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Research & Development, Electrical Engineer (Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This job posting is at the Senior level. Member level employees are not eligible for movement into this higher level job. Senior and Principal level employees applying will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications of the job. If a Principal level employee applies and is selected, he/she will be moved into the Senior level and his/her salary will be adjusted if necessary.


We are seeking a hardworking R&D, Electrical Engineer in the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department with an interest in analytics and control for the optimal utilization of energy storage systems for various applications. Examples include: optimizing the use of energy storage for grid ancillary services, and behind-the-meter applications (time-of-use, net metering, power quality, resiliency, etc.). You will have the opportunity to work with our academic, national lab and industry partners to come up with creative ideas and solutions using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. You will also work with multiple optimization software packages (e.g., Pyomo, Matlab, CVX) as well as hardware-in-the-loop real time simulators (e.g., Opal-Rt) and energy storage system hardware.

Are you looking for a creative challenge? You can join this dynamic group of scientists and engineers and make a difference.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Participate in crafting Sandias analytic software tools in Energy Storage and related areas;
+ Lead research projects;
+ Collaborate with partners and craft publications (e.g. technical reports, conference publications, and journal publications) that deliver results of studies in Energy Storage and related areas;
+ Travel as necessary.


+ PhD in Electrical Engineering/Power Systems, with the focus on renewable energy, smart grids, microgrids;
+ Understanding of optimization methods and applications in power systems and control;
+ Understanding of energy storage technologies and grid integration;
+ Proficiency in Python, MATLAB.


+ Experience in developing technical proposal preparations for new research topics;
+ Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision and ability to work in a teaming environment;
+ Strong publication record demonstrated through journal, conference publications and technical reports;
+ Experience with modeling and analysis of distributed energy systems, possibly including cyber-security aspects;
+ Understanding the Machine Learning and applications;
+ Experience with power system simulation software (e.g. PSLF, PSCAD, PowerWorld, PSSE);
+ Hands-on experience with hardware-in-the-loop real time simulators (e.g., Opal-Rt, RTDS);
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Department Description:

The Energy Storage Technology and Systems Department is focused on the development of advanced energy storage technologies and systems including the development of low cost battery technologies, safety and reliability of energy storage systems, power electronics and power conversion systems, computational and analytical tools for efficient utilization of energy storage in the electricity infrastructure. In addition, the department manages several activities for the DOE OE Energy Storage program related to the deployment and demonstration of new energy storage projects, including the development of methods and tools to evaluate the performance of storage systems, and methods for the optimal utilization of energy storage assets. The department works closely with a number of departments across Sandia in materials sciences, power sources, electrical sciences, fire science, power systems, renewables and grid integration. We also have active collaborations with many stakeholders in the electricity industry including electric utilities, product developers, universities and other national laboratories to enable the development and rapid integration of energy storage technologies in the electricity infrastructure.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-07-23 Expires: 2019-09-22

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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