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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Integrated Transportation Systems Modeler III (Located in California) in United States

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Integrated Transportation Systems Modeler III (Located in California)





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Job Description

Summary of group, job duties, etc Working within the Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, as part of the Mobility Infrastructure and Impacts Analysis Group, this position will involve performing quantitative modeling and analysis of the integration challenges of the increased deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure, their role in broader transformation pathways, and the synergies between transportation systems and the electric power grid. The successful candidate will use modeling tools such as the Automotive Deployment Options Projection Tool (ADOPT), the Transportation Energy and Mobility Pathways Options (TEMPO) and the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projection tool (EVI-Pro), along with large datasets of diverse information to assess and optimize regional and national transportation infrastructure design and develop scenarios of alternative fuel vehicle adoption in the United States. Moreover, the candidate could support the integration of the aforementioned transportation models with economic and financial models as well as with detailed grid planning and operation models.

We are seeking a researcher with a passion for system-level questions, big data, economics, consumer behavior, modeling, and advanced vehicles and transportation systems to join our growing multi-disciplinary team. Because this is an emerging research area, we are interested in applicants from a broad background. This position will require the successful candidate to participate in the development and execution of technical models, analysis of results, and publication of findings in written reports and presentations. Education in fields such as engineering, transportation infrastructure, energy system modeling, and economic analysis is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced coding languages, develop and implement innovative methods for assessing multi-sector systems.

  • Research technology, policy, and finance innovations in the evolving transportation and electric sectors, and implement them into integrated system models.

  • Develop new data architectures to generically and flexibly describe infrastructure systems.

  • Collaborate with analysts working on other modeling teams to relate inputs and outputs across models

  • Design scenarios for analysis projects, execute scenarios, and interpret results to answer relevant questions.

  • Document results and disseminate insights in journal papers and conference presentations.

This position will be located in California


Basic Qualifications

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


Additional Required Qualifications

Demonstrated full knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, communication, problem solving and project management skills.

Ability to use various computer software programs.

Preferred Qualifications


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