[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Engineer – Wind Energy HPC modeling, National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL)
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Aug 24 06:12:21 MDT 2016
*__*Research Engineer – Wind Energy HPC modeling*_.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL), located at the foothills
of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary
laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy
efficiency technologies. NREL is continuing an active research and
development program for high performance computing of wind turbine and
wind farm dynamics within the National Wind Technology Center. This R&D
program has an opening for one full-time Engineer in turbine
aerodynamics and wind farm modeling research. The engineer researcher
will perform research with an inter-laboratory team responsible for
accelerating the development of wind energy technology in the U.S. The
scope of the research is focused on modeling individual turbines and
wind farms using high performance computational tools. The research will
also relate directly to experimental measurements and the development of
empirical methods for use by industry for turbine and wind farm design.
The research engineer will use and improve NREL high performance
computing tools for wind turbine aerodynamics and wind farm
interactions. The researcher will work with NREL researchers and those
of other laboratories and industry to advance the level of understanding
of key phenomena regarding atmospheric stability, turbulence,
vegetation, terrain, structural loading and wake losses within wind
farms. The researcher may also model unique next generation wind turbine
aerodynamics using similar high performance computing tools. The
researcher may use the high performance computing tools to validate and
improve more computationally efficient models to be used by industry.
The researcher will also work with other NREL researchers to better
understand the area of wind farm control.The researcher will develop and
perform creative new analyses, develop validation experiments to advance
the state of the art for wind turbine power performance assessments and
the siting of future wind plants. The researcher will also make
presentations on project progress to sponsors and reviewers, write
annual project reports, and publish research results in peer-reviewed
The positions require experience in engineering or science with a strong
background in one of the following areas: fluid-structural interactions,
research-grade computational fluid dynamics, turbulence and turbulence
modeling, experimental fluid mechanics, mechanical systems dynamics and
controls, or atmospheric boundary layer science. Knowledge of
programming languages C++ and FORTRAN and parallel programming are also
required. Familiarity with high-performance computing environments is
required. It is expected that the applicant have a demonstrated ability
to disseminate research findings in scholarly journals.
The preferred candidate will have previous modeling and simulation
experience in wind energy and atmospheric science. Candidates
withexperimental experiencein atmospheric boundary layer science or wind
energy field testing are also encouraged to apply.
*Required Education, Experience, and Skills*
Relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent
Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or
Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or
Applies extensive engineering technical expertise, and has full
knowledge of other related disciplines. Considered a technical resource.
Demonstrates leadership in several areas of team, task or project lead
responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects.
Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position
at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which
you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for
future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each
NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against
workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age,
marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or
veteran status, including special disabled veterans.
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