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NREL Research Engineer II- Electrical Power Distribution Systems in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Research Engineer II- Electrical Power Distribution Systems



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This position will conduct techno-economic simulations and analysis for power sytsems within the Power Systems Engineering Center. This postion is responsible for researching the technical and economic feasibility of new energy systems integration with a focus on renewable energy. Specifically the candidate will focus on application and development of modeling techniques on the advancement of power distribution systems and collaboration with industry and research partners in order to maintain knowledge on the leading issues the energy industry faces today. The candidate is responsible for presenting and publishing scientific and engineering work at international conferences and journal publications.

Prefered Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge in power systems modeling or other relevant engineering systems modeling:

Demonstrated experience solving numerical scientific or engineering problems in a repeatable and/or extensible manner using programming languages such as or similar to Python, R, C++, Julia, or Matlab

Exceptional written and spoken communication skills

Knowledge or experience with power systems modeling tools (OpenDSS, GridLab-D, Synergi, Cyme, etc.)


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Master's Degree Or Bachelor's Degree in relevent discipline.

2 or more years of experience .


Additional Qualifications

General knowledge and application of engineering technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Training in team, task or project leadership responsibilities. Intermediate abilities and knowledge of practices and techniques. Beginning experience in project management. Good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications


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