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Hydrogen Systems Engineer

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Chemical Engineer/Hydrogen Systems 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 hydrogen systems production and storage, including hydrogen safety considerations.As a Hydrogen Systems 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 Chemical 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. You will design, develop, and operate processes or unit operations to create and support a diverse range of products; evaluate and manipulate the chemical properties of various substances used in the fabrication of new products; and design, model, evaluate, and implement chemical processes, instrumentation, and equipment to ensure effectiveness in engineering and design. You will perform trials, tests, and/or experiments to support engineering, production, and/or R&D activities. You will apply the principles of chemistry, nuclear science, biology, physics, material science, math, and engineering to solve problems that involve the production, use or conversion of chemicals, materials, and energy and possess an enthusiasm for the potential to address major technical challenges affecting society and our resources. You should have demonstrated experience delivering effective and compelling written and oral communications to a broad range of audiences. As a Chemical Engineer, you will have significant responsibility for supporting and managing the safe operations of engineering and full-scale systems.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include:

  • 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 research.
  • 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 therein.
  • 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 property.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
    • 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, nuclear engineering or related field (electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, etc.).
      • Preferred excellent communications skills (e.g., writing white papers/proposals/reports/manuals plus 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 author.
      • Familiarity with power generation systems.
      • Ability to apply applicable codes and standards.
      • Experience with large facility safety analysis (e.g., refineries, industrial plants, nuclear processing systems, etc.)
      • Execution of quantitative risk assessment and hazard analysis.
      • 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 prior success.
      • Experience working with radiation, radioactive materials, or radiation detection equipment.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 is required: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 PositionNot Applicable.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 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 requirement.

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland , Hydrogen Systems Engineer, Other , Richland, Washington

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