Energy Systems Engineer
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Lemont, IL 60439
Provides analytical support to the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences (DIS) Division through the application of energy systems research, risk analysis, and assessment of dependencies and interdependencies across critical infrastructure systems. These responsibilities include developing, evaluating, and applying a range of tools, datasets, and strategies to support energy systems analysis.
IN THIS POSITION, THE CANDIDATE WILL:
+ Support principal investigators in the development and implementation of research methodologies to analyze energy systems and related infrastructure.
+ Conduct research related to a wide range of topic areas including the analysis of energy and power system security and resilience; optimization of energy system operations; interdependencies among the power grid, oil and natural gas, transportation, communications and water and wastewater; and strategies for enhancing the resilience of energy systems to various threats and hazards, including climate change.
+ Develop/contribute to analyses, tools, models, reports, and technical publications in support of sponsored research programs on energy systems and related infrastructure.
+ Develop concept papers on emerging topics and issues related to security and resilience of energy systems.
+ Participate in conferences, seminars, and meetings as requested by principal investigators and sponsors.
+ Advanced degree in a relevant science or engineering field such as electrical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or similar.
+ Ability to design energy system research projects; develop, test, and apply relevant analytic methods; and clearly present results.
+ Knowledge of energy systems and market analysis tools that support infrastructure planning and operations.
+ Experience with applied optimization and tools to model energy systems or their components.
+ Experience with analyzing large data sets and developing and using statistical tools (e.g., R).
+ Experience with computer programming, including exposure to one or more languages such as C ++, Java Script, Julia, Python, Visual Basic, Dojo, or HTML.
+ Skill in oral and written communication, particularly in effectively integrating information from various sources into cohesive analyses.
+ Skill in independently developing technical approaches as well as contributing effectively to team efforts to meet research requirements.
+ Skill in producing end-results within specific time-frames through a combination of self-motivated and manager-directed initiatives, often with tight deadlines.
+ Successful applicants for this position must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, be able to successfully obtain a “Q” security clearance, and pass a drug test prior to employment.
RD2: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years work experience, or Master’s Degree and 3+ years work experience, or Doctorate and 0 years or their equivalents.
Research Development (RD)
Eng Systems Modeling-Simulation-Analysis 2
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