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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, CO, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an energy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, CO, is a leader in

    the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is

    environmentally and economically sustainable. Our mission is to develop renewable energy and

    energy efficiency technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering and

    transfer knowledge and innovations to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

    Senior Geothermal Heat Pump Engineer

    Requisition #1220BR

Job/Research Summary

    This is an advanced level engineering position with a focus on R&D projects related to

    Geothermal Heat Pumps and other building energy technologies. The incumbent will be

    responsible for engineering/R&D projects in the GHP area, including developing project

    goals, technical approach, and performing work. This work will be conducted in close

    collaboration with teams of engineers and scientists from NREL and collaborators from outside

    the laboratory. Must be able to develop a long-term program plan for GHP R&D that advances

    DOE goals and supports U.S. industry.

Job Duties

    • Develop a monitoring program for GHP systems that includes data collection, analysis,

    case study documentation, and providing insights for R&D activities

    • Has project leadership for developing one or more data collection packages for monitoring

    showcase GHP systems nationally.

    • Responsible for developing collaborations with GHP installations to collect and use performance

    and cost data.

    • Responsible for directing team of Information Technology staff to develop multiple data

    display/analysis options for internet access to project data

    • Initiates innovative engineering/research in areas supporting task or work-for-others

    • Developing advanced models, programs, analysis, and approaches.

    • Interpreting technical results.

    • Develop and manage project budgets.

    • Maintains and further develops collaborations with other national laboratories, universities, and

    the private sector

    • Publishes results in technical journals/conference proceedings; presents work at conferences,

    symposia, and review meetings.

    • Follows all ES&H policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe working environment.

Required Education and Experience

    Relevant PhD and 4 years experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 years experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 years experience or equivalent relevant


    Additional Basic Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Demonstrated technical knowledge of engineering practices, procedures, and techniques related

    to the design, installation, and commissioning of GHP systems. Demonstrated leadership on one

    or more areas of team, task, or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to deliver

    results in a timely manner and within a constrained budget. Demonstration in independent work,

    and ability to work with others in a team environment. Strong interpersonal and communication

    (oral and written) skills. Experience in project management of basic projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified IGSHPA geo-exchange (GHP) designer

    • Five years or more experience in GHP design • Familiarity with DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs • External visibility in building energy efficiency circles

Pre-employment drug testing required.

Submit Your Resume

    Please visit our website for more information and to apply online:

    NREL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and a drug-free workplace.

Please include a cover letter specific to each position you are applying to indicating how you match

    the requirements of the posting.

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