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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
1/17/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Forecasting and Modeling Group has an immediate opening for a Graduate Student Intern that is currently pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. and has experience in water system modeling to join the team. The successful candidate would join a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team of researchers developing a new class of multi-sector infrastructure models to explore emerging challenges in system evolution, operation, and control.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Policy, Market, and Technology Analysis:

  • Design scenario ensembles for analysis projects, execute scenarios, and digest and interpret results for reporting,
  • Write and publish results of analyses in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports,

Model development:

  • Develop and implement new advanced methods for infrastructure system modeling,
  • Research rules, trends, and issues in water system planning and operation, and consider how to implement them into infrastructure system models,
  • Implement new structures and algorithms into models,
  • Undertake quality control to ensure the modifications are working appropriately,
  • Develop new data architectures to generically and flexibly describe infrastructure systems,
  • Acquire relevant data, evaluate for quality, process into a structure that is useful to the model,
  • Collaborate with analysts working on other modeling teams to relate inputs and outputs across models.

Additional Required Knowledge & Skills

  • At least 1 year of experience in developing and applying computational models of water infrastructure systems and/or related systems,
  • Demonstrated strong computer programming skills including languages relevant to model development, optimization, and database analysis (Preferred languages: Julia, Python),
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Good knowledge of water delivery systems and related policy and regulatory issues.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

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Preferred Qualifications

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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.

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