Livermore, California

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

Are you an energy systems expert? Are you passionate about technologies and systems for a sustainable and secure energy future? We have an opening for an Energy Systems Scientist to support and lead projects in our diverse energy portfolio spanning climate resilient infrastructure, carbon drawdown, and distributed energy grids. In this role, you will contribute to Livermore's Carbon Initiative, with the ambitious goal of rolling back the causes of climate change. You will participate in Livermore's Energy Programs, including Energy and Resource Security and Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience to design the next generation of sustainable and secure energy systems. This position is in the Energy group within the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will:
  • Analyze the security, performance, cost, lifecycle impacts, and policy ramifications of diverse energy innovations.
  • Design components, technologies, and systems that substantially improve the climate resilience and carbon drawdown potential over state-of-the-art.
  • Assess the resources that are available and required to meet energy, sustainability, and resilience goals at local, regional, and national scales.
  • Participate in complex projects that field-demonstrate carbon drawdown and energy resilience.
  • Communicate the importance and results of climate and infrastructure resilience R&D to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Publish analysis and results of Carbon Initiative and Infrastructure Resilience projects in the peer reviewed literature.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities at the SES.4 level
  • Lead and manage supporting personnel who conduct analysis under your direct supervision.
  • Lead and develop teams to conduct and support technology demonstrations.
  • Develop new work with Federal, State, and commercial sponsors and partners in these areas.

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • PhD. in an energy-focused field such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience in the evaluation and/or development of clean, resilient energy/environmental technology, including carbon management and energy networks.
  • Significant experience working in a team setting on energy and environmental projects.
  • Experience with formal energy systems analysis tools such as lifecycle assessment (LCA), technoeconomic analysis (TEA), risk assessment matrices.
  • Experience in energy, climate, and resilience policy analysis.
  • Advanced communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level
  • Significant experience leading or managing projects and teams on energy and environmental topics.
  • Significant experience collaborating across research (university, laboratory) and commercial (industry) institutions.
  • Significant experience developing new projects with State and Federal sponsors.
Qualifications we desire
  • Experience with geospatial analysis of energy resources and infrastructure systems.
  • Strong record of scientific/technical publication

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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Livermore, California

Science and technology on a mission

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Our Mission

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

  • Enhance the nation’s defense.
  • Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Our Vision
  • Lead the nation in stockpile science, innovation and sustainment.
  • Be the foremost national security laboratory, anticipating, innovating and delivering solutions for the nation’s most challenging security problems.
  • Be the premier destination for our nation’s very best scientists and engineers.
Our Values
  • Ideas. Livermore is the “new ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality, and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
  • Impact. Innovation happens when new ideas have impact—on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for—have impact on—our mission.
  • Integrity. We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty, and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices, and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
  • Inclusiveness. The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • Zeal. It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead, and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work.  Our Priorities
    • Deliver on our stockpile stewardship mission.
    • Enhance and expand our mission in the broad national security space.
    • Sustain and ensure that we are at the cutting edge in the science, engineering and technology capabilities our sponsors need.
    • Ensure excellence in execution: deliver results of the highest quality, on schedule and on budget.
    • Ensure excellence in operations: safety, security, environment and state of the art business practices and processes.
    • Improve our cost effectiveness.
    • Provide a first-class workplace environment to our employees.
    • Expand our contributions to the local and national economy through partnerships with academia and industry.

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