[ES_JOBS_NET] Laboratory Program Manager - Grid Integration, NREL, Golden, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Aug 2 11:31:57 MDT 2015


  Laboratory Program Manager - Grid Integration

    CO - Golden


    *Posting Title*

    Laboratory Program Manager - Grid Integration



    CO - Golden


    *Position Type*



    *Hours Per Week*



    *Job Summary*

    The duties of this position are to provide technical leadership,
    oversee program development (annual & multi-year), guide NREL’s Grid
    Integration program direction, ensure alignment of NREL’s program
    with DOE’s priorities, and ensure high quality technical output from
    NREL’s Grid Integration program activities by accessing the most
    appropriate array of R&D, Analysis, and Market Transformation
    capabilities within NREL for the benefit of DOE.

    NREL’s Grid Integration LPM shares responsibility with several other
    members of NREL’s senior management team for effective utilization
    of NREL’s new Electricity Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) and
    the new Controllable Grid Interface (CGI) facility at the National
    Wind Technology Center in Boulder Colorado.

    Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Manage all aspects of NREL’s relationship with DOE in the area of
    Grid Integration, and maintain strategic partnership with DOE as one
    of their key Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs)

    • Achieve high level of customer satisfaction by DOE, especially
    with respect to the leadership of OE and EERE

    • Lead collaboration between NREL and DOE, and represent NREL on all
    matters related to Grid Integration. Provide thought leadership to
    OE and EERE in workshops and strategic meetings on future Grid
    Integration related efforts

    • Oversee all aspects of NREL’s Grid Integration program planning,
    including: development of project plans, new project proposal
    development, and establish a comprehensive Annual Operating Plan
    (AOP) and long-term strategic plans

    • Team with NREL Centers and Offices to ensure effective resource
    planning and allocation to accomplish Grid Integration project
    objectives and deliver high quality outcomes

    • Ensure high degree of rigor in management of change for all Grid
    Integration projects throughout the period of performance

    • Actively manage NREL’s portfolio of Grid Integration projects and
    investments at NREL to maximize NREL’s value and impact to DOE’s
    mission priorities, including proactively proposing
    project/portfolio changes in partnership with OE and EERE leadership
    at DOE

    • Provide high degree of fiscal responsibility for NREL’s Grid
    Integration program financial matters, including disciplined
    management, execution, and monitoring of internal and subcontracted

    • Manage NREL’s Grid Integration program to operate within scope,
    schedule, and budget in the project plans

    • Team with other LPMs to coordinate program planning & execution,
    and implement Best Practices for Program Management

    • Support Center Directors to ensure compliance with NREL health,
    safety, and environmental policies and procedures in order to
    maintain a safe work environment

    • Coordinate NREL’s response to Funding Opportunity Announcements
    (FOAs) and Lab Calls (Lab RFPs) for which NREL is eligible to submit
    proposals to OE and/or EERE

    • Partner with relevant centers and NREL Business Development
    leaders to develop impactful industry partnerships that align with
    DOE priorities and leverage DOE’s investments at NREL

    • Provide final approval of all proposals submitted to DOE Program
    FOAs, Lab Calls, and/or any DOE Planning activities to ensure
    technical quality and eliminate potential duplication with any
    previous/existing work

    • Plan, arrange, and host visits/meetings at NREL by OE/EERE staff
    or leaders, industry and/or associations, and universities to
    strengthen relationships and enhance NREL’s Grid Integration program.


    *Required Education, Experience, and Skills*

    Relevant PhD and 15 or more years of experience or equivalent
    relevant education/experience.

    Or, relevant Master's Degree and 18 or more years of experience or
    equivalent relevant education/experience.

    Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 20 or more years of experience or
    equivalent relevant education/experience.

    Expert understanding and application of project management
    principles, concepts, practices and standards. Expert knowledge of
    technical field and related disciplines. Often exhibits an
    exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness.
    Outstanding interpersonal, conflict resolution, teaming and
    communication skills.


    *Preferred Qualifications*

    Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee complex and high-impact
    technical programs, and to design/implement effective work breakdown
    structures with an effective hierarchy of task leaders, project
    leaders, and sub-program managers.

    Demonstrated ability to think strategically, lead strategic
    planning, and build consensus. Ability to propose and develop
    new/novel concepts and approaches where little or no precedents exist.

    Ability to make difficult decisions. Capable of working
    independently when needed. Highly effective teaming skills,
    including a proven ability to form and lead high-impact,
    cross-organizational teams.

    NREL LPMs must be able to work effectively with NREL Executive
    Management, Center/Office Directors, other LPMs, and the leadership
    and technical staff at DOE EERE and OE.

    Extensive travel is required in this position, including frequent
    travel to Washington DC. 30% travel is typical.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated ability and proven track record of sponsor or customer
    satisfaction in managing one or more technical projects or programs
    with combined annual budget greater than $30 million.

    At least one area of deep specialized knowledge and expertise
    related to power systems R&D, grid integration, transmission, or
    power systems modeling.

    An established positive reputation with NREL’s DOE clients within OE
    and/or EERE.

    A relevant technical degree, PhD preferred, in electrical
    engineering or a related applied scientific discipline, for example:
    mechanical engineering, process dynamics/control, physics, or
    material science.

    Experience at successfully developing, forming, and leading one or
    more interdisciplinary project team(s) that included national
    laboratories, industry, and universities.


    *Submission Guidelines*

    Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any
    position at NREL you must submit an application form for each
    position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are
    not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter
    and resume with each position application.


    *EEO Policy*

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    workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on
    the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
    disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived
    sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled

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    Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each
    new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For
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