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NREL Building Energy Sciences Research Engineer - Energy Modeler in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Building Energy Sciences Research Engineer - Energy Modeler

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Regular

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The Building Energy Sciences Group at NREL has a senior energy modeler position available. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading fundamental research-level energy analyses. Technical work will consist primarily of using EnergyPlus, Modelica or other physics-based modelling programs to analyze building components individually and as a subsystem in a whole building. Work will include coordination with laboratory and field experimentations to validate energy models. The successful applicant will be expected to publish relevant research outcomes in peer-reviewed scientific journals and must be comfortable working in diverse teams to meet project requirements and build consensus around outcomes.

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Basic Qualifications

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering or relevant. Or, Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering or relevant and 3 or more years of engineering experience. Or, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering or relevant and 5 or more years of engineering experience.

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Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of EnergyPlus or other relevant building energy simulation.

  • Strong knowledge base with respect to building science principles, theories, and concepts, including thermodynamics and heat transfer.

  • Programming proficiency in Python, Ruby or other language.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of the energy-related challenges and opportunities inherent in developing new technologies for the building environment, especially those pursuing energy-efficiency or zero-energy goals.

  • Proficiency with experimental design principles, uncertainty analysis, and basic and advanced statistical analysis methods.

  • Experience designing, evaluating, and modeling advanced HVAC systems.

  • Demonstrated history of experimentation of HVAC systems using hardware in-the-loop capabilities.

  • Demonstrable history of writing unique EnergyPlus measures.

  • Advanced physics-based modelling of building subsystems.

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