Advanced Battery Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory Center for Transportation Research
United States

Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research seeks applicants for an Advanced Battery Engineer to support the launch of a national workforce development program to build a diverse U.S. battery workforce.

The Battery Workforce Program will support the nation’s global competitiveness within battery manufacturing, while strengthening the domestic economy and clean energy supply chains.

The program will also help advance U.S. battery technology leadership through scientific R&D, STEM education and workforce development.

The Advanced Battery Engineer will provide technical support in batteries, electric vehicle charging, battery manufacturing and safety to meet technical and other program-related deliverables and milestones. The selected candidate will utilize their prior experience in battery research and development, design, or manufacturing of electric vehicles and/or battery manufacturing to help deliver the latest cutting-edge technologies, tools, processes, best practices and industry standards to the initiative.

The Advanced Battery Engineer will also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, educators, and program managers in the design and execution of battery and electric vehicle education and training and will support the execution of high-impact experiential learning experiences including a student battery competition, to prepare the workforce for a range of high-demand positions throughout the battery supply chain.

Position Requirements

Knowledge of electric vehicle batteries and battery safety best practices.

Knowledge of advanced powertrains including battery electric vehicles, vehicle components and controls, as well as test equipment.

Knowledge of engineering processes, best practices, and industry standards. Knowledge in battery or electric vehicle training.

Skills in program management, including managing a project team, project schedules, budgets and meeting project goals and objectives.

Skill in leadership, time management and working as a team member.

Skill in fundraising and interacting with senior-level external sponsors.

Skilled in oral and written communications, including professional presentations and technical writing.

Skill in MS Word, Excel, Project, Access, and PowerPoint computer software.

A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (RD2 or RD3) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows: RD2 Level: Bachelor’s and 5+ years; Master’s and 3+ years; Doctorate and 2-4 years, or equivalent RD3 Level: Bachelor’s and 8+ years; Master’s and 5+ years; or Doctorate and 4+ years; or equivalent. Job Family Research Development (RD)

Job Profile Electrical/Electronics Engineering 2 Worker Type Regular Time Type Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future.

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