Internship (Integrated Water-Energy Systems Modeling)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Golden, CO, US

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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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