Energy Engineer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 22, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

The Leidos Health & Civil Sector is seeking an Energy Engineer for its role on the Strategic Analysis (SA) contract supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). NETL is a multi-disciplinary, scientific, and technical-oriented national laboratory that develops creative innovations and efficient energy systems advancing technologies driving toward a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero economy by 2050. NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled researchers at NETL's three research sites - , Oregon; , West Virginia, and , Pennsylvania - conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE's mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

Location: This position is required to be onsite 3 days a week at the NETL campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The other 2 days may be worked from candidates home office.

Travel: May occasionally have to work onsite at the NETL campus in Morgantown, WV.

The successful candidate will work on local and geographically dispersed teams with other engineers, scientists, technicians, subject matter experts, faculty members, post-doctoral students, and graduate and undergraduate students from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. They will attend regular and ad hoc meetings and contribute to the development of written reports, journal articles, and presentations on findings and innovative solutions.

Primary responsibilities will include:

Developing process flowsheets, process simulations, rigorous models of energy systems, mathematical optimization, and/or statistical analysis of lab-scale, pilot-scale, or commercial-scale process data while fulfilling the following general functions:Conduct exploratory and applied analyses in the areas of simulation, modeling and optimization, scientific computing, and the science of flowing materials, including multi-phase and chemically reactive flows.

Investigate theoretical and fundamental phenomena as necessary to support NETL's needs and develop new concepts,

Examples of these analyses include: (1) assessing laboratory-scale research within the context of application at a commercial plant; (2) evaluating the impact of new and/or proposed legislation on power generation at large; (3) interacting with power generation technology vendors and developers; (4) engaging with power generation community stakeholders (e.g., utilities, institutions, research organizations and laboratories); and (5) numerous other pathways.

Required Education, Experience & Other:

Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 4+ years of relevant experience or Masters degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes experience in energy systems analysis, with an emphasis on: (1) Aspen Plus process simulation software; (2) power systems cost estimating; (3) natural gas combined cycle plants; (4) pulverized coal power plants, and; (5) carbon dioxide (CO2) capture (pre- and post-combustion, negative emission), conversion, and utilization technologies.

Aspen Plus is the primary process engineering modeling platform utilized. A successful candidate will possess experience (e.g., formal educational training and/or practical industrial experience) in the use of Aspen Plus and related sub-packages. In lieu of Aspen Plus experience, cursory familiarity with Aspen platforms and specific experience with other similar types of analysis tools (e.g., PRO/II, Fluent, MFIX, ChemCad, Thermoflow, or others) will be considered.

Must be able to meet the requirements for gaining access to work on the NETL campus

Must be detail-oriented, able to take initiative, work well both independently and as a member of a team, and be able to balance competing and changing priorities

Ability to demonstrate competency in scientific and engineering modeling and analysis tools applicable to the specific tasks.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher), and proficiency with Microsoft Teams other video-conferencing software, e.g., Webex; Zoom, Skype, etc.

Possess strong analytical and oral/written communications skills, particularly the ability to:Analyze and interpret data generated from research, apply data to analysis within the context of scope and direction, and clearly report results;

Perform literature and data searches to support engineering studies;

Author/co-author reports, manuscripts, and articles suitable for inclusion in refereed journals, and;

Present research results in client meetings and in conference settings;

Ability to quickly assess and learn new technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

A successful candidate will possess experience (e.g., formal educational training and/or practical industrial experience) in the use of the following tools:Modeling languages (e.g., Pyomo)

Specialized software (e.g., Velocity Suite, MATLAB, Primavera, Tableau)

Programming languages (e.g., FORTRAN, Python, C++, Pro C, Visual Basic, Java)

Original Posting Date:

2024-05-21While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $(phone number removed)

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.