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Discover NREL

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. 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. Learn more.

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 healthcare. Learn more.

Inclusion and Diversity

At NREL, we know that our differences make us stronger. Learn how we foster inclusion and diversity.

Sustainability

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. Learn more.

Our People

Our employees embody the spirit of the lab and NREL's mission. To learn more about our passionate, driven, and conscientious people, meet some NRELians.

The team of people here are constantly pushing me. They're some of the most intelligent and passionate people I've ever worked with, and they encourage me every day to be my best."
–Andrea Watson, Senior Engineer

It's easy to take ownership of your work here—your boss doesn't just tell a postdoc what to do. Around here, there is a lot of expectation that the postdocs bring their own expertise."
–Jacob Artz, Biochemistry Postdoc Researcher

I applied to NREL, by fax, to a newspaper ad. Now that proves people want to stay here for a long time."
–Kim Adams, Senior Communicator