Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Earth Scientist/Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104415
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: November 08 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Earth Scientist/Engineer to analyze and develop new options for reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You will participate across all aspects of Livermore’s Carbon Initiative, analyzing the economic cost and carbon footprint of new systems, comparing them to existing and proposed approaches while focusing on how the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CLCFS) and other statewide policies and initiatives can be used to incentivize such projects. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division

Essential Duties
- Analyze the technical and economic viability of climate-related technologies along with their carbon and environmental footprint.
- Direct and develop projects that analyze climate technologies and their impact under specific policy instruments such as the CLCFS and the federal renewable fuels mandate.
- Help create and lead a demonstration program for carbon capture and storage of fuel-related carbon dioxide in California.
- Provide overall management for both analytical and field demonstration projects of climate technology.
- Publish analysis and results of Carbon Initiative projects in peer reviewed literature.
- Lead and manage supporting personnel who conduct analysis under your direct supervision.
- Lead and develop teams to conduct and support technology demonstrations.
- Develop new work with Federal, State and commercial sponsors and partners in this area.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- PhD in environmental science, engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in climate technology evaluation or development, as well as in carbon capture and storage.
- Significant experience managing projects and teams in energy and environmental work.
- Significant experience in environmental and climate technology policy analysis.
- Experience with California climate policy and technology programs, including detailed understanding of the CLCSF and the California Air Resources Board.
- Experience writing persuasive high-level documents describing how climate and environmental policies interact with technology.
- Experience working at a State, Federal and International level on climate technology development, analysis, or policy, including experience with technology programs at the U.S. Department of Energy
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors in English.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in technoeconomic and life-cycle analysis of energy technologies.
- Experience developing new projects with State and Federal sponsors.
- Experience with policy evaluation and the interaction of policy and technology solutions.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  None required.  


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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