Lead Power Grid Engineer

Location
California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 27, 2024
Posting live until
Apr 27, 2024
Ref
REF5736X

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$159,330 - $245,544

$159,330 - $204,636 Annually for the SES.3 level

$191,220 - $245,544 Annually for the SES.4 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity..

Job Description

We have an opening for an experienced Power Grid Engineer. You will lead system research on electrical power grid infrastructure analysis with a focus on grid resilience and participate in business development for the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) program in the Global Security (GS) Principal Associate Directorate. You will participate in collaborations with and travel to DOE headquarters and institutions such as national labs, utilities, and vendors in support of CIR’s growing research portfolio in electric grid infrastructure for the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Grid Modernization Initiative and Department of Defense (DoD). This position is in the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Lead and support complex research projects with competing priorities and implement advanced research concepts in a multidisciplinary team environment where dedication and deadlines are important to project success, using in-depth analysis skills and innovative methods and technology, and establishing objectives and allocating resources as needed.
  • Partner with other LLNL scientists and engineers to bring research results to practical use in LLNL Global Security programs.
  • Work closely with other CIR program area leads in developing the CIR program research roadmap.
  • Develop internal and external collaborations and provide input for securing funding sources to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Co-author refereed scientific papers and reports and deliver presentations for audiences internal and external to LLNL.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level

  • Lead various highly complex projects, effectively leveraging the skills of team members while balancing multiple projects/tasks and priorities, and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Provide strategic technical advice, serve as a primary technical point of contact, and participate in the development of new program business, working with management, partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic technical advice to management and/or external stakeholders.
  • Serve as a mentor for other staff and assist in recruiting efforts.

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience with power grid modeling and simulation, planning, and operation.
  • Experience in using standard programming languages to support modeling, analysis and visualization, of power grids and its components and control systems.
  • Advanced record of technical achievements in power systems engineering.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills needed to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, document work, prepare and present successful proposals and high-quality research papers, and provide advice to management.
  • Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

  • Highly advanced experience leading the application and development in one or more of the following areas: power grid modeling and simulation, planning, operation, automation and control, microgrid design, integration of Distributed Energy Resources, power flow, power markets, data analytics, devices and system integration, laboratory and field pilot testing related to electric distribution system modernization technology.
  • Subject matter expert knowledge and significant experience as a project manager or principal investigator of projects with differing priorities, loosely defined deliverables, and high visibility.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience working with Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD) and other relevant state government agencies.
  • Experience working in electric power industry and national laboratories.
  • Experience with power systems automation and control, microgrid design, integration of Distributed Energy Resources, laboratory testing and field pilots.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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