Researcher II/III – Wind Energy Field Research

at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Location Boulder, Colorado
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent

Description

Posting Title

Researcher II/III - Wind Energy Field Research

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Location

CO - Boulder

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Position Type

Regular

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Hours Per Week

40

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols

Employment at NREL is contingent upon your compliance with all NREL and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) safety protocols and mitigation efforts directed at the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, NREL requires all employees to be immunized against COVID-19. However, employees may seek an exemption from this requirement as an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Upon hire, new employees must submit a request for accommodation or be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on your first day of employment. Those without proof of vaccination may be required to participate in weekly testing for access to an NREL site.

Working at NREL

NREL's 305-acre Flatirons Campus is the nation's premier wind energy, water power, and grid integration research facility. Nestled south of Boulder, Colorado, and north of NREL's main South Table Mountain campus, Flatirons sits adjacent to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and countless acres of open space and parks with stunning views of the Flatirons rock formations.

From day one at NREL, you'll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you'll have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.

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Job Description

NREL is seeking a researcher to help in the planning and execution of wind energy field campaigns including the large-scale American Wake Experiment (AWAKEN ). The researcher will work with other research engineers and technicians in designing instrumentation deployment strategies and custom hardware as well as help organize and execute field deployments and instrumentation operations and maintenance checks. The researcher will also assist with data quality control and management to ensure that instrumentation is operating as expected.

This researcher is expected to demonstrate an understanding and wide application of engineering principles, theories and concepts as well as general knowledge of wind energy related disciplines and applications. The researcher will work collaboratively with other national laboratories, industry and the international community and execute wind energy related engineering projects worldwide.

The successful candidate will have excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate will use these skills to help create operating procedures that will be followed by project partners outside of NREL.

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Basic Qualifications

For Researcher III Level

Relevant PhD . Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience .

For Researcher II Level

Relevant Master's Degree . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience

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Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have experience with wind energy systems, especially field instrumentation used to measure atmospheric and turbine response quantities important for wind energy applications. The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience with large-scale field campaigns.

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Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: Researcher III / Annual Salary Range: $75,500 - $135,900

Job Profile: Researcher II / Annual Salary Range: $69,400 - $114,500

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Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short - and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits ; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match ; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement . NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

Based on eligibility rules

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