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NREL Post Doc-Research Engineer III – Power and Energy Systems Modeler in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Post Doc-Research Engineer III – Power and Energy Systems Modeler



CO - Golden


Position Type

Postdoc (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of power system design and planning, with a focus on implementing advanced models and algorithms in the emerging power grid and studying the impacts of renewable energy integration.

This position will emphasize the modeling and simulation of transmission-level power systems, including security-constrained unit commitment (SCUC) and security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) models in large-scale power systems. It will involve the formulation, design, and implementation of novel technologies models, as well as conducting simulations to assess the impacts of new technologies

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in modeling and algorithms for large-scale power system operations and planning. Fluency in Java/C/C++//Python programming language is necessary. A solid understanding of optimization theory and power system operations is essential.


Basic Qualifications

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.


Additional Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering or related field. Experience and record of publications in the related areas.

  • Experience with large-scale power system simulations and/or power system optimization with advanced algorithms.

  • Experience with actual ISO/RTO electricity market operation tools is a plus.

  • Experience with electrical or power-flow, algorithms and modeling platforms: Matlab/Simulink, PowerWorld, PSS/E, PSLF, and optimization platforms (e.g., GAMS, AMPL).

  • Experience with the integration of variable renewable energy such as wind and solar into the power grid.

  • Understanding of planning and operational models, including production cost models (e.g., PLEXOS, PROMOD, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications


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