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Senior Hydrogen System Engineer level 4

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Earth Systems Science Division (ESSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a Senior Chemical 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 Senior Hydrogren System 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 Senior 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.Responsibilities

  • Building reputation through application of science and engineering principles and theories and developing technical approaches to solve complex problems and challenges.
  • Serving as Principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on multiple or significantly complex, and/or high-risk projects or tasks and/or involving multiple tasks, capabilities, and organizations. Takes lead in scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or major task level.
  • Recognizing new significant project opportunities and leading the development large proposals (whole or in part).
  • Acquiring funding for self and teams.
  • Building networks across the laboratory and externally. Effectively teaming to optimize research. Mentoring staff and peers.
  • Holding leadership role(s) in professional community.
  • Organizing and chairing sessions at national/international meetings of professional societies.
  • Serving as lead author or developer on a significant number of technical products.
  • Holding reputation with sponsors and collaborators for delivery on important programmatic elements.
  • Serving as a role model for and complies with PNNLs policies regarding quality, safety, security, environmental health, intellectual property, and business ethics.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
    • BS/BA with 7 years of experience
    • MS/MA with 5 years of experience
    • PhD with 3 years of experiencePreferred Qualifications:
      • Preferred degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering or the equivalent and 8 plus years of relevant experience.
      • Demonstrated experience securing project funding, working with and leading technical teams, and the ability to manage research projects. Demonstrated success at proposal development and project management.
      • Preferred skills and experience in
      • Hydrogen production and hydrogen storage
      • Hydrogen safety
      • Computational fluid dynamics and computational mechanics codes
      • Nuclear and/or hydropower systems
      • Nuclear safety systems
      • Utility operations
      • Well-established research reputation with professional achievements, including excellent technical writing skills.
      • Ability to effectively communicate within a team environment and with sponsors and partners.
      • 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.
      • Preferred professional licensure or engineer-in-training certification (EIT).
      • 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 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 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 careers@pnnl.gov.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 requirement.

Keywords: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland , Senior Hydrogen System Engineer level 4, Other , Richland, Washington

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