Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted on: September 18, 2022
OverviewThe Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) at Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Cyberphysical Engineer
to join our Operational Systems Engineering (OSE) Group. This
represents a fantastic opportunity to be a key contributor to an
internationally recognized research group that is pushing the
envelope in operational systems ranging from hydropower and
ecological systems to nuclear and border protection systems. A key
focus of this position is emphasis on developing and testing
cyberphysical systems.As a Cyberphysical Engineer, you will provide
technical leadership and expertise. Working with colleagues across
the Laboratory, and in collaboration with our research partners in
industry, academia, and at other National Laboratories, you will
lead and support efforts to build research projects that leverage
OSE Group capabilities to meet the technology goals of the
Department of Energy and other key stakeholders. As a Cyberphysical
Engineer, you will have responsibility for supporting the
development and growth of OSE competencies at PNNL with an emphasis
on developing, proposing, and leading new
projects.ResponsibilitiesResearches, develops, designs, and tests
electrical/electronic systems, components, equipment, and networks
as well as their control and optimization theory and techniques.
Adapts and applies control theory to design electrical/electronic
systems with desired behaviors. Designs, develops, installs, and
supervises all aspects of control systems and processes. Determines
design approaches and parameters. Analyzes equipment to establish
operating data, conducts experimental tests, and evaluates results.
Selects components and equipment based on analysis of
specifications and reliability. Researches, develops, and applies
tools, simulations, and models of electric power systems and
components addressing problems in planning, operations, economics,
resilience, and optimization of system performance. Designs and
develops new techniques and methodologies for control and
integration of diverse energy resources and points of consumption.
Develops and applies system architectures, models, and technologies
for secure and reliable electric power systems and related
technologies such as communications systems and grid cyber
- Building a reputation through application of science and
engineering principles and theories and setting technical direction
to solve challenges including complex challenges.
- Building effective project teams, networks and mentoring junior
staff. Effectively teaming to share resources and optimize
- Serving as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on projects or
tasks, while integrating capabilities of work team members.
Defining and leading project work, reporting results on time and on
budget. Defining or supports scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at
a project or major task level.
- Generating new ideas for proposals and business development
opportunities while leading development of technical section of
small to medium proposals. Demonstrating ability to acquire funding
for self with programmatic impact.
- Presenting at national or international forums. Member of
external professional community, establishing a leadership role
- Leading technical products with a growing influence.
- Embracing expectations for quality, safety, and security.
Communicating their importance within their work team.
- Complying with PNNLs policies regarding environmental health
and safety, waste management, and protection of intellectual
- BS/BA with 5 years of experience
- MS/MA with 3 years of experience
- PhD with 1 year of experiencePreferred Qualifications:
- Preferred degree(s) in chemical engineering, mechanical
engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, materials
engineering, or related field.
- Preferred experience in PLC/electronics/programming.
- Preferred excellent communications skills (e.g., writing white
compiling/presenting/interacting with program managers and
clients). Published and presented key findings (e.g., peer-reviewed
journals, conference papers, etc.) as both lead and supporting
- Significant hands-on capabilities in design, constructing, and
operating functional engineering systems. Experience with systems
design and computer aided design (CAD) tools.
- Demonstrated use of engineering principles to further
engineering design and construction efforts.
- Interest and demonstrated skill working across a range of
engineering projects and balancing budget, scope, and schedule
commitments to make these projects successful.
- Demonstrated participation in multidisciplinary efforts to
provide solutions to complex problems where the problems are
characterized by lack of precedents, source material, or lack of
- Ability to effectively communicate within a team environment
and with sponsors and partners.
- Ability to perform project control functions (e.g., budgeting
and forecasting; tracking hours/expenditures; critical path
management; Power BI)
- Experience working with radiation, radioactive materials, or
radiation detection equipment a plus.
- Based on project and client requirements, US citizenship is
required.Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment
- The work involves significant laboratory and complex systems
operations. High risk activities may include field work, systems
operating at high temperatures and high pressures, and complex
chemical and radiation hazards.
- Some travel (for fieldwork, scientific conferences, and client
networking) may be necessary depending on evolving
project/programmatic needs and candidate interest.Additional
InformationDue to business needs and client space, US Citizenship
- The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the
Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment
Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access
requirements.Testing Designated PositionThis is not a Testing
Designated Position (TDP)About PNNLPacific Northwest National
Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by
a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of
Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every
year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with
renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and
outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here
is your chance to be one of them!At PNNL, you will find an exciting
research environment and excellent benefits including health
insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is
located in eastern Washington Statethe dry side of Washington known
for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living.
The Labs campus is only a 45-minute flight (or -3 hour drive) from
Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport,
connected to 8 major hubs.Commitment to Excellence, Diversity,
Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory
is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated
to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national
security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support
of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic
identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to
apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
considers all applicants for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and
gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic
information (including family medical history), protected veteran
status, and any other status or characteristic protected by
federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing
reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and
disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in
employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a
disability, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Drug Free WorkplacePNNL
is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace
Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws
prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Mandatory
RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine
as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants
are required to disclose their vaccination status following a
conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully
vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved
COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical
or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination
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