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Working for NREL

We're always on the lookout for talented people who believe in our mission and support our values. NREL's inclusive work environment benefits from diversity throughout the organization, values individual differences, and encourages employees to develop and contribute to their full potential. Working for NREL is a challenging and exciting experience for nearly 2,300 staff members of all backgrounds. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

NREL Mission

While our cultures and creeds, and lifestyles and languages may differ, we share a common desire to carry out our mission—

  • To develop renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices,
  • To advance related science and engineering, and
  • To transfer knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals.

NREL Core Values

Our core values complement NREL's mission and guide all our actions each day.

Safe and Supportive Work Environment

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Protect the safety and health of our employees and the community
  • Value individual initiative and foster professional growth
  • Value teamwork and collaboration

Leadership for Societal Impact

  • Positively contribute to societies we serve nationwide and worldwide
  • Demonstrate respect for our physical and social environment


  • Maintain the highest standard of ethics, honesty, and integrity in our work
  • Demonstrate objectivity in analysis and policy recommendations
  • Be accountable for commitments and results — to customers, stakeholders, partners, and employees


  • Advance knowledge that will best serve the nation
  • Take on big challenges and see them through
  • Reward risk taking and tolerate mistakes


  • Provide superior quality, value, and service to our customers
  • Strive for excellence and continuous improvement in all aspects of the organization and its products and services
  • Practice outstanding communications with all our stakeholders