Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoryhas openings for a Scientific Engineering Associate (SEA) to join the Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Group in the Energy Analysis Environmental Impacts (EAEI) Division. The EES Division supports the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Appliance and Equipment Standards Program. EES performs research, develops tools and analytical techniques, and assesses technological advancements to support DOE's mission to develop and promulgate energy conservation standards that would benefit U.S. consumers. These standards aim to achieve maximum energy efficiency improvement for regulated products through approaches that are technologically feasible and economically justified.
To fulfill its function, EES collects and analyzes data through scientific techniques while applying engineering concepts and skills. The SEA's will directly support this core function of EES. The successful candidates will evaluate and develop mechanical and electrical systems, apply comprehensive analytical tools including statistics and database management; and implement data sequencing workflows for large data sets.
What You Will Do:
Create, evaluate, and customize energy and environmental measurement tools and data acquisition technologies for different building and equipment applications.
Research market data, usage, and new technologies of products and apply engineering concepts to develop data collection tools for large scale surveys and long-term measurements.
Investigate and develop analytical and computational methods to automate data mining process and statistical evaluation of large scale and complex data sets.
Construct and maintain big data through database programming tools and create or customize interfaces that can be applied to various collection of data sets associated with different building and equipment categories.
Develop and manage tools to automate processes necessary for energy and economic analysis.
Develop automated programs for calibration of meters and sensors and provide guidance for the operation of such programs.
Conduct technical and economic analysis of issues associated with appliance standards, such as markets, shipments, and energy use; and perform technical review of test procedure documents and development.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Assist in reviewing research test plan and development of study protocol.
Contribute in preparation of technical reports and papers for journals and conference presentations, and fulfillment of project deliverables.
Support project activities by establishing communications with collaborators and preparing materials for technical meengs.
Support project results dissemination efforts.
Provide technical inputs to other relevant EES programs as workload allows.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, energy, electrical systems, or a related discipline and five yearsof professional experience.
Master's degree in engineering, energy, electrical systems, or a related discipline and two years of professional experience.
Laboratory evaluation of mechanical or electrical system or field experience with products performance and efficiency assessment.
Experience in working independently to undertake research and perform assigned tasks.
Knowledge and skills in mul-disciplinary areas, analytical techniques and models, and computing tools required for energy and environmental analysis, including fundamentals of engineering, economics, and stascal techniques.
Advanced proficiency and experience with quantave modeling and analysis and management of large datasets and structure.
Subject matter expertise or experience in fields related to heang, cooling, venlaon, air conditioning, and water heang equipment and technologies.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, in addition to proficiency or experience with Python, R, VBA, and/or other advanced computer programming languages.
Ability to present technical results as reports or in presentations, and the ability to obtain information through interaction with experts.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively; provide, share and receive creative and technical ideas and guidance.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 2 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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 primarily be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.