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Argonne National Laboratory Energy Resilience Program Lead in Lemont, Illinois

Energy Resilience Program Lead

Requisition Number: 408724 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: General Business Management Division: DIS-Decision and Infrastructure Sciences

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RDL1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Energy Resilience Program Lead will spearhead the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division’s (DIS) strategic planning, business development, and institutional investment for electric power and oil and natural gas research programs. The selected candidate will serve as the sponsor relationship manager for the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity with overall responsibility for exceeding sponsor expectations by marshalling the Laboratory’s world-class resources to deliver impactful results. Furthermore, the selected candidate will work across DIS, other divisions within the Energy and Global Security Directorate, and other directorates within the Laboratory to coordinate strategic planning initiatives, advise and mentor scientific teams, and provide overall leadership for programs with an electric power or oil and natural gas nexus. The Program Lead will also coordinate with other national laboratories, private sector partners, and energy industry stakeholders. Finally, the Program Lead will spearhead capture and staffing efforts for electric power-focused research projects with industry partners, nonprofits, and international firms.

The selected candidate will work closely with Argonne sponsor relationship managers for the DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, multiple Argonne leads for program offices within the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Offices, and Argonne leads for several components of Department of Homeland Security.

The selected candidate may directly supervise a team.

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing energy-related programs (with a particular emphasis on electric power) that is generally commensurate with a director-level position within industry or GS-15+ (to include senior executive service) level within the U.S. federal government
  • Graduate degree in business, electrical engineering, public policy, technology, or a similar field; PhD preferred but not required
  • Existing senior-level relationships within DOE, the national laboratory complex, and/or industry
  • Effective record of collaboration with technical teams from government sponsors, other national laboratories, and/or industry
  • Demonstrated ability to lead highly technical, distributed, cross-functional teams with diverse skills and work styles
  • Exemplary record of research and analysis in energy programs to include published papers, interviews, technical committee memberships, or similar examples
  • In-depth knowledge of issues and best practices in the applicable fields of electricity and energy systems
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing, and presenting the results of complex technical analyses and recommendations to senior management
  • Strong organization, project management, budgeting, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to lead large business capture and proposal efforts
  • Experience responding to complex and dynamic requirements from sponsors
  • Willingness to travel domestically up to 20% of the time
  • Knowledge and skills in cybersecurity is preferred, but not required
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • A recent or current Q or Top Secret clearance is preferred, but not required at time of hire


Successful applicants for this position must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, be able to successfully obtain a "Q/SCI" security clearance and pass a drug test prior to employment.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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