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

Posting Title

Building Energy Sciences Research Engineer - Energy Modeler



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



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.


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.


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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