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Solar Power Grid Integration Engineer

Solar Power Grid Integration Engineer

The Solar Power Grid Integration Engineer position supports federal research and development (R&D) programs in solar grid integration in the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO).

The successful candidate shall have experience working in an occupation that involves the U.S. electricity transmission system and possess a strong background in at least two of the following areas: (1) power electronics design; (2) electric power systems planning and operation; (3) renewable energy generation; (4) smart grid; (5) industrial control and automation; and (6) energy storage.

The SETO Systems Integration subprogram supports the research and development of high impact technologies and solutions that enable the reliable, resilient, and secure integration of solar energy on the nation’s electricity grid. 

Working in an integrated team environment and supporting federal client, the candidate will be responsible for technology management for a portfolio of R&D projects. The candidate will also contribute and/or lead the development of new research initiatives to advance the state-of-the-arts.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the technology expert to evaluate technology area portfolios, conduct gap analysis, and develop strategic roadmaps. 
  • Contribute and/or lead the planning of new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) including program concepts, requirement documents, workshops, merit reviews, briefings, and award negotiations.
  • Perform active project management to ensure that projects make progress toward stated objectives and meet milestones and deliverables. Conduct quarterly, phase, and final project reviews and site visits.
  • Provide clear guidance to awardees regarding expectation and progress assessment. Resolve conflict and develop corrective actions when situations arise.
  • Stay abreast of technology fields and proactively engage stakeholders (federal agencies, national laboratories, industry, academia, non-profits and others) for inputs and disseminating results.
  • Organize, attend, or present at conferences, workshops, and other events.


  • Experience working with the U.S. electricity transmission system.
  • Experience working with solar power systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate and defend the problem statement, the technical approaches, and expected impacts of the solutions.
  • Authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions; U.S. Citizen or Permanent US Resident.


  • Full time position; must be willing to work in downtown Washington DC; must be willing to travel on an as-needed basis.
  • Clearance: None required


Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and three or more years of related experience or Master’s degree and three plus years of related experience.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - 1 plus years w/ Ph.D. Degree
  • Master's Degree - 2 plus years w/ Master’s Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree - 3-5 years w/ Bachelor’s Degree