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NREL Engineer-II (Electrical Engineering) – Modeling and Simulation in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Engineer-II (Electrical Engineering) – Modeling and Simulation

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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 successful candidate will bring a strong track record in technical modeling and simulation in the areas of electrical power distribution systems and grid control. Ideal candidates will have a background in power system modeling and simulation, optimization and control, and distribution automation. The successful candidate will work on developing feeder models from utility data, validating the developed/converted feeder models, and perform modeling and simulation and analysis, and will work closely with other senior researchers in the group to meet deliverables and milestones.

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Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering Or, Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience in Electrical Engineering.

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Additional Qualifications

  • General knowledge and application of engineering technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Training in team, task or project leadership responsibilities.

  • Intermediate abilities and knowledge of practices and techniques.

  • Beginning experience in project management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in developing modeling and simulation tools and electrical models of distribution systems.

  • Experience in developing control algorithms and data analytics for electric power distribution systems.

  • Proficiency with electrical system distribution simulation programs (eg. OpenDSS, GridLab-D)

  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java)

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Submission Guidelines

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