NREL is looking for an accomplished and dynamic candidate with a positive attitude and excellent collaboration skills to join our cutting-edge research team. The ideal candidate will bring strong expertise in hydropower technologies and have an established track record in hydropower technology, power systems, project development (from concept through to construction and operation) and grid integration. The candidate shall also have the ability to lead innovative research projects, proposals, and technical publications in the field of hydropower.
The successful candidate will join the team at NREL’s Flatirons Campus and will help lead portions of NREL’s hydropower growing portfolio. NREL conducts research on the role of hydropower technologies at all levels of the power system, as well as in integrated multi-energy systems and works actively to support the science and technology goals of the U.S. Department of Energy and NREL toward a sustainable energy future. For more information on hydropower research activities visit: https://www.nrel.gov/water/index.html
This position will have a direct impact in helping facilitate major hydropower projects, where NREL is partnering with a variety of clients.
Desired Qualifications: (Ability to)
Work with management and senior staff to support the strategy and direction of hydropower research at NREL.
Collaborate with management and senior staff to develop new DOE and external partner business funding opportunities in the area of hydropower research.
Guide advanced technology concepts through their development into a final product.
Execute major hydropower projects and/or programs in a project leadership role.
Develop external funding sources, including new engineering projects.
Participate in commercialization of results as required.
Provide reports on technical work and input to technical publications and presentations; present work at conferences, symposia, and review meetings.
Lead engineering activities, in both DOE program and work-for-others areas.
Interact with and provide regular project reports to government and/or industrial clients.
Follow all Environment, Safety, and Health policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe working environment.
Demonstrate leadership in several areas of team, task, or project lead responsibilities of complex and/or impactful projects.
Have a broad knowledge of procedures and techniques as applied to the deployment of hydropower technologies.
PhD in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or related field. Or, Master's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or related field, and 3 or more years of relevant experience. Or, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or related field, and 5 or more years of relevant experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R7279
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