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Research & Development, Electrical Engineer - Wind Turbine Power Systems (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a hardworking and passionate R&D, Electrical Engineer. You will lead the coordination of wind energy electrical power systems and grid integration research activities within the department and with partners using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. This will require technical knowledge and analysis skills but also the ability to work with and integrate the capabilities of a diverse technical team and effectively communicate results.

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

+ Use a variety of computational tools to simulate power systems that include a wind turbine to design and assess new technologies such as controls and power electronics to improve the capabilities and value of wind energy systems in new applications such as microgrids and hybrid power systems;
+ Conduct control and power simulations of energy systems incorporating wind using Hardware-in-the-Loop emulators;
+ Support field testing at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility using the departments research turbines and the adjacent hybrid microgrid system;
+ Communicate research results effectively through written, oral, and other creative media methods to appropriate stakeholders, including the funding customer;
+ Participate in developing new business through idea generation, proposal writing, and networking opportunities;
+ Partner with other researchers and departments across Sandia that work on energy systems.


+ Master's plus one year of relevant experience. or PhD in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.


+ Research experience as an electrical engineer in wind energy and/or focus on generators and electrical systems;
+ Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to assimilate large data set and develop clear solutions to complex problems and use sound judgment in decision-making;
+ Proven ability to work well in teams with diverse skills and backgrounds and be enthusiastic and creative in solving problems that arise;.
+ Excellent time-management skills including the ability to prioritize work and set and meet reasonable deadlines.;
+ Experience with power-hardware-in-the-loop systems and/or power systems hardware testing and analysis.;
+ Willingness and ability to travel up to 5 days per month.

Department Description:

The Wind Energy Technologies Department performs research and development to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate the deployment of wind technologies. This department is responsible for all aspects of wind turbine blade design, wake physics, system reliability, system integration, verification and validation of performance models, and model uncertainty quantification. For power systems research, the department conducts R&D in support of integrating wind energy to transmission and distribution grids through modeling and simulation activities. Department activities range from computer based design and analysis, lab testing of components, to full scale testing of wind blades at the SWiFT test site, near Lubbock, TX.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

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: 2019-08-27 Expires: 2019-09-27

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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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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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