Job Overview

Summary

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory that produces technological solutions to America's energy challenges.  For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.

The incumbent will serve as a Project Manager in the Power & Vehicles Technologies Division (PVTD), Project Management Center.  The PVTD  implements and manages projects primarily in support of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Vehicle Technologies Program and other EERE Programs and activities.  The incumbent of this position serves as a Project Manager and provides technical and managerial expertise in support of a variety of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that address advanced technologies, techniques, and systems in support of vehicle technologies.  Specific vehicle technology areas include electric and hybrid electric vehicle drive train and support systems (electric motors, controls, power electronics, electrochemistry, and energy storage systems). 

Duties

As a General Engineer in the Project Management Center, you will:

  • Independently identify research needs;
  • structure research funding opportunity announcements;
  • evaluate proposals;
  • negotiate new agreements and execute projects.  More specifically: 
  • define project objectives and requirements;
  • plan and prepare project documentation;
  • arrange for appropriate funding;
  • monitor research progress against defined scope, schedule, and cost;
  • stay abreast of potential project risk events and mitigation strategies;
  • analyze and evaluate project progress and results; and
  • ensure project formal deliverables are of high quality.