The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Energy Modeling and Data Coordinator with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Salary: $30.16 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Knowledge gathered from coursework or prior work experience on air pollution control technologies, energy efficiency concepts, the economics of pollution reduction, lifecycle assessment and sustainability;
- Experience with energy systems models;
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
- Ability to collaborate with team members in a remote work environment;
- Experience working independently;
- Experience applying engineering/analytical skills to energy efficiency and renewable energy problems;
- Experience writing technical reports and/or academic papers;
- Basic knowledge of engineering economics; and
- Experience with summarizing and synthesizing raw data and output from models.
- Experience using GitHub.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a Master’s degree in engineering, operations research, economics, environmental science, or energy-related field from an accredited institution within the last 24 months and
- Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.
What the EPA project is about
The opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Environmental Measurements and Modeling Division (CEMM). The appointment is with the Atmospheric and Environmental Systems Modeling Division (AESMD), Emissions Systems Analysis Branch (ESAB) in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.
ORD/CEMM/AESMD helps provide the basis for the formulation of EPA’s environmental policies and programs by playing a vital role in the scientific research mission of the Agency. ORD/CEMM/AESMD helps develop and evaluate solutions to environmental problems faced by EPA, local and state agencies, and the public, and seeks to provide information and tools that enable the Agency to develop the cost effective and sustainable approaches to protecting human health and the environment. CEMM/AESMD supports EPA’s environmental protection goals by providing direct support to Agency’s regulatory and voluntary programs. Part of this mission, the team is developing and applying projections of future year energy consumption and emissions inventories resulting from residential, commercial and industrial activities with both national and regional focus in the U.S. These projections are conducted through energy modeling frameworks developed at EPA including MARKAL/TIMES models for the U.S. energy system as well as City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies (COMET) applied to New York City and surrounding region.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Reviewing literature;
- Gaining experience with energy system modeling;
- Participating as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team; and
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email Elyse.Morrow@ORAU.org