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Your Career at NREL

From health and wellness to your financial future, we offer competitive salaries and benefits to help you grow personally and professionally.

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More than just a job.

Our benefits package for full-time employees includes: medical, dental, and vision coverage effective day one of employment; basic life insurance; retirement plans, including pension and 403(b) tax deferred annuity; 10 holidays plus personal time off; and extended sick leave.

We also offer an employee assistance program with confidential counseling and referral services; tuition reimbursement; training and development programs; an on-site wellness program, including health coaching, a rewards program for healthy lifestyle activities, fitness rooms, aerobics, and yoga; flexible schedules; business casual dress; and a free RTD eco pass for Denver's transit system.

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Our differences make us stronger.

At NREL, we know that every person on our team has an important role to play. We value differing opinions as much as we do diverse backgrounds and we strive to create an environment of inclusiveness. Together, we are able to meet the demands of NREL's mission and create innovative, technical solutions that address our world's energy problems.

Our staff come from 55 countries and we speak over 30 languages. We aim to maximize the unique talents of our employees and encourage an environment where all employees are enabled to do their best work.

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Colorado offers a different way of life.

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a cultural activity connoisseur, or an avid sports fan, the Denver Metro area offers it all. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, we think you'll see pretty quickly that it doesn't get much better than calling Colorado home.

Our main campus in Golden, Colorado, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is just 20 minutes west of Denver. The National Wind Technology Center is located 20 miles north of Golden, outside of Boulder, Colorado, and we also operate a small, satellite office in Washington, D.C. near the U.S. Department of Energy's headquarters.

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Our core values guide our actions inside and outside of the laboratory.

Our professional lives are based on our core values: a safe and supportive work environment, leadership for societal impact, integrity, creativity, and excellence. These values are present in our personal lives as well. We are looking for employees whose values align with ours.

We also take our commitment to sustainability very seriously. Our mission focuses on a sustainable energy future for our nation and world, and we maintain a sustainable environment in our workplace. We believe we should use minimal resources like energy, materials, and water, and receive the maximum value from those resources. Learn more about our pledge to operate sustainably by visiting Sustainable NREL.