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Argonne National Laboratory Energy Security & Resilience Research Program Manager - TERM in Lemont, Illinois

Energy Security & Resilience Research Program Manager - TERM

Requisition Number: 408492 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: DIS-Decision and Infrastructure Sciences

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): RD3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Basic Purpose

The Decision and Infrastructure Science (DIS) Division researches, designs, and delivers scientific tools and methodologies to inform decision-making regarding the most challenging security, risk, and resilience problems. DIS experts have developed methods to understand dependencies and interdependencies, build resilient infrastructure, and respond to emergencies. As a multidisciplinary national laboratory, Argonne offers an exciting atmosphere in which to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, enabling complex technical problems to be explored through the integrated application of natural, social, and computer science practices.

DIS is seeking a program manager with broad experience in leading energy security and resilience projects and/or research programs. Expertise in electricity, oil, or natural gas is valued but the candidate should have experience working within each domain. The selected candidate will be assigned to lead several projects within a diverse portfolio of security- and resilience-focused projects funded by several offices within the Department of Energy. The selected candidate will be expected to balance multiple sponsored research projects while also supporting internal strategy efforts for Argonne’s energy security and resilience portfolios.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

In this position, you will:

  • Develop and implement methodologies to examine broad risks to energy infrastructure and document findings in reports, technical papers, journal articles, and presentations. Translate static findings into dynamic tools and products.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and implement methodologies related to resilience investment allocation and effectiveness and translate the results into reports and products which demonstrate impact and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and deliver technical assistance on energy resilience issues for state and territorial energy offices.
  • Develop planning guidance on energy security and resilience issues for Federal, state, territorial, and industry partners.
  • Travel to conferences, seminars, and meetings as requested by the sponsors.

To be considered at the RD3 level you must have:

  • 5+ years’ experience working on energy and/or resilience policy issues in a government, consulting, or academic setting.
  • Advanced degree (at least Master's) in energy policy, law, finance, political science, or infrastructure systems engineering.
  • Excellent task leadership and people skills.
  • Strong skills in oral and written communication. This includes the capability to interact with team members and sponsors on all aspects of sponsored research activities.
  • Ability to learn basic project financial management.

To be considered at the RD4 level you must have:

  • Seven+ years’ experience working on energy and/or resilience policy issues in a government, consulting, or academic setting.
  • Advanced degree (Master's) in energy policy, law, finance, political science, or infrastructure systems engineering.
  • Demonstrable example(s) of energy resilience focused projects such as publications, presentations, or direct experience leading energy resilience projects or programs with a tangible outcome (decision support tool, guidance document, etc.).
  • Excellent task leadership and people skills.
  • Strong skills in oral and written communication. This includes the capability to interact with team members and sponsors on all aspects of sponsored research activities.
  • Basic project financial management experience and skills.

All levels:

  • All candidates must pass a general background check and drug screening for employment and may be required to obtain a “Q” clearance.Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in a public policy, security studies, operations research, or other suitable field.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • RD3: Bachelor’s and 8+ years, Master’s and 5+ years, or Doctorate and 4+ years. However, advanced degree is required. RD4: Bachelor’s and 12+ years, Master’s and 7+ years, or Doctorate and 6+ years.

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.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.

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