[ES_JOBS_NET] Weather and Climate Scientist, NREL, Golden, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Dec 27 06:57:28 MST 2016


*Posting Title*

Weather and Climate Scientist



CO - Golden


*Position Type*



*Hours Per Week*



*Job Summary*

*Research in the area of weather and  climate, with a focus on 
predicting the variability of wind and solar resources over a wide range 
of temporal and spatial scales. Climate or weather modeling and data 
analysis. Impact of climate variability on renewable energy resources 
and related areas. Works independently to develop and implement new 
models and tolls, as well as conduct case studies on existing models and 
tools. **Work collaboratively with other groups and experts to meet 
customers’ needs. **Work with management and senior staff to develop 
funding sources. Publish results in technical journals/conference 
proceedings. Presents work at conferences, symposia, and related.*


*Required Education, Experience, and Skills*

Relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or 
equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree 
and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant 
education/experience. Demonstrates complete understanding and wide 
application of scientific technical procedures, principles, theories and 
concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. 
Demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project 
lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of 
projects. Very good technical writing, interpersonal and communication 


*Preferred Qualifications*

Apply existing tools to support the creation and analysis of weather and 
climate data for resource, generation, and grid integration studies. 
Develop and apply new tools to support new research projects and 
customer requirements. Propose and investigate ways to account for 
different weather conditions as a result of climate change and apply 
these to the resource and generation assessment process. Provide 
leadership within NREL and within the international solar energy 
communities in the development, application, and interpretation of 
weather data. Develop relationships with experts and stakeholders in 
other U.S. Government departments and Federal Agencies, and with others 
internationally. Contribute to project proposals and manage 
contributions and effort in accordance with project plans. Publish 
results in technical reports, journals, and at conferences.


*Submission Guidelines*

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 
position application.


*EEO Policy*

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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Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s 
Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, 
click here <http://www.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html>.

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