Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division (EAEI) is looking for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join the Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Department!
In this role, you will utilize engineering concepts to evaluate and develop mechanical and electrical systems related to building heating and air conditioning equipment. You will provide technical and analytical support to various research projects designed to obtain up-to-date information that is field-representative and reflects new technologies adoption in the market.
This position will work with large databases and apply advanced statistical analysis tools to process and analyze data. Expanding on the results of these projects, you will support EES activities in the development, review, and amendment of new or existing energy efficiency standards and test procedures for space heating, air conditioning, water heating, and other relevant products.
What You Will Do:
Create, evaluate, and customize energy and environmental measurement tools and data acquisition technologies for different building and equipment applications.
Develop data collection tools for large scale surveys and long-term measurements.
Support research to obtain and process HVAC data from multiple sources, such as field measurements, equipment testing, surveys, and publicly available information.
Investigate and develop analytical and computational methods to automate the data mining process and statistical evaluation of large scale and complex data sets.
Research market data, usage, and new technologies of products.
Construct and maintain big data through database programming tools and create or customize interfaces that can be applied to a various collection of data sets associated with different building and equipment categories.
Develop technical reports from the HVAC equipment research.
Conduct technical and economic analysis of issues associated with appliance standards, such as markets, shipments, and energy use.
Perform technical review of test procedure documents and development.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems including HVAC, or a related discipline, and a minimum of 2 years of professional technical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in fields related to heating, cooling, ventilation, air conditioning, and water heating equipment and technologies.
Experience with quantitative modeling and analysis and management of large datasets and structure.
Experience with MS Office Suite, Python, R, VBA, and/or other advanced computer programming languages.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present technical results such as reports or presentations, and the ability to obtain information through interactions with experts.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively, providing, sharing and receiving creative and technical ideas and guidance.
Experience in working in team settings to accomplish project goals.
What We Prefer:
Masters Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems including HVAC, or a related discipline.
Laboratory evaluation of a mechanical or electrical system or field experience with product performance and efficiency assessment.
Some understanding of the energy policy development process.
Proficiency in different database platforms, such as MongoDB, PostgreSQL.
Required Application Materials:
The following materials must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 2, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of renewal for a total of 5 years or conversion to Career appointment 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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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.
The EAEI Division focuses on three broad areas: Energy Markets, Policy, and Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and Equipment Standards. We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and environmental impacts.
The EES Department is composed of staff from various academic disciplines, offers a broad range of expertise primarily in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Appliance & Equipment Standards program and its mission to promulgate standards that achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is both technologically feasible and economically justified. We analyze and report on the impacts and savings potential of energy efficiency standards on a range of products including residential appliances, commercial and industrial equipment, and lighting products.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 90255
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.