National Renewable Energy Laboratory Modelica Modeling and Simulation Scientist in Golden, Colorado
Modelica Modeling and Simulation Scientist
CO - Golden
Hours Per Week
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Annual Salary Range: $88,800 - $159,700
Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.
This position will be filled at the Researcher Level III or IV based on the basic and required qualifications of the selected candidate:
NREL's Commercial Buildings Research Group has an opening for a full-time Modelica expert. The successful applicant will help drive the next-generation of grid-interactive efficient buildings by developing the research platform necessary to reach key R&D milestones. Work will consist primarily of advancing the maturity of Modelica-based representations of district-scale heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to advance the maturity of the U.S. Department of Energy’s URBANopt modeling platform.
We are looking for an individual who will work collaboratively to identify, design, and implement new Modelica-based URBANopt functionality, and is comfortable working with industry to facilitate the realization of the next generation of zero-energy communities. The hired candidate will be expected to publish relevant research outcomes in peer-reviewed scientific journals and must be able to work across teams to remove uncertainty from project requirements and build consensus around outcomes.
Research at NREL is a highly collaborative process; this role is team-based. We are seeking an individual who thrives in an interactive environment and will positively contribute to the collective NREL body of work. A willingness to engage in a team-based approach to research is a requirement.
For the Researcher Level III position:
The Researcher Level III functions independently with minimal supervision and guidance. The Level III has a rich, in-depth understanding and wide application of the technical principles, theories, and concepts.
For the Researcher IV position:
The Researcher IV position applies extensive engineering technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Considered a technical resource and demonstrates leadership in several areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects.
Basic Qualifications for Researcher III:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field.
Or, Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field and 3 or more years of relevant experience
Or, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field and 5 or more years of relevant experience.
Basic Qualifications for Researcher IV:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field and 4 or more years of experience.
Or, Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field and 7 or more years of relevant experience.
Or, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field and 9 or more years of relevant experience .
Additional Required Qualifications
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.
* Based on eligibility rules
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