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Senior Engineer - Smart Grid Program Manager
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Senior Engineer - Smart Grid Program Manager
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 302150
Energy and Environment
Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings
Advanced Power and Energy Systems
Job Description
This position provides technical thought leadership and program management for the Laboratory''s research portfolio in smart grid technology. This research portfolio is a combination of projects funded by the Department of Energy, other Federal Agencies and the industry. This position serves as a central technical role in setting technical directions, connecting research to industry needs, and solving highly challenging technical problems with a forward-looking strategy.
This position will also be responsible for expanding research programs including writing proposals, building working relationships with existing clients, and publishing and presenting the results of scientific and engineering activities.
In addition to the roles and responsibilities listed above, this position is also accountable for the following:
Provide senior subject matter expertise in multi-disciplinary teams.
Develop new funding opportunities working with sector and subsector leads resulting in an expanded research program.
Manage individual projects, including directing other staff, ensuring milestones are met, and communicating with clients.
Manage a portfolio of moderate to large complex projects working with the task leads and project managers to align the activities to overall program and laboratory objectives.
This includes developing and maintaining relationships with outside clients funding the portfolio of work.
Participate in directorate and sector strategy business development activities.
Publish results of the research.
Mentor senior and junior staff.
Ensure safe operating practices are followed on the projects.
This position will also involve mentoring junior and senior staff in these key technical areas and developing teams to expand the research.
This position will also be responsible for collaboration with senior level staff from other organizations within and outside of PNNL.
Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor''s degree with 9 years experience or a Master''s degree with 7 years experience or a Ph.D. with 5 years experience is required.
Must have a national or international authority.
Applying intensive and diversified knowledge of scientific or engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
An extensive publication list is required.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
In-depth understanding of current power grid operations and planning as well as future direction in the field
Nationally recognized leader with experience with smart grid system architectures, interoperability and applications and active participation in related national and international forums
Knowledge of utility industry economics and business processes.
Demonstrated success in working in a multidisciplinary and integrated work environment is required along with the ability to develop and communicate a vision and strategy with the research team. Must have experience in managing moderate to large, complex projects and portfolios of such projects
Must have experience developing large-scale research proposals and an extensive professional network within the power systems engineering / smart grid technology community
Must have excellent communications skills in framing and delivering key messages internally and externally
Recognized for ability to broadly apply principles, theories and concepts of systems engineering to the development and implementation of new tools including smart grid applications, algorithms, models, and visualization techniques
Experience working directly for or with utilities is strongly preferred.
Preferred Education/Credential
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or a closely related discipline and experience) and 12+ years relevant experience OR PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or a closely related discipline and experience) and 8+ years relevant experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.
All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States

About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we

  • provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation
  • prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels
  • reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.

Today, approximately 4,900 are employed at PNNL; our business volume is more than $1.1 billion. Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Battellethe world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organizationhas operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. One unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows research to be conducted for private industry.

To learn more, see our video(Offsite link)Advancing Transformational Science and Technology on our video page. Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have questions or comments, pleasecontact us.

In one way or another, we hope you will join us and make a scientific discovery today that transforms tomorrow for the better.