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Distribution Grid Engineer-Analysis and Controls Lead Job
Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science &
Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we
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We have an opening for an experienced engineer. You will lead
system research on electronic power grid infrastructure analysis
with a focus on restoration and resilience and participate in
business development for the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience
(CIR) program in the Global Security (GS) Principal Associate
Directorate. You will participate in collaborations with and travel
to DOE headquarters and institutions such as national labs,
utilities, and vendors in support of CIR’s growing research
portfolio in electric grid infrastructure for the Department of
Energy (DOE)’s Grid Modernization Initiative. This position is in
the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the
This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level
depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities
(outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher
- Lead and support complex research projects with competing
priorities and implement advanced research concepts in a
multidisciplinary team environment where dedication and deadlines
are important to project success.
- Partner with other LLNL scientists and engineers to bring
research results to practical use in LLNL Global Security
- Work closely with other CIR program area leads in developing
the CIR program research roadmap.
- Develop internal and external collaborations and provide input
for securing funding sources to meet program goals and
- Co-author refereed scientific papers and reports and deliver
presentations for audiences internal and external to LLNL.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Balance multiple projects/tasks and priorities of customers
and partners to ensure deadlines are met.
- Lead various highly complex projects, effectively leveraging
the skills of team members. Serve as a mentor for other staff and
assist in recruiting efforts.
- Serve as a primary technical point of contact with sponsors
and partners and participate in development of new program
- Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or
equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in one or more of the following areas:
distribution automation and operations, distribution planning,
modeling and simulation, data analytics, microgrid design and
- Advanced record of technical achievements.
- Ability to use standard programming languages to support
modeling analysis and visualization of control theory for
distributed grid components.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills needed to
effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain
technical information, document work, prepare and present
successful proposals and high-quality research papers, and provide
advice to management.
- Ability to travel off-site, including potentially
internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.
In Addition at the SES.4 Level
-Highly advanced experience leading the application and
development in one or more of the following areas: distribution
automation, control theory and operations, distribution
optimization planning, modeling and simulation, microgrid design
- Subject matter expert knowledge and significant experience as
a project manager or principal investigator of projects with
differing priorities, loosely defined deliverables, and high
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills
necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or
- PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or
equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.
- Significant experience working with utilities, Department of
Energy (DOE), and other relevant state government agencies.
- Expertise in network model and control theory development for
electrical distribution system and components.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for
this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment
drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal
Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of
Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background
investigation to determine if you meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified information or matter. In
addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug
testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold
multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be
required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q
clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and
external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the
San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science
laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's
mission is strengthening national security by developing and
applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that
respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence
to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a
current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing
approximately 6,800 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national
origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age,
citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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