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NREL offers extremely competitive benefits that add greatly to your overall compensation. The following benefits are available depending on your employment status:

  • Medical, dental, and basic life insurance effective your first day
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and day care/dependent care
  • Retirement plans, including pension and 403(b) tax deferred annuity
  • Optional life and accident insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Long-term care plan
  • Holidays (10 days/year)
  • Personal time off
  • Extended sick leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Training and development programs
  • Wellness activities: on-site aerobics, massage, yoga, and fitness rooms
  • Credit union and banking benefits
  • Flexible schedules
  • Business casual dress
  • Free RTD Eco Pass

A Great Location

Our main campus in Golden, Colorado, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, provides the ideal location for lunch time and after work hiking, running, and mountain biking. You can also get involved a variety of clubs focused on ski trips, golf tournaments, tennis, running, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. Just 20 miles north is NREL's National Wind Technology Center, surrounded by trails with magnificent views of the Flatirons near Boulder. NREL also has a small Washington, D.C. office near the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters.

Commitment to Sustainability

Our mission has always focused on a sustainable energy future for our nation and the world—and all our research activities strive to fulfill that goal. We "walk the talk" when it comes to maintaining a sustainable environment in our own workplace. We believe that our institution should use minimal resources (energy, materials, water, etc.) while receiving the maximum value from those resources used—along with balancing environmental, economic, and human impacts. Visit Sustainable NREL to learn more.