New posts on the Geothermal Community Notice Board

DOE has issued an FOA, and NREL has a geothermal analyst job opening.

DOE Issues FOA for Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis
Job: Intermediate Geothermal Analyst, NREL

DOE Issues FOA for Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement, “Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis.” The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000841 now has been posted in EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId586375f7-008c-47a7-9cc2-63cde3960a85. If you still have questions after reading the entire FOA, please follow the instructions in the FOA and submit your questions to PlayFairway@go.doe.gov.

Job: Intermediate Geothermal Analyst, NREL
Requisition #3313BR ~ NREL has an immediate opening for an intermediate geothermal analyst. You may submit your application at http://www.nrel.gov/employment/job_openings.html. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. For more information about NREL, see http://www.nrel.gov/.

Job/Research Summary: Conduct detailed analysis of geothermal exploration programs and results and analyze the methods for quantifying and reporting geothermal resources. Apply critical problem solving to develop new quantifiable and reproducible reporting methodologies. Develop novel adaptations of existing methods and contribute to the identification of new analytical approaches to address key issues for exploration of geothermal resources. Assemble industry leaders to review and collaborate on developed methodologies. Ensure work is relevant to the evolving needs of the Department of Energy (DOE). Represent NREL’s efforts in analysis at technical, business, and stakeholder events. Work to develop and enhance technical capabilities, tools, and models that distinguish NREL’s analysis roles and enhance the value they bring in guiding RD&D programs, investment, and policy decisions. Deliver world-class, quality analysis results in peer-reviewed publications and in high-impact forums.

Job Duties: Conduct objective research that generates independent, high quality, and reproducible results. Assist with the development and maintenance of geothermal exploration data in OpenEI, including wiki development, database coding, and data verification. Assist in the design, conduct, and reporting of the research project. Work under minimal supervision to research, analyze, and communicate economic, business, policy, market and/or regulatory issues affecting deployment of renewable energy portfolios. Manage, monitor, and ensure the integrity of collaborative relationships. Coordinate with NREL, clients, and other key organizations to assure research is conducted in accordance with agreements and meets the needs of the intended audience. Execute exploration analysis, implementing standards and processes to ensure the delivery of quality products. Assist in the representation of NREL’s exploration capabilities to DOE and other potential sponsors and work with laboratory program managers and other key account managers to develop and propose exploration projects. Engage with external collaborators and stakeholders to stay current with external trends and engage with an external advisory panel to seek feedback on NREL’s analysis. Work with senior staff to conceive, design and create analytical tasks and projects. Perform innovative analyses and interpretations of regulations, policies, business, markets and trends to inform decision makers, market players and researchers. Manage assigned budgetary resources.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes: Has demonstrated knowledge of the geothermal exploration industry, as appropriate, as well as regulations, principles, procedures and practices of relevant discipline(s). Conducts complex quantitative, unbiased analyses meticulously, thoroughly, and efficiently. Solves a variety of multi-dimensional problems in absence of guidelines or precedents. Can provide evidence of delivered products in geothermal exploration. Communicates effectively and succinctly in both in writing and in speaking. Must be able to write instructionally, so that technical and complicated instructions are clearly communicated to audience. Displays strong leadership skills in assembling industry leaders for collaboration. Manages project timelines and budgets so that milestones are met on time and within budget. Models and embeds NREL values. Keeps abreast of key issues affecting exploration and resource valuation.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in progressively complex assignments in an R&D environment. Significant working knowledge of geothermal exploration technology pathways, policies and markets. On-the-ground experience in geothermal. Experience in working with DOE and/or other government agencies. Recognized publications and technical contributions in geothermal exploration. Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and presentation skills.

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans. NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please see http://www.nrel.gov/employment/eeo.html.

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