Senior Power Systems Engineer, Electric Grid Architecture (closed)
Provides technical thought leadership to the Laboratory's research in high voltage electrical power system transmission and distribution, primarily for the Future Power Grid Initiative (FPGI). FPGI is a multi-year lab-level initiative, aiming to deliver next-generation concepts and tools for grid operation and planning and ensure a more secure, efficient and reliable future grid. Building on the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center (EIOC), PNNL's national electric grid research facility, the FPGI will advance the science and develop the technologies necessary for meeting the nation’s expectations for a highly reliable and efficient electric grid, reducing carbon emissions and our dependence on foreign oil. This position serves as a central technical authority in setting technical directions, connecting research to industry needs, and solving highly challenging technical problems with a forward-looking strategy.
This position will also be responsible to expand research programs into new areas while leading proposal teams, building and expanding working relationships with existing clients, developing new client relationships, participating in lab-level initiatives and strategy development, and publishing and presenting the results of scientific and engineering activities.
- Nationally recognized expertise and in-depth understanding of current power grid operations and planning as well as future directions in the field. A recognized leader in this area with active participation in national and international forums
- Demonstrated success in working in a multidisciplinary and integrated work environment is required along with the ability to develop and communicate a vision and strategy with the research team
- Experience managing moderate to large, complex projects
- Experience developing large-scale research proposals and an extensive professional network within the power systems engineering community
- Strong communications skills in framing and delivering key messages internally and externally
- Recognized for ability to broadly apply principles, theories and concepts of electrical / power systems engineering to the development and implementation of new tools including algorithms, models, visualization techniques
- Master of Science, Electrical Engineering Degree and 12+ years of experience OR PhD, Electrical Engineering Degree and 8+ years of experience preferred
- Eligibility for holding a DOE Q Level Security Clearance.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory where interdisciplinary teams advance scientific discovery and technology for delivering solutions to America's most intractable problems in energy, national security and the environment. PNNL currently has approximately 4,900 staff members and a business volume of more than $1.1 billion.
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