In this role, you will provide technical and scientific leadership, apply engineering and scientific concepts to problems arising both in sector-specific and cross-cutting analyses in multiple countries with a special focus on India. The research emphasis is on techno-economic modeling the energy utilization / operations in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors, and their interactions with each other. Additionally, you will work with key government and non-government stakeholders in other countries to develop key policy solutions for meeting their energy demand in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
The IES Group conducts rigorous analysis of policy, economic, and technical issues that are most relevant to transitioning to a clean, efficient, reliable, and affordable energy system. IES works collaboratively with energy researchers, policymakers, suppliers, and consumers in emerging economies to facilitate effective clean energy policies and programs by providing objective analyses and building capacity. The IES also facilitates exchanges of ideas and build capacity through training and hosting of researchers around the world.
What You Will Do:
Develop new scientific/engineering theories and methods, and apply those concepts in the areas of energy use analysis, power sector and transportation sector simulation studies in key emerging economies with a particular focus on India
Lead or perform advanced engineering and economic analyses and development of computation tools to simulate grid dispatch and operations and transport sector electrification with a particular focus on India and other key emerging economies.
Co-lead advanced engineering and economic analyses on technology options for enhancing energy efficiency of key residential and commercial appliances
Co-lead the research on assessing the technical and financial aspects of accelerating electricity access in developing countries with a particular focus on India
Collaborate with other LBNL and DOE staff and consultants to define analytic approaches and data needs.
Author or contribute to conference papers/presentations, LBNL reports, refereed journal articles, and technical memos, summarizing methods, data sources, results, conclusions, and/or energy and economic implications along with appropriate graphics that clearly illustrate results.
Prepare written materials and deliver presentations for a broad spectrum of internal and external audiences. Interact with other researchers within and outside of LBNL regarding research activities.
Develop and maintain relationships with funders and stakeholders. Assist with client management, program scheduling and budgeting to support projects.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Environmental Studies or equivalent experience plus 5+ years related professional technical experience.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with economic and engineering analysis methods applied to power sector, transport sector, and energy efficient appliances related research.
Familiarity with underlying factors affecting electricity markets, power sector as a whole, and transport electrification.
Understanding of basic economics, accounting methods and relevant regulatory frameworks.
Excellent understanding of applied mathematical and statistical methods with relevance to the incorporation of variability and uncertainty into energy analysis models.
Proficiency in development of numerical methods for data analysis and energy analysis model building.
Proficiency in use of commercial grid dispatch simulation tools for advanced power systems analysis.
Proven ability to effectively lead an applied analysis team.
Proven communication skills as author of technical papers, reports, and refereed journal articles.
Proficiency developing presentations, presenting research results and representing the group at public meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Demonstrated collaboration skills to respond to short-term client needs, work with members of project teams, and collaborate with industry and international experts as needed.
Proven ability to work with multiple principal investigators on several concurring projects under tight deadlines.
Ability to work successfully in an interdisciplinary environment and to collaborate successfully with colleagues and others from a diversity of fields.
Knowledge of potential customer needs and new research opportunities.
Understanding of the broader framework in which national and state-level energy or resource policy analysis is conducted.
Must be available to extensively travel internationally and domestically as needed.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on February 18, 2019.
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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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.