Physical Hydrologist, Savannah River National Laboratory

Physical Hydrologist, Savannah River National Laboratory

The Savannah River National Laboratory is seeking versatile and highly motivated candidates to provide technical leadership for the surface water modeling and assessment program within the Atmospheric Technologies Group (ATG). The ATG conducts applied research and technology development in meteorology and surface water hydrology at the U. S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina. ATG’s clients include the DOE and other U.S. government agencies with interests in national security, international nuclear nonproliferation, and emergency response.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the ongoing development and application of advanced in-house models for predicting hydrodynamic flows and the resulting fate and transport of waterborne contaminants and their impacts on the environment. Applicable modeling scales range from streams and rivers to dynamically driven lakes, bays and coastal estuaries. Additional duties will include modeling to predict the impacts of floods following extreme rainfall events or dam break scenarios. Job responsibilities also include possible collaboration with ATG atmospheric scientists on a range of modeling applications and analyses.

Qualifications: The applicant should possess a graduate degree in hydrology or a science or engineering discipline relevant to hydrodynamic modeling and 3-10 years pertinent experience. Familiarity with the Environmental Protection Agency's WASP and BASINS modeling systems and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS model is highly desirable. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, willing to present their work at professional conferences and government forums, and comfortable advocating for surface water modeling program capabilities within SRNL National Security Directorate work groups or other potential U. S. government sponsors.

The SRNL is located on the U. S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina near Augusta, GA, and is operated for DOE by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. For more information contact: Mr. Chuck Hunter, 803‐725‐2953, chuck.hunter@srnl.doe.gov. Interested candidates should apply through http://srnl.doe.gov > Careers > SRNL Jobs. Search for job number 4658BR.

U.S. citizenship is required.