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Advisor 4 - Building Energy Codes

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Boise
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

**Overview**The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Buildings Simulation & Design Group provides energy simulation, tool development, and workflow automation for energy policy impact analyses and integrative building design processes. The Building Simulation & Design Group is looking for a senior-level Advisor (Advisor 4) with expertise in building energy codes, a passion for energy efficiency and pursuit of innovative solutions to help lead several high-visibility efforts in support of PNNL's Building Energy Codes Program. The successful candidate will lead teams with the ultimate goal of driving states and local governments to adopt the latest national building energy codes and comply with them.The Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division of PNNL is accelerating the transition to a sustainable, efficient, resilient, and secure energy system through innovation and actionable solutions. We are a diverse research organization of over 350 experts in electrical, mechanical, and systems engineering, data and computer sciences, cybersecurity, policy, economics, and related disciplines. Our vision is to transform the way our energy system infrastructure is designed, integrated, and operated to create environmental security, economic prosperity, and social equity for the Pacific Northwest region, the nation, and the world.**Responsibilities**The Advisor will support PNNL's Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) in its role to provide direct technical assistance, education and training, and resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of energy code adoption and implementation. The Advisor will use their extensive building energy codes experience, including policy knowledge, to engage with external stakeholders in the building energy codes community, such as building designers, construction industry representatives, state and local policy makers, and others, to understand their specific challenges in advancing building energy codes in their states or local jurisdictions. They will use their influence and skills in consensus building to develop and deploy strategic efforts nationally to successfully address those specific challenges to ultimately result in adoption of and compliance with the latest model energy codes. The successful candidate will also provide technical oversight of projects awarded by DOE to other organizations through funding opportunity announcement (FOA) merit review processes and regularly collaborate with senior-level staff across a wide variety of organizations as a PNNL and DOE representative. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, extensive knowledge of building energy codes, and a strong interest in research and development.Specific responsibilities will include:+ Leads development of solutions to a variety of complex problems related to building energy code adoption and compliance, including technical, policy, and economic barriers.+ Identifies opportunities and risk and makes recommendations affecting the overall objectives and long-range goals of the BECP Technical Assistance project.+ Leads highly visible projects or tasks with moderate or high levels of scope, complexity, risk or impact.+ Works independently and provides mentoring to other staff.**Qualifications**Minimum Qualifications:+ BS/BA and 7 years of relevant experience -OR-+ MS/MA or higher and 5 years of relevant experiencePreferred Qualifications:+ A master's degree in mechanical engineering, architecture, building science, sustainable design, policy, or related field.+ Several years of experience with building energy codes and understanding of building system upgrades and code changes on building performance.+ Experience developing energy policy for states, public agencies, or other organizations.+ Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills, with a demonstrated ability for conveying complex concepts concisely and clearly.+ Strong project management experience in leading complex projects with budgeting, planning, and control of cost, schedules, and deliverables.+ A collaborative approach to problem-solving and the ability to work well with inter-disciplinary teams.**Additional Information**Not Applicable**Testing Designated Position**Not Applicable**About PNNL**Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or -3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.**Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity**Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .**Drug Free Workplace**PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Beginning 05/01/23, if you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.**Mandatory Requirements**Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.**Rockstar Rewards**Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance*, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave**, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan* and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.* Research Associates excluded.**Once eligibility requirements are met.Click Here For Rockstar Rewards (

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