Full-Time BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO) Laboratory Program Manager
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO) Laboratory Program Manager
Req #: R1424
The Laboratory Program Manager provides technical leadership, oversees program development and direction (annual & multi-year), and leads program implementation for NREL’s research and development portfolio funded by EERE BETO. This portfolio of research around biomass (or sunlight) to fuels, chemicals and materials is approximately $45M and consists of projects in 4 major technical fields; biochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, algal biofuels and analysis/sustainability. Specific duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
• Managing NREL’s relationship with BETO in the area of bioenergy and maintaining a strategic partnership with EERE as one of their key Federally Funded R&D Centers
• Overseeing NREL’s BETO funded program planning, including: development of an annual operating plan consistent with EERE/BETO objectives that advances the science of bioenergy research, new project proposal development, and longer-term strategic planning
• Teaming with NREL Centers to ensure effective resource (people, equipment and facilities) planning and allocation to accomplish BETO program objectives and deliverables.
• Managing NREL’s Bioenergy program to operate within scope, schedule, and budget and effectively communicating technical results back to EERE/BETO
• Ensuring a high degree of rigor in management of change for all BioEnergy program projects throughout their period of performance
• Coordinating NREL’s response to Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Lab Calls (Lab RFPs) for which NREL is eligible to submit proposals to BETO and/or EERE
• Partnering with relevant centers and NREL Business Development leaders to develop impactful industry partnerships that align with NREL/BETO priorities and leverage DOE’s investments at NREL
• Planning, arranging, and hosting visits/meetings at NREL by BETO/EERE staff or leaders, industry and/or associations, and universities to strengthen relationships and enhance NREL’s BioEnergy reputation
• Providing fiscal responsibility for NREL’s BioEnergy program financial matters, including disciplined management, execution, and monitoring of internal and subcontracted activities
• Communicating with other LPMs across NREL to coordinate program planning & execution, and implement Best Practices for program management
• Supporting NREL senior management, center directors and staff to ensure compliance with NREL health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures in order to maintain a safe work environment
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Relevant PhD and 10 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Master’s Degree and 13 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Or, relevant Bachelor’s Degree and 15 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.
6 or more years of project management experience.
Expert understanding and application of project management principles, concepts, practices, and standards. Expert knowledge of technical field and related disciplines. Strong understanding of the context within which the program is conducted and how outcomes contribute to the customer’s success.
Superior leadership, project management, interpersonal, conflict resolution, marketing and communication skills.
Additional Required Qualifications
Demonstrated ability and proven track record of sponsor or customer satisfaction in managing one or more technical projects or programs with large annual operating budgets. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of managing over 5 projects simultaneously, with budgets of at least $10M or more.
At least one area of deep specialized knowledge and expertise related to the conversion of terrestrial biomass or sunlight to fuels, chemicals or materials along with a broader understanding of bioenergy related challenges in general
An established positive reputation with NREL’s DOE clients within BETO and/or EERE
A relevant technical degree, PhD preferred, in biology, chemistry or chemical engineering or a related applied scientific or engineering discipline
Experience successfully developing, forming and leading one or more interdisciplinary project team(s) that included national laboratories, industry, and universities
The ideal candidate will have successful experience developing future funding projects as well.
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.
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Pre-employment drug testing required.
Submit Your Resume
Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/employment and search for Req #R1424
If you have any questions, please contact Marlo Hughen, Sr. Recruiter: [email protected]
How to ApplyPlease apply online at: www.nrel.gov/employment and search for Req #R1424 If you have any questions, please contact Marlo Hughen, Sr. Recruiter: [email protected]
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