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Join us in building a clean energy future. At NREL, you'll discover how you can make a difference in the world while also growing professionally.

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We combine our mission with our heart, making NREL a place where you can grow your passion inside and outside the lab.

Our Core Values

We are looking for employees whose values align with ours. Our core values encompass a safe and supportive work environment, leadership for societal impact, integrity, creativity, and excellence.

Colorado Living

Location, location, location. It's one reason many NRELians enjoy working here. Our main campus in Golden, Colorado, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. And it's just 20 minutes west of Denver. View map.

Benefits and Perks

As an employee, you'll receive benefits beyond basic health care and life insurance.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

At NREL, we know that our differences and unique talents make us stronger and drive innovative energy solutions. Learn how we foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.


NREL is a living example of sustainability—from its net-zero buildings and solar-powered parking garage to the most energy-efficient data center in the world.