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Argonne National Laboratory Group Leader, Power Systems and Markets Research in Lemont, Illinois

Group Leader, Power Systems and Markets Research

Requisition Number: 408581 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ES-Energy Systems

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RDL1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Performs technical, economic, and environmental analyses of energy and power systems. Develops and applies methodologies and tools for techno-economic analyses of energy technologies and systems, including conventional and renewable electricity generating technologies, energy storage, demand response, distributed energy resources, and others. Tools include computer modeling and simulations, databases, analysis algorithms, computational methodologies, economic and financial models. Analyses include power system operation and expansion, engineering economics and finance, life cycle analysis, optimization and equilibrium analysis, impact analysis, market penetration, interdependencies. Personnel have education and/or experience in engineering or economics discipline. This description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Provide technical direction, leadership, coordination, and support of energy and environmental systems analysis research and development programs. Management responsibilities include managing technical staff, project planning and management, and program development. Program development responsibilities include identifying potential research areas and opportunities, developing laboratory’s expertise and capabilities, and pursuing funding from sponsors. Technology leadership responsibilities include planning and leading research and development programs that include the development and application of computational simulation tools to evaluate and analyze energy technologies and energy supply and demand systems from the perspective of cost and performance, end-use requirements, environmental impacts, and socioeconomic issues.

  • To perform the essential functions of this position, successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contracts. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.
  • Knowledge of electric power systems and electricity markets, both traditionally regulated and competitive wholesale markets.
  • Knowledge of advanced modeling and simulation techniques, including optimization, equilibrium simulation, and agent-based modeling.
  • Knowledge of energy storage systems and experience in techno-economic assessments and valuation analysis of various storage technologies.
  • Knowledge of hydroelectric system modeling, including pumped-storage technologies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and theories of engineering and economics as they apply to energy/electric system planning and environmental analyses.
  • Experience / skills in managing large programs involving multiple projects and sponsors, while ensuring quality of work within budget and on time.
  • Experience / skills in team leadership, personnel management and development, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Skills in designing, developing and implementing electric power and energy system computer models to address key national and international energy issues.
  • Experience / skills in managing large projects with multi-partner project teams and interacting with a variety of sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Experience / skills in adapting own capabilities and the capabilities of multidisciplinary research staff to complex, dynamic, and rapidly changing requirements of research sponsors.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Considerable skill in developing and managing research programs for sponsored work, following Argonne, DOE, and/or other federal agency policies and procedures.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • These levels of knowledge and skill are typically achieved through formal education in engineering, economics, or physical or social science at a PhD level, supplemented by 10 years of relevant experience and demonstrated accomplishment in a technical management role, or formal education at a MS level supplemented by 15 years of relevant experience and demonstrated accomplishment.

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