowledge of the building industry, including envelope construction and fenestration.
Expertise in, sensors and controls, building computer simulation and building envelope science.
Strong ability to shape research objectives, design and implement plans, carry out projects independently
Broad and in-depth knowledge in the fields of both building science and software development and tools such as WINDOWS, THERM, COMFEN, Radiance or others.
In-depth knowledge of heat-transfer, optics as applied to whole building systems and envelope components.
Thorough knowledge of building energy simulation.
Ability to evaluate, model, and conduct lab measurements of electrical and thermal technology energy system performance.
Ability to identify new funding sources.
Supervisory experience with teams.
Ability to collaborate effectively with industry, government officials and technical staff.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise professional judgment in managing, executing, and completing complex scientific projects and assignments that are primarily intellectual and varied in nature.
Demonstrated verbal, written, presentational, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with clients and respond to their needs on short notice.
What We Desire:
Supervisory experience with research teams.
Experience with analyzing energy impacts of shading systems.
Experience with building automation systems.
Active participation in the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Internationally recognized expert in the field of fenestration and energy efficiency.
In-depth knowledge of ETA's core competencies and potential funding sources.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 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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