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Energy and Climate Analyst

Employer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location
Augusta, Maine, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them! The Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division is one of PNNL's most innovative teams. We are talented, award-winning administrators, specialists, technicians, managers, scientists and engineers, and we're working at the forefront of some of America's toughest energy challenges. Our mission is to _provide multi-disciplinary solutions to energy challenges that have impacts on a national-scale. We employ a systems perspective that addresses technological, economic, regulatory, and market barriers to improve the nation's energy systems from generation to end-use. We provide transparent, reproducible, and unbiased results to guide policy and technological innovation._ **Overview** The Distributed Systems Group is seeking a technical professional experienced in energy and climate related issues. The Distributed Systems Group develops integrated solutions enabling the planning, management, control and operation of highly distributed power, energy, storage, and other systems. The group applies capabilities in system architecture, engineering, modeling and simulation, communications, economics, distributed energy resources, and operations to achieve more resilient, efficient, flexible, and sustainable results. The Resilient Operations Team within the Distributed Systems Group works to enhance the energy, water, and climate resilience of federal agencies and other organizations through on-site and technical reach back assistance on resilience policy, site-level planning and assessments, identifying and programming solutions, and evaluating resilience performance based on existing and future mission activity requirements. **Responsibilities** The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of energy and water systems, climate change impact analysis, and experience recommending solutions to enhance energy and water security and/or mitigatge risks across a portfolio. The candidate will have a collaborative approach to problem-solving, a professional attitude, strong verbal and written communications skills, ability to lead tasks and small teams, and create and deliver briefings to senior leadership. The candidate will contribute to strategic planning, policy development, and other briefings. It is preferred the candidate has experience working with (or service in) the Army, Army Reserve, DoD or related federal agencies. Responsible for providing technical expertise, analysis, and publishable products to advance the frontiers of science and address some of the most challenging problems in national security, energy, and the environment. Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Anticipates internal and or external business challenges, sponsor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process or service improvements. Identifies and solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the Laboratory. Utilize technical expertise in one or more scientific, engineering, or policy disciplines, determine significance and reliability of incoming information, integrating new information with current data. Evaluate information to determine a recommended course of action. Apply and interpret theories, principles, methods, tools, and technologies within an area of specialty. Provide domain knowledge and insight on national-level mission needs to multidisciplinary project teams comprised of scientists and engineers. **Qualifications** Minimum Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience. + Advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications: + Certification may be preferred + Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to develop and deliver effective briefings and technical papers. + Experience with water conservation, energy systems, climate change impacts, data analysis, sustainable design and operations, or economics. + Demonstrated ability to execute climate change mitigation analysis activities: greenhouse gas (GHG) baselining, adaptation analysis, GHG reduction opportunity development, and strategy/prioritization across a portfolio. + Ability to interpret climate change models/simulations for programmatic analysis, and strategy and policy development. + Demonstrated ability to work effectively with personnel in diverse job functions and levels of responsibility, including directors, technical advisors, and field personnel. + Ability to work remotely using on-line collaboration tools. + Experience with project planning and execution, and in the areas of energy management, public works, master planning, or similar. + Ability to provide oversight and tracking of projects across their life-cycle from conceptual design, through execution and closeout. **Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment** Not Applicable **Additional Information** Not Applicable **Testing Designated Position** Not Applicable **Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity** Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at hr@pnnl.gov . **Drug Free Workplace** PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs. **Mandatory Requirements** Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

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