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Intern - Energy Storage Technology and Systems Technical Undergrad Co-op
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an Intern Co\-op \- Technical Undergrad

An opportunity exists for an electrical engineering student to join the Energy Storage Technology and Systems Team\. The successful candidate will support the Group through R&D efforts along with working with utilities, state energy offices, and other partners to further the use of electrical energy storage in grid applications\.

This position will work in a team environment to provide R&D on energy storage, analyze data collected from energy storage sites, and to provide support to engineers in their efforts to foster partnerships with outside groups\. Work will take place at the Sandia, Albuquerque, New Mexico site\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Support the ES Demonstrations team in their day to day tasks
+ Set up electronic file systems to maintain archived and current Energy Storage Demonstration Projects documentation
+ Coordinate and schedule meetings \(on and off site\) for Principal Investigators
+ Assist in documenting Procurement requests
+ Coordinate and participate in teleconferences as note\-taker
+ Assess various energy storages systems through financial analysis
+ Respond to routine questions about the project, project processes and key players according to Project Manager's guidance
+ Work with private and public partners on a variety of energy storage projects
+ Participate in the writing of RFPs and the subsequent evaluation of bids received
+ Prepare presentations on a wide range of energy storage related topics
+ Prepare and follow up on a variety of legal documents \(MOUs, NDAs, SSJs, etc\.\)
+ Receive visitors and work with the corporate badging system \(staff\)


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Undergraduate student at an accredited university
+ Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship
+ Registration with the university's co\-op office
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional requirements:

+ Working towards a bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering related discipline


+ Experience and knowledge about working with energy storage systems
+ Strong oral and written communication skills
+ Previous technical writing experience
+ Ability to work independently and in a team environment
+ Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications
+ Experience performing financial analysis
+ An expressed interest in the electrical energy storage project development and demonstrations
+ Ability to multi\-task AND complete tasks on time
+ Willingness to learn how to place external contracts and purchase orders

Department Description:

The Energy Systems Analysis Department provides a capability within Sandia to assess future energy options, modernize the US energy infrastructure, and to help identify the critical research and development needs to ensure the future reliability, sustainability, and security of our customer's energy systems and the nation's energy infrastructure\. Our primary sponsors include the DOE, DoD, and other government agencies\. We lead Sandia's work in Smart Grid and microgrids, and we work closely with other organizations within Sandia in SCADA security, infrastructure security, energy research, and energy\-water nexus issues\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.