The Electricity Markets & Policy Group (EMP Group) informs public and private decision making within the U.S. electricity sector through independent, interdisciplinary analysis of critical electricity policy and market issues. We envision a clean, efficient, reliable, and affordable electricity system that meets the United States' diverse and growing energy needs.
In this role, you will help manage and conduct technical research into a number of interdisciplinary topics ranging from energy efficiency to long-term utility planning to power system resilience/reliability. You will publish research results in peer reviewed journals, present at conferences and meetings, assist in the management of a number of projects, develop and maintain online decision support tools and databases, help develop proposals for clients, and foster relationships with potential funding sources.
What You Will Do:
Assist in the development, outreach, and training associated with a number of decision support tools including, but not limited to the following systems:
Weather Effects on the Lifecycle of DoD Equipment Replacement (WELDER)
Conduct applied research into the direct and indirect economic impacts from both short- and long-duration power interruptions
Analyze project- and industry-level trends for the U.S. ESCO industry
Evaluate long-term electric utility planning practices and trends
Analyze critical infrastructure at risk to extreme weather, including communicating uncertainty and conducting research into the economics of infrastructure adaptation/resilience
Contribute to technical papers for peer-reviewed journals and final reports in fulfillment of contract deliverables
Make presentations on research results for disparate audiences, including technical conferences and programmatic reviews
Provide technical support to local, state, and national partners
Assist with identifying new funding opportunities and contribute to proposal writing
Contribute to research dissemination by hosting webinars, drafting press releases, and working with other communications points-of-contact
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Economics, Operations Research, Electrical Engineering with a power-systems focus, Energy/Environmental Science, or a closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience conducting quantitative analysis and leading interdisciplinary project teams or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated knowledge of power systems operations, reliability standards, and techniques used in grid operations and planning
Demonstrated skill in performing advanced quantitative analysis on economic, market, or policy issues related to power and/or critical infrastructure systems
Strong programming skills in languages used in data analysis applications such as Python, R, Matlab, SAS, etc.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with other researchers, present results at industry and academic conferences, and writing research reports and conference papers
What We Desire:
Demonstrated success publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Experience developing decision support tools
Prior experience with utilities, system operators, and/or utility regulators
Experience working with databases (e.g., SQL) and statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, R, Python)
Knowledge of energy technologies, markets, and regulatory issues
Ability to effectively interact with other researchers using collaboration tools such as Git
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 30, 2019.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year Term appointment with the possibility of extension for a total of 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs
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
This position has the option of working onsite at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA or remotely but limited to Washington, D.C.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.