NREL Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Modeling and Data Scientist III in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Modeling and Data Scientist III



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

Working within the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center as part of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Grid Integration Team, this position will help analyze, integrate and optimize the operation of electric vehicle infrastructure. The successful candidate will join our Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection tool (EVI-Pro) modeling effort as we strive to model regional EV charging integration with distribution grid operations through collaboration with other government research, academic and industry partners creating value and opportunity for the utility and transportation industry.

The EVGI team is looking for a researcher with a passion for big data, economics, consumer behavior, EVs, and rate design to join their growing team. Because this is an emerging research area, we are interested in applicants from a broad background. Experience in computational science, distribution system planning, power electronics, econometrics, public policy, and geographical information systems are a major plus. This position will require the successful candidate to participate in the development and execution of models, analysis of results, and publication of results in written reports and spoken presentations. Previous experience with technologies such as demand response, wind energy, solar energy, concentrating solar energy, distributed generation, and energy storage, as well as systems integration issues is a major plus.

Successful candidates will have a background and expertise in one or more of the following topics:

  • Demonstrated experience in solving numerical scientific or engineering problems that require very large datasets using programming languages such as Python, Matlab, Java, R, and/or C++ Exposure to concepts and methods in electricity markets, power systems modeling, electric vehicle powertrain modelling, other relevant engineering systems modeling.

  • Exceptional written and spoken communication skills.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant PhD . Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience .


Additional Qualifications

Demonstrates broad understanding and wide application of engineering technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in the management of projects. Very good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications


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