With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOE launched the Clean Energy Corps to hire people eager to deliver equitable clean energy solutions to all Americans. If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment and are ready to help transform the national energy landscape at an unprecedented pace, join the Clean Energy Corps!

Whether you’re new to the clean energy workforce, mid-career, or a senior leader, there is a role for you at EERE. Below are the job description and application instructions for the mechanical systems engineer position in the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

About the Position

Position Title: Mechanical Systems Engineer

Position / Grade: General Engineer GS-13

Open Period: Open until filled. Apply as soon as possible for best consideration.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Position type: Permanent

Number of openings: 1

Salary: $112,015—$145,617

Telework eligible Yes

Veteran/Disability Preference?


The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is seeking a systems engineer to serve as principal technology manager for wind mechanical systems within its Technology Research, Development, and Testing program. The successful candidate will help develop program plans and strategies, initiatives, and budgets that provide a comprehensive, integrated, and complementary suite of mechanical systems research, development, and testing activities to advance the next generation of offshore and land-based wind systems, including drivetrain components, bearings, yaw and pitch mechanisms, structural components, and others.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required to Perform the Work/Specialized Experience:

In-depth knowledge and technical expertise in advanced concepts, theories, principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to mechanical systems applicable to wind energy technologies.

How to Apply to Clean Energy Corps Positions:

Step 1: Send your encrypted Resume to shane.beichner@ee.doe.gov

To email your password-protected resume, please include in the subject line “Resume for WETO Systems Engineer consideration”.

Send your resume as a password-protected document in an email. (Learn how to password-protect your document.) Please include the following information in the email with your resume:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Resume (Password-protect your resume sent via email to shane.beichner@ee.doe.gov. In a separate email, send the password.)

DO NOT include the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your address
  • Photos of yourself
  • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
  • Classified or government sensitive information
  • Any encryption or digital signatures

Step 2: Visit the Clean Energy Jobs Corps page and click “Apply Now”.

Step 3:  Select your areas of interest. The relevant areas of interest for this position are:

  • Wind Energy

Step 4: During the “Disclosures” step, under “Applicant Source”, select “Other”, and provide the referral code: #EERE. This code will direct your resume to the appropriate [Tech Office] hiring managers.

Step 5: Complete all other steps of the application and hit “Submit”.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.