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Job #: R-00044525
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Chemical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

*** 100% telework is required at this time by NETL owing to COVID-19 social distancing; 100% onsite is required at NETL's Pittsburgh, PA or Morgantown, WV site upon NETL's removal of COVID-19 teleworking requirements. ***

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

The Leidos Civil Group is seeking a Junior Energy Engineer for its role on the Mission Execution and Strategic Analysis (MESA) contract in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). NETL conducts a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States while providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the Nation.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

The position will support NETL in the conduct of systems engineering and analysis studies focused on advancing coal- and natural gas-related power generation technologies. Some examples of these analyses include:

  • Assessing laboratory-scale research within the context of application at a commercial plant.

  • Evaluating the impact of new and/or proposed legislation on fossil power generation at large.

  • Interaction with power generation technology vendors and developers.

  • Engagement with power generation community stakeholders (e.g., utilities, institutions, research organizations and laboratories).

  • Many other pathways.

The successful candidate will work on local and geographically dispersed teams with other engineers, scientists, technicians, subject matter experts, faculty members, post-doctoral students, and graduate and undergraduate students from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The candidate will attend regular and ad hoc meetings and contribute to the development of written reports, journal articles, and presentations on findings and innovative solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.

  • 0 - 3 years of experience in energy systems analysis, with an emphasis on the following: (1) Pulverized coal power plants; (2) Natural gas combined cycle plants; (3) Aspen Plus process simulation software; (4) Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture (pre- and post-combustion) and utilization; (5) Power systems cost estimating.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and work well both independently and as a member of a team to meet multiple deadlines. They will demonstrate competency in scientific and engineering modeling and analysis tools applicable to the specific tasks.

  • Aspen Plus is the primary modeling platform utilized. A successful candidate will possess moderate to extensive experience (e.g., formal educational training and/or practical industrial experience) in the use of Aspen Plus and related sub-packages.

  • In lieu of specific Aspen Plus experience, a combination of cursory familiarity with Aspen platforms and specific experience with other similar types of analysis tools (e.g., PRO/II, Fluent, MFIX, ChemCad, Thermoflow, or others) will be considered.

Successful candidates will also possess strong oral and written communications skills, particularly:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data generated from research and clearly report results.

  • Ability to author and/or co-author (a) reports, manuscripts, and articles suitable for inclusion in refereed journals, and (b) externally-facing presentations.

  • Ability to present research results in public settings in conferences and similar settings.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Federal Energy, Environment and Commerce Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Key Capabilities: 

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Chemical Engineering


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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