Berkeley Lab's Building Technology Urban Systems (BTUS) Division has an opening for a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate to join the Building and Industrial Application Department (BIA)!
In this role, you will collect and analyze case study information related to technology adoption, developing systems and processes to conduct meta-analyses of such case study information, and disseminating department research findings widely through structured communications and outreach mechanisms. This position applies engineering and scientific concepts and practices to multiple research projects in the department.
The Building and Industrial Application Department (BIA) conducts research on adoption of clean energy technologies, focusing specifically on large organizations, industrial facilities and processes, and energy-intensive buildings. Our research is intended to encourage more rapid adoption of technologies and techniques intended to reduce energy use in non-residential building sectors.
What You Will Do:
Collect and analyze data related to clean energy technology adoption.
Prepare technical documents for peer-reviewed journals and final reports.
Provide technical information and analyses to research funders as requested.
Present research results for disparate audiences, including technical conferences and project reviews.
Perform other tasks related to clean energy technology adoption research as funding and workload dictates.
Provide project technical guidance and staff leadership, where directed, including setting project goals.
Maintain and expand expertise in energy markets and clean-energy policies and initiatives.
Contribute to outreach efforts of BIA and enhance the Department's public presence.
What Is Required:
Knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in a field related to Energy Technology, Policy, or Behavior.
Demonstrated experience in technical or policy analysis of clean energy technologies.
Demonstrated experience in a research environment, in development and utilization of models of technology performance and/or adoption.
Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis.
Knowledge of building energy technologies and energy policies, including current knowledge of energy efficiency programs, the energy efficiency industry, energy efficiency program design, implementation and evaluation issues, and policies and regulations.
Proven ability to work on innovative R&D projects effectively with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical support staff.
Strong quantitative skills to conduct technical analysis of energy efficiency activities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to identify and obtain information from diverse sources, conduct interviews, lead the preparation of high-quality, policy-relevant reports, and collaborate with other internal or external researchers.
Proficiency in data collection and quality assurance/quality control.
Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and effectively with a team.
What We Desire:
Minimum of five years of work experience.
Advanced degree relevant to analysis of clean energy technology development, deployment, adoption, or use.
Experience with the development, interpretation, and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to federal energy management.
Familiarity with ISO 50001.
Familiarity with data center systems and operational practices.
Familiarity with organizational behavior research.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please submit all application materials by July 23, 2019.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment. This position has the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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