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Technical Professional - Power & Energy Systems

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition Id 1811

The Power and Energy Systems Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a technical staff member to conduct projects and support R&D efforts in the development of projects to support the Power Systems Research Program in the areas of machine learning, communication, power systems, microgrids, energy storage, distributed generation, controls and protection.

Major Duties / Responsibilities
You will be responsible for the following:
- Support research projects and support the expansion of R&D in the Power Systems Research Group to take advantage of our multidisciplinary capabilities, multimodal strengths, and unique tools and capabilities;
- Network with other groups and divisions internally and with DOE, industry, and utilities;
- Interact with and support senior researchers in their efforts to obtain new funding;
- Help prepare new proposals to the internal and external funding agencies;
- Prepare and present research results to sponsors, peer reviewers, and others and at technical meetings such as IEEE societies conferences. The current sponsors include DOE, DHS, NRC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and California Energy Commission (CEC)

Qualifications Required
- You will possess a Bachelor s degree in Electrical Engineering plus a minimum of four years of experience focusing on distributed energy sources and microgrids.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level clearance.
- You should demonstrate an advanced understanding of power systems planning, operation, and system protection.

Knowledge/experience is desired in areas of: cybersecurity best practices for ICS/SCADA/EMS systems, Optimal Power Flow, distribution automation systems, electrical power system protection practices, principles, and methods; and issues related
to communications standards for power system integration and reliability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to support regular interactions with research staff, peer reviewers, and others and to prepare reports, proposals, publications and journal articles is required.
Experience with power systems modeling, simulation, and protection software such as: CAPE, ASPEN, CYME, PSSE, PSLF, DIgSILIENT, Mathworks SimPowerSystems, EMTP-RV, ATP, as well as languages: C/C++, LabVIEW, and Python, is desired.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support team building, partnering, and leadership are required.
Knowledge of relevant public and private partners is required.

Benefits at ORNL: UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.
Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.
For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the About tab at

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.
We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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