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Argonne National Laboratory

Systems Analysis Engineer (413535)




Full Time


Lemont, Illinois, United States

In this role, a successful candidate will perform vehicle modelling and simulation of advanced powertrains to quantify the impacts of new component technologies, control algorithms and powertrain architectures with focus on electrification. The candidate will work on projects to benchmark next generation vehicle systems, identify opportunities for improvement, and/or analyze their impacts at individual, regional and national level. The candidate will also be tasked with leading new proposals and developing new ideas into projects.

Current project opportunities include quantifying the impact of advanced vehicle technologies applicable to light duty, medium duty and heavy-duty vehicles, hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell powertrain design, development of supervisory control logic, validation of vehicle models against test data etc. The projects and interests of this group spans all modes of transportation including off-road, rail & marine applications too. These projects involve close collaboration with industrial and academic partners, and engagement with multidisciplinary project teams. Researchers are expected to communicate results through well-designed presentations, publish journal articles and reports, and present results at conferences, workshops, and project meetings.

Ideal candidates have technical experience in vehicle (on road, offroad, rail or marine) modelling, systems analysis, techno-economic analysis of vehicle systems. Prior experience in leading or independently carrying out projects the above topics is necessary.

The VMS Group supports DOE and other sponsors to assess the energy, cost and performance outcomes associated with specific technologies in order to guide R&D efforts, identify improvement opportunities. Researchers are responsible for their specific projects. They are expected to collaborate with experts from Argonne as well as in industry and at other national laboratories.

The VMS group develops and maintains several simulation tools such as Autonomie, Polaris, RoadRunner, BEAN, SVTriP. which are widely used by government, industry, and academic stakeholders. Models and processes developed from the individual projects may be incorporated in periodic updates of these tools.

Position Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with electrified powertrain (e.g., hybrid, battery electric or fuel cell) system modeling and simulation.

  • Demonstrated accomplishments in vehicle energy consumption assessment. Proficiency in simulation tools used in analyzing vehicle energy consumption.

  • Experience in data-driven modeling and analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform vehicle modelling and simulation as well as techno-economic analysis and writing scientific publications.

  • Familiarity with a wide range of tools and techniques relevant for vehicle modelling and simulation analysis, with expertise in Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow and preferably Autonomie.

  • Well-developed problem-solving, systems thinking, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; intellectual curiosity.

  • Ability to structure and formulate solutions to complex problems.

  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with team members.

  • Ability to work as part of a high functioning team and demonstrates a professional attitude.

  • Skilled written and verbal communicator, including the ability to present complex information so that it is understandable to a broad audience.

  • Strong computer skills relevant for data manipulation and analysis including experience with creating and using complex models in Simulink & scripting in Matlab, Python, R.

  • 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

Eng Systems Modeling-Simulation-Analysis 2

Worker Type


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.

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