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Scientific Engineering Associate (Energy Efficiency Standards Group)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California 94720
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Scientific Engineering Associate (Energy Efficiency Standards Group) - 89363

Organization:  EA-Energy Analysis Env Impacts


Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI, https://energyanalysis.lbl.gov/) Division has an opening for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join their Energy Efficiency Standards (EES, https://ees.lbl.gov/) Group!


In this role, you will support the management and analysis of several large technical data sets that are being developed by the EES Group. By applying standard engineering principles and data analysis techniques, you will develop tools for validation, processing, and management of energy use and environmental conditions data from various sources, with emphasis on kitchen, laundry, and space conditioning appliances for residential applications, as well as air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment for commercial applications. You may also assist in developing new analytical tools for cross-referencing different data sets and for performing standardized analyses on the processed data to yield new insights into appliance energy consumption in the US building stock.


Scientific Engineering Associates in EAEI provide multifunctional technical support, applying engineering or scientific concepts and practices in a scientific or engineering field in one or more of the following areas of specialized expertise: design of experimental apparatuses, scientific or engineering support, or coordination. They contribute to project processes and investigate, create and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.


The EES Group supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Appliance Standards Program by performing the analyses that underlie the development and amendment of energy conservation standards and test procedure rulemakings. SEAs in the EES group develop advanced analytical and modeling tools, and provide other high-level technical support, applying engineering and scientific concepts to the development of energy efficiency standards and test procedures.


What You Will Do:

• Develop, use and adapt existing and new analytical methods and strategies to evaluate, validate, process, and clean data.

• Develop software tools to manage data files in relevant databases.

• Assist in the development of software tools for analysis of the data, and perform quantitative and qualitative synthesis of findings.

• Contribute to progress reports on data processing and quality control both in writing and by developing summary charts and tables.

• Provide technical assistance to the research teams on accessing and utilizing the data

• Assist in scientific literature review, presentation development, and preparation of technical reports.

• Gather, process, and review data from multiple sources, such as field measurements, equipment testing, surveys, and publicly available information.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on February 4, 2020.



• This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year Term appointment with the possibility of extension for a total of 5 years or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

• Salary is commensurate with experience.

• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. 


Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab - Click Here (https://hr.lbl.gov/).


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html) under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.


What is Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Energy Systems, Physical Sciences, or a related technical discipline and a minimum of 2 years of professional technical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience manipulating and processing large datasets and time-series data.

• Proficiency with MS Office applications.

• Demonstrated experience using at least one programming language (e.g. R or Python) for data analysis.

• Familiarity with basic principles of relational databases and SQL.

• Ability to work independently, interact effectively in a team, and communicate clearly with colleagues sharing creative/innovative thinking.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• High attention to detail.

• Interest in energy analysis and policy.


What We Desire:

• Advanced degree in a related technical discipline.

• Familiarity with the US federal regulatory process, especially as it relates to energy efficiency.

• Familiarity with appliance engineering models and cost-benefit analysis in the context of energy efficiency.

• Professional experience using Python and SQL for data analysis and management strongly preferred.

• Experience with standard software development tools and platforms (e.g., Linux, git).

• Previous research experience in laboratory or field.


In addition to a resume or CV, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in this position and the relevance of their background.


Posted: 2020-01-24 Expires: 2020-02-23

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