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Microgrid Modeling & Simulation Engineer

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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Job Description

Microgrid Modeling and Simulation Engineer

What We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. Government agencies, turning research into impactful products with military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in power & energy systems, unmanned systems (with an emphasis on maritime systems), digital engineering, and advanced manufacturing. 

Our power & energy systems portfolio supports the DoD’s electrification of platforms, such as Navy ships. Our research involves hybrid and electric propulsion systems, large energy storage devices, autonomy, digital twins, and integration with mission systems to achieve fast and reliable power system response. 

About the Role

The Modeling and Simulation Engineering role requires passion and drive to understand intricate multi-domain/multiphysics systems, identify important features and dynamic phenomena, and create appropriate computer models of these systems which incorporate the relevant features, dynamics, and application-critical behaviors.  The modeling and simulation engineer will work both individually and in concert with other engineers, subject-matter experts, and program management to devise suitable modeling strategies (including physics-based and behavioral approaches) and subsequently to produce robust, reliable models for several customers across government and industry.  

The successful candidate must demonstrate an attitude for growth, continuously expanding their knowledge and skill to remain on the cutting-edge.  The candidate must be organized and detail oriented.  This role may involve interacting with customers whose needs are constantly evolving and are sometimes difficult to articulate; thus, strong communication skills will also be beneficial.   

Integer is a science and technology research and development organization. As such, much of our work entails developing solutions for complex problems that presently have no known solutions. To achieve internal and customer project goals all candidates must be able to perform research, understand new concepts from other engineering disciplines on advanced and complex topics, and document findings in a way that is easy for non-experts to understand. 

The main responsibilities of this role are: 

  1. Provide multi-domain/multiphysics physical virtual modeling subject matter expertise for the Company’s projects related to electrical engineering and modeling and simulation, particularly in the development and application of digital twins for Electrical Power and Energy Systems components and systems including electric machinery, gas turbines, diesel generators, propulsion systems, batteries, power electronics, switchgear, etc.  

  2. Write software and manipulate data streams from the sensors of physical systems to update physics-based or data-driven models to reflect the status of the physical system. 

  3. Apply and learn as needed multiple algorithm and software development languages (e.g., Python, Java, R, C, C++ …), libraries (e.g., OpenCV, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras …) and platforms (e.g., MATLAB …) as necessary to collaborate with the Company’s software development and modeling & simulation teams. 

  4. Collaborate closely with other Company scientists and engineers on multi-disciplinary teams to prototype and test new technologies in both the power & energy systems and unmanned systems portfolios. 

  5. Accurately forecast time and level of effort to achieve a desired result. Support the project Principal Investigator(s) to identify goals and your role within the tasking to achieve the goals. Support the Program Manager(s) to meet project schedules and deliver on-time. 

  6. Contribute to monthly reports and quarterly performance reviews for the customer. Contributions to include text, presentation slides, and oral updates. 

  7. Contribute to the business development and hardware engineering teams to support a product development roadmap that leads to sales of products and/or licensing of intellectual property derived from the Company’s science and technology research.  

  8. Travel as required to execute research and product development. Travel is estimated to average less than 10%. 

  9. Other duties as assigned, potentially supporting the Company as needed to develop new funded research and engineering projects. 

Core Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar technical discipline. 

  • Demonstrated mastery of at least one computer modeling & simulation environment (MATLAB/Simulink preferred). 

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in one or more of the following technical areas: 

    • Electrical Power and Energy Systems including electric machinery, gas turbines, diesel generators, propulsion systems, batteries, power electronics, switchgear, etc. 

    • Cooling and ventilation systems including heat exchangers, pumps, valves, piping, expansion tanks, fans, etc. 

    • Fuel delivery systems for marine applications 

    • Machinery control systems including sensing, communication, and system level controls for electric plants, machinery, and electromechanical systems 

  • U.S. citizenship. Must have the ability to obtain a U.S. Secret security clearance that requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • A graduate degree (Masters/PhD) in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar technical discipline. A record of relevant industry experience, technical leadership, publications, or other recognitions for expertise may substitute for an advanced degree. 

  • Deep technical knowledge of simulation solver technologies and numerical integration methods.  Awareness of industry best practices for robust numerical convergence.  

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, C++, Java). 

Company Benefits

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Meaning Integer standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving its employee’s thousands of dollars annually.

  • Relocation assistance available.

  • Base salaries which exceed local & national industry averages.

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth.

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well. 

  • Bottomless Coffee!

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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