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Scientific Engineering Associate (Modeling and Simulation) at Berkley Labs in Berkeley, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

Berkeley Lab s Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division is looking for a Scientific Engineering Associate to join their Modeling and Simulation Team!

In this role, you will apply energy modeling techniques to simulate and evaluate performance (energy efficiency, resilience, and demand flexibility) of buildings and apply data-driven approaches to analyze building performance data. We are looking for a background in building performance simulation using EnergyPlus and data analytics using data tools or customized scripting.

Join Berkeley Lab in bringing science solutions to the world. We re enthusiastic and proud of our work developing clean energy technology solutions. Work in a results-driven research environment as we develop new Web-based technologies supporting energy security and climate change mitigation.

What You Will Do:

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Develop EnergyPlus simulation models based on building plans, drawings, and specifications.
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Use EnergyPlus to model a broad set of building technologies covering envelope, lighting, HVAC, and plug-loads for energy savings and improvements in energy flexibility and thermal resilience.
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Run and quality control EnergyPlus models.
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Analyze simulation results and troubleshoot issues.
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Analyze buildings data using data-driven approaches to extract insights.
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Collaborate with team members on joint tasks and activities.
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Communicate timely with the project PI or manager about progress and issues.

What is Required:

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Bachelor s Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of directly related professional technical experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Demonstrated hands-on experience of using EnergyPlus (including GUIs built upon EnergyPlus) to model and evaluate the performance of building technologies.
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Demonstrated experience in data analytics to analyze buildings data.
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Programming knowledge of Python or C++.
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Strong verbal and written communication skills.

What We Prefer:

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Master s Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline.
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Knowledge of OpenStudio or other building energy modeling tools.

Required Application Materials:

The following materials must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.

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Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
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Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 9, 2020.

Notes:

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

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Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) 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.

The Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division advances energy efficiency and demand response in the built environment one of the world's most critical energy and environmental challenges. Through research, partnership programs, and software tools, we promote energy and cost savings while improving comfort, health, and safety.

EnergyPlus is a whole-building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model both energy consumption for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and plug and process loads and water use in buildings.

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.

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 under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here 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.